Globalization - Tue Oct 12 2010
La Via Campesina demands the UN to support the real solutions to the food crisis
From the 11th until the 16th of October, the plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security of the UN is being held in Rome. Farmers from the international peasants' movement La Via Campesina will be present there with other stakeholders from civil society to demand real solutions for the worldwide permanent food crisis.
Globalization - Mon Sep 13 2010
Oil-dependency and food: Livelihoods at risk
The ‘global pursuit of fossil fuels’ is impacting on communities across oil-rich regions in Africa, and the prospects for food and fuel sovereignty in a world without cheap oil.
Globalization - Mon Sep 13 2010
The global food crisis and the Latin American paradox
As world leaders left the Rome Summit with plans to aid the world’s poor struggling with record food prices, it is important to consider some unique characteristics of Latin American and Caribbean countries. High commodity prices present an opportunity for the region to increase food supply while confronting the urgent challenge to help those most in need during this crisis.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Thu Sep 02 2010
Pakistan needs debt cancellation, not new IMF loans
The response by the World Bank and the IMF to the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan threatens to pile new debts on a country where, before the flooding, debt interest payments already consumed about one third of budget revenues writes Nuria Molina.
Globalization - Wed Aug 11 2010
Americas Social Forum Celebrates Change in Paraguay
The Fourth Americas Social Forum kicks off Wednesday in the Paraguayan capital with a colourful march through the streets, as some 12,000 people prepare to take part in the activities organised by 50 local groups and 550 organisations from Argentina to Canada.
Globalization - Fri Jul 09 2010
What South Africa really lost at the World Cup
Underneath the corporate marketing of the Fifa World Cup being hosted in South Africa is a worrying picture of poverty and exclusion, corporate domination and simmering xenophobic nationalism.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Thu Jul 01 2010
Vain and void, neither G8 nor G20!
As at previous meetings, the Toronto summit of the exclusive G20 club to which the world’s richest countries invited the heads of state of the major emerging countries once again raised great expectations only to conclude with an empty bubble. As in previous meetings since 2008 discussions focused on a way out of the crisis that favours creditors and great powers.
World Peace and Security - Mon May 31 2010
International solidarity and the Freedom Flotilla massacre
Israel had been openly threatening a violent attack on the Flotilla for days, but complacency, complicity and inaction, specifically from Western and Arab governments once more sent the message that Israel could act with total impunity.
Trade and Regional Integration - Thu May 20 2010
Poor countries should have a seat at G20 table
The global economic crisis highlighted the necessity of transforming global economic governance. But least developed countries (LDCs) have little voice in this process. It is time they are allowed a seat at the meetings of the Group of 20 industrialised and emerging economies.
Globalization - Fri Jan 22 2010
Multiple activities throughout the world to mark the WSF's 10th birthday celebrations
A countless number of activities and initiatives for 2010 has been presented so far, among them thematic, regional and national world forums.