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Noam Chomsky is a longtime political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at MIT.

"Seattle East," "A16," "Mobilization for Global Justice"--by whatever name you call it, a coalition of Teamsters and turtles, students and scholars, church, human rights, consumer and environment

Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.

The promise of Seattle was captured in an antic moment observed by one young environmental activist.

"Le monde n'est pas une marchandise"--the world is not a commodity--proclaimed the large banner in the Parisian demonstration against the WTO.

The ideological rigidity that governs punditocracy trade debate transcends right/left dichotomies.

As workers and holiday shoppers spilled out of Manhattan's midtown skyscrapers
and stores during rush hour last week, they were confronted with an unusual
sight: Several thousand demonstrators,

A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

During the Battle in Seattle, The Nation and The Nation Institute kept a high profile, deploying a contingent of staff and contributors and helping to stage one of the best-r

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Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Violence against civilians is endemic in Indian Kashmir, where activists are fighting back against a culture of official impunity.

May 15, 2014

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

After breaking the silence around physical violence against women, will the global mobilization take on the economy?

February 14, 2013

Who is the real beneficiary of US food aid—those suffering from chronic hunger worldwide, or American agricultural corporations?

November 30, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012