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Click here to read Manuel Pastor and Tony LoPresti's report on the anti-FTAA organizing campaign in Miami.

When Paul Wellstone opted out of the 2000 presidential race, he fretted
that trade policy would not be debated in the Democratic primaries and
that the party would run a November campaign that

The collapse of the WTO talks in Cancún is in fact a profoundly
hopeful turn of events. The developing nations have found their
voice--and power.

A transformation of Wall Street's core values is possible, using financial tools.

In 'the other' Cancún, tourist-industry workers live in poverty and squalor.

The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage.
Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with
cheap imports.

With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around
trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food.
George W.

On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.

Blogs

Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”

November 30, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013

Apparel workers are demanding action from the retail giant following a deadly factory fire and a set of beatings and stabbings allegedly fomented by a contractor.

April 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

One news report reveals Walmart’s role in defeating a proposal for retail corporations to pay for safety improvements; the other shows that multiple Walmart suppliers used the factory this year.

December 6, 2012

Romney said, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Ryan cast votes that hastened the collape of “Detroit West”—the auto region he represented.

October 10, 2012

A sweeping new “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement is being negotiated in or name but without our informed consent. Obama should remove the cloak of secrecy.

September 9, 2012

Obama promised a million new industrial jobs if he is re-elected. That's smart politics. But he should be listening to fellow Democrats who back fair trade and serious industrial policies.

September 6, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012