Global Financial Reform Urgently Needed, Argentina Says at General Assembly

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

New York, Sep 21 2011  7:05PM In the face of the world financial crisis, Argentina called from the podium of the United Nations today for true economic reform to regulate run-away speculation and other factors undermining market stability, global development and well-being. “Speculation apparently has no brakes and can move …

The Financial Road to Serfdom

kristy Reforming Global Finance

The Financial Road to Serfdom by Michael Hudson Information Clearing House http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28319.htm June 13, 2011 How Bankers are using the Debt Crisis to Roll Back the Progressive Era Financial strategists do not intend to let today’s debt crisis go to waste. Foreclosure time has arrived. That means revolution – or …

Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from ‘global land grabbing’

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New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights. by Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes Fresh evidence from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union was presented last week …

Scientists Inside the Rare Earth Debate Blogging on Alternatives

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Earth Embargos, Supply Problems and the overall situation and longer term view Most of the world is dependent on China to supply rare earths as key raw materials used in many of the latest technologies from military hardware to electric cars, but China’s Ministry of Commerce is warning that its …