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Farm workers and their supporters march to the office of Sakuma Farms, Burlington, Washington. Photo: David Bacon

 Farm workers and their supporters march to the office of Sakuma Farms, Burlington, Washington. Photo: David Bacon

The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion: From Baja California to Washington state, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights David Bacon The Nation August 28, 2015

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104 Matt Schudel Washington Post August 26, 2015
Frank E. Petersen, first black general in the Marines, dies at 83 Sam Roberts New York Times August 26 2015
George M. Houser, organizer of an early Freedom Ride, dies at 99 Emily Langer Washington Post August 22, 2015
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights leader, dies at 75 Roy Reed New York Times August 17, 2015
Louis Stokes, Congressman from Ohio and champion of the poor, dies at 90 Dennis Hevesi New York Times August 19, 2015

It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

Black poverty differs from white poverty Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

Coke funds scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets Anahad Carter New York Times August 9, 2015

A mother eats lunch with her children in a rural Mexican school, as part of one of the programmes that fall under the umbrella of the Crusade Against Hunger. Credit: Government of  Mexico

A mother eats lunch with her children in a rural Mexican school, as part of one of the programs that fall under the umbrella of the Crusade Against Hunger. Photo: Government of Mexico

Mexico's anti-poverty programs are losing the battle Emilio Godoy Inter Press Service August 5, 2015

Over 100 Christian leaders have asked each presidential candidate, “What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?”  These videos are the presidential candidates response. Circle of Protection August 2015

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

The GM labeling law to end all labeling laws Timothy Wise Food Tank August 17, 2015

Ruthless power and deleterious politics: From DDT to Roundup Evaggelos Vallianatos Independent Science News July 17, 2015

The end of polio in Africa? Washington Post August 20, 2015

Julian Bond had the long view of this journey toward justice Marcia Davis Washington Post August 20, 2015

The mystery of ISIS Anonymous New York Review of Books August 15, 2015

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Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know? Thanks for your time. L. S.  British Columbia, Canada

Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the quote, and it is wrong. However the information is available. The US Census Bureau estimates for world population over the years are at International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.

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Children play amid garbage at an informal Syrian refugee settlement near Zahle, Lebanon. Photo: Sam Tarling/The Washington Post

Children play amid garbage at an informal Syrian refugee settlement near Zahle, Lebanon. Photo: Sam Tarling/The Washington Post

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East Liz Sly Washington Post August 29, 2015

Protesters outside the presidential palace in Guatemala City last week calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina and an end to what many see as political impunity. Photo: Josue Decavele/Reuters

Protesters outside the presidential palace in Guatemala City last week calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina and an end to what many see as political impunity. Photo: Josue Decavele/Reuters

Guatemala's corruption investigations make swift strides Azam Ahmed New York Times August 25, 2015
Expanding web of scandal in Brazil threatens further upheaval Simon Romero New York Times August 21, 2015

Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. Photo: MAOES.  

Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. Photo: MAOES.  

Agroecology as a tool for liberation: Transforming industrial agribusiness in El Salvador (An interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador)  Beverly Bell Other Worlds August 12, 2015

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP

Beyond brothels: Farms and fisheries are frontier of human trafficking Tracie McMillan NPR July 28, 2015

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BOOKS
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam
Reviewed by Alan Wolfe Washington Post March 6, 2015
When Women Flourish....We Can End Hunger Bread for the World Institute January 31, 2015
Empire of Cotton: A Global History Swen Beckert
Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015
The Fortunes of Africa:  A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor Martin Meredith 
Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol
Reviewed by David Levering Lewis New York Times January 9, 2015
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