Briefing: World hunger and the war in Ukraine
The New Cold War is rapidly heating up, with severe consequences for people around the world. Our new series, Briefings, provides the key facts on these matters of global concern.
Systemic crisis further exposes inequalities: poor women’s Global struggle against hunger and pandemic
Without a doubt, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population.
How did Nicaragua reduce hunger and malnutrition?
Erika Takeo from Nicaragua’s Association of Rural Workers (ATC) and Rohan Rice, a writer and campaigner with the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign explain.
Why are children suffering from hunger in Ukraine?
The UN has raised the alarm about the growing number of people (including children) suffering from hunger around the world due to the coronavirus and the economic crisis, while Ukraine exports agricultural products, depriving its already poor population of access to relatively cheap domestic food.
Hunger and food production in Nicaragua: how do we feed the people?
As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure food sovereignty in the face of sanctions.
The world has been preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has also affected policymakers everywhere. There is much more recognition today of the terrible effects of underfunding public health over decades and how this affects the resilience of economies and societies.
Why are people going hungry in India despite a massive grain surplus?
The peasants gathered on the Delhi border understand all these issues much more clearly than either Modi or the intelligentsia advocating a shift away from food grains. Ironically, it is the latter group who are suggesting that the peasants are ignoramuses!
The bipartisan militarization of the U.S. federal budget
The media likes to frame the limits of political struggle as between the Democratic and Republican parties, as if each side upholds a radically different political vision.