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Millions Sought for Global Fund to Aid Farms: NYTimes World

EARTH DAY: HELENE COOPER reports from Washinton DC: The Obama administration is proposing to add $408 million to a global fund to boost food production and encourage good farming practices in the developing world, the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. … Continue reading

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How to Aim Relief Dollars Where They’re Needed in Haiti: CNN

“How to aim relief dollars where they’re needed in Haiti: CNN” by Gillian Yeoh, in a special to CNN.

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Moveon.org to Credit Card Bosses: “Stop Taking a Cut of Charitable Contributions”

The Moveon.org website published a request to say that: A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to the CEOs of Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover (…) and asks if the user will: (…) sign our petition … Continue reading

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Petition to U.S. Treasury Secretary: Help Haiti and Drop the Debt

A petition from One.org to U.S. Treasury Secretary: Timothy Geithner argues to: Take action for the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s debt and to ensure new aid is provided in the form of grants. The online page asks for folks to … Continue reading

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Spanish Government Writes Off Bolivia Debt of $87 Million: AP News

Announced yesterday and reported by the Associated Press, the Spanish government has: (…) agreed to write off Bolivian debt of euro60 million ($87 million) to help the impoverished South American country’s development. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said 60 … Continue reading

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmer Rates Make Land Affordable: DTN/Progressive Farmer

Marcia Zarley Taylor, Executive Editor of the DTN/Progressive Farmer, reports that the USDA is offering 1.5 percent, 20-year fixed interest rates on farm mortgages for beginning or limited resource farmers.  See the full story here: Farm Service Agency’s Down Payment … Continue reading

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China Making Worlds Largest Wind Power Industry

DUNHUANG, CHINA:  The NYTimes reported today that: (…) Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind … 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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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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Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Food Provider Make Historic Agreement

UNITED STATES: Last month, the Washington Post reported that organizing to achieve fair and just working conditions, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Bon Appetit, a large “socially responsible” food provider, have agreed: (…) to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers … Continue reading

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Obama Adds Money to Pay Black Farmers for Bias: NYTimes

In yesterdays NYTimes, a blurb in the Business section announced: The White House has added $1.15 billion to a fund meant to settle claims made under a discrimination lawsuit filed by black farmers against the Department of Agriculture. The money, … Continue reading

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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White House Pledges $50 Million in Seed Capital for Social Innovation Fund

From the White House blog, Michele Jolin talks about the creation of a Social Innovation Fund: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, … Continue reading

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“If You Catch Me at the Border / I Got Visas in My Name”

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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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