In a world of plenty, countless children die of hunger and 2.5 billion farmers, the majority of whom are women, are driven o commit suicide as they are discriminated against, forced off their land, and poisoned by pesticides.
Until now this topic remained unanswered. Perhaps by now it has become forgotten. And by today, many of the children who were then starving are now dead. Many of the farmers who were then troubled are now despondent.
These are abhorrent man-made tragedies that hinge on Politics that affect many of the worlds poor.
The death of children due to hunger and hunger related diseases is a tragedy that can be addressed. The loss of farmlands to due to pernicious encroachment and pollution of urban development could be halted. The co-modification of such essential services as water health and education that denies the poor of Bolivia, Uganda, Pakistan, Philippines and other third world countries access to these basic necessities could be relieved-if rules are changed; if the objective of the governments are redirected; if political leaders concentrate on the welfare of its fellowmen.
But in the context of today’s world politics it is quite transparent, GOVERNMENTS are held captive of the national economy; the poorer the country the more vulnerable to manipulation, the more vulnerable to exploitation, and the less capable of defending its poor.