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Adhanet Kidane, 30, a single mother in Tampa, Fla., earns minimum wage at two fast-food restaurants. Photo: Edward Linsmier/New York Times

Adhanet Kidane, 30, a single mother in Tampa, Fla., earns minimum wage at two fast-food restaurants. Photo: Edward Linsmier/New York Times

Middle class shrinks further as more fall out instead of climbing up Dionnne Searcey and Robert Gebeloff New York Times January 25, 2015

This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America Max Ehrenfreund Washington Post January 15, 2015  See the Reddit thread What do insanely poor people buy, that ordinary people know nothing about?

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.  Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Children from low-income families now make up a majority of public school students in the nation, according to a new report. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty Lyndsey Layton Washington Post January 16, 2015

Lamar Smith, a case worker with the city-contracted nonprofit Community of Hope, does a walk-through in mid-December with Timika Holiday, 29, a formerly homeless mother of two, at her home in the District. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post

Lamar Smith, a case worker with the city-contracted nonprofit Community of Hope, does a walk-through in mid-December with Timika Holiday, 29, a formerly homeless mother of two, at her home in the District. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post

Prevent homelessness? Break the cycle of poverty? It’s not just his dream but his job. Robert Samuels Washington Post January 17, 2015

Grapes of wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize David Bacon Al Jazeera America January 16, 2015

Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post January 8, 2015 Also see How expensive it is to be poor (opinion) Charles Blow New York Times January 18, 2015

Peruvian National Police burn an illegal gold mining camp in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Photo: Dominic Bracco II/Prime for The Washington Post

Peruvian National Police burn an illegal gold mining camp in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. After years of turning a blind eye to nearly 40,000 illegal miners in the Madre de Dios region, officials are moving to halt environmental damage. Photo: Dominic Bracco II/Prime for The Washington Post

South American commodity boom drives deforestation and land conflicts Nick Miroff Washington Post January 1, 2015

Children eating lunches at school. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

A provision in the federal spending bill prohibits lowering salt limits for school lunches. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

2015: The year Republicans strike back at Obama food policies Jenny Hopkinson, Helena Bottemiller Evich, Bill Tomson and Chase Purdy Politico January 1, 2015 In final spending bill, salty food and belching cows are the winners  Robert Pear New York Times December 14, 2014 Congress to nutritionists: Don't talk about the environment Dan Charles National Public Radio December 15, 2014

Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa.  He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon

(MERCED, CA) Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa. He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon  

Hard winter for California farmworkers  David Bacon New American Media December 22, 2014

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Oakland celebrates the radical political heritage of Rev. Martin Luther King David Bacon January 19, 2015 

Let's address the State of Food Mark Bittman New York Times January 18, 2015

The fight for civil rights, long after Martin Luther King John McWhorter, Jelani Cobb, Derecka Purnell, and Charles M. Payne New York Times January 19, 2015

How expensive it is to be poor Charles Blow New York Times January 18, 2015

‘Returning citizens’ are still one of D.C.’s most marginalized and motivated groups Clinton Yates Washington Post January 16, 2015

Soil: the sustainable alternative to oil income in Africa Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi The Guardian January 1, 2015

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Children play on a slide in Taoranting Park in Beijing on Jan. 23.  Photo: Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

Children play on a slide in Taoranting Park in Beijing on Jan. 23.  Photo: Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy Simon Denyer Washington Post January 25, 2015

Gates priorities: Improvements in African agriculture, health, education and banking Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post January 22, 2015

Richest 1 percent will own more than rest combined by 2016, Oxfam report says Al Jazeera America January 19, 2015 Access full report

Four anti-balaka militia in the Central African Republic. Photo: Crispin Dembassa-Kette/IRIN 

Anti-balaka militia in the Central African Republic. Photo: Crispin Dembassa-Kette/IRIN

Central African Republic: A crisis told in numbers IRIN News January 12, 2015

More than half of Africa’s arable land ‘too damaged’ for food production, report says Busani Bafana Inter Press Service January 13, 2015  Access full report: No Ordinary Matter: conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soil

Three children on burros in the Tharparker region of Pakistan. Photo: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

Children are bearing the brunt of the drought in Tharparkar, often the first to fall victim to diarrhoea and pneumonia brought on by malnutrition. Photo: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

Children starving to death in Pakistan’s drought-struck Tharparkar District Irfan Ahmed Inter Press Service January 3, 2015

A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Shai Venkatraman/IPS

A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The village has witnessed major violence against those who have tried to leave the profession of ‘manual scavenging’. Photo: Shai Venkatraman/IPS

India’s ‘manual scavengers’ rise up against caste discrimination Shai Venkatraman Inter Press Service January 6, 2015

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BOOKS & MEDIA
Food and Nutrition in Numbers  FAO  November 12, 2014 See full report (249 page PDF) 

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Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession Barbara Garson Reviewed by Blair Dudik October 21, 2014
Atlas of African agriculture research & development  Kate Sebastian, Editor July 22, 2014

Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory Jennifer Ayres Reviewed by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church February 4, 2014

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