Tag Archives: White House

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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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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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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Van Jones on Green Rooftops, Green Jobs

Van Jones, author and activist, and recently appointed Special Adviser to Green Jobs on the White House Council for Environmental Quality, visits DC Green Works to talk with Sara Loveland about the environmental benefits of green rooftops, and the opportunity … 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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