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Our Complicated Global World: The Story of David Good

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Monica Edinger

For some of us in the world today it can seem easy to make connections to others far from us. We travel widely and our young people, in and out of school, are making virtual and real journeys to other places and cultures.

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales. The following is from an interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales,...

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Today, much of the "strength, prosperity and well-being" of our hard labor is being siphoned into the coffers of Wall Street. Perhaps, in honor of our labor we should remind ourselves how we are being robbed blind.

"THEY FEAR US BECAUSE WE'RE FEARLESS": RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND STRENGTH IN HONDURAS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field "Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolut...

Global Strategy in Uncertain Environments

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

One of the most frequent questions that we are being asked by clients is this one: In a world that is constantly changing how do we expand and enter new markets?

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

The Russian Meeting Part II -- On to the G20

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

What makes the U.S./Russian relationship more complicated is not the lack of chemistry between Obama and Putin, but the lack of any real financial or economic links between the two countries.

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...

Saints or Thieves - Corruption and the Chinese Dilemma

Eric X. Li | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Eric X. Li

At last, Bo Xilai is going on trial. The case against the former Politburo member brings to a climax the aggressive anti-corruption drive undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party.

Immigration, Globalization and National Security

Edward Corcoran | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Immigration is undermining America. For years, it was an American strength. The Statue of Liberty proclaims: “Give me your tired, your poor, your...

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series As a key determinant of who has power and who doesn't, battles over land hav...

YOYO, WITT, Globalization, and a Heartfelt Tale From the Heartland

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

At the bottom of the globalization debate is a fundamental error by the policy, political, and punditry community: the assumption that people are first and last consumers, not workers. But when trade effects prices, it also effects jobs and wages.

The Dreamless Night of Planet Earth

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

As everyone knows -- but few give the slightest thought to these days -- the Soviet Union, that "evil empire," that other "superpower," gave up the ghost in 1991. In that moment, history as humanity had long known it ended.

All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Iram Ganju | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

While those squiggly black lines we call country borders have created fascinating cultures, humanity now seems destined to transcend them as the globalized workforce must move across the boundaries of countries and continents to make a better life.

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In their entertaining and readable Anti-Textbook, Canadian economists Rod Hill and Tony Myatt first present the conventional models of introductory microeconomics textbooks and then skewer them, drawing on a wide range of resources.

Mobile Advertising Nearly Doubles Worldwide, Reaching $8.9 Billion

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

While it's true that many companies work with local creative agencies to develop targeted advertising that is unique to each market, campaigns that are launched globally with a cohesive central theme are not uncommon.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

In India, the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship turned the social innovation technology model on its head five years ago. Through supply-ch...

Coexist Campaign: Creating a Cycle of Peace

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Coexist Campaign holds the potential to change the way peace-building is done around the world. By working at the grassroots level, but connecting to global markets through the latest in digital technology, it can bring people together as never before.

Globalization Is Unsung Hero of Worldwide Protests

Devin Stewart | Posted 09.10.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Through the late 80s and 90s, protests everywhere from Berlin to Seattle revealed a common target of public unrest: globalization. Jobs and industries...

Well-intentioned Interference and the Freedom of Religion

Kelsey Dallas | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Kelsey Dallas

I recognize that it would be immoral as well as politically imprudent for Canada and the US. to remain silent in the face of religious freedom violations. But I think representatives need to leave their sense of diplomatic privilege at the door when meeting with troubled communities.

Ode to the Traveler and Why Terroir Is My Favorite Word

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

Whether you are traveling with family or by yourself it is so important that you not only have a destination in mind, but that you also have a sense of place in mind.

From Dhaka to Broadway, Protests Target Bangladesh Factory Death Traps

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose ...

Let's Support Immigration Reform

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexico and the United States will always share a border and it's our job to take advantage of this proximity to benefit the more than 460 million people living in North America, 94 percent of whom reside in Mexico and the United States.