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Peace has descended on the most contentious point of conflict between East and West for the past six decades, the standoff between Taiwan and mainland China—but don’t expect the folks at the Pentagon or their military contractors to celebrate.

The bailout may stanch the bleeding for now, but if the EU does not strengthen economic governance and growth and work toward further political integration, new crises will erupt.

Globalization advocates must realize that they're dealing with a new world.

The "Seattle coalition" for fair trade has suffered some setbacks, but on the whole we have filled the political space we created in the tear gas and drizzle a decade ago.

In dozens of recent Congressional contests, fair traders have replaced free traders.

In Copenhagen, activists won't just say no--they will aggressively advance solutions that reduce emissions and narrow inequity.

G-20 protesters and Pittsburgh locals take a stand against the summit and the corporate globalization they feel it supports.

In heavily fortified Pittsburgh, protesters are kept isolated from local residents and from conference attendees.

Climate change groups occupy a central place among G-20 protests in Pittsburgh.

Even permitted demonstrators are subjected to unconstitutional search and seizure at the gathering of world leaders.

Blogs

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

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