Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Millions of Brazilians have serious housing problems. The Movimiento Sin Techo (Homeless Movement) seeks to organize them, and to occupy abandoned properties and land on the outskirts of the city to pressure the government.
While Ghana's mining industry has historically been characterised by a lack of transparency and the dominance of foreign multinational interests, Dake stresses that the burgeoning oil industry must not be allowed to go the same way.
The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.
Respecting human dignity is a principle no government can ignore, and one that needs to be applied when sending aid to the earthquake-ravaged nation.
After one year, it's hard to point to new global economic policies that are better for people and the planet. But the Obama administration has helped bust open the debate over globalization policies.
The administration hasn't concluded any new bilateral trade deals, but it hasn't reopened any of the old ones either.
What does it mean for the global economy when even a city of oil-rich opulence can't escape the recession?
Artists uncover the true costs of coal.
Migrant workers form the fifth largest country in the world and produce profits equal to the third largest corporation. They should be at the center of any reform of the global economy.
Guest columnist Sarah Anderson served on an Obama advisory group on economic policy. Here's the inside story.