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  1. Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

    John Cavanagh, Phyllis Bennis
    19 March 2013
    Article

    The US war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology grounded in the recognition of our enormous debt to the people of Iraq, a debt for which compensation and reparations are only a start.

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    Gold for Export? … or Water & Food for Life?

    • John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    01 January 2013
    Paper

    With the rapid expansion of gold mining, social movements in many countries have gathered force to oppose the mining. Environmental concerns have been central to this opposition. But the opposition has grown into a larger critique of “what is development?” posing corporate-led export growth against peasant-led local agriculture.

  3. Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 April 2011
    Article

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

  4. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

  5. Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 February 2011
    Article

    After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

  6. Philippines: Food for a Rooted Future

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    20 January 2011
    Article

    The successful initiatives of farmers to take back control of their lives and gain food security are empowering communities in the Philippines and around the world.

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    Why I'm breaking the law for health care

    John Cavanagh
    17 March 2010
    Article

    We're standing up to insurance companies and demanding the reform our country so desperately needs.

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    Change can be tougher than hope

    John Cavanagh
    19 January 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration can learn from its first year's setbacks to guide the country in the right direction in 2010.

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    Our jobs crisis needs drastic action

    John Cavanagh, Sarita Gupta
    09 December 2009
    Article

    Obama's recovery plan has helped to slow the job loss, but we need a full-scale emergency relief plan that goes much further.

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    No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 July 2009
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism ending in the development arena.
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    London Econ Summit: Born of Good Intentions, But Ends in Disastrous Results

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 April 2009
    Article
    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.
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    We're in the midst of an epic battle over the direction of this nation

    John Cavanagh
    05 March 2009
    Article
    Obama has opened the door to change. Whether we can blow on through depends on us and our ability to organize.
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    A bold proposal for a new economy

    John Cavanagh
    16 February 2009
    Article

    The free market guru Milton Friedman understood what so many progressives do not: that crises create opportunities for radical change.  From low-wage workers, to local entrepreneurs, from independent thinking elected officials to the global networks that brought you the Battle in Seattle a decade ago, there's a new questioning of the Wall Street-based economy.

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    Swear off market fundamentalism

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 November 2008
    Article
    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.
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    World Bank should not be solving food crisis

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 October 2008
    Article
    The World Bank should not be in charge of solving the global food crisis. Its record should disqualify it from playing a leading role.
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    How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 October 2008
    Article
    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse.
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    The Bailout and 'Greedy' CEOs

    John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins, Sam Pizzigati
    26 September 2008
    Article
    Congress should use the proposed bailout legislation for much-needed reform ' in particular the need to start confronting the top-heavy distribution of American income and wealth that has fueled this Wall Street meltdown in the first place.
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    Development redefined: How the market met its match

    • John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    25 September 2008
    Book
    This book takes readers on a journey through the rise and fall of the one-size-fits-all model of development that richer nations began imposing on poorer ones three decades ago. It brings into question the entire conventional notion of “development,” and offers readers a new lens through which to view the way forward for poorer nations and poorer people.
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    Development Redefined

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    25 September 2008
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to development has returned.
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    Beyond Bretton Woods

    • Daphne Wysham, John Cavanagh, Marcos Arruda
    08 July 2008
    Report

    A series of provocative essays by leading researchers and activists on three crucial questions: what kind of development should new global economic institutions promote, what are the viable alternatives to the World Bank and IMF and what other global economic institutions are needed to promote a more just trading order with greater social and ecological responsibility.

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