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Africa in Crisis: The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Timberlake, Lloyd
Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a ...
Africa's Refugee Crisis: What's To Be Done
Cimade; Inodep; Mink
Renewed famine in Ethiopia and the Sahel, as well as the Continent's ongoing wars and political repression, have created the world's biggest refugee problem. This up-to-date, factual picture of the pr...
Connexions Library: Food Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
The Crisis in African Agriculture
Gakou, Mohamed Lamine
Why is Africa no longer able to feed itself? Lamine Gokou poses this question against a background of meticulous evidence charting the dimensions of the Continent's agricultural decline. He shows what...
Cultivating Famine: The World Food Crisis
Slide Show
A look at the historical and structural causes of the wold food crises and their most commonly advocated solutions.
Development Education Viewpoints
Educational tools focused on worldwide underdevelopment in a Canadian context.
Eritrea: Struggle for Independence
Machida, Robert
One of the longest and most bitter nationalist struggles in Africa is being fought in Eritrea. The Horn of Africa has been the scene of tremendous levels of political upheaval, famine and intermittent...
The Ethiopian Famine
Jansson, Kurt; Harris, Michael; Penrose, Angela
This story is the greatest single peacetime mobilization of the international community this century, told by the man who masterminded it. Jansson argues that despite some shortcomings, the UN system ...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Ford Massacre: Detroit Workers News Special, 1932
Houdyma, Joseph; Del Duca, Robert; Auringer, Jack; Seltzer, Leo
WFPL newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
A series of article regarding the Ten Days for World Development conference focused on food.
GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
Pelaez Vicky
Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily n...
Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Steel, Carolyn
Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by ...
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
Is World Hunger our Responsibility?
Cox, Mary (ed.)
Collection of articles discussing how we cause world hunger and what we must do.
Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
Cook, Jonathan
Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
Issues & Actions: May 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newspaper linking people for social change. Articles on housing, hunger, 'Homes Before Domes.'
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The National Hunger March to Washington, 1932
Seltzer, Leo; T. Hurwitz, Leo; Del Duca, Robert; Brody, Sam; Nelson, C.O.
WFPL Documentary of the Second National Hunger March to Washington, D.C. 1932.
National Hunger March, 1931
Brody, Sam; Del Duca, Robert; Seltzer, Leo; Balog, Lester
WFPL footage of protesters marching to Washington demanding jobs, food, and clothing during the infancy of the Great Depression.
On Hunger and Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 133
Jakopovich, Dan
On September 11, 2001, approximately 35,000 of our brothers and sisters died from what is perhaps the worst possible cause of death — starvation. A decade after the 1996 World Food Summit set the goal...
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
A People's History of Science
Connor, Clifford
Connor focuses on the contributions of ordinary people living in ordinary times and the social and political history in which they lived. Spanning the time from the hunter-gatherers to the information...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Perspectives on World Hunger
This curriculum unit is designed to introduce senior high school students in Newfoundland to the problem of widespread malnutrition in the world.
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
The Politics of Hunger: The Global Food System
Warnock, John
Warnock's book is an attempt to explain within the context of the global food market why famine, malnutrition, poverty and disease are the flip side of affluence and waste. He examines the political q...
Put the Palestinians On A Diet
Israel has been forced to reveal what Palestinians and other observers on the ground have known for a long time: that the blockade of Gaza is state policy intended to inflict collective punishment, no...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Remembering Ireland's Great Famine: A review of Black '47 a soon to be released film about the famine in Ireland
Croidheain, Caoimhghin O
The Irish film, Black 47 (Director Lance Daly) is about the worst year of the catastrophic Irish famine and is set in the west of Ireland in 1847. The story centers around an Irish soldier, Feeney (Ja...
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Suffering Strong
Mottem, Nicholas
This readable book tells readers much about the underlying causes of hunger in Africa. Through the author's powers of observation, the readers experience the horror of seeing both a starving child and...
Sweeter than Honey: Ethiopian Women and Revolution: Testimonies of Tigrayan Women
Through the voices of Tigrayan women-farmers, famine survivors and military commanders this book allows the reader to see what is happening in Tigray. Women have been working with the People's Liberat...
Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
Jisheng, Yang
A look at 'the great famine', a concealed result of the Great Leap Forward in China.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
Del Duca, Robert; Seltzer, Leo
WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Farm Radio Weekly
Campaigns against hunger and disease in Africa and elsewhere through informative, educational radio information broadcasts.
Food Banks Canada
National umbrella group for Canadian food banks, distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food in 2003 to member food banks in all provinces. Works to promote the eradication of hunger and poverty in Ca...
Infact Canada/Infant Feeding Action Coalition
To promote better infant and maternal health by protecting breastfeeding and fostering appropriate infant feeding practices in Canada and internationally.
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.

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A famine is a widespread scarcity of food that may apply to any faunal species.
Great Famine (Ireland)
Wikipedia article
The Great Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato...
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In politics, humanitarian aid, and social science, hunger is a condition in which a person, for a sustained period, is unable to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. Throughout history...
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Malnutrition is the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients.
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From the Connexions Archives

Food, Hunger, Agribusiness
Serial Publication (Periodical)
National Network to End Hunger in Canada
Organization profile published 1988
When Did We See You Hungry?
An educational leader kit designed to focus the theme of food.