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October 2008

WATCH: Thieves and Liars: Exxon’s Plundering of Americans Breaks Another Record

This is the kind of thing that makes me shiver with absolute fury. Exxon (oft regarded as the most damaging, irresponsible, greedy, and dangerous corporation inflicted upon modern man) is being rewarded for their plundering with another quarter of record profits. The AP is reporting that Exxon has demolished its previous quarterly profits record of […]

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Food Prices: A better way…

If my life were a country-western song, “There’s just gotta be a better way….” would be the refrain. It goes something like this: Gas prices growin’, the economy is slowin’. Can’t find a buck to help me through the daaaaay. I drive to the food mart, pay a mortgage for my food cart. I wish […]

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Podcast: Naomi Wolf on The Global Research News Hour

On Monday, Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, spoke to Stephen Lendman on the Republic Broadcasting Network’s Global Research News Hour (an initiative of the Centre for Research on Globalization). They discussed her new book—Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries—the country’s fascist shift, George […]

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The Promise of the Fuel Cell-Powered Future

From its very beginning, fuel cell technology has had a skeptical “too-good-to-be-true” eye cast down upon it. Electrical power with no moving parts, no combustion, and no noxious exhaust? Truly, this is a sham…right? No. Actually, it’s quite promising. Heralded by prominent scientists as the technology breakthrough of our time, fuel cell technology is finally […]

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Rediscovering Up-North Traditional Foods with Gary Nabhan

When author Gary Nabhan (Renewing America’s Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent’s Most Endangered Foods) led a group of locals—including Paula McIntyre, co-founder of Up North Foodies, and Eric Patterson, chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House restaurant in Traverse City—around northern Michigan earlier this month, they weren’t entirely confident about what they could […]

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Washington Post Endorses “Cap and Return”

The editorial page of the Washington Post Sunday endorsed a policy Peter Barnes has been advocating for a long time now—most notably in his books Who Owns the Sky? and Climate Solutions: A Citizen’s Guide. It’s something the Post calls “Cap and Return” and Peter calls “Cap and Dividend.” Essentially, to reduce the amount of […]

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Bioneering Effective Activism

Bioneers by the Bay, presented by the Marion Institute, is an annual gathering of “biological pioneers” who use cutting edge approaches to environmental restoration. Their work encompasses technological innovation, economic strategies, social justice, and a spiritual connection to the natural world. For these innovators, scientists, and grassroots leaders—as well as 2,000 regular folks—it’s an opportunity […]

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Get a Big Harvest from Your Tiny Space

The economy is in the toilet (See: this week’s top post). You want to grow your own food and maybe save a little money on your grocery bills, while driving less and reducing your carbon footprint. But you live in a tiny, cramped studio apartment with little natural light and a neighbor who wakes you […]

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The Towns are Taking Over

In the battle to reverse our society’s effect on the planet’s climate, large governments and organizations are proving to be too slow to change course than most citizens would like. People looking for quick action are taking responsibility into their own hands and working within their own communities where red tape isn’t a barrier to […]

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The Soil Community

H. C. Flores in her book Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community, wrote this passage about the soil community that all land-dwelling creatures share. From Food Not Lawns: In The Soul of Soil activist educator and agronomist Grace Gershuny points out that all land-dwelling […]

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