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As the World Bank and IMF sound the alarm on debts driven sky high by Covid-19 in some of the world’s poorest nations,...

Garment workers are seen at their desks during a shift in a clothing plant in Bangladesh. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO

Tansy Hoskins on how garment makers could be better protected in future.

Former World Bank president Jim Yong Kim sold $320 million in pandemic bonds during the Ebola crisis.   The bonds, however, did not pay out, even though over 2,000 people have died. Credit: WikiCommons

Liam Taylor on the World Bank’s waning reputation in pandemic response.

A pedestrian wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past posters on the street that read "No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF", in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Since the early 2000s, Argentina has been forced into a cycle of debt and austerity. Nick Dearden presents...

US pop star Madonna reacts during the opening of her Mercy James hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Andrés Jiménez and Paul Cullen politely disagree on this tricky issue

 Wary looks: Ntombekhaya Sobuza and little sister Asanele outside their shack constructed  from packaging materials from a Volkswagen plant, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. JAMES OATWAY/PANOS 

Poverty is not down to chance or bad choices. It’s hard wired into a deeply unequal economic system. But it doesn’t have to...

President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, a critic of Western influence over his country, meets with US President John F Kennedy. There may have been smiles all around but Nkrumah’s cards were marked. ABBIE ROWE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Poverty between – and within – nations doesn’t just exist. It is created and needs constant maintenance. 

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The globalized garment industry is as ruthless as they come, creaming off huge profits while paying workers a pittance....

Illustration by Pete Reynolds

In an era of planet-wide ecological breakdown, the conventional wisdom of the growth model is crashing to an end. ...

A McDonald's employee holds a banner in protest of the Statutory Sick Pay offered by the goverment as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Even in times of social distancing, building a collective, social response to the pandemic is our only salvation, argues...

Childcare workers, maids, personal aides and couriers are in the highest risk group; the majority of whom tend to be gig workers.

Self-isolation is a luxury; social protection should not be A coalition of gig economy researchers at...

 In the 1960s, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth section of the Socialist Party of America.

Richard Swift ponders a pipedream – or a possibility.

Raworth's book became a surprise hit: a Sunday Times bestseller and Forbes' Book of the Year.

As ecological collapse looms, our growth-at-all costs economic system urgently requires a different vision. Renegade...

US Israel leaders Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu

The US was always biased in the Middle East. But with Trump, things are getting much worse, Adam Keller explains.

Dejected Labour party members after a disasterous UK General Election

Chris Brazier tries to see beyond the wreckage of the UK’s 2019 election.

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Danny Chivers explains how those outside Latin America can act in solidarity with forest defenders....

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