Rarely do international leader figures acknowledge the fact that capitalism with its extractive industrial model is responsible for causing the crisis of climate change, poverty and inequality. The Pope's encyclical on climate change didn't miss a change to make this this quite clear.
Thanks to President Obama, Shell has permission to drill for oil in the American side of Arctic. As if this wasn't destructive enough, the US Navy is arriving in the Gulf of Alaska this June to play its war games.
The United Nation's agenda to end poverty misses out on dealing with the systems that have created poverty. Tessa Khan from APWLD pointed out this problem in her speech at the UN's Financing for Development hearings.
If you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know how the game is designed: except unwise choices made, the player who is close to winning keeps extracting money from the other players who are gradually falling into debt.
The main goal of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not just to further reduce extreme poverty, but to eradicate it entirely. This is a welcome move, but it also raises some tough questions. Is poverty eradication actually possible under our current economic system? Or will it require a...