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Hunger in the News

International
IMF Proposes New Bank Taxes to Fund Bailouts
. Banks and other financial institutions face paying two new taxes to fund future bailouts… [BBC]

Emerging Nations Push for Say in Global Economy‎. Developing countries will this week demand a louder voice at the World Bank and the IMF, now that they are contributing more funds and it's a euro zone country, Greece, that is in need of a rescue plan. [Reuters]

India Opposition Party Protests against High Food Prices. Thousands of people have gathered in the Indian capital, Delhi, to take part in an opposition rally to protest against rising food prices. [BBC]

Official Development Assistance 2009: Poverty On the Up as EU Aid Falls. The figures on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009, published today by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee, paint a bleak picture. [Eurodad]

Domestic
Report Links School Lunches to National Security. Many American children are so overweight from being fed french fries, pizza and other unhealthy foods at school lunchrooms that they cannot handle the physical rigors of being in the military, a group of retired officers say in a new report. [AP]

The 10 Scariest Charts of the Recession. Check out these charts from the recession's still lingering impact… [Huffington Post]

Ill Fares the Land. Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest… [The New York Review of Books]

Climate Change/Environment
Polluting Nations Downplay Goals for Cancun Climate Conference. The biggest polluting nations are downplaying goals for climate-change talks in December after failing last year to agree on a global treaty, the top U.S. climate negotiator said. [Bloomberg]

African Agriculture Suffers from Erratic Climate. From Africa's humid jungles and cocoa plantations to its growing semi-deserts and wilting maize fields, erratic weather linked to climate change may be ruining subsistence crops and export commodities alike. [AlertNet]

Senate Republicans Move to Bar NEPA Analysis of Climate Change Impacts. Republican senators introduced legislation that would block White House efforts to require federal agencies to consider climate change in environmental analyses of proposed projects. [The New York Times]

 

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