Robin Broad is a professor of international development at American University and co-author of Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match.

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Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster – and lead the way to “food democracy.”

Why Billions Eat Unhealthy Rice and Shouldn’t

How about a big campaign to shift consumption back to “brown rice”?

Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help

In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities–and what we can learn from them.

Organics and the Science of Farming

Some say that organic farming means going “backwards.” These farmers think otherwise.

Food for a Rooted Future

Rice farmers in the Philippines go chemical free, community strong.

The Age of Vulnerability

How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.

Yes, There is An Alternative

More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.

Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability

In a world increasingly vulnerable to external shocks, we’re searching for rooted communities–and what we can learn from them.

Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability

In a world increasingly vulnerable to external shocks, we’re searching for rooted communities–and what we can learn from them.

Protest to Power in the Philippines

Walden Bello’s journey from activist to lawmaker hasn’t changed his style.

A ‘Letter’ From Rice Farmers

In preparation for the National Rice Summit, Philippine farmers speak up about what they need from the government to support organic and self-sufficient farming.

Yes, There are Alternatives

There is an upsurge of efforts around the world to create a new global economy rooted in local community needs.

A Shifting Orthodoxy on Rice

Filipinos are experimenting with organic growth methods and ditching the debt-trap chemical alternatives.

Why Filipinos Should be Worried

The Philippines needs to become less vulnerable to the global economy and more rooted in local production for local consumption.

Crisis as Opportunity

How is the Philippines responding to the “triple crises of vulnerability”: the global economic crisis, the food crisis and the spreading environmental crises of water, forests, fisheries and climate?

No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

On local, national, and international levels, new forces have risen to challenge the Consensus and create alternatives.

London Econ Summit: Born of Good Intentions, But Ends in Disastrous Results

The governments of the largest economies in the world walked out of the summit with a plan that takes the global economy three big steps backwards.

Swear Off ‘Market Fundamentalism’

As long as U.S. officials continue to refuse to face the reality of a post-market fundamentalist world, they will further contribute to the crisis.

World Bank Should Not Be Solving Food Crisis

When it comes to food shortages around the world, the World Bank does more harm than good.

    Asia/Pacific, Global Governance/UN, International Financial Institutions, International Monetary Fund, Philippines, Trade, Trade Agreements, Trade and Environment, Trade and Labor, World Bank

    Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy

    YubaNet | June 11, 2012

    Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy

    Common Dreams | June 11, 2012

    Global Gold Rush Brings Heightened Scrutiny

    Inter Press Service | September 16, 2011

    Yes, There are Alternatives

    Common Dreams | November 19, 2010

    No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

    Latin Trade | July 10, 2009

    Swear Off ‘Market Fundamentalism’

    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer | November 14, 2008

    Swear Off ‘Market Fundamentalism’

    Common Dreams | November 14, 2008

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