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“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120608/inuit-food-prices-protest-120608/#ixzz1xKWAJkGe


Holy hell.


WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.


ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross
64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.
Conservationists
have been starving
these people
to death for years.


Reblogging for the extra articles. 
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 


Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.


This is really fucking important.
This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.
It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.
The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.
Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.
There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

dirtybrian:

thewitchylibrarian:

dirtybrian:

mattachinereview:

biyuti:

girljanitor:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

popca:

dolgematki:

nativevoice:

“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross

64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.

Conservationists

have been starving

these people

to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 

Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

This is really fucking important.

This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.

It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.

The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.

  • Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
  • If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
  • Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
  • Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
  • For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
  • Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
  • For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
  • Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.

There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

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podkins:

Wow!  Sailor Moon Amigurumi Version found at actantedorado's Etsy store. LOVE!

podkins:

Wow!  Sailor Moon Amigurumi Version found at actantedorado's Etsy store. LOVE!

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2 weeks ago
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podkins:

Or what about this brilliant little DIY project - Fabify Your Flip Flops!!  Free tutorial via Poppy and Bliss - lots of pics.

podkins:

Or what about this brilliant little DIY project - Fabify Your Flip Flops!!  Free tutorial via Poppy and Bliss - lots of pics.

3 weeks ago
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podkins:

Check out these gorgeous little amigurumi piglets found via the super cute Spanish blog Fernanda Espoleta

podkins:

Check out these gorgeous little amigurumi piglets found via the super cute Spanish blog Fernanda Espoleta

4 weeks ago
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"Cocoon" Vogue Deutsch, September 2013

"Cocoon" Vogue Deutsch, September 2013

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4 weeks ago
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***ATTENTION ALL UNITED STATES AMERICANS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY*** 

THE AMERICAN CIVILIANS IN THE CITY OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IS CURRENTLY UNDER ATTACK BY POLICE ENFORCEMENTS!!!

IF YOU ARE UNAWARE OF THE SITUATION GOING ON, WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!

HERE ARE LINKED YOUTUBE VIDEOS PUBLISHED BY THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES IN THE CITY OF FERGUSON:

SIGNAL BOOST THIS!!!

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1 month ago
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aurelas:

CROCHET FASHION TRENDS - exclusive crochet dress - made to order by LecrochetArt (420.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1rze7bX

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CROCHET FASHION TRENDS - exclusive crochet dress - made to order by LecrochetArt (420.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1rze7bX

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1 month ago
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operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!

I love a mystery!

Please share this photo!

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1 week ago
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podkins:

This is just … just … speechlessly amazing!  
Sophie’s Garden
by Dedri Uys on Ravelry.  This pattern is available for free.

podkins:

This is just … just … speechlessly amazing!  

Sophie’s Garden

by Dedri Uys on Ravelry.  This pattern is available for free.
2 weeks ago
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podkins:

I just ADORE this photo - found via the blog Miga de Pan, this work is pure art!!

podkins:

I just ADORE this photo - found via the blog Miga de Pan, this work is pure art!!

3 weeks ago
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podkins:

CrochetForYou shares a free tutorial for making this unique crocheted bird feeder — check it our via the link!

podkins:

CrochetForYou shares a free tutorial for making this unique crocheted bird feeder — check it our via the link!

4 weeks ago
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tefpoe1:

The gas …these canisters are overflowing in our streets #ferguson #mikebrown

tefpoe1:

The gas …these canisters are overflowing in our streets #ferguson #mikebrown

1 month ago
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