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We are looking at the end of (relatively) cheap oil, food and transportation, crises that have already had a devastating impact on Third World nations and communities of color. These issues hit Cuba a stunning blow in the early 1990s, … Continue reading
IN the age of global food crisis, those financing export agriculture play the rest of the planet a most dangerous game: read the NYTimes Magazine feature here: (…) spurring financial firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock to invest hundreds of … Continue reading
In the dark, Global North: “Green Revolution Trapping India’s Farmers in Debt” aired Tuesday on National Public Radio, and a brief mention was reported in the April 15th edition of the UK Independent: Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state … Continue reading
Demonstrating a new response to the housing crisis, yesterdays New York Times reports: Michael Stoops, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, said about a dozen advocacy groups around the country were actively moving homeless people into vacant … Continue reading
In his Op-Ed piece in today’s NYTimes, Thomas Friedman steps out of his normal boundaries: Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 … Continue reading
“Homeowners fight back against evictions”, read the International Herald Tribune article here.
As the New York Times reported today, Timothy F. Geithner spent Friday and Saturday speaking at a Group of 7 meeting (meeting of “First-world” global economic superpowers and their finance ministers, in Italy, promoting the new Obama led US bill … Continue reading
Analysis and criticism on the stimulus bill, from several pieces in the NYTimes, conclude that the stimulus bill could have done much more. Obama and the Democrat majority passed what was mostly a tax bill, one that is to tax … Continue reading
The tax stimulus, the first of Obama team stimulus bills: Lawmakers move quickly to pass economic stimulus. The Obama team and a Democrat majority congress rush through their first project. Auto giant General Motors gets a big fat boost. Then … Continue reading
Google game: Make a 3 word phrase, in a specific order, and that has logical sense for at least one example sentence that you can think of– then search the three word phrase, in quotes, on Google, and the first … Continue reading
Cubans hope urban gardens will solve food shortages caused by hurricane damage.