Food prices 'will double by 2030', Oxfam warns 31 May 2011Last updated at 11:07 The price of key crops could rise by up to 180%, Oxfam says Rising food prices are tightening the squeeze on populations already struggling to buy adequate food, demanding radical reform of the global food system, Oxfam has warned. By 2030, the average cost of key crops could increase by between 120% and 180%, the charity forecasts. It is the acceleration of a trend which has already seen food prices double in the last 20 years. Half of the rise to come will be caused by climate change, Oxfam predicts. It calls on world leaders to improve regulation of food markets and invest in a global climate fund. "The food system must be overhauled if we are to overcome the increasingly pressing challenges of climate change, spiralling food prices and the scarcity of land, water and energy," said Barbara Stocking, Oxfam's chief executive. Women and children The report highlights four "food insecurity hotspots", areas which are already struggling to feed their citizens:
The Zeitgeist Movement The Take - A documentary film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein : home The Corporation Film: Welcome 30.05.2011, Besançon: les « indigné.e.s continuent malgré les pressions policières « Fragmentdemanif Ce matin vers 9h, on pouvait voir un joli campement d’une vingtaine de tentes Place de la Révolution à Besançon. Tout autour, toujours des pancartes et banderole… "Si vous ne nous laissez pas rêver, nous ne vous laisserons pas dormir", slogan sur une banderole… Vers 10h30 arrivée d’une bonne quinzaine de flics qui demandent aux campeur.euse.s de partir: ceux-ci refusent. Les flics exigent alors d’enlever les tentes, les palettes et un canapé… Les campeur.euse.s ont pris tout leur temps pour remballer les tentes et ont ôté les palettes…Quelques temps plus tard, les flics partent en précisant que quand il.le.s partiront les campeur.euse.s devront emmener leurs affaires… Bien que le gros des troupes de police soit parti, une voiture reste constamment sur la place et d’autres font des tours en ville en ralentissant à chaque passage près du campement… Plus d’info sur le mouvement au niveau national sur cet outil collaboratif: Piraten Pad Le blog du mouvement bisontin: Besançon Démocratie Réelle
Out Of The Blue Until the current period or until the last 30 years, it was conventional wisdom, both in science and theology, we're alone in the universe; a single repository of life anywhere in the known universe. Well, no one believes that anymore. Out of the Blue presents unexplained cases from around the world, investigates 50 years of official contradictions and denials, and puts forth possible reasons for secrecy. The film also examines scientific theories regarding interstellar travel and discusses the current movement for official disclosure on the subject of UFOs - a subject that has been considered by most government officials to be unworthy of serious investigation. UFOs and the Military - In 1964, former U.S. Air Force Lt. Watch the full documentary now Orwell Rolls in His Grave Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas. Covered topics include the Telecommunications Act of 1996, concentration of media ownership, political corruption, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the controversy over the US presidential election of 2000 (particularly in Florida with Bush v. Gore), and the October surprise conspiracy theory. The film has previously aired on Free Speech TV, a non-profit TV station based in Denver, Colorado and Link TV. Contributors See also External links
The War On Democracy Versión en español 'The War On Democracy' (2007) was John Pilger's first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore's archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. John Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries in the region. The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios of Caracas rose up to force his return to power. Awards: Best Documentary Award, 2008 One World Awards, London.
El Manifiesto | Take the square Edukators (2004