Myrtha Désulmé, Contributor, Jamaica Gleaner, Sunday | June 22, 2008,
A massive revolution is under way: It is a global rebellion of the people against unfair trade practices, the high cost of living, and unaffordable food.
A seismic groundswell of rebellion has built up all over the so-called Third World against the dominant global economic system. Haitians, whose trail-blazing War of Independence established the foundations of universal freedom in the modern world, were the first to go to the barricades.
It has been galling to watch some of the architects of this global crisis, whose institutions have violated the dignity of the world’s poor and brought our world to the brink of food wars, finally waking up to the disastrous consequences of the free trade policies they have been driving for decades on the fragile economies of the developing world. What were they thinking all of these years?