Juliania painted these lovely icons and awesomely gifted them to us.
Please talk to one another if you will; I’ve been working on a short diary, but I’ve gotten slowed down by RL. My contributions:
‘New report documents pervasive hunger in America’, wsws.org
“A report released by Feeding America on May 4 reveals that one out of every eight people, and one out of every six children, did not consistently have access to food in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. While there has been an overall decline over the past several years in food insecurity rates, hunger and poverty levels have not declined to pre-recession levels, the report states.
The report is a further exposure of the government/media narrative that the US has recovered from the Great Recession and, as former President Barack Obama said at the end of 2015, “things are pretty great in America.” Obama, of course, was speaking for his real constituency—Wall Street and the wealthy, who monopolized an even greater share of the national wealth thanks to his right-wing policies.
Donald Trump is taking up where Obama left off, plundering the economy and enriching the financial aristocracy even more shamelessly. With profits, stock prices and the personal fortunes of the rich at record levels, the ongoing hunger crisis stands as an unanswerable indictment of the capitalist system.” (the rest is here; I reckon Feeding America’s numbers are on the low side.)
‘Revolutionary Leila Khaled Begins Hunger Strike in Solidarity With Palestinian Prisoners’, telesur english
“The prisoners on hunger strike are in direct confrontation with the enemy, but they have only the weapon of the empty stomach,” said Khaled.”
(You’ll no doubt have read of the prison guards who’d barbequed outside of the hunger strikers’ cells last week; words fail.)