Category: "Global"

Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery Again

It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.

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Smart Phone? Why It’s Time for a Kind Phone

Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.

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Factory Workers on the Frontlines

The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.

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How to Be More Than a Mindful Consumer

The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can’t just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.

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What’s Fairer Than Fair Trade?

Fair trade is good, but it still leaves cocoa growers in poverty. Here’s how to do better.

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The Human Cost of Stuff

Human Goods’ new collaboration with YES! Magazine digs into how we can rehumanize our often exploitative relationships with the people who make our stuff.

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One Billion Rise

This Valentine’s Day, join the worldwide walkout to end violence against women.

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Could Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Help Curb Forced Labor?

What one writer discovered when she traced a Christmas gift’s roots.

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How to Occupy the World

Occupy’s vision for world revolution will only catch on in the global South once the movement begins to challenge inequality between nations as much as within them.

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UN: Climate Change Hurts Women First

Women are more likely than men to lose their lives and livelihoods—and get trafficked—after natural disasters, UN reports in Durban. But they could also be the key to climate resilience.

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