Zimbabwe’s main opposition party the MDC has called on workers in the country to strike, to stay away from work - in protest into the delayed announcement of the election results..This past weekend saw the meeting of Southern African leaders with South Africa’s president Thabo Mbeki saying – ” There is no crisis in Zimbabwe”. Why will nobody stick up for Democracy in Zimbabwe?
Debate about the International growing food crisis continues…The world bank’s Robert Zoellick, said (over the weekend) rising food prices could drive 100 million people in the poorest countries deeper into poverty. Hundreds of thousands will starve..if we free the markets will the food crisis get sorted out?
A US report (Pew) says fewer people are feeling better about than they did 4 years ago? What about the rest of you? Is this report a reflection on YOUR lives? Are you feeling better or worse than you did 4 years ago?
And..Italy’s best known political figure, Silvio Berlusconi has swept back into power…The victory gives him a 3rd term as prime minister. He promised women would occupy a third of cabinet posts if he won, but he also says “the left has no taste, even when it comes to women” He went on to say women candidates in his party were more beautiful. Do politicians have to look good?