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Argentina Takes on Vulture Funds in "Debt Trial of the Century"
by Eric LeCompteposted Apr 22, 2013
- For years, "vulture funds" have preyed on struggling nations by purchasing their debt for a pittance. Could an upcoming U.S. court decision put an end to the extortion of poor countries?
Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?
by Jim Wallisposted Mar 15, 2013
- The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.posted Feb 22, 2013
- Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
A Mall of America Flash Mob for First Nations’ Rights
by YES! Online Staffposted Jan 04, 2013
- Hundreds of supporters of the Idle No More movement performed a Round Dance flash mob, one of many similar actions around the world to fight for indigenous land rights.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg Barrettposted Dec 19, 2012
- In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?
by Stephen Zunesposted Nov 20, 2012
- Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process. If anyone is in a position to do something about this, it’s the U.S. public.
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette Cosnerposted Oct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John Perkinsposted Jul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bellposted Jul 02, 2012
- Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burnsposted Jun 28, 2012
- Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
You Can’t Ban History
posted May 31, 2012
- An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj Patelposted May 25, 2012
- From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 28, 2012
- The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhleposted Feb 15, 2012
- For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.