Welcome to the World Hunger and Poverty Blog!

This site was created by Scott Hughes (me!) and is based on the idea that it is totally unacceptable that any person go hungry or be deprived basic necessities, especially when there is more than enough food to feed everyone and more than enough resources to provide clothes, clean water, shelter, education and healthcare to everyone.

I want this blog to act not only as a call to action but as a place to share information and openly exchange ideas about these incredibly important issues. This isn't about calling for charity for the few. The fundamental problems leading to children starving actually effect all of us. We are #InItTogether.

I know it's a touch topic to face. But please please please read the posts on this site and share your own thoughts as comments and guest posts. Your comments on the posts give me the motivation to keep going with this project. I cannot do it if I think I'm pouring my heart out to an empty room. So thank you in advance for supporting me by reading and commenting on the posts!

Immediately below on this page you will find the most recent blog posts. However, if this is your first time here, I suggest you check our Favorite Posts.

Brock Turner

13 June 2016

I just wrote and released a FREE short booklet. For each download from Amazon (free), 10 cents will be donated to a charity that helps victims of sexual assault. Due to Amazon restrictions, it’s only free for a limited time. So please download it now (free). Thank you for your help!

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My new book Justice starts with the following first sentence: “Sympathy shines the only light in the dark impassable tunnels constructed between all of us.” Being a work of fiction, after that preface, I cannot stand by any of the other statements or claims in the book. Instead, Justice might more reveal what a person […]

continue reading "One breath of consideration…"
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Justice is out on Kindle! Buy from Amazon now! You do not need a Kindle. You can read it on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with the Free Kindle App. $1 of every copy sold on release day (Friday, May 6) will be donated to the charity Reach Out and Read. That’s ONE DAY ONLY. […]

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In a previous post, “Guilty until proven innocent, or innocent until proven guilty…”, it was revealed that most people in jail have not been convicted but are guilty only of being too poor to afford bail, with most of their unproven charges being for nonviolent offenses anyway. Further investigation reveals that these nonviolent people being […]

continue reading "Most Inmates Are Mentally Ill"
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Is this offensive?

27 February 2016

I believe I fully support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. (Cue Macklemore’s song “White Privilege” to explain why I don’t want to pat myself on the back too vigorously here.) I agree that those who try to switch it with or even criticize it with “#AllLivesMatter” are being very offensive in the same way–to paraphrase Arthur Chu–it […]

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An article in the New York Review of Books points out that more than 95% of inmates in the USA do not get a trial. That is because of the widespread use of plea bargins. Even that percentage under addresses the state of affairs because it deals with how cases are ultimately resoled. As a […]

continue reading "Guilty until proven innocent, or innocent until proven guilty–Which do you want?"
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