Food has become a hot asset. Markets view food scarcity as the ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ and are pouring money into agricultural commodities. The impact is catastrophic, as speculators push up the price of food and force millions into poverty. November’s New Internationalist tackles the scandal of food speculation and shows how banks are causing hunger across the world.
PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death
The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Vanessa Baird ponders the tactics needed to resist austerity.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.
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