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July 2009

Naomi Wolf: A Firsthand Look Inside Guantánamo Bay

Naomi Wolf takes readers inside the infamous Guantánamo Bay military detention camp in an article for the Times. What we know now is that torture, and all manner of human rights violations—violations of US and international law—definitely took place at the prison (much of it described in Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray‘s harrowing Guantánamo: What […]

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Slow Money Continues National Grassroots Campaign: Milwaukee

As the name implies, “slow money” is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It isn’t about getting rich. It’s a plan to improve local food systems. Woody Tasch, chairman of the Investors’ Circle (a non-profit network of angel and venture investors, or “nurture capitalists”), seeks out sustainable startups with solid business plans that are looking to improve […]

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MSNBC’s Countdown with… Howard Dean!

Former Governor of Vermont, former Chair of the DNC, and medical doctor Howard Dean will be guest-hosting MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow night (Wednesday). No word yet on whether the show will be renamed in Olbermann’s absence. From Think Progress: Former Gov. Howard Dean will guest host MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith […]

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Farmers Market Success: Artisan Sausage-crafter Makes “The Wine of Pork”

It’s a farmers market success story.Rey Knight’s humanely-raised, hand-crafted salumi operation serves the local community of Ocean Beach, California, (including the “freaks, uppity women and politicos” of the OB Rag) through farmers markets, some internet sales, and direct to restaurants with only himself and a couple of employees toiling away in a fully USDA-inspected facility. […]

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Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Health Insurance Companies Don’t Care About You

Those who think everything is hunky dory with our current system of healthcare in this country need to listen to Wendell Potter, a former Cigna executive turned whistleblower.Paul Harris of The Observer talked with Potter about the appalling state of healthcare, the callousness of health industry executives, and their attempt to block meaningful reform, in […]

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Chelsea Green: Changing the World One Book at a Time

New Hampshire-based website Green Guide NH has a lot of nice things to say about our humble little Chelsea Green, our publishing practices, and our mission-oriented publishing philosophy. They’ve even created a slideshow of some of their favorite Chelsea Green books. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Just over the border in Vermont is a […]

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Herbal Medicine: The Art of Healing with Plants

My naturopathic doctor is based in Colorado, where I lived for many years. She studied western medicine avidly until one day she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nothing traditional helped her, and she was on the verge of facing the end—until she decided to try naturopathic medicine. Along with herbs and acupuncture (along with other […]

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How Much Water Does Your Car Use?

Most cars burn fossil fuels and dump CO2 into the atmosphere. We all know that. But have you considered the amount of water your car uses? I don’t just mean washing (although that’s part of it)—I’m also talking about the “embedded” water, if you will, in the manufacturing process. As it happens, bicycles don’t just […]

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Suburban Root Cellars: Picket Fences Meets Cold Storage

When many envision suburbia, they think of a million gray houses with slanted roofs that all look alike, and everyone inside eats wonder bread and watches television and plays tennis. Suburbia has become, in the minds of some, a sterile and personality-less place. Or so the stereotype of suburbia goes. What people don’t know, however, […]

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Preserving Your Fruit Crops, or Getting Drunk on Apricots!

While planning how to preserve and store your summer and fall fruit harvests, there’s one thing you should keep in mind…no bartender’s ever said, “All right pal! You’ve had one too many apricots, I’m cutting you off!” See where I’m headed with this? You can eat all the fruit your mother wanted you to AND […]

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