Yes, There is An Alternative

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

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.

Ghosts Threaten to Return to Haiti

Development experts are about to give Haiti the same disastrous prescription for reform. But Haitians could still build a very different post-earthquake society.

Sweatshops Won’t Save Haiti

The UN donors’ conference is an opportunity to help Haitians rebuild in a manner that respects their humanity and enables them to become more productive.

Will Cash Cool the Planet?

Will Cash Cool the Planet?

What’s the best way to retain forests and reverse climate change without scapegoating indigenous and rural communities?

Abolition Follies

The risk of proliferation has made abolitionists out of the sternest of Cold Warriors.

Capitalist Pigs

The term “money laundering” suggests that the more often dirty money changes hands, the cleaner it gets but globalization just moves the dirt around.

100-Day Dash

After 100 days, the glass is now definitely more than half full. But we’re still a long way off from a fundamentally new relationship between America and the world.

Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Americas

 Sarah Anderson, Director of IPS Global Economy Project, will be among the speakers discussing a new report: “Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Americas” at this event sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Other speakers will include:

Eduardo Zepeda, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation

Kevin Gallagher, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University, Research Associate, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University

Andres Lopez, Director of the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación, and Professor of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eva Paus, Professor of Economics and the Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College

Nicola Borregaard, Director of the National Energy Efficiency Program for the Government of Chile and advisor to the Chilean Minister of Economy

Maryse Robert is chief of the Trade Section in the Department of Trade and Tourism at the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)

For a copy of the report and background papers see:

Please RSVP to Evelina Yeghiyan at by noon on Wednesday, June 18.

Global Green Jobs

Advocates for Green Jobs have been mostly long on enthusiasm and short on specifics. This piece fills in some key blanks.