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, by Truthout

Garment Strike in Phnom Penh Reaches Critical Mass

Will Adidas, Gap, and Puma Pay Workers A Living Wage?

On Monday, following a wave of strikes across Asia, around 60,000 textile workers in Phnom Penh walked off factory lines, protesting pay that stands at around half the living wage. By Wednesday, according to Kong Athit, Secretary General of the Cambodian Labour Confederation, the number of (...)

, by Tehelka

Ethiopians say Indians grabbing land. Indian farmers claim it is official

RAM KARUTURI, the world’s largest rose grower, calls it a situation that needs immediate intervention. Else, he is sure the rush of Indians to Africa will ebb to a trickle, which, in turn, could have serious implications as ethnic tensions with the locals are slowly, but steadily, rising in some (...)

Hopes & Prospects

Noam Chomsky

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.
Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the (...)

, by On the Commons , BOLLIER David

The Privatization of Yoga

Will India succeed in keeping yoga in the public domain?

It is a sign of the predatory nature of markets today that a tradition that goes back 4,500 years now needs to affirmatively defend itself as a common legacy of humankind. Yes, the latest endangered resource is…. yoga. Read more

, by Foreign Policy in Focus , BELLO Walden

The Political Consequences of Stagnation

My apologies to T. S. Eliot, but September, not April, is the cruelest month. Before 9/11/2001, there was 9/11/1973, when Gen. Pinochet toppled the Allende government in Chile and ushered in a 17-year reign of terror. More recently, on 9/15/2008, Lehman Brothers went bust and torpedoed the (...)

, by NARAIN Sunita

The battle for control of our bodies

They say you are what you eat. But do we know what we are eating? Do we know who is cooking and serving us the food we take to our kitchens and then into our bodies?
The more I dig into this issue it becomes clear that our world of food is spinning in directions we know nothing about.
Take (...)

, by HRW

US: European Corporate Hypocrisy

Global Firms Violate International Labor Standards in America

Many European companies that publicly embrace workers’ rights under global labor standards nevertheless undermine workers’ rights in their US operations, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today.
The 128-page report, "A Strange Case: Violations of Workers’ Freedom of Association in the (...)

, by NARAIN Sunita

Vedanta and lessons in conservation

The Forest Rights Act of 2006—also known as the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act—came after considerable and bitter opposition from conservation groups.
They said the Act, which would grant land rights to tribals and other forest dwellers, (...)

, by AlterNet

Big Food’s expansion into the developing world

Has Big Food already run out of customers in cities and other locales that are more readily accessible by land? Nestle Stoops to New Low, Launches Barge to Peddle Junk Food on the Amazon River to Brazil’s Poor. Read more

On the Road to a Jobless Recovery

Unemployment in the United States currently hovers at 10 percent, and more than 17 percent if involuntary part-time and discouraged job-seekers are included. And according to most forecasts, it is likely to remain above pre-crisis levels for at least three years. In good times, the economy (...)

Taking Back Homes from the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

Bill Quigley

May has seen an upsurge in local organizations exercising their human rights to housing. Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all (...)

, by AlterNet

Bank Local: Indie Businesses Embrace Move Your Money

Across the U.S., independent business groups that have been urging people to "buy local" are now making "bank local" an increasingly prominent part of their message, bringing new grassroots visibility and organizational infrastructure to the Move Your Money movement. Read (...)

, by TNI

Financialisation and Financial Actors in Agriculture Commodity Markets

Financing Food focuses on how derivative markets work and on speculation in food and agricultural products. This study demonstrates how the futures market for agricultural products, in particular, has changed and is being disrupted by new speculators, growing index funds and commodities funds. (...)

, by Yale Environment 360

Eyeing the Difficult Path To a Sustainable Future

Environmentalist David Orr says the easy part of helping the United States live within its ecological limits may be passing laws, such as one that puts a price on carbon. The hard part, he maintains in an interview with Yale Environment 360, is changing a culture of consumption that causes (...)

, by TNI , BELLO Walden

Is Corruption the Cause? The Poverty Trap

The “corruption-causes-poverty” narrative has become a standard tool in the hegemonic discourse kit for leaders in some developing countries - where in fact, Waldon Bello argues, it is neoliberal economic policies that are really to blame for poverty. Thailand’s “Red Shirts” are not, however, being (...)

, by The New Economics Foundation (nef)

Better Banking

A manifesto to re-organise the UK banking system to serve and strengthen the British economy through structural reform
Whatever the character and programme of the next Government, a precondition for its success will be reform of the UK’s financial sector which has made itself rich at the (...)