Opinion

The surprising truth about the food movement

by Tamar Haspel Washington Post January 26, 2016

The Rutgers study asked consumers about information on labels using both methods: first, “What would you like to see on labels?” and second, “Would you like to see X on labels?” The difference between the responses is huge, and it’s at the heart of why the food movement seems so much bigger than it actually is. ...

Jeb Bush, please talk to Bob Dole about food stamps

by Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 12, 2016

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush called on Friday for eliminating food stamps (now known as SNAP), handing the money over to the states, and giving them broad discretion over its use. Bush called SNAP a “failing, ineffective program” that “traps families in perpetual poverty.” He also implied that too much of its funding goes to a costly, bloated federal bureaucracy, and that it’s plagu ...

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 proposal from both President Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan, while Chris Christie and others spoke of ...

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 improve the lives of those who most need to benefit from trade, especially those in Africa” ...

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 International Convention Center where the summit will take place. ...

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 International Convention Center where the summit will take place. ...

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 improve the lives of those who most need to benefit from trade, especially those in Africa”. ...

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

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 republic in the world. The movement is composed of organized women, peasants, clergy and laity, workers, a ...

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

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 republic in the world. The movement is composed of organized women, peasants, clergy and laity, workers, a ...

Evidence on corruption and humanitarian aid

by Paul Harvey CHS Alliance December 2, 2015

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