Following video does offer us some interesting info. My main question at this point is, how old is this man? Benjamen Creme has been touting Maitreya for over two decades. Is this man even old enough to be the Maitreya? Just a thought.
WIKI had this to say about Raj Patel:
Born in London to a Kenyan mother and a father from Fiji, Patel received a B.A in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, from Oxford, a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and gained his PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2002. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. As part of his academic training, Patel worked at the World Bank, World Trade Organization and the United Nations. He has since become an outspoken public critic of all of these organizations, and claims to have been teargassed on four continents protesting against his former employers. Patel was one of many organizers in the 1999 protests in downtown Seattle, WA, and has organized in support of Food sovereignty. More recently he has lived and worked extensively in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. He was refused a visa extension by the Mugabe regime for his political involvement with the pro-democracy movement. He is associated through his work on food with the Via Campesina movement, and through his work on urban poverty and resistance with Abahlali baseMjondolo and the Landless Peoples Movement. He has written a number of criticisms of various aspects of the policies and research methods of the World Bank and was a co-editor, with Christopher Brooke, of the online leftist webzine The Voice of the Turtle.
He is currently a visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, a Fellow at Food First, also known as the Institute of Food and Development Policy, and a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
In 2007 he was invited to give the keynote address at the University of Abahlali baseMjondolo graduation ceremony. In 2008 he was asked to testify on the global food crisis before the House Financial Services Committee in the USA. He is regularly interviewed on the BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, NPR etc.
In 2009 he joined the advisory board of Corporate Accountability International’s Value the Meal campaign.
Patel became a US citizen in January 2010.