Author Charlotte Dennett (The People v. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign To Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encountered Along the Way) saw the Canadian side of anti-Bush sentiment on a recent trip across our northern border. Like a groundhog, the former president will occasionally, warily, poke his head out of […]Read More..
A lot of things go into making a good book, and Chelsea Green strives for excellence in all of them. This year, Chelsea Green Publishing has been placed on the American Society for Indexing Honor Roll of Publishers. The award, originated by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ASI, recognizes publishers who value good indexes […]Read More..
When health and business journalist David E. Gumpert, author of the newly released Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights decided to look beyond the official FDA statement on raw milk and pasteurization, he encountered farmers and producers of nutritional supplements who told a very different story. “Raw milk is produced a […]Read More..
Two arguments are making the rounds in the debate over how to reverse climate change. Deniers don’t enter into it. This argument is about scale: How far should we go, as citizens, as individuals, to reverse the trend toward irrevocable and catastrophic climate change? On the Bill McKibben side, a growing international movement is taking […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation by the Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante. It has been adapted for the Web. A few guidelines: Pick plants in the morning, when it is dry and sunny […]Read More..
If you’re following the health care debate closely—that is, if you haven’t overdosed on health care reform coverage and resolved to ignore it until it’s all over—then you know we’re getting into some pretty wonkish territory. Public option triggers, state-run exchanges, opt-ins, opt-outs, negotiated rates, medicare + 5—it’s enough to make you ask, is health […]Read More..
When a world-class super-athlete is caught taking a hit off a bong, he’s vilified, demonized, painted as a villain, and his finances are threatened (oh, Kellogg’s). Another world-class athlete, the face of a cancer charity, decides to hawk a brand of beer—even though alcohol has been linked to certain cancers—society shrugs, or gives him the […]Read More..
When you think about it, it makes sense. Conservatives purport to want the federal government to have less influence over state governments, and they support greater autonomy for states. It was George W. Bush’s war on medical marijuana that was the real head-scratcher; if he wanted the federal government to stop interfering in people’s lives, […]Read More..
Writer, traveler, and adventurer Sy Montgomery‘s books are such a pleasure to read because her rich, immersive descriptions make you feel like you’re right there with her, whether it’s deep in the rainforests of borneo or the mangrove swamps of Bangladesh. The delight she brings to her subjects is infectious. In this article, Truthout reviewer […]Read More..
Since the very beginning of the health care debate, Governor Howard Dean has been out there, effectively championing the public option as the only way to keep the insurance companies honest, keep costs down, and give Americans a choice. Time and time again, he has made the point firmly, forcefully, and convincingly. Now we are […]Read More..