Following is an excerpt from the Turkish report “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006″ published by The Information Office of the State Council on Thursday: On March 6, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006. As in previous years, the State Department pointed […]

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Mangalorean.com recently reported about a poverty stricken villager killing his children and himself: Facing acute poverty and hunger, a tribal man in Bihar committed suicide by jumping into a gushing river after first throwing his four children into the water. Only one child survived. Triloki Uraon, 45, a landless farm worker, plunged into the river […]

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Caycompass.com reports about a Latin American summit: Latin American leaders have called for greater attention to poverty and social problems at the 20ľnation Rio Group summit, in a largely symbolic declaration that was light on specific remedies. An agenda devoted to alleviating hunger, poverty and other social ills was considered more likely to establish common […]

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Capital News 9 recently reported on a conference held in Albany, NY to address urban poverty and hunger issues: This weekend, the Times Union reported that urban poverty in the Capital Region is growing exponentially. Local community members met Sunday to address this and other hunger issues at the annual Faith and Hunger Network Conference. […]

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Carl B. Visser writes that the working poor need help to beat poverty: People work hard to get out of poverty. To stay out, some families need the kinds of strategies and supports that will make a long-term impact on their ability to get to the next level and continuously closer to true self-sufficiency. Individuals […]

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A.R. Rahman’s English single “Pray For Me Brother” will be the UN’s anthem for its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) campaign. Music has the power to inspire people. I hope this song inspires the world to increase the efforts to end poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Unfortunately, at the current pace, we cannot reach the MDGs.

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