At the culmination of the five-day dharna on food security organised by the Left parties in New Delhi from July 30 to August 3, 2012, the leaders of the Left parties – Prakash Karat (General Secretary, CPI[M]), S. Sudhakar Reddy (General Secretary, CPI), Debabrata Biswas (General Secretary, AIFB) and Abani Roy (Secretary, RSP) – met the Prime Minister on August 4 and submitted a memorandum to him on the need for an amended food security legislation to be brought in the Parliament.
The NAC proposals for the food security bill are narrow and lack in vision. What is needed is a comprehensive bill with universalisation of PDS and a focus on child malnutrition.
A blogpost to comprehend the politics behind Mahatma Gandhi NREGA-II and what it entails for the goal of universal employment guarantee in India.
Remember that the U.S. ruling class helped to cause the world food crisis. The U.S.' policy of promoting "free trade" and neoliberal reform through the IMF/World Bank is quite literally promoting starvation. Just look at what we did to Haiti. This vote seems to be a new low, as far as I can tell. Calling the "right to food" a human right in a toothless diplomatic resultion costs nothing and requires no further action. I'm not sure if this vote was motivated by free market fundamentalism or pure sadism,says Daisy Cutter's Dailykos Diary.