Instead of ranking countries by their “business friendliness,” the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough
All the undocumented farm workers who harvest our food deserve a chance to live without fear of deportation.
Fishing for Peace in Korea
A cooperative approach to the environmental damage done by overfishing could change the tenor of North-South relations in Korea.
Menu for a Hot Planet
It’s not just about oil: To support the world’s burgeoning billions in a warming climate, the human race needs to drastically rethink its approach to agriculture.
The Fight to Keep Toxic Mining—and the World Bank—Out of El Salvador
Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
Washington Snubs Bolivia on Drug Policy Reform, Again
Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf’s cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington’s not having it.
How Hard Times Are Healing Bosnia
Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.
Ethiopian Activists Fight U.S.-Backed Land Seizures
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.
Brazil’s Green-Washed World Cup
Like the United States, Brazil has a long way to go with its response to global warming.
The World Bank’s Dam Dilemma in Tajikistan
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.