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Wednesday, 13 April 2011 16:28

What "free trade" has cost the world?

In the capitalistic world it is believed that unilateral free trade is a winning proposition for globalization. Thus, there was no need to be concerned about things like subsidization of …
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 17:39

A global call for sharing and justice

Calls for an end to austerity measures, more progressive taxation and the cancellation of debt in the developing world all reflect the need to redistribute wealth and political power downward.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 12:35

Rethinking the global economy

The world communities urgently need a new paradigm for human advancement, beginning with a fundamental reordering of world priorities: an immediate end to hunger, the securing of universal basic needs, …
While important differences still persist between heterodox and orthodox roads to capitalism, the tendency is for these to diminish.
Twenty-first century capitalism, as we know its operations in Latin America, overlaps in some of its major features with the multiple variants of 20th century capitalism.
A basic implication of a globalized food system is that a number of factors impact prices, and prices in turn determine who can access food, regardless of how much is …
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:14

Make hunger history

Global commitments and neo-liberal economic policies should not be allowed to interfere with the food security plan in the poor countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, the Free Trade …
Monday, 03 January 2011 13:48

The unaccountable G-8

The emptiness of G8 leaders' words puts the world at risk. The G8 leaders promised last year to fight hunger with $22 billion dollars in new funds, but so far …
Food shortages are seldom about a lack of food, there is plenty of food in the world, the shortages occur because of the inability to get food where it is …
Monday, 13 December 2010 16:44

G20 distracted by 'currency wars'

The most immediate threat to the world economy at present comes not from "currency wars" or protectionism, but from overly conservative, dogma-driven macroeconomic policies. Fears of protectionist battles over trade …
Sunday, 05 December 2010 15:54

Has US empire benefited the world?

The founders of the United States, who are regularly idolized by most Americans, would roll over in their graves at the mutation of their traditional, peaceful, and restrained foreign policy …
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:08

America is suffering a power outage

The peak US moment as the sole superpower is now well past -- and there’s no overall recovery in sight, only a marginal chance of success in areas such as …
Monday, 15 November 2010 16:45

Feed the future

A basic implication of a globalized food system is that a number of factors impact prices, and prices in turn determine who can access food, regardless of how much is …
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 15:51

Congo's quest for liberation continues

Congo has long been the focus of resource exploitation. Like many African nations, the Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering under this new era of neocolonialism, where natural resources belong …
Sunday, 31 October 2010 15:35

The hypocrisy of the West

The Third World is trapped yet in a spiral of debt, privatization and deep, persistent poverty. They exist in a shaky state of neo-colonial dependency and cannot follow their path …
We are living at a time when humanity and the earth itself face extraordinary danger. The current form of corporate-dominated globalization is escalating the raid of the earth’s riches, accelerating …
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 16:09

Today Russia, tomorrow the world

The main impact of global warming on human beings will be on the food supply, and eating is a non-negotiable activity. What is happening in Russia now, and its impacts …
Monday, 27 September 2010 15:45

The unaccountable G-8

The emptiness of G8 leaders' words puts the world at risk. The G8 leaders promised last year to fight hunger with $22 billion dollars in new funds, but so far …
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 21:01

G20 on track to fail the world’s poor

The financial crisis presents a rare opportunity to build a system of international finance that works in the true interest of the global public; instead of merely reinventing the old …
American Corporates seek to globalize production but they do not want to globalize justice and rights. All this and Bhopal must teach us is to reclaim the man universal and …
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