The Coalition of Immokalee Workers are pushing forward with their wage demands, targeting two supermarket giants – Publix and Ahold. I’ll be taking aim at Ahold a little later next month, but if you’re on the East Coast of the US, you can join in right now – find out more at the CIW’s Do The Right Thing campaign page.
After Egypt, activists around the world have had the wind at their backs and the state at their throats. In Libya, Bahrain, Jordan , and from Wisconsin to South Africa, the streets have become – more conspicuously than usual – battlefields. Governments have struck back. In Zimbabwe, some of the finest activists have recently been rounded up and detained. Below, a call for solidarity. Here, a facebook page to keep up to date.
The World Sugar Committee has criticised ‘parasitic’ traders for the surging price of sugar, which is now at its highest level for thirty years. This is, of course, unfair. A mounting body of evidence suggests that parasites can be beneficial to their hosts. But, as John Cassidy recently put it, Continue reading