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US “Feeds” Israeli War Machine Instead of Feeding Its People by Finian Cunningham

Note: new tag for Finian’s posts: http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/tag/finian-cunningham/

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
November 2, 2013

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Some 47 million poor Americans – one in four children – see their already meager federal food allowances slashed this week.

The cuts amount to $4 billion a year over the next decade.

That $4 billion figure should ring a bell. It is equivalent to the official annual subvention that the US government sends to Israel – courtesy of the American taxpayer.

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#TPP: Back-room Deal for the 1%

TPP Leesburg Rally

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Joe Friendly on Oct 25, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Back-room Deal for the 1%, NAFTA on Steroids, Corporate world takeover replacing national sovereignty being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration who is seeking Fast Track passage in Congress to prevent open discussion of what a disaster it will mean for the 99%!!!

Speakers: Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens’ Trade Campaign; Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade and Globalization Specialist; and Kian Frederick, New York State Director of Citizens Trade Campaign. Morning breakfast forum at the Murphy labor institute October 25, 2013. Camera, edit: Joe Friendly

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Secret Trade Agenda Threatens Shift Toward Sustainable Food System by Karen Hansen-Kuhn + Promises and Perils of the #TTIP

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by Karen Hansen-Kuhn
www.iatp.org
October 24, 2013

After being delayed by the U.S. government shutdown, talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are quietly gearing up again. Tariff barriers between the U.S. and EU are already low, so these negotiations are focused squarely on achieving “regulatory coherence.” Continue reading

Food Stamps Cut As Hunger Rises by Kathy Durkin

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by Kathy Durkin
Workers World
October 3, 2013

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Cupboards will be bare next year for nearly 4 million people in the United States if the bill cutting the food stamp program, which was passed by the Republican majority in the House on Sept. 19, becomes law. They voted to cut this life-saving program by $40 billion over 10 years.

The bill would deny food aid to poor adults, including 170,000 veterans. Cut off would be 1.7 million jobless adults living in high-unemployment regions, as well as 2.1 million people in low-income families, most with underpaid working adults and/or low-income seniors. Continue reading

You Can Stop the #TPP: Say NO to Fast Track

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breakingtheset on Oct 3, 2013

Abby Martin speaks with Margaret Flowers, Organizer for Popular Resistance about why fast tracking the TPP is so dangerous to the democratic process, and why everyone should care about this “free trade deal”.

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Three Myths About Food Stamps

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TheRealNews on Sep 22, 2013

House passes bill to cut food stamps for up to 4 million Americans in 2014, but what are the facts behind this polarizing program? Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman: Why Sustainable Food Must Include Sustainable Working Conditions for the People Who Serve Us

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talkingsticktv on Sep 8, 2013

Talk by Saru Jayaraman author of “Behind the Kitchen Door” on “Serving Up Justice: Why Sustainable Food Must Include Sustainable Working Conditions for the People Who Serve Us” given September 7, 2013 at the Community Alliance for Global Justice 7th Annual Strengthening Local Economics Everywhere Dinner held at University Christian Church in Seattle, WA.  Continue reading