Along this journey called life, we go up hill, down hill, around bends and corners. The burdens and difficulties of this journey that no body ever finishes alive are plenty. A friend in need and knowledge one can use are both vital. I hope these links will be informative and a source of knowledge you can use. Your contribution is encouraged; links posting subject to approval – by Sam:

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Indian companies involved in Ethiopia land grab: activists

Indian investors eying Ethiopia should ensure that the local population is consulted before they are displaced for projects that involve the transfer of vast tracts of land, activists on Tuesday said, citing what they alleged were multiple instances of land grab in the east African country.

The Ethiopian government had committed “egregious violations of human rights” in leasing over 600,000 hectares of land to Indian companies, Anuradha Mittal of the US-based Oakland Institute said in New Delhi on Tuesday – charges that country’s government has consistently denied.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Obang Metho, the exiled head of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) said the India must choose whether to support globally established human rights, as the world’s largest democracy. “I call this daylight robbery,” Metho said.

Globalisation, FDI, Regional Integration and Sustainable Development: Theory, Evidence and Policy (Hardback)

Full description for Globalisation, FDI, Regional Integration and Sustainable Development


  • Dr. Anthony Bende-Nabende focuses on the ongoing globalization process, which has sparked an unprecendented worldwide debate. He seeks to provide a “one-stop centre” for a balanced coverage of the theoretical, empirical and policy issues linking globalization with foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, and economic growth and sustainable development.

    This text proposes policies that individual countries should pursue, based on the recognition that globalization generates both positive and negative effects. These comprise policies required to maximize the economic benefits globalization may generate, and those that aim to minimize the negative development-orientated effects globalization may engender.

BBC – HARDtalk speaks with Dr. Vandan Shiva – Nov. 19th, 2012 (Audio)

Dr. Vandan Shiva shoots a straight forward rebuttal at the myth that Bangal’s famine took millions of Indians because of inadequate backward farming methods which GMO could have prevented. She quickly revamps that assertion which has implied connotation – that for India to feed her citizens, she needs Britain or the West; Instead, Dr. Shiva attributes the death of millions of Indians during the Bengal famine of 1943 to the British colonizer who continued to import 50% of India’s rice to feed her people, leaving poor Indians starving to death.


Katwe Slum

quote from Queen of Katwe Tim’s latest book, The Queen of Katwe, is available now! It is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the poorest slums of Uganda, who — inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary — has become an international chess champion.

Let us all support this young lady by purchasing this book. For those already disappointed with the OPM’s Saga, here is part of the e-mail I got from Tim Crothers – the author’s assurance: “Phiona, her family and Robert Katende are all receiving a significant portion of the proceeds from the book contract and donations to Sports Outreach Institute, which sponsors Katende’s project”.

-Award-winning essay earns Gabula 26 years in prison (Very Touching!)

-Romney Family Investment Ties To Voting Machine Company That Could Decide The Election Causing Concern

-C-Span US Campaign 2012

-Agent Orange chemical in GM war on resistant weeds

A US biotechnology company is set to introduce a controversial new genetically modified corn to help farmers fight resistant weeds.

Dow Agrosciences says its new GM product is based on a chemical that was once a component of the Vietnam war defoliant, Agent Orange.

It is needed they say because so called “superweeds” are now affecting up to 15 million acres of American crops.

-Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki gave us a fascinating interview about America’s “War on Drugs”

The House I Live In

by Chad Campbell, senior producer –Date Sun, October 7, 2012

It’s called “The House I Live In” and it opens in limited release in New York City this weekend. Over the past 40 years, the US has spent more than a trillion dollars and arrested more than 45 million people on drug charges. Despite that, drugs today are purer, cheaper and easier to obtain and use…..

-Behind-The-Scenes Effort To Draft, Pass The Law – Immigration Law

-Africa Must Reject the Land Grabs

-Global Land Grab Threatens Unchecked GMO Growth

-“Follow your bliss”


-Cigarettes as radioactive as x-rays

Cigarettes are as radioactive as X-Rays

-Pills, Power, and Policy

Pills. Power and Policy

-Ted Talks

-Dead Aid; Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a better Way for Africa


-Video Timeline, Banking from Regan to Obama

-Buffett warns on investment ‘time bomb’ – March 2003

FIASCO: Blood in the Water on Wall Street – by Frank Partnoy on Derivative Dangers

Law professor and former Wall Street trader Frank Partnoy was warning about the dangers of risky financial practices.

-Why nations fail; by Daron Acemoglu & James A Robinson

-Tom Ashbrook – “On point” Crooked Bankers

From left, David Bagley, Head of Group Compliance of HSBC Holdings plc, Paul Thurston, chief executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management HSBC Holdings plc, Michael Gallagher, former executive Vice President and head of PCM North America HSBC Bank USA, N.A., and Christopher Lok, former head of Global Banknotes for HSBC Bank USA, N.A., are sworn in prior to testifying before the permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, “U.S. Vulnerabilities to Money Laundering, Drugs, and Terrorist Financing: HSBC Case History,” Tuesday, July 17, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

-The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy

-Seed Freedom

-Revealed: Monsanto GM corn caused tumors in rats

-Monsanto weedkiller and GM maize in ’shocking’ cancer study

-Graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture, as well as a graduate course in Research Methods




-Golden Holocaust – Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition


-FIASCO: Blood in the Water on Wall Street by Frank Partnoy

-Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets, by Frank Partnoy

-Dead Aid, by Dr. Dambisa Moyo

-Why nations fail; by Daron Acemoglu & James A Robinson


Tim’s latest book, The Queen of Katwe, is available now! It is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the poorest slums of Uganda, who — inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary — has become an international chess champion.

-I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Maya Angelou

I Wonder As I Wander by Langston Hughes

-Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritanceby Barack Obama


-Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

-Poems: Maya Angelou



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