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Written by Tom Trottier Wednesday, 16 July 2008 15:03
Written by Karl Belin Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:47
As the recent Rome summit of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) fades from the headlines (as few as they were in the U.S.), the workers and peasants of the world, and particularly those of the so-called Third World, are once again left to fend for themselves. No concrete measures were taken to put an end to the global food crisis. Prices of basic staple foods continue to rise in all countries and the talk shop of the imperialists, the UN, has taken no firm steps to stave off starvation and hunger. Their document, which pledges to cut the number of undernourished people in “developing” countries in half by the year 2015, outlines no plan by which to do so. Once again, the world’s powers attempt to don a mask of humanitarianism, but deliver only empty rhetoric.
Written by Socialist Appeal Monday, 14 July 2008 17:00
Written by Josh Lucker Friday, 11 July 2008 17:02
On June 6th, a panel discussion was held in St. Louis to discuss the death of LaVena Johnson. She was the first Missouri woman killed in Iraq, just eight days shy of her 20th birthday. Today, three years after her death, questions still surround the circumstances of this tragedy. Her father, Dr. John Johnson, and other family members, have dedicated countless hours researching and traveling the country looking for an answer.
Who was LaVena Johnson? She was a St. Louis native, a young black woman, an honor roll student, and violinist. As her father explains, he had saved up the money for her to go to school, but she instead joined the Army out of high school to lighten the load on her family. Her recruiter told her she would not be going to Iraq. She was subsequently deployed with the 129th Corps Support Battalion and, like over 4,000 other Americans so far, died in Iraq.
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