Monthly Archives: February 2009

“Yellow Is the New Green:” NYTimes

In an op-ed piece in yesterdays NYTimes, Rose George, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explores the ecology of human waste. Advertisements

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New Look at School Recess

The best way to improve children’s performance in the classroom may be to take them out of it. See full NYTimes article here.

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Taller Comunitario: Compostas Caseras, 4 de mar, México DF

Miércoles 4 de marzo, 16:30 a 18:00hrs Taller Comunitario: “Empezando tu Huerto Casero: Compostas Caseras” Aprende diferentes técnicas para transformar desechos orgánicos en abonos naturales. Temas incluyen: la ciencia de la descomposición, contenedores apropiados, recetas para elaborar composta, soluciones a … Continue reading

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“Don’t Believe in Love”

Dedicated to dear friends.

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Putting Together a Hamburger, a Neighborhood and Hip-Hop:NYTimes

“Hollis is our Motown, our Nashville, our Beale Street,” said Orville Hall, 42, the owner of the restaurant, and a childhood friend of the members of Run-DMC, which happens to be the best-represented rap group in the burger joint — … Continue reading

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When Subject and Material Are Time Itself

Art takes total commitment, but few artists maintain it around the clock. An exception is the Taiwanese-born performance artist Tehching Hsieh (pronounced dur-ching shay), specifically, the five, grueling one-year pieces he executed, mostly in New York, from 1978 to 1986. … Continue reading

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Homeowners Mount Resistance Against Crisis, Evictions

“Homeowners fight back against evictions”, read the International Herald Tribune article here.

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Crisis on All Sides: The Obama Housing Plan

NPR’s Planet Money podcast, Friday, February 20th edition, Hear: The Obama Plan.

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Rethinking Limits to the Breakfast Imagination

NYTimes Bittman blog, reinventing the first meal of the day. He challenges the US culture of dedication to sweet (or sometimes savory) breakfast limitations.

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New York City Worm Apartments: Urban Composting

Fun article about worms and urban composting, in yesterdays NYTimes.

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Local Foods at Roots of Reviving School Lunch Programs

Give life back to public school cafeterias, and do it simply by connecting them with locally grown foods.  NYTimes Op-Ed Contributors: No Lunch Left Behind by ALICE WATERS and KATRINA HERON, February 19, 2009.

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Farmers Growing the City: Massachusets, USA

Nuestra Raices on City Farmer, Holyoke, Massachusets, USA

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‘Til We Get There

M-1 of Dead Prez, Stori James & K’Naan performing “Til We Get There”, 2005

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“In Downturn, a Growth Opportunity?:” NYTimes

The demand for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is rising in the New York area– Are these changes in reaction to troubling economic speculation, one that is permeating the global level?

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Fotos de Trabajo en la Azotea; sábado 14 de febrero

Fotos de sábado, 14 de febrero, dia de mantamiento del huerto y trabajo anti-plaga, en Azotea en Doctores, Mexico DF Plantula de amaranto y de jitomate: la siembra fue 24 de enero, y han crecido con mucho sol y mucho … Continue reading

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G7 Agrees to Support Stimulus Bill

As the New York Times reported today, Timothy F. Geithner spent Friday and Saturday speaking at a Group of 7 meeting (meeting of “First-world” global economic superpowers and their finance ministers, in Italy, promoting the new Obama led US bill … Continue reading

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Wanted: Satisfying Multi-Stimulus

Analysis and criticism on the stimulus bill, from several pieces in the NYTimes, conclude that the stimulus bill could have done much more. Obama and the Democrat majority passed what was mostly a tax bill, one that is to tax … Continue reading

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Valentines Day in Gaza 2009

Israel Opens the Gaza Border for 25,000 Carnations, Bound for Europe

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Saturday-Afternoon Spinning

Nortec Collective presents: Bostich+Fussible “TijuanaSound Machine”

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Debt relief in tax adjustments: NYTimes Stimulus Bill Coverage

The tax stimulus, the first of Obama team stimulus bills: Lawmakers move quickly to pass economic stimulus. The Obama team and a Democrat majority congress rush through their first project. Auto giant General Motors gets a big fat boost. Then … Continue reading

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