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Global South news and analysis from The Nation
September 15, 2021
Sweatshops Won’t Help the World’s Poor, but Unions Could
Influential liberals said low-paid manufacturing jobs would help the Global South. They were wrong then—and they’re especially wrong now.
July 15, 2021
The Media’s Climate Blind Spot Is Geographic
When climate coverage ignores the Global South, it’s bad for everyone.
June 22, 2021
Wealthy Countries Have Left the Rest of the World Behind
Vaccine nationalism bought wealthy countries a return to normalcy, while leaving the Global South with devastating surges.
April 29, 2021
Save the Planet or End Poverty? How to Escape the Extractivist Dilemma.
A nearly forgotten proposal could help keep oil in the ground and reduce inequality.
March 31, 2021
In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family’s Contact
A family grapples with disappearance, loneliness, and angst during a pandemic.
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February 11, 2021
Evolution Doesn’t Give a Damn About Us, or the USA
Unless we stop Covid-19 everywhere, we won’t stop it anywhere.
November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South
As much as for his genius with the soccer ball, he will be remembered for his willingness to fight power and be a voice for the voiceless.
July 22, 2020
You’re a Doc, You’ve Got This, but Your Face Shield’s Foggy
“The will to live—and to help other women live and have access to abortion—kept me going.”
April 23, 2020
Coronavirus at the Bottom of the Supply Chain
Bangladeshi union leader Kalpona Akter explains why garment workers are in the streets.
March 23, 2020
It’s Time to End the Fed’s ‘Monetary Triage’
The IMF, not the US, should use its powers to make sure poor nations can afford to beat the coronavirus.