Your Privileges Are Not Universal

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This is a factual declaration because the [...]

How One Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Fed During A Pandemic

By April M. Short, Pressenza. -

Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020, the United Nations warned of the threat of “catastrophic global famine,” urging worldwide [...]

My Wish Is That You Win This Fight For Truth

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 26 January, India’s Republic Day, thousands of farmers and agricultural workers will drive their tractors and walk into the heart of the capital, New Delhi, to bring their fight to the doors [...]

Organizations Diverting Food Waste To Provide Meals For People In Need

By Amy Martin, Food Tank. -

One-third of the world's food is wasted, according to the United Nations (UN). That number jumps to 40 percent in the United States—enough to feed 2 billion people. Uneaten food has dire [...]

Mutual-aid Organizing For Food Security Puts Solidarity Over Charity

By Jade Guthrie, Rabble.ca. -

Since May, Justice for Migrant Workers (Justicia) has delivered over 2,000 boxes of fresh produce to migrant farm workers across the province.  Each of the FoodShare food boxes feed two to [...]

This City Makes Sure No One Goes Hungry

By Pedro Vilela, Nation of Change. -

Nestled on a wide plateau surrounded by the Espinhaço Mountains in southeastern Brazil is the city of Belo Horizonte, roughly 275 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. The city of 2.5 million is an [...]

Empty Plate Protest Over Vote Against Free School Meals

By the Express and Star. -

Around 20 plates with messages on were attached to the windows of Stuart Anderson's office along with a poster which said: "Your MP voted no to feeding poor kids". The plates were removed [...]

Bullets Are Not The Seeds Of Life

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 9 October 2020, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations’ World Food Programme. In the citation for the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee pointed to the ‘link between hunger [...]

Hunger Will Kill Us Before Coronavirus

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In April 2020, a month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the pandemic, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) warned that the numbers of people who lived with acute hunger around [...]

US Sanctions Are Starving Syria

By Aaron Maté , The Grayzone Project. -

In June, the US imposed its harshest sanctions on Syria to date, prompting the World Food Programme to warn of “mass starvation or another mass exodus.” The US sanctions law known as the Caesar [...]

Tell The People That The Struggle Must Go On

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous [...]

The Pandemic Of Hunger

By Frei Betto, Resumen English. -

In April, the World Bank predicted that the Brazilian economy would shrink by 5% of GDP by 2020. Now, in June, the prediction is 8% to 10%. And the government’s expected 2% growth. As the [...]

US Admits It Is To Blame For Syrian Hunger

By Steven Sahiounie, MidEast Discourse. -

United States Special Envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, announced on Sunday that Washington had offered Syria a proposal to end the US sanctions. The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry [...]

‘This Is Not What A Food Bank Was Designed To Do’

By Maya L. Kapoor, High Country News. -

“You have so many people that have been displaced from work, you have so many single moms with children at home, and you have so many isolated seniors, that the demand for services has just gone [...]

The Great Potato Giveaway

By David Ryder and Christopher Walljasper, Reuters. -

Auburn, Washington - When Tina Yates pulled her truck up to a mall in western Washington state on Thursday, workers waved her past hundreds of cars waiting to pick up free russet potatoes. “You [...]

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