Walmart Supports Raising Public Food Benefits — For Its Own Profit

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:10 am

Walmart supports an increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, i.e., food stamps) benefits, to erase the cuts Congress voted into place last fall. Does Walmart really care more about the fate of about hungry children than does Congress? Um, not really. Walmart has instead acknowledged publicly that federal cuts to food stamps are a threat to its bottom line.

Hungry American Batkids Appeal to Make-A-Wish for Canned Goods

By: Monday November 18, 2013 8:34 am

Before all the internet starts sending in comments in ALL CAPS, I am glad people care about Batkid. This blog post is not an OR statement, it’s an AND statement. We all love the idea behind the Make-A-Wish Foundation, especially around the holidays. They hear from children suffering incurable diseases and move mountains to make [...]

Who are the #99Percent? (Answer: They’re Us)

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 9:38 am

The House voted to reduce food stamp benefits (the program is now called SNAP actually, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so you can sound odd while starving; it also uses a debit card system now, not actual stamps or coupons anymore.) In the U.S. forty-seven million people get SNAP. In Ohio, like most places, they pay [...]

Complaint Urges International Criminal Court to Investigate Vatican for Sex Crimes

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 7:47 pm

Pope Ratzinger (photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo) The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint case today that calls on the ICC to investigate and prosecute the Vatican for crimes against humanity. The complaint details what the two groups call “systematic [...]

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