When companies don’t pay their fair share of tax, it hits the world’s poorest people the hardest – depriving their governments of money that could be spent on vital services like hospitals, schools and clean water. Without these, people in developing countries simply don’t have a fair chance of overcoming poverty. Together we can do something about it.
While President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes giving more than $700 billion to the military, it will come at the expense of trillions of dollars in cuts to the safety net over the coming decade. But an alternative is mapped out in The People's Budget, which aims to limit investment in the military and pump money into jobs, education, health care and climate resiliency. And it's getting growing support, writes Frida Berrigan for Waging Nonviolence.
In cooperation with the Network of spiritual Progressives, Congressman Keith Ellison has re-introduced a resolution to the House of Representatives for a Global Marshall Plan that holds the potential to promote peace and prosperity through poverty reduction in the United States and abroad.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should change its priorities and finally let go of the outdated conditionalities of privatization, deregulation of markets, and "austerity" in social services, which in the past have engendered human rights violations, and instead make loans subject to a new set of conditions.
Social movements from around the world are in Geneva this week to push the United Nations to adopt a binding treaty on corporations and human rights. Dorothy Guerrero explains why it is a crucial fight for Global Justice Now.