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Anesthetics and Advocates Below the Poverty Line
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

Whether it is through awareness campaigns or other opportunities that come to our attention, may we continue to step up, reach out, and jump into the aches and pains of poverty, so that we may not only reduce ...

As the World Bank Turns
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis The Bank's new head has community-level anti-poverty expertise—and many challenges to face. ...

Jim Yong Kim Confirmed as World Bank President
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

Surprise nominee Dr. Jim Yong Kim has today been chosen as the next President of the World Bank, The Washington Post reports. Surprise nominee Dr. Jim Yong Kim has today been chos ...

Obama Nominates Physician, Global Health Expert to Head World Bank
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

In a move that surprised many in the world of economics and politics, on Friday morning President Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim, the South Korea-born physician, anthropologist and president of Dartmouth College ...

Breaking the Chains of Debt at the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In April 2009, following the global financial crisis in late 2008, leaders of the G20 (the world's 19 largest economies plus the European Union) designated the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/in ...

Proclaim Jubilee: Why I March for Economic Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It's been ten years since the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/jubilee/" target="_blank">prophetic call to Jubilee</a> was made in 2000. It&# ...

Another Disaster for Pakistan as More Loans Announced
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/pakistan/" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> is still in the midst of recovering from a devastating flood -- one of the worst humanitarian disasters ...

Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of <a href="http://www.theordinaryradicals.com/"><em>The Ordinary Radicals</em></a>, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary &l ...

Break the Chains of Haiti's Debt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an incredible international response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. U.S. citizens are generously giving; the U.S. Over the last few weeks ...

Finally, Jubilee!
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Barger After a grand slam of hurricanes devastated Haiti in 2008, relief agencies promptly pitched in to clean up. ...

Dangerous Denial
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Bald-faced lies about global warming. Images of purple mountains’ majesty, verdant meadows, and n ...

Halliburton and the 'Resource Curse'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Part I of an interview with David Ugolor, head of the <a href="http://www.aneej.org/">African Network for Environment and Economic Justice</a>.</p> Par ...

Vulture Funds Feed on the Global Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>Liberia is the most recent country to fall into the talons of a "vulture fund. ...

G-20: The Global South Is Too Big To Fail
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As pundits and politicians wield fighting words over the domestic health-care crisis, another group is getting ready to combat a different crisis -- one which, unless it's resolved quickly, will ca ...

Money Creation and Idolatry: How did we let this happen?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/05/28/money-creation-let-there-be-money/">In our recent blog</a>, we described how money "creation" meets the needs of a gradually expanding e ...

A Paper God
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Goudzwaard How the out-of-control buying and selling of money led to our current crisis. Commentators have ...

Money "Creation": Let there be money?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>If the financial crisis shows anything, it's that what's happening on Wall Street matters to Main Street, and that we should never take "it's too complicated for you to understand ...

G-20 Recap: Global Economics Cannot Be a Values-Free Zone
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order. ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

Earth to G-20 Part 2: The Hidden Treasure of the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/11/earth-to-g-20-the-developing-world-is-too-big-to-fail/">continued from part one</a>] <em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a ...

Earth to G-20: 'The Developing World is too Big to Fail'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions from </em>Sojourners <em>assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg about the upcoming G-20 meeting, the global economic crisis, a ...

The IMF Files: They Want to Believe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a nice man. Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a n ...

Decoding the Lingo
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Trade technocrats try to hide behind a veil of boring, but you can get beyond the jargon. ...

Big is Beautiful?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis The World Bank's top-down approach. The Annual Review of Development Effectiveness, a major ...

Turning Tables
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Would Jesus come to Davos if he were invited? Once each year, the quiet and spectacularly beautiful ...

Debt Relief at Last?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Hope for the world's poorest countries During the last few months, ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz Altar Call. Altar Call. Thousands celebrated the reopening ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton It's On Me. Canada has cancelled the $750 million d ...

Boycotting World Bank Bonds
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman Following a two-year organizing drive by students and fac ...

World Bank Says 'Oops' on Past Projects, Okays New Pipeline
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler It’s not just civil wars, AIDS, or other diseases that have brought suffering to sub-Saharan Africa in recent decades. ...

It's a Start
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler The IMF/World Bank protests raised long-neglected issues. Recalling my days of fire-breathing stud ...

An Irresistible Force
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin Wroe Jubilee 2000 has surprised people with its phenomenal success. A look at how and why it caught fire - and what's around t ...

And on This Side of the Pond
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Judy Coode The Jubilee 2000/USA campaign In spring 1995, before the debt crisis was a front-page story, a smal ...

In the Language of Faith
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judy Coode Challenging the World Bank and IMF You shall have a trumpet sounded throughout the land. And you ...