Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
A former U.S. trade negotiator criticizes U.S. trade policy.
The World Bank and the IMF are the real culprits behind the current food crisis, argues columnist Walden Bello.
Indian guest workers, brought to the United States to help rebuild following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, hold a hunger strike to protest abuse by Signal International.
The religion of privatization: fully tested in Iraq. Ready for the discard pile.
"Free trade," a key issue in the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, is behind some of the most contentious political debates of our times.
Washington is using new free trade agreements to push U.S. food--and food safety standards--down the throats of other countries.
A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined "national interests" - instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country - to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.
Even the world's top financiers are beginning to panic.
Will President Bush's view of trade and investment on workers in Africa truly end this paternalism?
A closer look at this administration's record on debt should begin with the question often posed by Africa-based civil society groups: who owes whom?