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Dismantling Bretton Woods To Pay the Climate Bill

Tina Gerhardt The Nation
Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, has a plan to create a new financial system that would fund climate spending. She put forward the Bridgetown Agenda would suspend IMF debt payments for the poorest countries.

Ecuador’s Historic Strike

Andrea Sempértegui The New York Review
With this summer’s strike, the country’s powerful Indigenous movement united two agendas long in tension: resistance to austerity and opposition to natural resource extraction.

The Rotten Roots of the IMF and the World Bank

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Jamie Martin The Nation
A conversation with Jamie Martin about the imperial origins of the world’s economic governance, imagining an alternative to these institutions, and his new book, The Meddlers.

Can We Demilitarize U.S. Policy in Africa?

Elizabeth Schmidt, William Minter Responsible Statecraft
The House passed a bill that sounds good, but doesn’t end Washington's failed, militarized approach or get to root problems.

Global Left Midweek - August 26, 2020

Portside
Argentinians across political lines issue anti-IMF manifesto, and reports from Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Zambia

China & the US: 21st Century's "Great Game"

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
For China, the global war for influence is about trading partners. For the U.S., it could mean something more volatile. China recently softened its language toward the U.S., stressing peaceful co-existence.

Arab Workers And The Struggle For Democracy

Joel Beinin Jacobin
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.
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