12 thoughts on “Afghans starving as food prices rise

  1. Listen to this week’s “Steal This Radio”
    Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 6 pm (NY Time)
    hosted by Mitchel Cohen, on http://www.tribecaradio.net
    (click on “Live”)

    GUEST: Artist and Activist REJIN LEYS

    Rejin discusses the food rebellions in Haiti, and how it came to pass that this once-abundant rice producer now has to import food. This is a scintilating discussion of the role of global capitalism in confiscating land and uprooting rural workers from the soil, under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and its Structural Adjustment Programs.

    Along the way, Rejin and Mitchel talk about agro-fuels, patterns of consumption, and the corporate takeover of EarthDay (known as “Greenwashing”). You can read more on Rejin’s blog:

    *NEW!* PLEASE WRITE COMMENTS directly onto the podcast blog!

    You can also click on the link below to get into the archives (Podcast), and scroll to end of info for show #40, hit the arrow to Play at the bottom of the entry. You can hear this and any of the shows at any time, on your computer:

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    Harry Belafonte, “Mama Look at Boo-Boo”
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    Dave Rovics, “Bomb the SOA” (School of the Americas)
    Julie Andrews, “The Lonely Goatherd”
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    Mario Savio, Berkeley, 1964
    Jefferson Airplane, “Volunteers”

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