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John has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad.
Human Rights over Corporate Rights: Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
December 29 - A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador's attempts to say no to gold mining and yes to democracy.
VIDEO: World Bank Protest, Pacific Rim v. El Salvador
December 20 - On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.
Why the 99 Percent are Protesting at the World Bank Today
December 15 - Undemocratic provisions in treaties enable corporations to sue governments in international tribunals over environmental, health, and other measures foreign countries take to protect the public.