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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.
May 10, 2016
Has the Left Run Its Course in Latin America?
Hardly. Despite recent setbacks, it has led the region’s “second independence,” benefiting hundreds of millions.
April 29, 2016
A Western Company Could Finally Be Held Accountable for the Rana Plaza Disaster
Three years after the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a Canadian court is hearing a case that could award the victims up to $2 billion in damages.
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April 18, 2016
Today Is Tax Day—Are Corporations Paying Their Fair Share?
The amount of money corporations offshore is enough to fund healthcare for over 2 billion people worldwide.
March 14, 2016
Paul Krugman Raises the White Flag on Trade
columnist made his name by ridiculing critics of globalization. Now he admits that “free-trade” cheerleading was mostly garbage.
March 11, 2016
‘Eclipsed’: Out From the Shadows
The new, wonderfully acted Broadway play sheds light on the untold stories of the women who lived through the second Liberian civil war.
March 2, 2016
Rhythm, Water, and Global Blackness
Whether it is in New Orleans, Gaza, Basra, Massawa, or Mogadishu, often where there are ports, there are battles for control over identity.
Kristina Kay Robinson
February 23, 2016
Congress Has Only Now Banned Slave Labor in US Imports
Congress just passed legislation to close a loophole that’s allowed Americans to import slave-made goods for decades.