Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The rules of the global economy have created climate change, inequality, and deep vulnerability. But rules can change.
We need to end systemic racism and the militarism that makes it even deadlier — from Kabul to Atlanta and Baghdad to Minneapolis.
Over-funding police has terrorized people of color and left communities less secure. Can the same not be said of the Pentagon?
The storm ravaged India and Bangladesh all the worse because of social and economic inequality. The same, or worse, could happen here.
Global South communities affected by mining face multiple pandemics — not just of disease, but of violence, exploitation, and corporate capture.
Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
Without professional enablers, corruption, money laundering, and the financing of human rights abuses would be much more difficult.
Trump's economic war on China comes in the shadow of an even deadlier military escalation. And it may not stop after November, no matter who wins the election.
Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte is using the pandemic to crush his opposition — and the U.S. is poised to arm him to the teeth.
The world's prevailing socio-political models aren't going to survive this pandemic. What's going to replace them?