Heavenly lives

Last two days, some human lives come to my mind often,

Came to my mind from 2011, a 2.5 month-old baby girl named Kubra who died due to hunger from Samsun, Turkey. On the news, after Kubra died, her mother says that: “We do not have work. We were living in a difficult situation. That’s why I could not take good care of my daughter. I could not feed her. Does milk come from a hungry person’s breast? From now on, is it important my refrigerator full or not? My daughter has gone.”

Then a poor woman comes to mind, from Adana Turkey, a woman who committed suicide in 2012. What the news says for her: “In Adana, Emine Akcay, age 26, who was unemployed for more than a year and was unable to pay the house rent for 8 months, went to buy wood with her last money in her pocket when she saw that her children were cold. She had so little money that the woodman said, ‘My sister, the wood can be bought with this money?’ But Mother Emine Akcay insisted, she took a bag of wood and came home. It did not burn because of the wetness of wood. She tried to ignite the rubber parts; but it hasn’t burned again. Emine Akcay handed out a hair dryer by running it to his young son to warm up her children. Then she went to the other room and hung herself, tying the rope to the swing iron on the ceiling.”

Than I remember that in 2013 at Edirne, Turkey, when a young girl with cancer asked from a minister to take care of the situation, due to her medicines are not coming from abroad to Turkey, the minister gave money to her from his pocket in public. I remember her hiccups as if happened in yesterday.
What the girl says while crying: “I am not beggar, I wanted help with the treatment.”

Mine workers are coming to my mind; the beatiful people with coal eyes!
Came to my mind, in 2015, when 301 mine workers died, Soma, Manisa Turkey, while the miners and their relatives were protesting the operator company and the government, a bureaucrat kicked a miner on the ground. Moreover what was the news for after of the event: “The miner Erdal Kocabiyik, who was kicked by the prime minister’s consultant just after the Soma disaster, where 301 miners lost their lives, has now been imprisoned for 10 months in prison after the monetary penalty.” So, the one who lost his miner friends is miner, but the one who was kicked and paid money and took 10 months prison is miner again.

Then those who committed suicide in Turkey because of unemployment come to mind. According to the figures, 59 workers in 2015 and at least 90 workers in 2016 committed suicide due to unemployment and insecurity. There is not this year 2017 figures yet. But in 2017, there are news of the same as in previous years, a lot of unemployed teacher or engineer suicides. Which thoughts did pass through their minds of those who committed suicide due to unemployment in their last minutes?

Number of workers laid off, is very high, especially in the last year.

Only in the period of last 3-4 months, here is some of the figures of the workers laid off in Turkey:

Posco Assan in Kocaeli,  80 workers,

Arcelik factory in the city of Eskisehir, a total of 600 workers (from September to November)

-From Arcelik in Cerkezkoy, Tekirdag factory at the January 2017, 650 workers had been laid off.-

The workers of Real in all Turkey, 1700 workers

Eren Energy, in Zonguldak 15 workers

30 workers who work in the subcontracting company affiliated to the 163rd Branch Chief of the Highways in the city of Sivas

More than 100 workers at Nade Electronics, in Istanbul

40 workers from Meris Textile in Izmir.

Of course there are more others, but I’m tired of ordering these figures, but the bosses are not tired of laying off the workers!

Now while all these and more than these are happening, there are the news series that were spoken about millions of dollars in high levels.

For example, it seems that there are tax heavens on this planet. I had heard them too, but I hadn’t seen their existences, being declared like that before. For example, I am wondering; while these tax heavens embrace the rich people, which heaven would be enough at afterlife(mentioned oftenly in the religons) for the others in this post, so for the workers who committed suicide or laid off, or miners who died in mine or was kicked, teachers- engineers who suicided due to unemployement, or the mother who suicided due to she couldn’t make her children warm, or 2.5 month-old Kubra baby who have died because of hunger?

Half of Iraqi families at risk of hunger after years of war – U.N.

By Umberto Bacchi

ROME, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of going hungry, a U.N. agency said on Monday, warning of “unprecedented levels of vulnerability” faced by the population due to years of conflict.

Most families in the country will no longer be able to feed themselves if basic food prices increase or fighting escalates, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

“They can’t absorb any more shocks,” said WFP spokeswoman Dina El-Kassaby.

Conflict and instability have stifled food production in Iraq, according to the United Nations. Farmers face shortages of seeds and fertilizers and many have been forced to abandon their land or sell their animals.

A study by WFP and the Iraqi government found that 2.5 percent of the population, or more than 800,000 people, are going to bed hungry every night.

There are concerns this figure could increase, as two thirds of internally displaced people and more than half of Iraqis living in their homes have barely enough to feed themselves, said El-Kassaby.

Almost 75 percent of Iraqi children under the age of 15 are working to help their families put food on the table instead of going to school, WFP said.

 

Hunger and Poverty in Flint

With a population of about 99,000 people, Flint, Michigan possesses one of the highest poverty levels in the country. For several decades, more and more people of Flint have fallen into the depths of poverty and hunger. Public health and government intervention has done nothing but decline for many previous decades. Currently, about 42% of […]

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We are hungry

açız

This photo has been shared by CHP (Turkey’s biggest opposition party in parliament) Istanbul deputy Aykut Erdogdu at his twitter account yesterday. Old woman and his son who are in the middle of the traffic road in Besiktas, Istanbul are trying to express themselves. The written in cardboard at woman hand “Açız” is meaning “we are hungry”

The year of 2015

Turkey’s population is 74 million
46 million people live under the poverty line
14 million people live under the hunger threshold

Briefly, while 60 million people are living in poverty and struggling with hunger, 14-15 million people are living in prosperity.

The president of republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rightist party AKP has been running the country for last 12 years and 12 years earlier the figures were as follows.

The year of 2003

Turkey’s population was 67 million
19 million people were living under the poverty line
1 million people were living under the hunger threshold

So during the last 12 years,
1 million hungry people’s number has been 14 million
19 million poor people’s number has been 64 million

The general election will be in June,7, 2015 in Turkey. Maybe something will change and people will wake up, but it seems very difficult.

Sources which the figures were taken:

http://www.umutoran.com/2011/01/26/46-milyon-kisi-yoksulluk-sinirinin-altinda-yasiyor/

http://www.sozcu.com.tr/2015/ekonomi/14-milyon-aclik-sinirinda-740987/

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2005/05/24/son/soneko30.html

Hunger

No one should be tested by hunger. Fuck the capitalism!

The Enigma

870,000,000 people worldwide do not have enough food per day. That’s more people than there are living in Europe.

Over 1,000,000,000 people worldwide do not have access to clean water. 400,000,000 of these people are children.

80% of the world’ population lives on less than £6.30 a day. That’s £2,229.5 a year. The U.K’s average yearly income is £26,500, that’s almost 12 times as much.

This is the state of the world we live in today. The rich are getting richer and the poor are continuing to suffer. While more than 1/7th of humanity cannot drink water without the risk of getting a disease, the rest of this ignorant and ungrateful creation waste it.

It is disgusting that we seem to have such disregard for our fellow humans. Are our eyes blind? Do our hearts no longer cry out at injustice?

Hunger is the leading cause of death in the…

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