We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, January 21, 2013

Goldman Sachs cashes in, world on brink of food crisis

The brief video report from RT is posted here to introduce an article following the video that provides an excellent understanding of futures commodity markets, their history, and the deregulation of them which has led to the crises as depicted in the video.

I encourage you to gain a deeper understanding of this issue by reading this report entitled "How Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Other Financial Institutions Are speculating With Food at the Expense of the Poorest from Foodwatch (Germany).