Kissing through a handkerchief

Edward Byrne has freely transposed the sonnets of Louise Labé (1522-1566) and Guido Cavalcanti (shown at left, circa 1255-1300) for audaciously modern renderings. REVIEW

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Bogus solidarity with the poor

October 05th, 2018

Graham Riches’ Food Banks Nations. Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food (Earthscan/Routledge $39.95) has been described as a critique of domestic hunger in the rich (OECD) world. Riches outlines the moral vacuum at the centre of neoliberalism “driven by the corporate capture (Big Food/Big Ag) of food charity (US style food banking with Canada’s support) and its false promises of solidarity with the poor.” He presents a human rights counter-narrative to the feeding of ‘left-over’ food to ‘left behind’ people and explores the role of civil society to hold indifferent governments to account. 9781138739758

 

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