Issues / Democracy & Governance
Each year Conn Hallinan looks aghast at news stories and newsmakers that beggar belief.
No one performs Shakespeare in the theaters of Pyongyang. Instead, he is enacted in the corridors of power.
Parents and students in Japan's "North Korean" schools struggle to maintain their identity in an increasingly hostile environment.
Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy.
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.
Few in the West know that Yemen is not just the only state in the Arabian Peninsula with a republican form of government, but it was the first to grant voting rights to women.
It’s time for the United States to examine how its own foreign policy promotes genocide, and take the actions necessary to curb it.
How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.