Michael Galant

Michael Galant

Michael Galant is a recent graduate of the Master of Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is interested in globalization and the Global Justice movement and can be found on Twitter at @michael_galant or by email at galant.michael.r@gmail.com.

Articles by this author

Jim Kim may have abandoned the pursuit of sustainable, human-centered development in order to pursue private profit. But we must not.  (Photo: Ryan Rayburn/World Bank/Flickr) Views
Friday, October 18, 2019
The World Bank Must Put People Before Profit
When Jim Yong Kim assumed the World Bank Presidency in 2012, the anthropologist-and-vocal-Bank-critic was expected to lead the institution away from its sordid past into a hopeful new era. Seven years later, the man who had once made calls to abolish the Bank for its deference to private interests...
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A recent global poll from the International Trade Union Confederation found that an overwhelming 84 percent of all respondents judged their national minimum wage to be insufficient for a decent life. (Photo: SEIU) Views
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Time Has Come for a Global Minimum Wage
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this June. In the wake of a devastating world war, its mission was transformational: to realize social justice and the rights of workers everywhere. But now, 100 years later, exploitative working conditions remain the...
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The migration crisis is, more accurately, a crisis of displacement. It is the product of a model of globalization that prioritizes the profits of a few over the lives of the many. (Photo by Orlando Sierra/Stringer/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 24, 2019
The Right to Stay Home
“No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark.” Immigration is perhaps the defining political issue of the Trump era. The political left , right , and center , each offer their own vision for the proper treatment of those who arrive on American borders in search of a better life...
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Friday, April 26, 2019
What the UK’s Labour Party Can Teach Democrats About Internationalism
One year ago, the UK Labour party released its guiding manifesto on international development. Written by then Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor, the brief, accessible manifesto overturns the dominant neoliberal development model and replaces it with a bold,...
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Sunday, April 07, 2019
Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them
In February 2018, West Virginia teachers launched a strike that reawakened a movement. Tens of thousands of teachers from around the country have taken part in what is now the largest strike wave in decades, demanding better public education in the face of years of austerity.
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The key to victory is therefore to unite workers across borders. (Photo by Abraham Mwuara, United Electrical Workers / Flickr) Views
Friday, March 15, 2019
Unions Can Take on International Fights—and Win
After nine days of picketing in below freezing temperatures, striking workers in Erie, Pennsylvania returned to work recently under a 90-day agreement. The 1,700 strong United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) strike quickly drew national attention. Senator Bernie Sanders...
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The rise of the World Social Forum gave a permanent home to the phrase, 'Another world is possible.' Views
Sunday, January 27, 2019
The Green New Deal is Not Enough: We Need an Alternative Globalization
The Green New Deal is the most ambitious climate plan in Congress. Developed through years of grassroots activism and propelled to fame by the rising star of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , the proposal has attracted the support of more than 40 members of Congress , Senators from Sanders to Booker, and...
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