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Salem-News.com (Feb-14-2014 23:40)

How Not to Get Aid Into Homs, Yarmouk, and to 9.3 Million Syrians Via a UN Resolution

The starving victims besieged in Syria, and all people of goodwill, are demanding immediate, non-politicized humanitarian aid without further delay.

(EL NUBEK, Syria) - Syria map Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of conflict-torn Syria?

When we know this, much may become clearer with respect to the cynical politicization of the continuing civilian suffering.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2014 11:27)

Lifting the Siege of Yarmouk One Food Parcel & One Polio Vaccination at a Time

Many food parcel recipients quickly open the jar of jam inside the cardboard box and scoop the confections into the mouths of their children or the nearby infirm refugees, usually elderly.

(YARMOUK Palestinian camp, Damascus) - Yarmouk camp in Damascus A new batch of food aid entered al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugees camp in Damascus It’s been seven days since the first humanitarian aid, generally in the form of 56 lb. food parcels packed by UNWRA, entered Yarmouk.

This follows half a dozen aborted attempts by various militia and political groups to achieve consensus to deliver aid.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-30-2013 15:26)

India: Sick from Distorted Development

The inequities in health care provision represent the extreme levels of inequality and social injustice pervading the country, as the Lancet makes clear, “mainly because of insufficient government funding for health”.

(LONDON) - India's sick India has recorded two decades of around 9 per cent growth, which has produced umpteen rupee billionaires who live in decadent luxury in the cities.

Along with the government, which is seduced by all things corporate, they turn a comfortable blind eye to the hundreds of millions living in rural poverty and those in slums on the other side of town, where children play beside open sewage, where there are no functioning toilets or latrines, where child malnutrition is rife and where there are no health care facilities worthy of the name.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-11-2013 15:57)

California Inmates Enter Third Day of Largest Hunger Strike in State History

Protests have taken place all over the country, mainly from the family members of the incarcerated, as well as those who support their cause.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - California prison guard California prisons are being rocked by an event that has been called the largest hunger strike in California history.

Inmates at 33 prisons, 30,000 in total, are in their third day of the strikes, during which they are demanding access to adequate food, education and fair rules with regard to being placed in solitary confinement.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2013 01:41)

Arrests at Federal Courthouse in NYC as Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Widens

Witness Against Torture has been holding vigils and rallies throughout the country, calling the White House and US military, and sending letters to the detained men.

(NEW YORK CITY) - Gitmo Hunger Strike 12 concerned citizens with Witness Against Torture were arrested at a “die-in” on the steps of the Manhattan Federal Courthouse.

It was a response to reports that 84 men at Guantanamo Bay — are hunger striking to protest their indefinite detention.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-05-2013 20:29)

The A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2013

Includes overview of Afghanistan’s government.

(KABUL) - Kabul, Afghanistan hillside Eleventh edition and still going strong. The 2013 version of the annual “A to Z Guide” is now available.

The goal is to enhance understanding of the actors, structures and government processes related to aid and reconstruction efforts.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-24-2013 14:58)

What`s the Federal Poverty Level for 2013?

OCPP has updated its chart HUD Median Income Limits for Oregon Compared to Poverty Income.

(SILVERTON, OR) - Poverty The federal government has released the 2013 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, better known as the "federal poverty level."

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2012 21:47)

Every Four Seconds Someone in the World Dies of Hunger

There are about a billion people that suffer from hunger worldwide

(MADRID) - Starvation The nudity of the indigent world could be dressed up in the leftover decorations of those who are vain, affirms Goldsmith.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2012 11:33)

India Tops the World in Under-5 Deaths

According to an estimate, about one third of world’s poor lived in India.

(RENO,NV) - Starving children in India India is top in the world for under-five deaths at 1.7 million, which is 24% of the share of total number of such deaths, according to a new UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report.

Under-5 mortality rate of India was 61 in 2011, where neonatal causes, followed by pneumonia were the highest cause of such deaths.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-13-2012 14:20)

Squatting Law Criminalises the Homeless to Protect the Rich

The criminalisation of squatting is aimed at protecting profits, not people, argues Vivyan Raoul.

(LONDON) - Squatters protest in the UK So, they've finally done it. They finally criminalised squatting. On Saturday, it became a criminal offence, with it a penalty of up to six months in jail or a £5000 fine, to trespass in a residential property, under section 144 of Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO).

Successive governments have made overtures, initiated clumsy attempts, but all have stopped short of actually criminalising the homeless.

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