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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

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H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act Introduced to US Congress

On March 25th, US Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] introduced H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act to the House of Representatives.  The legislation is documented by the federal government and can be accessed here : To increase the emphasis on urban … Continue reading

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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Fair Food Project Connects Farms, Farmworkers and Advocates to Food Justice

COMING FROM The California Institute for Rural Studies and Fair Food Project: “Fair Food: Field to Table”, a multimedia presentation that promotes a more socially just food system in the U.S. It was created in part by Rick Nahmias Photography. … Continue reading

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In This Twisted Hall of Mirrors

In my country, a person who dedicates his life to the grassroots achievement of social and environmental justice for oppressed people is labeled an “extremist”and “unfit for public office” by the very folks who legitimize torture and who profit widely … Continue reading

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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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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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Mexico City Suspends Activities in Preventative Measure Against Flu Epidemic

(post updated April 25th) México DF: The Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, announced late last night that all schools in DF would be closed, Friday, April 24th, as a preventative caution against a new strain of  influenza thought … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Promise Still Unfulfilled in Mexico: NYTimes

In today’s World Business section, the NYTimes ran soft criticism over the failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement: In some cases, Nafta produced results that were exactly the opposite of what was promised.   Local farmers were priced out of the … Continue reading

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Workers Without Borders: NYTimes

An op-ed piece by JENNIFER GORDON in today’s NYTimes: Workers without Borders

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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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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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Obama Tunes to Genius Urban Farmer?

First MacArthur “genius grant,” now calls from Obama team (click above to read full article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinal) see also virtual farmgirl blog: Team Obama Calls on Urban Farm Expert for an Ag Chat Will Allen, Milwaukee’s urban farming … Continue reading

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A Nation of Farmers Again

The Garden of Eatin’: A Short History of America’s Garden Here’s a  video from Roger Doiron, the person behind  Kitchen Gardeners International, and the Eat the View Campaign, an online effort to get the Obama family to turn the White … Continue reading

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Surprising, only for white folks?

Whites may be more racist than they think: study Most white people say they would react strongly to racism, but don’t do anything when they actually witness prejudice, Canadian and U.S. researchers said on Thursday. (Thu Jan 8, 2009  Reuters)

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How does one determine culture?

How do you understand your own culture? How do you understand someone from another culture?  What are barriers that keep us seperated from connecting to people from other cultures? There is often a sneaking cultural superiority,a hierarchy of cultural belief: … 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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