Illusions on both the Left and Right about China miss how the contradictions of capitalism are shaping that country’s development.
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Capitalists are interested in profit, not development. Only workers can empower the Global South.
A real political alternative in South Africa will come from powerful social movements — not charismatic leaders.
The BRICS powers aren’t anti-colonial counterweights. They’re looking for new markets and resources for their corporations, just like Western countries.
Global North or South, private foundations are part of the problem, not the solution.
Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
Brazil’s Vale corporation masks brutal exploitation with the language of South-South solidarity.
Decades of US-backed community development programs have left behind a disastrous economic and political legacy.
If we want people-centered development in the Global South, it will have to be led by strong left movements.
Latin America’s conditional cash transfer programs don’t offer a real answer to poverty and inequity.