The global rise in food prices is not only a consequence of using food crops to produce biofuels, but of the "free trade" policies promoted by international financial institutions. Now peasant organisations are leading the opposition to a capitalist industrial agriculture.
Los excesos del desarrollismo están llevando a la humanidad al abismo, por lo que la nueva idea de progreso debe recuperar la intención de antaño, de unir el progreso con la emancipación de los seres humanos, retomando el impulso del “sí podemos” que ha caracterizado los movimientos transformadores de la izquierda durante décadas.
Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to development has returned.
Since the current financial crisis started, none of the governments, experts or media who have called for new regulations for the financial industry have taken into account rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which actually impose extreme financial service deregulation on many WTO member countries.