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GOP policy forum: Its high notes and low notes

by Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 9, 2016

It’s encouraging that six Republican presidential candidates appeared today in South Carolina to discuss poverty, and they advanced some positive proposals. Jeb Bush called for expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income workers not raising children, essentially endorsing a propo...

Don’t buy the spin: The WTO talks in Nairobi ended badly and India will pay a price

by Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A Scroll (India) December 25, 2015

It didn’t take long for the spin masters to begin working their magic on the latest dismal World Trade Organisation summit in Nairobi. WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo waxed eloquent about the “historic” agreement, stating in a post-meeting press conference that the agreement “will impro...

Defending the right to food at the World Trade Organization

by Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A Food Tank December 18, 2015

Trade ministers from around the world are concluding a contentious week of negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha Development Round. Thus far, there is no indication that Pope Francis, when he was in Nairobi three weeks earlier, blessed the Kenyatta Internat...

Defending the right to food at the World Trade Organization

by Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise Food Tank December 18, 2015

Trade ministers from around the world are concluding a contentious week of negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha Development Round. Thus far, there is no indication that Pope Francis, when he was in Nairobi three weeks earlier, blessed the Kenyatta Internat...

Don’t buy the spin: The WTO talks in Nairobi ended badly and India will pay a price

by Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise Scroll (India) December 14, 2015

It didn’t take long for the spin masters to begin working their magic on the latest dismal World Trade Organisation summit in Nairobi. WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo waxed eloquent about the “historic” agreement, stating in a post-meeting press conference that the agreement “will impro...

Will Washington greenlight another coup in Haiti? After December’s elections, Haiti could have yet another U.S.-backed president with a weak dem...

by Natalie Miller Other Worlds are Possible December 8, 2015

Throughout the constancy of Haiti’s oppression and suffering runs a lesser-known and awe-inspiring constant. That is of a highly organized grassroots movement continuing the battle its enslaved ancestors began more than 200 years ago, when they revolted to create the first independent Black republ...

Will Washington greenlight another coup in Haiti? After December’s elections, Haiti could have yet another U.S.-backed president with a weak dem...

by Natalie Miller Other Worlds are Possible December 8, 2015

Throughout the constancy of Haiti’s oppression and suffering runs a lesser-known and awe-inspiring constant. That is of a highly organized grassroots movement continuing the battle its enslaved ancestors began more than 200 years ago, when they revolted to create the first independent Black republ...

Evidence on corruption and humanitarian aid

by Paul Harvey CHS Alliance December 2, 2015

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Progress against undernutrition, but uneven

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram Inter Press Service November 19, 2015

ROME, Nov 19 2015 (IPS) - At the end of 2014, an estimated 795 million people – one in nine people worldwide – were estimated to be chronically hungry. All but 15 million of the world’s hungry live in developing countries, i.e., 780 million are in developing countries, where the share of the h...

Dangers of the Gates Foundation: Displacing seeds and farmers

by Miriam Mayet Other Worlds November 18, 2015

Mariam is the founder and director of the African Centre for Biodiversity in South Africa. This is the first in a two-part article with Mariam Mayet. Please check back later in this series for further discussion on how the African Centre for Biodiversity is fighting back effectively to keep seeds...

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