Derailing Doha and the Pathway to a New Paradigm

How WTO’s collapse clears the way to solve today’s food, fuel, and financial crises By Victor Menotti, International Forum on Globalization July 30, 2008 Seeing the Sweep of History As experts dissect the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round of global trade talks to explain its causes and effects, many are missing […]

Thanks for making our second SLEE Dinner and Fair a success!

Thanks to dozens of volunteers, hundreds of attendees, farmers, tabling organizations, sponsors and donors, and many others, our second annual Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere gathering was a huge success! Despite the last-minute date change, the event was very well attended. During the fair, Washington wine, beers, oysters and appetizers were served while over 50 organizations […]

Four Categories of Problems with AGRA

Political • uses tax-exempt foundation money to act without accountability • uses influence to monopolize discussions of development and agriculture • promotes solutions decided upon undemocratically, by people whose authority has not been conferred by the populace and whose frame of reference is the Global North • frames the problem as African production, rather than […]