U.S. policy has promoted the economic and religious right. The idea that it has been good for women in the global south is ludicrous.
"This is the perfect but horribly sad point to make on MLK day," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer writes in a memo to staff.
It's high time United Nations agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a long overdue public debate on how ambitious and transformative the international development agenda really is.
Pope Francis continues to preach environmentalism as he addresses crowds in Latin America, a challenging message in poor countries where over-exploitation of natural resources is a constant temptation.
Google is in talks to invest in Kenya’s enormous Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which will cost $700 million.
Check out the latest "Fault Lines" episode, in which Avi Lewis travels Bolivia to talk about climate change, climate debt and the current environmental movements in the global south that challenge our perceptions about climate and development.