Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The latest climate talks were an exercise in futility and delay. But that doesn't mean activists should give up.
Can video games crowdsource more democratic solutions to the world's problems?
The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous community in Honduras, are standing up to government repression, corporate land grabs, and narco violence.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua would rival Panama's as a link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But indigenous and environmentalist protesters are crying foul.
Being the world’s top economic power comes with many responsibilities, which China may be trying to sidestep.
Western-style democracies — not the dictatorships they replaced — have allowed deeply undemocratic economic systems to flourish. So what's to be done?
Instead of ranking countries by their "business friendliness," the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
All the undocumented farm workers who harvest our food deserve a chance to live without fear of deportation.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.