United States

Fast-food workers and supporters gathered in Manhattan to watch a live video of the wage board’s decision. The governor hailed it as an example of New York’s progressiveness. Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

New York plans $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast food

by Patrick McGeehan New York Times July 22, 2015

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it....

Presidential candidates answer: How will you help the hungry and poor?

by Vinnie Rotondaro National Catholic Reporter July 22, 2015

A Christian group against poverty and hunger called Circle of Protection has asked U.S. presidential candidates a simple question: "What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?" ...

National push for $15 minimum wage hits home for U.S. Senate workers

by Mike DeBonis Washington Post July 21, 2015

Errol Baker left his job at the Washington Hilton in 2004 after 12 years to pursue what he thought would be a better life working at the U.S. Capitol.“I thought I was going to be working in a better environment,” he said. “I’d get to meet senators and congressmen and movie stars. I was very ...

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance calls churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge

by Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church July 10, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), an initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC), is calling churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge....

How Americans compare with the global population: 56 percent of Americans were in the high income class, compared with 7 percent of the world’s ...

by Rakesh Kochhar Pew Research Center July 9, 2015

By some key measures, the typical American household has slipped behind economically since the beginning of the 21st century.In 2013, the median income of U.S. households was $51,939, down substantially from $55,562 in 2001 (figures in 2013 dollars). In addition to two recessions – in 2001 and fro...

Farm labor groups make some progress on wages and working conditions

by Steven Greenhouse New York Times July 3, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. — It was an unlikely place for a labor protest: 120 migrant workers, students and clergy members were shouting outside the flagship store of Ben & Jerry’s, which displayed a “Peace, Love and Ice Cream” sign on its facade....

A plea for bees (video)

by Dennis vanEnglesdorp TED June 30, 2015

Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance....

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

by Nathanael Johnson Grist June 25, 2015

In my last piece I made the case that the rumors of honeybee extinction have been greatly exaggerated, but honeybees are still suffering larger than usual losses, and some wild bees are probably going extinct....

Malala speaks to staff members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington. She is in the United States to advocate for girls’ education with the Malala Fund, the non-profit organization she co-founded. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Malala Fund

Joining voices with Malala on Capitol Hill

by Allison Grossman Results June 25, 2015

"U.S. politicians have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope. Without education it's impossible to achieve the peace we all seek. Education for all is the only answer," she said....

A portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from the air. Over the past 150 years, human engineering has vastly changed the delta. Photo: KQED

Troubled delta system is California’s water battleground

by Erica Goode New York Times June 24, 2015

BYRON, Calif. — Fighting over water is a tradition in California, but nowhere are the lines of dispute more sharply drawn than here in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that is the hub of the state’s water system....

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
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    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.