Frances Moore Lappé is the author of sixteen books, including,
most recently, Getting A Grip : Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad. For more information, go to www.smallplanetinstitute.org.
For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.
Hunger is a violation of basic rights: a right to food, but more
important, Bolivian and Brazilian experience suggests, a right to
It's not true that only the rich can help the poor. We must work to empower nations like
Bangladesh that are addressing the problem of hunger by creating networks of
schools, health training and micro-loans.