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 [...]

Food Sovereignty Policy Prevents Hunger In Nicaragua

By Yorlis Luna, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Today, thanks to our peasant families and the public policies of the Sandinista government, Nicaragua is no longer on the hunger map. Instead, we are well on the way to food sovereignty because [...]

The Corporate-Dominated World Faces Not One, But Three Pandemics

By Vandana Shiva, Commondreams. -

On this May Day, the world is witnessing three pandemics simultaneously. The first is the Coronavirus Pandemic. The second is the Hunger Pandemic. The third is the Pandemic of Destruction of [...]

Colombia: Red Rags On Windows To Protest Amid Quarantine

By Telesur English. -

Faced with the inability of President Ivan Duque administration to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombians are displaying red cloths on windows to express their dissatisfaction. "They said to [...]

Milk From Wisconsin Farms To Be Given To People In Need

By Sam Brink, WAOW.com. -

The Hunger Task Force is joining forces with several other Wisconsin organizations to help the underfed and the unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic. They are partnering with Dairy [...]

These Migrant Workers Did Not Suddenly Fall From the Sky

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

Madness engulfs the planet. Hundreds of millions of people are in lockdown in their homes, millions of people who work in essential jobs – or who cannot afford to stay home without state [...]

What It Pays To Starve The People + German Reflections

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

There's only so much you can take from someone. And with the recent plans to starve some 700,000 Americans, we may have reached that threshold. We dive to the bottom line to uncover the real [...]

The 1% Rules, The 99% Lets Them!

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org. -

There has never been more access to food – domestic and imported – yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community [...]

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