Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Brazil's Workers' Party was once the pride of the New Left for an entire hemisphere. Now its 13-year rule hangs by a thread.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.
If you were looking for a place where democratic socialism appears to be working, you’d be hard pressed to find a better example than Denmark.
Where other climate change documentaries may counsel despair, Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything" offers hope.
Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.
The victory of Canada's Liberal Party was a mixed one for the country's left. But from pulling out of Syria to (maybe) legalizing marijuana, they're welcoming the change in governance.
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?