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Trenton Gets It Right: NYTimes Editorial

See the full editorial here. A coalition of community groups in Trenton is issuing photo identification cards to illegal immigrants. The cards are not government IDs, though they are accepted by many check-cashing companies, libraries, stores, and medical clinics, and … Continue reading

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Día de Acción Mundial Contra SB 1070

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Ya Basta: Stop SB 1070

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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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Two Members of Congress Introduce Community Gardens Act of 2009: City Farmer

Reporting first seen at City Farmer: Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) introduced the Community Gardens Act of 2009 with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)  The bill creates a grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture to compensate community groups for … Continue reading

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Flint, Michigan considers ordinance changes to enhance urban agriculture

FLINT, USA, reported from City Farmer: It’s not that Flint officials are opposed to residents growing their own food in backyards or on nearly 2,800 vacant residential lots within the city limits (a list that’s still growing to the tune … Continue reading

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It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado: NYTimes

COLORADO, USA: The NYTimes reported Monday that: For the first time since territorial days, rain will be free for the catching here, as more and more thirsty states part ways with one of the most entrenched codes of the West. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Mexico City Extends Suspension of Activities in Face of Flu Outbreak

Mexico City: Suspension of classes at all school levels will continue until “at least May 6th,” and many public gatherings, including bars, nightclubs, theaters, sporting events, museums, cultural activities, and concerts, remain indefinitely closed. In the Mexico City center, markets, … Continue reading

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Food, Inc

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