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The so-called bipartisan compromise on trade is a bad deal for all who seek to reform corporate-led globalization.

An unlikely dissident has proposed a new way to understand, and
reform, the world economy.

The World Social Forum marched into Nairobi full of conflict, action and ideas.

The majority of Americans support fair-trade policies--so why do mainstream pundits treat the idea with so much contempt?

South Korea is bristling over terms of the Bush Administration's proposed free-trade agreement, and so are progressives in Congress.

In 2007 Congress may get real on the fallacies and contradictions of global trade.

Globalization must not be allowed to become financial imperialism: Capitalism's strongest-takes-all rule must give way to one that ensures that the poor have a place and a piece of the action.

The Jordan-US free-trade agreement was supposed to be a labor-rights model. It's been a disaster.

As China's economy surges forward, so does the pileup of social
contradictions: pollution, migration, crime and family dysfunction.

What does it mean to be from a place? In Monica Ali's new novel, Alentejo Blue, the collision of locals, expatriates and tourists shatters any simple answers to the question.

Blogs

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, multinational corporations could sue governments that try to protect the health and safety of their citizens. 

April 2, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

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