Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
President Obama has surpassed George W. Bush as a champion of globalization.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Multinational corporations often override domestic laws.
The Spanish bailout is yet another witches brew of cutbacks, layoffs, and austerity.
Laura Carlsen examines the political and economic climate looming before the G20 summit in Mexico.
Oscar Reyes examines the financial crisis in Spain and discusses how a 100 billion Euro bank bailout will prolong austerity and increase Madrid's debt dependency.
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington's declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
Because of outsourcing, inequality is ballooning in both the United States and China.
The United States is threatening to also sanction India if it doesn't observe U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Colombia is widely regarded as the world's most dangerous place to be a trade union member.