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Global South news and analysis from The Nation
September 15, 2016
What’s the Greatest Threat to Action on Climate Change? Nationalism.
It’s going to take global solidarity to avoid a climate-change doomsday.
Michael T. Klare
September 14, 2016
A New Generation of Freedom Fighters Is Taking It to the Streets—and the World
As schools, states, and corporations redraw their borders, young people are launching transnational campaigns to fight back.
September 6, 2016
The Heroes Behind Obama’s Historic Announcement in Laos
The United States will devote $90 million to finding and disposing of 50-year-old unexploded bombs.
August 15, 2016
India’s New Child-Labor Loophole
s new child-labor bill is a cause for celebration for the bosses, not children and human-rights advocates.
July 18, 2016
Peru’s Elections May Signal What’s Ahead for the United States in November
They were offered the choice between a neoliberal technocrat and a right-wing demagogue–does that sound familiar?
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July 12, 2016
The Political Uses of Malcolm X’s Image
For Muslim youth, interest in the black freedom movement is part of a larger turn toward an American conception of race—it fills a political void and offers a sense of belonging. But at what cost?
July 6, 2016
Donald Trump’s Praise of Saddam Hussein, in Context
Behind Trump’s comments are 100 years of American-backed dictatorships.
June 27, 2016
Colleges Aren’t Enforcing Their Own Anti-Sweatshop Policies
SUNY’s failure to enforce its anti-sweatshop policies is a reminder that major institutional consumers can only go so far in addressing the crisis of globalized labor abuses.
June 10, 2016
Seafood Is a Dirtier Business Than You Think
The global seafood industry is exploitative at each step of the supply chain, from Thailand to the Louisiana Gulf.
June 6, 2016
This Is What Goes Into Your Cheap T-Shirt
Overwork, abuse, and economic destabilization are bound to dog the international garment-supply chain unless retail giants take labor rights seriously.