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Thousands of Minnesotans missing free meals 3.3.2009 Star Tribune: Latest
Minnesotans eligible for food assistance are not taking advantage of the programs to help their families, a new report shows.
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The Fight Goes On 2.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 2 (OneWorld.net) - Fazle Hasan Abed discusses the impact of the financial and food crises on poor Bangladeshis and explains how his organization continues to fight poverty through capacity-building programs like microcredit in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and various countries in Africa.

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The Recession and the ‘Deserving Poor’ 1.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views
As the economy crumbles, issues of poverty and economic need have begun to make more frequent appearances in the news media. From October through December 2008, for example, the three nightly TV news shows ran 20 stories—about one every four or five days—addressing poverty or related issues such as homelessness or food stamps. A previous FAIR study of nightly news coverage (Extra!, 9–10/07), by comparison, found an average of one poverty story on the evening news every three weeks.

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Survival or Global Collapse 1.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Survival or Global Collapse
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She turns cameras on American hunger 1.3.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An office party goes on without her, across town in an affluent world vastly different from the one where Mariana Chilton now finds herself. Her husband's tried calling. Twice.
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She turns cameras on American hunger 1.3.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
An office party goes on without her, across town in an affluent world vastly different from the one where Mariana Chilton now finds herself. Her husband's tried calling. Twice.
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After the Financial Crisis, Civil War? 28.2.2009 Truthout - All Articles

    Will the economic and financial crisis degenerate into violent social explosions? Tomorrow, will there be civil war in Europe, the United States and Japan? That's the rather alarming conclusion that the experts of European think tank LEAP/Europe 2020 lay out in their latest bulletin dated mid-February.

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Demand for food stamps in Mass. soars 26.2.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Welfare officials say the demand for food stamps in Massachusetts jumped 20 percent last year, straining the system and trying the patience of some residents applying for the benefit.
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Food aid sign-ups flooding Mass. 26.2.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Over the past year, the number of Massachusetts residents receiving food stamps has surged 20 percent, bringing the total to more than 600,000 and taxing the state's ability to serve those in need, welfare officials say.
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Editorial: Food Stamps in Hard Times 25.2.2009 NY Times: Editorials
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food-relief policy makes little sense, and, by limiting eligibility, the city reduces the amount of money it receives from Washington.

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The Recession and the ‘Deserving Poor’: Poverty finally on media radar—but only when it hits the middle class 24.2.2009 FAIR Recent Additions
By Neil deMause
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Food stamp delays surge 23.2.2009 Denver Post: Local
Thousands more people applying for food stamps mean wait times in 10 Colorado counties have pushed beyond 30 days, in violation of federal law. ...
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Is Your Grocery Bill Determined by the Neighbourhood In Which You Live? 20.2.2009 TreeHugger
When I wrote my post a few weeks ago on I wanted to include something about the cost of groceries and the relation to where you live, but I only had anecdotal evidence. In my experience in Toronto, the tonier neighbourhoods may have expensive luxury items for sale, but their staple groceries are often cheaper than in poorer neighbourhoods. Now the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation has come out with a study that shows just how much Canadians are paying to provide their families with healthy food. The results were pretty shocking.... ...
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Understanding the food crisis 19.2.2009 Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy - Institute for Food and Development Policy

This e-debate was published by Engineers Against Poverty in their Current Views & News, No. 12 February 2009.

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Israel/Egypt: Choking Gaza Harms Civilians 19.2.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Israel should urgently end its unlawful restrictions on desperately needed humanitarian aid and basic goods entering Gaza, Human Rights Watch said today. Security concerns do not justify overly broad limitations on the delivery of food, fuel, and other essential supplies.

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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #998 (February 12, 2009) 18.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Rachel's Democracy & Health News #998 (February 12, 2009)
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Despite U.S. Offer, City Stands Firm on Food Stamps 18.2.2009 NY Times: NY Region
A provision in President Obama’s stimulus package, extending food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults, has revived a dispute in New York City between Mayor Bloomberg and advocates for the poor.

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Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse: Dmitry Orlov 17.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse: Dmitry Orlov
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Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Equivalence of Organic Standards 16.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Equivalence of Organic Standards
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John Estrem and Mark Peterson: Fighting poverty: We know what works.Please ask us 15.2.2009 Twincities.com: Opinion
Attention the last few months on increased demand at food shelves and emergency shelters in the Twin Cities sheds welcome light on our neighbors' plight.

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