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Global South news and analysis from The Nation
January 20, 2016
While Global Temperatures Rise, the Poor Burn Faster
In order to rebalance the world’s ecology, we’ll have to rebalance its wealth.
January 13, 2016
High-Tech Manufacturing’s Disposable Workers
The electronics industry is poisoning the workers who make our shiny gadgets.
December 21, 2015
‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’
Bangladeshi garment workers are still struggling to win the safe and humane workplaces they deserve.
December 14, 2015
Natural Resources Were Supposed to Make Afghanistan Rich. Here’s What’s Happening to Them.
Traveling to Logar Province reveals unmanageable violence and co-optation by foreign companies.
December 11, 2015
For These Refugees, Trump’s Threats Are Already a Reality
For one group of Bangladeshi asylum seekers, the threat of “banning Muslims” is far from hypothetical.
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December 9, 2015
How Climate Change Will Transform Work
Workers in the Global South need more than wind turbines and high-brow organic farms—they need livelihoods that can mitigate ecological crisis.
December 7, 2015
With a 1.5 Degrees Celsius Target, the Climate-Justice Movement Is Poised to Score a Surprise Win
Pressure from activists and vulnerable countries has shifted the discussion away from a 2 degrees C target—a virtual death sentence for millions of people.
November 30, 2015
More Than 30 Trade Unionists Have Been Killed in Honduras Since 2009
Chiquita keeps bananas cheap—and union organizers scared for their lives.
November 29, 2015
Making the Paris Climate Talks Count
At the bottom of all the jargon that will be thrown about this week’s climate conference are human lives.
November 16, 2015
Detained Asylum Seekers Seek Transnational Justice
Refugees of a transnational migration crisis represent the latest wave of social upheaval in Bangladesh now reverberating around the world.