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Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Johann Gottlieb Fichte undertook a pure search for truth. He also distrusted international markets. Does that make him an ancestor to anti-globalization activists?

Worker at the Bangladesh factory collapse

The executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity talks to Pramila Jayapal about how American consumers can pressure US corporations to protect workers abroad.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

Eugene Debs

For Christopher McKnight Nichols, isolationists were cultural cosmopolitans who distrusted the impact of empire.

Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

We do not care a whit about their human rights as long as they satiate our unbridled appetites.

Blogs

Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

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