Hunting In Yemen

By Kathy Kelly, Counterpunch. -

Since March 29, in Washington, D.C., Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the war in Yemen. She is joined by five others from her  group, The Yemeni Liberation [...]

US Sanctions Threaten Famine In Venezuela, Leading Economist Warns

By Aaron Maté, -

Top Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez says the Trump administration’s sanctions have cost Venezuela $16.9 billion per year – and caused food shortages that threaten hundreds of thousands [...]

EarthRx: The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused By Capitalism, Not A Fungus

By Ocean Malandra, -

Put on the U2 and The Cranberries and let’s down some green brew folks, it’s that time of year again. But while St. Patrick’s Day is cause to celebrate everything Irish-American, it’s also a good [...]

Great Hunger: The Famine Violence Famine Cycle

By Kathy Kelly, -

By Kathy Kelly for VCNV - Earlier this year, the Sisters of St. Brigid invited me to speak at their Feile Bride celebration in Kildare, Ireland. The theme of the gathering was: “Allow the Voice [...]

The Return Of Famine As A Weapon Of War

By Alex de Waal, -

By Alex de Waal for Transcend Media Service - 15 Jun 2017 – In its primary use, the verb ‘to starve’ is transitive: it’s something people do to one another, like torture or murder. Mass [...]

Three Major Famines On Earth. Where Are They?

By Jack Healey, -

By Jack Healey for Huffington Post - To be an American in the world today is to be a citizen of a country rapidly losing its place as a global leader in foreign aid, foreign assistance and even [...]

Climate Change As Genocide; Inaction Equals Annihilation

By Michael Klare, -

By Michael Klare for Tom Dispatch. Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under [...]

Reality And The US-Made Famine In Yemen

By Kathy Kelly, -

By Kathy Kelly for Antiwar - This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby prepared a presentation for a local high school. She’ll team up with a [...]

Impact Of US-Saudi War On Yemen: 7 Million Close To Famine

By Les Roopanarine et al, -

By Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary in Ibb for The Guardian - Governments warned they face enduring shame should famine take hold in Yemen, where [...]

Collapse Of America’s Great African Experiment

By Nick Turse, -

On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered world. At a hotel bar in Juba, the capital of [...]