Jump to Navigation
Environment / Food
Media / Culture
Sex & Relationships
Stories by Raj Patel
Are We Headed Back to the Dust Bowl? Blame the Banks
Posted on: Jul 25, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free
Record-breaking weather, farmers losing crops, banks repossessing land from the poor, a president scorned by his opponents for socialism. We've seen this before.
While Republicans Play Politics Over Food Stamps, New Film Focuses on Hunger in America
Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman and Raj Patel discuss the 49 million people who are struggling to get enough to eat in America, and why GOP candidates' posturing isn't helping.
We Have Yet to Come Face to Face with the Biggest Cost of the BP Spill
Posted on: Aug 17, 2010, Source: The Nation
The BP spill must be a wake-up call -- to re-imagine our economy, our politics and our energy needs, or else to calculate just how much more we are willing to lose.
Down with the Clown: Why Ronald McDonald Has No Business Talking to Children
Posted on: Apr 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Ronald McDonald's peddling of happy fast food times to kids is at the dangerous forefront of the 17$ billion corporations spend on direct marketing to brainwash children.
There's No Such Thing as a Free Market -- Just a Matter of Who Pays for It
Posted on: Feb 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Raj Patel argues that the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis are the result of our bankrupt political system.
How Free-Market Delusions Destroyed the Economy
Posted on: Nov 29, 2009, Source: Picador Press
The worship of free markets set off the economic meltdown.
Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World's Food System
Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Melville House Publishing
Hunger and obesity stem from the same problem -- the corporations that sell our food determine what we eat and how we think about food.
Who We Are
Advertise on AlterNet