Economy

Voices from a raid

July 13, 2008

Stagflation on the horizon

July 9, 2008

Dean Baker from the Center for Economic and Policy Research says that inflation doesn’t have to go very high for consumers to feel the crunch, since wages remain stagnant. Baker predicts a cocktail of negative market trends that will be harder on working families than the extreme stagflation of the late 70s. With housing prices…

The price of hunger

June 29, 2008

Immigration: The Battle for Manassas

June 10, 2008

Courtesy American News Project   The US Census Bureau estimates more than 10 million undocumented immigrants reside in the United States. In the absence of a national policy to stem the rise of illegals, some local governments are taking matters into their own hands. Virginia's Prince William County has implemented the "rule of law" policy…

A precarious future in the rice paddies

May 29, 2008

Guardian: Part 2 on world food crisis, Philippines rice farmer on problems he faces feeding six children

Mexican food crisis – new policy won’t lower cost

May 28, 2008

In response to rising global food prices, Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced on Sunday that he will eliminate import taxes on wheat, rice, white corn and yellow corn. Counter to the policies many other countries are adopting that would strengthen the ability of local farmers to meet demand, Mexico’s move would adjust high food prices…

Arctic powers duel for potential energy wealth

May 28, 2008

In what some experts are calling the next battleground for energy resources, the top envoys from five nations bordering the Arctic Ocean began meetings in Greenland on Tuesday. Russia, Norway, Canada, the United States and Greenland all border the Arctic Ocean. Scientists say up to a quarter of the world’s untapped oil and gas stocks…

Race and poverty in the US: Pepe Escobar talks with Kathy Kelly

May 21, 2008
Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, talks about race, poverty and the social, political, and economic conditions that persist in African-American communities across the US.