A U.S. mining company is suing Guatemala over a shuttered project. The state relied on affected communities to mount a legal defense, but now it’s trying to bypass them to open the mine.
Here’s how to promote projects inside Afghanistan that benefit and empower the people.
End the Collective Punishment of Afghans
With innocent Afghans impoverished and starving, the U.S. must return money that’s rightfully theirs.
The Weaponization of Food
Russia and Ukraine have come to an agreement on food exports. Will the deal hold?
Mining Resistance from Alberta to Argentina
In Patagonia, an Indigenous community’s fight against repressive mining interests mirrors struggles across the hemisphere.
India and Pakistan Are Baking, and Every Powerful Institution Is to Blame
Indians know they can’t rely on elites to save them from catastrophe. That’s exactly what could make a climate movement there so powerful.
The Economic Consequences of the War
The conflict in Ukraine Is a disaster for the poor of this planet.
India and the Future of the Planet
India’s economic and energy production model is not a threat to the world, but it is a threat to India itself, particularly its most marginalized people.
U.S. Sanctions on Afghanistan Could Be Deadlier Than 20 Years of War
The collective punishment of Afghans is hideously wrong — and the Biden administration can ease it with the stroke of a pen.
The New Era of Extractivism — And How to Defeat It
El Salvador had to fight a multinational mining firm to protect its own water. It’s a sign of struggles to come — but also an inspiring example of how to win them.