The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First analyzes the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
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In the spotlight
When more than 50 world political leaders and finance ministers from rich nations gathered in Mexico in March last year, they solemnly pledged to substantially increase their official development assistance (ODA) to the world's poorer nations.
La próxima cumbre del ALCA en Miami promete hacer mella de varios mitos: sacará a la luz la "verdadera diversidad de Miami"; mostrará un mapa político latinoamericano drásticamente distinto al de la última cumbre (ciudad de Quebec, abril de 2001); y hará patente el rechazo, afuera, en las calles, y también dentro, en las reuniones, a un tratado de libre comercio a escala continental.
Food Sovereignty: Global Rallying Cry of Farmer Movements
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Eruptions of armed aggression by the US should not distract us from the underlying logic of economic imperialism. America's "war for freedom" or "war on terrorism" is at one with its expansionary goals for the market: open invasion in some places, and open markets everywhere.
The editor of Shafted, Christine Ahn, says the book is a rare chance for workers to tell the American public and the world about the impact of free trade on their lives: "We were very concerned that there wasn't much congressional oversight or even debate taking place in Washington, DC, about the effect of free trade."