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Will Our Economic Collapse Cause the Death of Millions Abroad? 20.3.2009 AlterNet
As the wealthier nations cease investing in the developing world or acquiring its exports, the crisis is hitting them with a vengeance.
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The Second Shockwave 18.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

While the economic contraction is apparently slowing in the advanced industrial countries and may reach bottom in the not-too-distant future, it's only beginning to gain momentum in the developing world, which was spared the earliest effects of the global meltdown.

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Cloning: Agribusiness as Usual 17.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Cloning: Agribusiness as Usual
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What Money Doesn't Buy 17.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

In the rural countryside of Orissa, northeastern India, coconut palms punctuate a flat terrain of rice fields and low-slung villages of mud and thatch. Women in bright-colored saris cut cane between marigold hedges and lagoons filled with lotus flowers. The scene is fantastically picturesque, but scenery feeds the soul, not the stomach. Stop and ask any of these villagers what they hope for their children, and they'll likely say the same thing: to move away to the city someday.

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Big Food Companies Sell Stolen Goods 17.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Big Food Companies Sell Stolen Goods
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Rebuttal to Chris Hedges: Stop the Tired Overpopulation Hysteria 14.3.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
Raising alarms about overpopulation distracts us from the real environmental tasks at hand and legitimizes top-down punitive policies that hurt women.
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GM Watch: Best of 2008 - Part One 10.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
GM Watch: Best of 2008 - Part One
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THE SCOOP - March 2009 Organic Center Newsletter 6.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
THE SCOOP - March 2009 Organic Center Newsletter
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Utahns using food stamps at new high 6.3.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
For the first time, more than 70,000 Utah households are relying on food stamps to help feed their families, a new record for the state. That number equals roughly 6 percent of Utah's population.
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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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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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