Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, and sustainability

August 3, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

A regular, non-comprehensive roundup of current news links on hunger and poverty issues from around the Web.

UN's Post-2015 Agenda: Ending Poverty 'In All Its Forms And Dimensions,'” by Avaneesh Pandey, International Business Times. “The United Nations members from 193 nations endorsed a “historic” roadmap Sunday to tackle poverty and hunger, promote well-being and safeguard the environment over the next 15 years. The 30-page “agenda for sustainable development” is expected to guide policy and funding after the deadline for achieving the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted in 2000, expires by the end of this year.”

India census exposes extent of poverty,” by Ritika Katyal, CNN. “India's latest Socioeconomic and Caste Census (SECC) paints a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation.”

U.S. Department of Education Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals,” by The Chronicle. “As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education today announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue the postsecondary education with the goal of helping them turn their lives around and ultimately, get jobs, support their families, and turn their lives around.”

Commission Seeks Solutions for Combating Hunger,” by Patty Wight, MPBN News.  “The National Commission on Hunger was in Maine today seeking public input on how best to help people who struggle to put food on the table.”

America's Apartheid: Legalized Discrimination through Mass Incarceration,” by Brandon Patterson, The Huffington Post. “In 2015, it is socially unacceptable to say, "I hate black people." The public crucifixions of social giants such as Donald Sterling, Paula Dean and most recently, Hulk Hogan prove this to be true.”

Groups Urge DOJ to Stop Prosecuting Immigrants for Illegal Entry,” by Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer. “A national bipartisan movement to reduce the United States’ outsized prison population is gaining momentum, but immigration reform advocates say an important piece is still missing from the reform conversation: Thousands of men and women are being incarcerated every year because they entered the U.S. without documents.”

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