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What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.

American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.

The election of former coca farmer Evo Morales as Bolivia's first
indigenous president appears to be an enormous victory for the left, as
yet another Latin American nation turns away from Washington-driven
economics. But will Morales be able to live up to his promise of
home-grown solutions for this cash-poor yet resource-rich nation?

Marc Cooper interviews Gore Vidal about an America that is increasingly
controlled by corporations and suggests that the Gulf Coast hurricanes
and the Iraq debacle signal the breakdown of an empire.

Oil exploration in Ecuador has transformed the national consciousness.

India has a billion people in it, and in reality, maybe 2 percent of them get to fly in a plane or go online.

A look at Thomas Friedman's flattened world.

A man-bites-dog story of momentous implications is unfolding in Washington: The US multinational establishment, having successfully championed free-trade orthodoxy for decades, may now be flirtin

Blogs

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 4, 2014

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

January 28, 2014

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014