Monthly Archives: June 2009

The White Supremacist in Us: Rinku Sen

Rinku Sen, Executive Director of Applied Research Center and Publisher of ColorLines, weighs in on the white supremacy that is “deeply embedded in our minds” and culture.  Read the full story at the Huffington Post here.

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Hoping to Generate a Bit More Buzz: NYTimes

NEW YORK CITY, USA: Last week, Just Food sponsored Pollinator Week, and the Beekeeper Ball.  The NYTimes reports: (…) Beekeeping is illegal in New York City. Fines, while rare, can run to $2,000. The law is precisely why the nonprofit … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change: NYTimes

From yesterdays NYTimes–  read the full story here: The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy. The vote was the first time either house of Congress had … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Grub Takes on Food Deserts: Chicago Public Radio

LaDonna Redmond is a food activist on Chicago’s West Side. Redmond’s work bringing healthy food to low-income communities has gotten her national attention. Now she’s setting her sights on the city’s South Side. Redmond is merging food and culture with … Continue reading

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What the Land Says: NYTimes Editorial Notebook

Brief and sweet from the Rural Life, VERLYN KLINKENBORG delivers.

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Sotomayor Nomination to Supreme Court Brings Up Uncertain Meaning of Activism

The NYTimes reports: (…) while Judge Sotomayor has occasionally made statements outside court that conservatives find objectionable, it is far from clear that her judicial record supports the accusation that she is an activist. Several empirical studies have concluded that … Continue reading

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Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States: Green For All

Yesterday from Green For All: “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States” is a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PERI), commissioned by … Continue reading

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Peru’s Indigenous Win Victory Over Lands: CNN

Story reported here by CNN: LIMA, PERU: Peru’s Congress voted overwhelmingly to revoke two decrees that indigenous groups had said would result in the exploitation of their native lands for oil drilling, mining and logging. (…) The controversial laws were … Continue reading

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Act Now to Strengthen the Clean Energy Bill: Green For All

Green For All emailed this message this afternoon: This morning, Green For All and NRDC released a new report, “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States,” by the Political Economy Research … Continue reading

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Election Marches in Defiance of Guardian Council; Religious Leader Says Election Fraud Impossible

TEHRAN, IRAN: The NYTimes reported here on Thur: (…) there were signs of an intensified crackdown: The government worked on many fronts to shield the outside world’s view of the unrest, banning coverage of the demonstrations, arresting journalists, threatening bloggers … Continue reading

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Prayer for Iran in Time of Unrest

TEHRAN, IRAN: Post-election protest has moved hundreds of thousands to the streets for the last 4 days, defying the orders of the Guardian Council and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.  Taking silently to the streets, a huge number of … Continue reading

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24 خرداد 88، خیابان ولیعصر، اعتراض به نتیجه انتخابات

TEHRAN, IRAN: Through Youtube, Twitter, and other internet technology,  Iranian youth are findings way to expose censured post-election repression to the global eye. This 0:48 second clip catches military (or paramilitary?) attacking protesters in Tehran, and was posted to Youtube … Continue reading

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Weekend Inventory

a trumpet 1 year  (if we are lucky) sassy attitude a lot of mystery some old shoes glitter 3 jobs that pay $$ 2 jobs that don’t pay $$ but nourish and train stubborness righteousness egoism gardens bees working with … Continue reading

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Pig, Smoke, Pit: This Food Is Seriously Slow: United Tastes, NY Times

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: Slow BBQ story at the NYTimes.

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The Garden

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land.  June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.

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Sumthin’s Gotta Give

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Green For All Calling for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice

From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … Continue reading

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Trash Gets A Second Chance: NYTimes

Trash Gets A Second Chance is an impressive slide-show of  a preschool age classroom, photographed by Piotr Redlinski.  The photos accompany the story Where One Mans Trash Is Preschooler’s Art Material, and were published in yesterdays NY Times.

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Third Anniversary of the South Central Farmers Encampment Eviction, June 12 and 13, 2009: Los Angeles, United States

FRI, and SAT, JUNE 12-13, 2009: 3RD ANNIVERSARY of the SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS ENCAMPMENT EVICTION June 12th, 2009 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rally outside City Hall 9:00 am  Press Conference 10:00 am – 12:30 am Pack the city council … Continue reading

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Kök ve Dal

(Roots and Branches, in Türkçe)

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