"With all due respect to gay rights or abortion - What about the people who can't eat??!" - Kristina Borjesson, Feb 3rd, 2006, speaking to a small, live audience at New York Open Center, broadcast on CSPAN2 Book TV. Editor of Feet to the Fire - The Media After 9/11: Top Journalists Speak Out.
Injustice Index US domestic stats from Drum Major Institute for Public Policy:
*pounds lost by George W. Bush in first 7 months of 2005: 8
*growth in number of hungry US households since 1999: 43%
*income at which a US family of 3 qualifies for food stamps: $20,376
*average yearly wage of "sales associates" at Wal-Mart: $14,787
*number of Wal-Mart employees in USA: 1.2 million
*net worth of five (5) Walton family heirs to Wal-Mart fortune: $77.9 billion