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Organic Agriculture in Cuba’s Capital: San Francisco Bay View

We are looking at the end of (relatively) cheap oil, food and transportation, crises that have already had a devastating impact on Third World nations and communities of color. These issues hit Cuba a stunning blow in the early 1990s, … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?: NYTimes Magazine

IN the age of global food crisis, those financing export agriculture play the rest of the planet a most dangerous game: read the NYTimes Magazine feature here: (…) spurring financial firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock to invest hundreds of … Continue reading

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Mourning with No End

In the dark, Global North: “Green Revolution Trapping India’s Farmers in Debt” aired Tuesday on National Public Radio, and a brief mention was reported in the April 15th edition of the UK Independent: Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state … Continue reading

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More Squatters Are Calling Foreclosures Home: NYTimes

Demonstrating a new response to the housing crisis, yesterdays New York Times reports: Michael Stoops, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, said about a dozen advocacy groups around the country were actively moving homeless people into vacant … Continue reading

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Feeling Too Down to Rise Up: NYTimes Op-Ed

This NYTimes Op-Ed, by SUDHIR VENKATISH, delivers a thought-provoking chain of arguments linking together economic recession, anger, rebellion, and apathy. Read the Op-Ed here. The texture of discontent (or lack thereof) can say a lot about a nation, and that … Continue reading

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Chilean Town Withers in Free Market for Water: NYTimes

Quillagua is among many small towns that are being swallowed up in the country’s intensifying water wars. Nowhere is the system for buying and selling water more permissive than here in Chile, experts say, where water rights are private property, … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Normal Boundaries of Analysis to Ask a Radical Question

In his Op-Ed piece in today’s NYTimes, Thomas Friedman steps out of his normal boundaries: Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 … 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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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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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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Making a scandal for bankers

Google game: Make a 3 word phrase, in a specific order, and that has logical sense for at least one example sentence that you can think of–  then search the three word phrase, in quotes, on Google, and the first … Continue reading

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Lack of news in U.S about Cuba: Hurricane relief and food

Cubans hope urban gardens will solve food shortages caused by hurricane damage.

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