Alternet helped celebrate Earth Day by inviting readers to nominate grassroots environmental heroes. (They were inspired to do so in reaction to Vanity Fair‘s “green” issue which focused exclusively on the rich and famous in the environmental movement. Well, it is Vanity Fair after all.) Lo and behold, among all the many terrific people nominated […]Read More..
For Immediate Release Contact: Jessica Saturley, (802) 295-6300, ext. 106 The New England Booksellers Association, representing 400 independent bookstores in New England and New York, announces the 2005 winners of the New England Book Awards: Chelsea Green for Publishing; Marc Simont for Children’s; Jane Brox for Non-fiction; William Martin for Fiction . Presented annually, the […]Read More..
Iran: The Day After by Phyllis Bennis The airwaves and the headlines are full of talk of a U.S. military strike against Iran. That is as it should be – the danger of such a reckless move is real, and rising, and we should be talking about it. The Bush administration claims that negotiations are […]Read More..
Maybe Friedman will start promoting the Petrosabbath? The New York Times April 21, 2006 Op-Ed Columnist The Greenest Generation By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN I was visiting Williams College a few days ago and heard a student speaker there mention that at the end of the day, she had gone back to her dorm room to […]Read More..
Our lead gate crashers seem to be having a great tour. The latest posting from Jerome describes a terrific sounding party at the home of Norman and Lyn Lear, stalwart progressives if ever there were such. One thing that I like about his post is that, while the basic message of CTG is how the […]Read More..
I ran into Tim Matson last night in Hanover and we talked briefly about my recent posting on the pros and cons of boycotting ExxonMobil. He mentioned an alternative boycott proposal he heard about while in upstate New York, the idea being to have one day a week (or a month, or whatever) during which […]Read More..
Gotta raise that floor, gotta get it up outta the basement: Maine Poised to Become 5th State to Raise the Minimum Wage This Year The Maine legislature approved LD 235, by Rep. John Tuttle, to increase the minimum wage from $6.50 to $6.75 on October 1, 2006 and to $7.00 on October 1, 2007. Gov. […]Read More..
That’s what the Alaska legislature wants to know. Alaska House Addresses Global Warming The Alaska House unanimously passed HCR 30, by Rep. Reggie Joule, which would create a commission on how to deal with the erosion, floods and thawing permafrost brought by global warming. The commission would conduct eight hearings around the state and deliver […]Read More..