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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 9, 2019
RIP, World Trade Organization?
The United States was hostile to the WTO for years. Then came Donald Trump.
Todd N. Tucker
November 29, 2019
20 Years After Seattle, the Clash of Globalizations Rages On
Alter-globalization is back— but this time, it’s coming from both the left and the right.
November 18, 2019
Can ‘Climate Sanctions’ Save the Planet?
Economic pressure can be a force for environmental good—if it targets companies, not countries.
November 6, 2019
Pro-Brexit Sentiment Is Still Strong in a Region That Stands to Lose the Most From It
In Sunderland, which has borne austerity cuts on top of the ravages of a neoliberal economy, this is one more issue on which people’s voices aren’t being heard.
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October 4, 2019
Trump May Be Driving the Economy Into Recession
His reckless trade war is having a calamitous global impact—and he’s continuing his assault on the courts and the environment.
August 12, 2019
How Indigenous Mexicans Took on Big Energy and Won
A natural gas pipeline was scheduled to go online in 2017, but TransCanada wasn’t counting on indigenous resistance.
August 1, 2019
Why Confrontation With China Threatens the Progressive Agenda
Playing up the China threat might look like a no-brainer for Democrats trying to beef up their foreign policy credentials. But the strategy could backfire.
July 31, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s Trade Plan Empowers Workers, Not Corporations
The Massachusetts senator’s latest plan is about power as much as policies.
Todd N. Tucker
July 16, 2019
How Dockworkers Are Fighting the Arms Trade
Across Europe, a series of coordinated actions at shipping ports have challenged Saudi violence against the Yemeni people.