Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Right now, there is a vacancy for the most senior post in official world development circles, a job that is of direct interest to billions of people across the globe. The process and candidates are shrouded in secrecy and the only candidates in the running are U.S. citizens.
Dick Cheney, a long-time beneficiary of World Bank largess, has moved to take ownership of the world’s development coffers through his man, Wolfowitz.
John Paul's vision of globalization sharply countered the pro-corporate triumphalism spread by "free trade" boosters.
Two contradictory visions of globalization are sweeping around the world.
When historians look back over the past 25 years, one of the great crimes they will identify is the Third World debt crisis.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.
The torture scandal rocking the U.S. and British militaries in the “war on terror” is shocking because of the serious breaches of international law involved.
Jubilee campaigns and debt cancellation advocates can be proud of their efforts.
Today’s NPT stalemate involves both security and economic concerns.
Six months after the tsunami that struck the coastal communities of the Indian Ocean in December, affected people all over South and Southeast Asia continue the process of rebuilding their lives, their property and their communities.