By Ian Angus, Derek Wall, Judy Rebick

Author note: Judy Rebick (Forward), Derek Wall (Foreword to the British edition), Ian Angus (Editor, Introduction)
Publish yr note: First released July 1st 2009

While enterprises proceed with company as traditional, weather switch is speedily increasing the space among wealthy and bad, in accordance with this staff of anticapitalists from 5 continents. Their essays the following disguise issues from nutrition shortages and carbon buying and selling to views from indigenous peoples, and the authors make a compelling case that saving the area from weather disaster would require even more than tinkering with know-how or taxes.

They argue purely radical social swap can hinder irreversible harm to the earth and civilization.

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Hog farmers, squeezed by low hog prices and high feed costs, have responded so enthusiastically that the kill will likely use up all the allocated funds before the program ends in September. Some of the slaughtered hogs may be given to local Food Banks, but most will be destroyed or made into pet food. None will go to Haiti. This is the brutal world of capitalist agriculture – a world where some people destroy food because prices are too low, and others literally eat dirt because food prices are too high.

Bombs may kill the hungry, the sick and the uneducated, but bombs cannot kill hunger, disease and illiteracy. 52 The Global Fight for Climate Justice ‘Peasants and Small Farmers Can Feed The World’ La Via Campesina Open letter to the FAO, the G8, and the Group of 77, May 1, 2008 Our movement, La Via Campesina, consists of millions of small farmers and landless workers in more than 60 countries around the world. Although we are the ones producing food for our families and communities, many of us are hungry or living in poverty.

Food is too important to be left to business alone. A possible WTO agreement in the Doha Round will mean another blow for peasant-based food production. We demand that the governments of the G77 assess again the WTO negotiations on agriculture in the Doha round and reject any agreement that has negative implications for domestic food production and does not allow the taking of all necessary measures to strengthen food production and increase national self sufficiency. Peasants and small farmers are the main food producers La Via Campesina is convinced that peasants and small farmers can feed the world.

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