May 18, 2008

Links: Away Game

Still on the road so posts are hard to come by for a few more days:

Political filter:  for slightly different reasons this has been my take on the election for a few weeks now: 
To sum it up:  A candidate who cannot get elected is being nominated by a party that cannot be defeated, while a candidate who is eminently electable is running as the nominee of a party doomed to defeat.
Manufacturing a Food Crisis - The Nation:
It is not only defiance from governments like Malawi and dissent from their erstwhile allies that are undermining the IMF and the World Bank. Peasant organizations around the world have become increasingly militant in their resistance to the globalization of industrial agriculture. Indeed, it is because of pressure from farmers' groups that the governments of the South have refused to grant wider access to their agricultural markets and demanded a massive slashing of US and EU agricultural subsidies, which brought the WTO's Doha Round of negotiations to a standstill.
More on Via Campesino here, small farms here and food sovereignty here - both from the Food First Institute.

Cuisipro Ice Cream Scoop.

Desktop client for Google Reader.

Political Filter 2:  Obama pushing the faith angle.

Blackboard talks to Facebook.

Penguin continues to release great new book covers - this time OO7 gets the treatment. (Previously)

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