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Nine years after Bahrain’s Uprising, its human rights crisis has only (...)

Aya Majzoub 03/03/20

Despite well documented abuses in the kingdom, the spigot of aid and arms from the U.S. and U.K. remains open. It’s been nine years since Bahrain’s February 2011 uprising. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities and towns across the (...)

Good Riddance to the WTO

Walden Bello 26/12/19

Rich countries embraced trade multilateralism when it suited them, and now they’re abandoning it. That may not be such a bad thing. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is on its last legs now that the Trump administration has blocked the (...)

Is China Greening Africa?

Stephen Marks 28/12/10

One telling example was the recent Chinese government-sponsored ‘top Chinese enterprises in Africa’ competition, won by China Road and Bridge Corporation [CRBC]. The aim of the award was officially stated as being ‘to commend the contributions by (...)

Sixty Years of Failed Sanctions

Christine Ahn , Haeyoung Kim 30/08/10

In response to the March 26 sinking of the South Korean ship, the Cheonan, allegedly by a North Korean submarine, the United States is poised to adopt even more stringent sanctions against North Korea. Robert Einhorn, the U.S. State Department’s (...)

What the Zapatistas Can Teach us About the Climate Crisis

Jeff Conant 10/08/10

With their 1994 battle cry, “Ya basta!” («Enough already!») Mexico’s Zapatista uprising became the spearhead of two convergent movements: Mexico’s movement for indigenous rights and the international movement against corporate globalization. Skip to (...)

Look to Women to End Conflict in Kyrgyzstan

Betsy Hoody 16/07/10

«Even now, I can’t find the words to explain the kinds of horrors that are happening», wrote Nurjan Tulegabylova with El Agartuu, a women’s organization based in Kyrgyzstan. «There are burned houses, but the worst is that corpses of people are lying (...)

Ballots vs. Bullets


The world’s attention has been riveted in 2008 by election crises in Africa, first Kenya, and now Zimbabwe. In both cases, challenges remain in converting electoral victory to political power. Can a victorious opposition come to power in the face (...)

Elites vs. Greens in the Global South

Walden Bello 21/03/08

Last month’s conference [December 2007] on climate change in Bali, Indonesia, brought the North-South fault line in climate politics into sharp relief. While U.S. intransigence on the question of mandatory cuts in greenhouse gas emissions took (...)