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Protesters decry high food prices--and the savage cost of "free trade" agreements.

How "free trade" is destroying Third World agriculture--and who's fighting back.

Meet the new face of economic politics in post-NAFTA North Carolina.

We must rein in the global food giants who reap profits at the expense of the planet and the poor.

New Deal progressives believed the economy should exist to serve society, not the other way around.

Chinese hearts, minds and pocketbooks get a lot of attention from the Eastern and Western consumer markets.

An eviscerated Consumer Product Safety Commission means American children still face perils from their toys.

There is an alternative to unhealthy eating and irresponsible development schemes.

Thanks to globalization, the 'Islamic bomb' turns out to be a little bit American, Canadian, Swiss, German, Dutch, British, Japanese and even Russian.

From a church in a rugged rural parish in Honduras, Father Andres Tamayo leads a grassroots movement to protect dwindling timberlands. Bills introduced in the US Congress might help save the forests.

Blogs

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014

Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme—like carbon trading—to pay for it.

April 11, 2014

The real goal of the TTIP is to weaken the power of citizens to defend themselves against corporate abuses.

March 24, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

It was clear then, as it is now, that "free-trade" agreements are disasters for workers and the environment.

February 15, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 3, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014