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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.

A new trade deal with Colombia will flood the country with cheap US agricultural products, devastating rural farmers.

Indian journalist P. Sainath explains the disastrous consequences of his country's extreme income inequality.

The Roots of the Côte d'Ivoire Crisis

How the demand for chocolate—yes, chocolate!—helped fuel the country's civil war.

Can the world sustain a country the size of China with an appetite for the good things in life on par with America's?

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

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