Lynn Fries

The World Bank Helps Investors Choose the Law They Want (1/2)

Declaration of Philadelphia: The Labor Bill of Rights Now Replaced by 'Total Market'

June 18, 2019
Marking the 75 year anniversary of the ILO’s Declaration of Philadelphia, we explore this historic Bill of Rights through the lens of Alain Supiot, author of The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market
What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

June 14, 2019

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, says the alarming rise of poverty in the UK is deliberate–and so too in the US

The Corporate Challenge to Global Democracy (2/2)

Unpacking Corporate Capture in Institutions of Global Governance

May 24, 2019
The process of globalization has reached a stage where transnational corporate driven governance systems are displacing democracy and nation-states. A public debate on pro-democracy alternatives is imperative, argues Harris Gleckman, author of Multistakeholderism and Democracy: A Global Challenge
From Multilateralism to the Old Policy of Power

From Multilateralism to the Old Policy of Power

April 22, 2019

Responses like xenophobia, nationalism and populism are not going to resolve existential threats, says Roberto Savio, explaining why he thinks multilateralism needs to make a strong comeback

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

April 8, 2019

If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda

Re-Decentralizing the Internet: The Fight to Unlock a Future of Digital Freedom (Pt 2/2)

Digital Colonialism & Humanity’s Struggle for Digital Freedom

March 28, 2019
Digital freedom is within the reach of society says Michael Kwet in presenting his analysis of digital colonialism under the Western model of technology.
UDHR: Setting Limits On Power Still Pending Since 1948

UDHR: Setting Limits On Power Still Pending Since 1948

December 31, 2018

An attentive review of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights suggests that 70 years on we have not fully averted the kinds of mistakes that the drafters of the UDHR sought to prevent from ever being repeated

Counterbalancing Disproportionate Power: The Message from Harris Gleckman

Counterbalancing Disproportionate Power: The Message from Harris Gleckman

December 26, 2018

No major democratic country deals with domestic civil or criminal matters related to human rights based on a voluntary system, explains Harris Gleckman, in an op-ed on the disproportionate power wielded by transnational businesses in the current world system