Posts Tagged "finance"

Is this the end of Europe?

Posted by on 24 Sep 12 in Politics | 2 comments

Is this the end of Europe?

When we speak of a place, we don’t mean its “real” geography, but the idea of it. In this sense we comprehend it by it being lived in, our understandings of its constructed histories, and how we relate to that space. Much of the same can be said about Europe. For many, Europe marks an origin point – Americans and Australians used to call it the “old” continent. Much before then, the Renaissance started a reinvigoration of Classical grandeur, with many attributing the origins of ‘civilisation’ to those masters of Philosophy – Plato,...

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Somalia: the state of things to come

Posted by on 22 Jul 11 in Environment, Social Justice | 0 comments

There should be no mistake by any party that Somalia’s famine has been caused by Climate Change. As thousands struggle to find food on the border between Kenya and Somalia, we must remember that this tragedy is just as much our responsibility as it is the misfortune of those suffering from hunger. For months, the UN has been crying out about the growing food insecurity in the region, and for months we have not reacted. Crops have failed, there have been long droughts and scarcity of drinking water, and in all that environmental disaster – fighting has broken out. What else would...

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It’s not a “food” crisis, it’s a Hunger Crisis

Posted by on 26 Jan 11 in Environment | 1 comment

According to the World Food Programme, 925 million people across the world currently do not have enough to eat.  That number is increasing. Our problem is not food scarcity, but food distribution. There is plenty of eligible land, and plenty of food. While the 925 million starve, about 2 billion people in the world face mass obesity. As Caroline Spelman’s response to current food price hikes and Foresight’s report on Food & Farming clearly shows, the wealthiest are pricing the poor out of the right to eat. Cause: High Food Prices & Speculation It started in Algeria. A...

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