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OCAP Builds Cement Wall Against Real Estate Developer In Solidarity With Palestinian People

Today, as part of the International Week Against Israel’s Apartheid Wall, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) has erected a reinforced cement wall in front of the Toronto building ’50 On the Park’ at 50 Portland St. (Bathurst and King) owned by wealthy real estate developer Leviev-Boymelgreen. Leviev-Boymelgreen is a developer in Toronto and Brooklyn [...]

Chronic malnutrition in Gaza blamed on Israel

The Israeli blockade of Gaza has led to a steady rise in chronic malnutrition among the 1.5 million people living in the strip, according to a leaked report from the Red Cross. It chronicles the “devastating” effect of the siege that Israel imposed after Hamas seized control in June 2007 and notes that the dramatic [...]

Victoria police clear tent city, arrest 5

Five people were arrested Friday for obstructing police when Victoria officers took action to clear a makeshift tent city erected at a downtown park. The tents were set up at Beacon Hill Park following a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a city bylaw, calling it a deprivation of homeless people’s liberty and security [...]

Urgent Action: Save SOPUDEP School

Please write a letter to: 1. Demand that this illegal attempt to seize SOPUDEP’s school property by the Mayor’s office in Petion-Ville stop immediately. 2. Demand that the legal rights of this important institution be respected according to the 12-year lease negotiated with the Haitian national government in 2000. 3. Demand that all acts of [...]

Canadian Workers Demand Immediate End to War in Afghanistan

“On 29 May 2009, the delegates at the national convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), representing more than three million workers from every region of Canada and Quebec, voted overwhelmingly to demand that the Government of Canada immediately end its participation in the illegal war in Afghanistan. This CLC demand represents a significant consolidation [...]

Afghan Man Dies of Hunger Along With his Wife

Haji Abdullah, member of the Provincial Council of Samangan province said, “The elders informed me about the death of a hungry mother and father. This is the start of a disaster.”

Haiti: Thousands protest over growing hunger

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets Thursday to protest against soaring food prices and growing hunger in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.

AFGHANISTAN: Fifth least developed country in the world

Afghanistan has dropped a place in a UN global human development index, which ranks countries based on their citizens’ economic income, life expectancy and literacy rate, according to the country’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) for 2007.

When The Poor Die of Hunger Who Speaks For Them, The Fascists?

For several months there has been a new twist in the history for the poor in Haiti, but the story has been enveloped in silence. The standard of living has been declining, with rising costs of basic goods and a continued lack of social programs. People cannot afford to eat.

Afghan woman sells daughter for $10

Poverty, cold weather, and hunger forced a woman to sell her four month baby in Kunduz….About 600 children under five die every day in Afghanistan due to pneumonia, poor nutrition, diarrhoea and other preventable diseases… The country is ranked second in the world in terms of its maternal mortality rate with about 1,600 deaths per [...]