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Saturday, November 18, 2006


Hunger in America...and what the U.S. is doing about it

Just two days ago came the "good news" that "only" 35 million people in the U.S. were hungry last year, down from 38 million the year before. Could that fact that more than ten percent of the population of the richest country in the world suffer from hunger have anything to do with this?
The government of President George W. Bush shamed the United States into international isolation after it rejected a UN resolution defending the human right to food.

After a week of UN debates on humanitarian affairs, US diplomats were the only ones to vote against a resolution supporting the Right to Food.

The related text was sponsored by an unusual majority of 131 countries, and another 44 UN member states yesterday voted in favor.
As of this writing, here in the land of the "free press," not a single media outlet has reported this story (the above story comes from Prensa Latina, since the General Assembly's web page of resolutions is characteristically lagging.).

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