Tag Archives: Hunger

Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

Image from UCL. Grain of truth:Our precarious food supply Global food production has been allowed to fall into the hands of fewer and fewer megacorporations, and their aims are simple: to deliver short-term profits and ultimately to control the entire … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

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Jay D. Jurie : Orlando Cops in ‘Feeding Frenzy’

Image from Orlando Food Not Bombs.Orlando’s feeding frenzy:Cops bust volunteers feeding the homeless By Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / June 8, 2011 ORLANDO, Florida — On June 1, 2011, life in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park was … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Orlando Cops in ‘Feeding Frenzy’

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John Ross : Epic Hunger Strike in the Land of the Hungry

Cayetano Cabrera of the Mexican Electricity Workers’ Union (SME). His hunger strike was the longest in Mexican history — but it ended in futility. Photo from Musicios y Politicos y Locos.Where Hunger is palpable:Mexican hunger strike sets recordBut electrical workers … finish reading John Ross : Epic Hunger Strike in the Land of the Hungry

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World Hunger Spiralling Out of Control Because of Capitalist Profit System

Copyright: WFP/Rein Skullerud.UN reports 1 billion of the world’s people going hungryBy Jerry White / September 18, 2009 For the first time in history, more than one billion people, or nearly one in every 6 inhabitants of the planet, are … finish reading World Hunger Spiralling Out of Control Because of Capitalist Profit System

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Homeless Vets and Hungry Kids? Empathy Meets Realpolitik

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Empathy Meets Realpolitik How many of our nation’s leaders have ever gone to bed hungry? U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that, ‘12.4 million children in the U.S. are “food insecure” — defined … finish reading Homeless Vets and Hungry Kids? Empathy Meets Realpolitik

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Hunger: Not Just an Overseas Problem

50 Percent More US Kids Hungry in 2007By Michael J. Sniffen / November 17, 2008 WASHINGTON – Some 691,000 children went hungry in America sometime in 2007, while close to one in eight Americans struggled to feed themselves adequately even … finish reading Hunger: Not Just an Overseas Problem

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Hunger: The Real Killer in Afghanistan

Up to 18 million people in Afghanistan live on less than US$2 a day and are considered food-insecure, FAO says. Photo source.Hunger could kill more people in Afghanistan than the TalibanBy AsiaNews / October 31, 2008 At least 8.4 million … finish reading Hunger: The Real Killer in Afghanistan

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World Hunger: Such a Goddamned Nuisance

World Food Day: Global Crises’ Double StandardsBy Ramzy Baroud / October 25, 2008 The 25th annual World Food Day, marked on 16 October, was an occasion whose arrival and passing received little media attention or governmental fanfare. Evidently, much of … finish reading World Hunger: Such a Goddamned Nuisance

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India : On the Front Lines of the Global Food Crisis

The courtyard of the home where I stayed.Things that go bump in the nightBy Mira Kamdar / August 4, 2008 JAITU, FARIDKOT DISTRICT, India—Wrapped in a musky blanket under a fan that was frantically trying to beat the air free … finish reading India : On the Front Lines of the Global Food Crisis

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World Hunger : Do the Math

A Shortage of Democracy, Not FoodBy Frances Moore Lappé Forty years ago, squirreled away in the basement “Ag” library at U.C. Berkeley, I wanted answers to one question: Why were 960 million people going hungry? At the time, newspaper headlines … finish reading World Hunger : Do the Math

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Summit That’s Hard to Swallow

Hungry? CLICK on menu to enlarge.World leaders enjoy 18-course banquet as they discuss how to solve global food crisisBy James Chapman / July 8, 2008 Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and … finish reading Summit That’s Hard to Swallow

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This Is Just the Beginning of Stories Like This

Tightening a Belt with No Notches Leftby Nicole Colson / June 14, 2008 Clip coupons. Stop eating at restaurants. Grow a vegetable garden. Learn to do without. Everywhere you look, the mainstream media–finally waking up to the economic reality facing … finish reading This Is Just the Beginning of Stories Like This

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