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June 2008

Diane’s Hunger Strike Continues

Diane Wilson, author of An Unreasonable Woman and Holy Roller, continues her hunger strike of Union-Carbide. She’s written a new post about her experience on her blog. From Diane’s Blog: Today there is a security guard downstairs at Tower #3.  Protecting Tower #3, I guess.  I don’t remember him being there when I was there last time so I’m very leery of […]

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How many handbags does it take to buy a solar hot water system?

Rob Hopkins, author of our forthcoming book The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience, has a great inquiry into the insanity of American consumption culture. Rob being British, apparently wasn’t fully aware of the heights of lunacy that some parts of our society have reached. It took an American film that celebrates this […]

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Poisonous products banned in most nations are killing Americans

Yesterday, Diane Solomon at, a weekly newspaper serving the Silicon Valley area, posted her interview with Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Metro: Most of us assume that if it’s sold in a store, it’s OK. […]

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Kucinich: We Went to War For the Oil Companies publishing the following coverage of Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s speech to the House of Representatives today. Washington, DC (June 26, 2008)– US Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, in a speech to the House of Representatives today, tied the secret meetings of the Cheney Energy Task Force to the recent award of non-competitive oil contracts in Iraq […]

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The Beginning of The War on Bugs, part 2

The following is an excerpt from Will Allen‘s The War on Bugs. This is part 2 of this series. Part 1 is here. The other and often most important influence on farmers is their banker. Many farmers borrow money to farm, and if they don’t pay out or don’t get as high a yield as […]

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Video: The Odor-Less Humanure Process

Joseph Jenkins is the author of The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure. He’s been composting human manure for over 26 years, and in this video series, he shows you how. There are many benefits to composting your waste, as Joe points out in his book: free compost for the garden, no septic […]

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Podcast: If you want to save them, eat them.

Slow food advocate and provocateur, Gary Paul Nabhan, sat down with The Restaurant Guys on WCTC. They talk about saving the world’s threatened species by renewing the local food traditions that used them in recipes. By increasing consumption and awareness of these species, Gary argues, we will do a better job of protecting them. Gary […]

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Many Benefits to Home Vegetables; Rebellion is Not One

Food-Not-Lawns advocate Stan Cox, in an article on AlterNet, made the argument that while there are many benefits to converting your lawn to food-producing garden, rebellion against large agribusiness is not one of them. He asserts that the size of the dent that would be made in the profits of agribusiness—even if every American converted […]

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The Beginning of The War on Bugs

The following is an excerpt from Will Allen‘s The War on Bugs. My interest in how farmers became comfortable with using dangerous chemicals began more than thirty years ago, as many of us converted our farms from chemical to organic production. Along with several close friends, I had come to the realization that we did […]

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Video: ‘Green’ Nanotech: An Overview

Pesticides, plastics, and the genetic-modification of plants are our only hope. Each of them, single-handedly, will save the day! Or, so it was once heralded. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that these new technologies do more harm than good—to the environment, to our food, to us. The new mysterious stranger on the block is nanotechnology…or, “Clean, green, […]

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