Issues / Democracy & Governance
Corporate malfeasance saps the African continent of billions in badly needed funds each year — and the U.S. is a top destination.
By demanding that certain material needs are so essential for human flourishing that they must be guaranteed to all, these rights directly challenge the logic of market fundamentalism.
New debates, especially on the national security state, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
From Europe to the United States, creative coalitions of activists and scholars could break the right-wing wave unleashed by the failures of the more traditional liberal-neoconservative political class.
On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House's powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.
The targeting of immigrants is intimately linked to a long record of labor repression and civil liberties violations — which eventually target the native-born, too.
Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping are loving their bromance. But the relationship doesn't have a lot of popular support.
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn't like. That's a threat to all journalists.
Progressive legislators can help Zimbabwe embrace African-led solutions to poverty and corruption that put people ahead of corporations.