Fifty years ago today, Mexican president Luis Echeverría outlined a vision to remake the relationship between rich and poor countries. It became part of a broader struggle for a more equal international order.
Michael Galant helps lead the Economics and Trade Subcommittee of the DSA International Committee, and is a member of the Progressive International’s secretariat.
The world is finally recognizing the harms of corporate tax avoidance. But the OECD’s solution to the problem is designed by rich countries, for rich countries. We need an alternative.
In the pandemic’s first year, poor countries’ debt rose to astonishing heights, plunging such countries into even worse austerity than before. These attacks are directed at workers in the Global South, but the fallout isn’t contained within national borders — the struggle against debt servitude belongs to workers everywhere.
Labor is struggling with how to build international working-class power. The United Electrical Workers offer a model of just that.