“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99”
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.
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Reblogging for the extra articles.
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them.
Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this! This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.
This is really fucking important.
This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.
It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.
The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.
How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).
Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.
- Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
- If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
- Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
- Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
- For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
- Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
- For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
- Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.
There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.
isthistaken1 said: I am sorry for the innocent who were killed in Palestine. However, the number has been greatly exaggerated. Most of those who were killed were 18-35 year old men linked to Hamas. Israel cannot accept a truce, because they would be recognizing a terrorist organization. Please do some research before you speak on an issue. Some of us here actually have a real stake in this conflict. To you it's just some game you can get high off of by pretending you understand or care. Thank you
Wow. You have no clue.
In fact, Hamas is no more nor less of a terrorist organization than is the Israeli Army if you look at the historical record in terms of sheer destruction, innocents killed, war crimes committed, and the mass slaughter of civilians. Actually, the Israeli Army is the far greater terrorist in that respect.
Beyond that, Israel has spent the last several decades and years systematically stealing and dispossessing the Palestinians of their land; occupying Palestine through brute military force; maintaining a system of racial Apartheid within Israel and the occupied West Bank; refusing to let Palestinian refugees return to their homelands; bulldozing and destroying thousands of Palestinian homes and farmlands; murdering and imprisoning thousands of Palestinian children; and placing a criminal siege upon the people of Gaza that leaves them in a state of utter poverty, desperation, and malnutrition, all of which constitutes a crime against humanity.
It is not Hamas or Palestinians doing all of the above to Israelis. It is Israelis doing this to Palestinians. THAT is the number one source of the problem. For there can never peace where there is no justice.
Finally, I would argue that that the entire world has a “stake” in Israel’s genocide against the Palestinians. Your problem is that you think this is only a narrow regional conflict. It’s not. It effects the entire human species.
It is not without reason that the greatest fighters for justice in the history of the world have all raised the common refrain: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and “No one can be free while others are oppressed.”
Such statements are more true than you apparently realize.
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The July 23 article "Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza" by New York Times reporter Anne Barnard wrongly states, “When Hamas sent a barrage of rockets into Israel, simmering hostilities, and back and forth strikes, erupted into war.” That statement about the war’s origin is pro-war propaganda. It has no basis in fact.
The statement contradicts the report issued by the authoritative “Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center" (ITIC), a private Israeli think tank that "has close ties with the country’s military leadership,” according to The Washington Post.
The ITIC July 8, 2014, report, “News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 2 - 8, 2014),” states: “For the first time since Operation Pillar of Defense [November 2012], Hamas participated in and claimed responsibility for rocket fire [on July 7, 2014].”
Thus, Hamas rocket fire only restarted on July 7 after a 19-month cease-fire. As we will see, this was nearly a month after Israeli forces launched massive military operations in the West Bank and Gaza starting on June 12….
"James Marc Leas is a Vermont attorney and is a past co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Free Palestine Subcommittee. He collected evidence in the Gaza Strip from November 27 to December 3, 2012, as part of a 20 member delegation from the United States and Europe and co-authored several articles describing findings. He also participated in the National Lawyers Guild delegation to Gaza after Operation Cast Lead in February 2009 and contributed to its report, "Onslaught: Israel’s Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law.""(via socialismartnature)
[Palestinian holds up a poster:
Take my water
Burn my olive trees
Destroy my house
Take my job
Steal my land
Imprison my father
Kill my mother
Bomb my country
Starve us all
Humiliate us all
I am to blame: I shot a rocket back]
The photo speaks louder than any caption ever could.
A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
Oh god that’s beautiful.