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  • College Students Announce Indefinite Hunger Strike For Palestine Between 10 AM And Noon And Also Between 1 PM and 5 PM Every Day Except For Some Light Snacking

    05/14/2024 4:24:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 5-13-2024 | Bee Staff
    U.S. — College Students protesting Israel announced an indefinite hunger strike on Monday, which they say will occur between the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM, with an hour for lunch at noon with only some light snacking permitted from time to time. "We mean business!" said Princeton University student Jezebel Bashar. "It will be hard to eat absolutely nothing for part of the day followed by an after-lunch period of a few hours of not eating again, but we are committed!" On the first day of the hunger strike, protestors appeared visibly weakened with many resorting to emergency...
  • Cindy McCain says hunger in Haiti is ‘catastrophic’ amid gang violence

    03/31/2024 11:52:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/2024 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Cindy McCain, the executive director of the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) sounded the alarm on hunger in Haiti as gang violence rages on in the Caribbean nation. “It’s catastrophic. We…WFP are still in there, and we are working in the north somewhat and somewhat down towards the center, but it’s a very dicey situation,” McCain said Sunday during an interview on CBS News’s “Face The Nation.” “We are continuing our school feeding programs, but once again, as you’ve seen, there have been evacuations of U.N. personnel out of there.”
  • Cuba 'on verge of total collapse' as country hit by blackouts and runs out of food and power

    03/19/2024 9:07:35 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 49 replies
    Daily Star ^ | March 19, 2024 | Joe Faretra
    The crisis in Cuba has seen its government approach the United Nations for aid to address its food shortage, as residents take to the streets in a rare sign of social unrest Cuba is "on the verge of total collapse" as the country has been hit by blackouts with residents taking to the streets calling for "food and power". The crisis has seen the Cuban government approach the United Nations for aid to address its food shortage. As the Caribbean island goes through its harshest economic crisis in three decades, the communist regime is resorting to hitherto unseen cries for...
  • Cuba blames US for stoking protests amid power cuts and food shortages

    03/18/2024 8:04:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3-18-24 | Ruaridh Nicoll in Havana
    The Cuban government has summoned the US ambassador, Benjamin Ziff, to its foreign ministry, accusing Washington of stoking a protest which saw hundreds of people take to the streets in the island’s second city of Santiago de Cuba. The demonstration late on Sunday was a rare public show of disenchantment against Cuba’s communist government, and was apparently led by parents struggling to feed their children in the face of a worsening food crisis. The protesters reportedly chanted: “Without electricity and food, the people get hot.” Power cuts of up to 18 hours a day have meant that as the island...
  • Center for Economic Justice and Action at UCSC leading University system participation in “End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities” challenge

    03/01/2024 3:50:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    KION ^ | February 29, 2024 | By Victor Guzman
    A nationwide call to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases has been answered by more than 100 entities, including the University of California system which will be led by staff at the Center for Economic Justice and Action at UC-Santa Cruz. The recently announced program from the White House has received 141 commitments. The University of California would pave the way for advancing "current and new efforts" to help students with essential needs.
  • Climate change, hunger and HIV are a triple threat to vulnerable African women

    02/13/2024 10:43:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2024 | ANDREA LOW
    “I have no other way out,” said Inês, a mother of four in the Mutauanha Piloto neighborhood of Nampula, Mozambique, who was interviewed by a member of my team. “I have children to support, I have to take risks.” Every year, Inês cultivates a small crop of tomatoes and onions to sell, and every year, it gets harder to produce enough. So she turned to sex work in exchange for food. In 2007, she learned she was HIV-positive. I have been working in the field of HIV care and research for over 20 years as an infectious disease physician and...
  • North Koreans Dying of Starvation Following COVID Isolation Measures, Residents Reveal: Report

    06/17/2023 11:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2023 | Matthew Sedacca
    North Koreans are fighting starvation as the Hermit Kingdom continues its isolation from the rest of the world. Three residents of the totalitarian state secretly communicated with the BBC for months, detailing the horrors of watching their neighbors starve to death as they struggle to survive what may prove to be an even worse hunger crisis than North Korea’s famine in the 1990s, which killed three million people. “At first, I was afraid of dying from Covid,” one construction worker told the broadcaster, “but then I began to worry about starving to death.” Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic...
  • Cuts to SNAP benefits will push millions over the hunger cliff

    03/07/2023 1:53:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/07/2023 | KAREN DOLAN,
    Millions of people in the U.S. are now facing the precipice of a hunger cliff. Starting in 2020, the pandemic pulled back the curtain on the tattered state of the U.S. safety net and the millions of families who were falling through. Hunger rates were expected to soar like they did during the Great Recession. But that’s not what happened. Thanks to a pandemic expansion of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, millions of Americans kept food on their tables during an unprecedented public health and economic emergency. These “emergency allotments” made food easier to access and increased the number...
  • White House gains partners to end US hunger within a decade

    09/28/2022 8:03:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2022 | By ASHRAF KHALIL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is counting on a variety of private-sector partnerships to help fund and implement its ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030. Biden’s administration released a list of more than $8 billion in commitments to the cause from private companies, charitable foundations and industry groups. They range from outright donations to in-kind contributions of services and include: —A $20 million commitment from the Novo Nordisk pharmaceutical company to improve access to healthy foods and safe spaces for physical activity in marginalized communities. —A $3.85 million commitment from the Publix grocery store chain to...
  • Hunger In America: Why Hasn't It Already Been Ended?

    09/25/2022 5:23:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 24 Sep, 2022 | Francis Menton
    As you may know, the Biden Administration is planning to hold its big “White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health” this coming Wednesday, September 28. Apparently, we are to believe that “hunger” is and remains a significant problem today in the United States. Thankfully, we have President Biden and his many minions hard at work on the job, with a promise to finally end this scourge of human hunger once and for all. According to the announcement of the conference, “The Biden-Harris Administration has set the goal of ending hunger . . . by 2030.” But wait a minute...
  • "The Benefits of World Hunger"

    08/31/2022 10:11:37 AM PDT · by quikstrike98 · 30 replies
    United Nations ^ | United Nations
    This is who our "betters" are.
  • Are edible insects the solution to hunger?

    08/05/2022 7:34:27 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 35 replies ^ | 08/03/2022 | Fox News
    While Americans aren't lining up to scarf down a bowl of crickets, consuming insects as part of a balanced diet is a critical part to the culture of many other countries around the world. And, the trend could be taking off here in the states, as biologists say edible insects can provide solutions to hunger and climate change. Insects are going from pests to protein packed menu items, with the potential to combat the world's ongoing hunger and climate crises. "They're low in fat. they're high in nutrients, minerals, uh, calcium. uh, so they're good for you." Unlike traditional forms...
  • Ukraine urges Lebanon to block ship with grain from leaving

    08/03/2022 12:58:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2022 | Kareem Chehayeb
    Ukraine’s ambassador to Lebanon on Wednesday insisted a Syrian ship docked at a Lebanese port is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain and urged Lebanon to block the vessel from leaving. The claim comes just days before the tiny cash-strapped country receives Ukraine’s first grain shipment since Russia’s invasion began over five months ago. The Syrian-flagged Laodicea has been anchored at the port of Tripoli since it arrived last Thursday, carrying 10,000 tons of wheat flour and barley. Ukraine says the grain was stolen by Russia.
  • EXCLUSIVE: UN Spins Professor’s Article on Hunger as ‘Satire’ — Professor Disagrees

    07/12/2022 10:57:03 AM PDT · by jeff_clark · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/11/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    The United Nations quietly removed an old op-ed from its website after the article went viral for claiming that hunger “has great positive value to many people.” The UN claimed the article was “satire,” directly contradicting comments the author made to MRC Business via email.
  • Let Them Eat Bugs… How Out-Of-Touch Elites Reveal Their Contempt, & What Comes Next

    05/21/2022 6:05:26 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-21-2022 | Nick Giambruno via
    Upon being told that the people had no bread, Marie Antoinette reportedly responded, “let them eat cake.” These infamous words were a stark illustration of the French elite’s careless indifference to the plight of ordinary people. Moreover, they likely fueled the anger that sparked a revolution that overturned the French ruling system. Had Marie Antoinette not been so out of touch, she might have had a better choice of words. Although history doesn’t repeat itself, it does rhyme. I am bringing this up because recently, modern political, financial, and media elites have made numerous “let them eat cake” remarks. They...
  • Ukraine’s Growing Fuel Crisis Will Cause Global Hunger and Worsen Inflation

    05/18/2022 12:24:00 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    TIME ^ | 3/15/22 | SURIYA JAYANTI
    Farmers in Ukraine, the breadbasket of Europe, have run out of fuel. Two weeks into Russia’s assault on Ukraine supply chains are disrupted and a critical shortage of fuel for tractors and trucks is pushing Ukraine’s agricultural sector toward collapse. If it does not secure diesel soon, Europe could face massive price spikes for agricultural commodities and challenging food shortages.
  • Almost 50 Years Ago, Soylent Green Portrayed a Grim Future for 2022: Things aren’t anywhere near as bad as the movie portrayed

    04/20/2022 6:41:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2022 | Anthony Watts
    In anticipation of Earth Day 2022, it is a good time to reflect on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the release of the eco-apocalypse movie Soylent Green: It’s the year 2022. Cumulative effects of overpopulation, pollution, and “climate catastrophe” have caused severe worldwide shortages of food, water, and housing. Scientists confirm oceanographic reports saying the oceans are dying. The food chain is disrupted. Food is becoming scarce, and the temperature is so hot that heat waves have become year-round thanks to climate change aka “global warming.” Homeless people are everywhere; only half the workforce is employed while the other half...
  • China leading citizens to jump from balconies in quest to achieve ‘COVID Zero’

    04/10/2022 3:50:46 PM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 9, 2022 | By Steven W. Mosher
    For over two weeks the financial capital of China, Shanghai, has been locked down tight. Some 26 million people languish in their apartments, staring at their now-empty refrigerators, unable to set foot outside to forage for food for fear of arrest and incarceration. Day 16 of our COVID lockdown in Shanghai today and food is the key thing on people’s minds. We aren’t allowed to leave home so delivery is the only way I was up at 6 am yesterday trying to get any kind of delivery but nothing was available all day. So far, same results today The unlucky...
  • 3,000 Canadian Pacific Rail Workers Strike As Fertilizer Shipments Grind To Halt

    03/21/2022 2:27:00 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-21-2022
    The North American agricultural sector could be in for a major shock if Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd’s (CP Rail) work stoppage is not resolved in a timely manner because it could spark a shortage of fertilizer and other shipments critical for the spring growing season, according to AP News. AP News reports more than 3,000 CP Rail conductors, engineers, train, and yard workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference stepped off the job Sunday as the union and CP Rail couldn’t strike a deal. CP Rail is the leading carrier of potash, a potassium-rich salt mined from underground deposits...
  • China Locks Down 51 Million Amid COVID Surge, Igniting Public Outcry

    03/14/2022 9:30:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/14/2022 | Eva Fu
    Inside a newly-shutdown Chinese hospital deemed the latest COVID-19 outbreak hotspot, overworked nurses started a shouting match with doctors demanding basic measures of protection.In some Chinese universities, students broke down in tears after some were sealed inside their dorms without access to water or toilets.Elsewhere in some rental apartments, tenants were shocked to learn that they had to pack up within hours because what they considered their home would be converted into quarantine facilities.Over the past week, scenes of exasperation have emerged in various parts of China as officials battled against the “stealth omicron” variant that has fueled the country’s...