Food & Farm
Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions Owed

Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions Owed

Cross-posted from the People’s Voice. Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding a refund of $1.5 billion in cash and of an additional $1.5 billion in Chinese goods that were paid in advance by China (in 2013), for a 2012...

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A Canal at What Cost?

A Canal at What Cost?

What does a canal have to do with human rights? Plenty, according to the thousands of Nicaraguan protesters who filled Managua’s streets on December 10, International Human Rights Day. With banners, flags, chants, and a petition submitted to the Nicaraguan Center for...

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How Liberal Democracy Promotes Inequality

How Liberal Democracy Promotes Inequality

The evidence from Thomas Piketty, the United Nations, and other sources is quite conclusive: Rates of global inequality are simply unprecedented. And neoliberalism is to blame. In his celebrated book Capital in the 21st Century, Piketty marshals a massive amount of...

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The World Bank Is Refereeing a Race to the Bottom

The World Bank Is Refereeing a Race to the Bottom

The World Bank’s landmark annual publication, Doing Business, ranks countries around the world based on how well their regulatory systems serve narrow corporate interests. Typically this creates a global competition to lower public interest regulations, diminish...

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Fishing for Peace in Korea

Fishing for Peace in Korea

Environmental problems, by their nature, don’t respect borders. Air and sea pollution often affect countries that had nothing to do with their production. Many extreme weather events, like typhoons, strike more than one country. Climate change affects everyone. These...

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