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Global South news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.”
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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.
January 9, 2020
Progressives: Taiwan Would Like Your Attention
Despite Taiwan’s public alliances with right-wing US politicians, the country’s left is alive and well.
December 31, 2019
The Global Garbage Economy Begins (and Ends) in This Senegalese Dump
How Dakar’s trash depot became a battleground for Chinese industry, the World Bank, and Senegalese organized labor.
Katie Jane Fernelius
December 12, 2019
Colombia’s Peace Deal Paved the Way for Its Historic Protests
The country’s ongoing strikes are the largest in recent memory, and may not have been possible without a 2016 agreement that ended its 50-year-long war with the FARC.