Monday, May 21, 2012

NATO, G-8, Global Hunger

From an op-ed by Vijay Prasad, writing in the Denver Post (May 20, 2012):

NATO and the G8 have used their political and military power to impose their social and economic vision on the planet. Their economic agenda (neoliberalism) has tilted the social wealth of the planet toward the global 1 percent and put the interests of finance above that of social needs. This is the reason the Global Hunger Index of 2011 finds that every year 2 million children die of chronic malnutrition (that's four children every minute). It is the reason one-fourth of the world's children do not get enough nutrients to grow properly, including to develop their intellectual capabilities.

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