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John Cavanagh

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John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh is the director of the Institute for Policy Studies and author, most recently, of Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (with Robin Broad).


News and Features

Tony Rodham’s involvement in a gold-mining operation in Haiti is under scrutiny.

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

O’Reilly and his crew cooked up the wacky theory this week that the Institute for Policy Studies is serving as the clandestine headquarters for the Occupy movement.

Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.

For years, Walden Bello fought the Marcos dictatorship. Now he's a member of Congress.

In confusing times like these, it's important to keep the story straight.

One percent of the stimulus package should be spent on rehabilitating America's crumbling cultural infrastructure.


It’s a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. Global climate justice advocates are fighting instead for clean, renewable energy.
Should progressives rally behind the economist’s candidacy? Check out round two of our debate!