Please, dear fingers, don’t let me type a blog that knocks the Democrats — at least not now, with so much at stake. We can flail away after next Tuesday. This is the time to type the obvious: No matter how bad the Democrats are, the Republicans are worse, far worse. If the GOP gains […]Read More..
Columnist and talk show host Sandy Zimmerman interviewed author Matthew Stein about emergency preparedness and his book, When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, for the Las Vegas Tribune recently. Take a look!“Are You Ready for Emergencies?”By Sandy ZimmermanWhat would we do without all of our technology which makes […]Read More..
George DeVault over at Mother Earth News wrote this fabulous review of Eliot Coleman’s The Winter Harvest Handbook for the publication’s October/November issue.“In my opinion”, DeVault writes, “The Winter Harvest Handbook is absolutely the best of the three books Coleman has written. It belongs in every homestead library.” What an endorsement! Read on.The Winter Harvest […]Read More..
The following article appeared on Slow Food’s website on October 24th. Revisiting Small is BeautifulItaly -24 Oct 10The publication by Slow Food Editore of a new translation of Ernst F. Schumacher’s 1973 classic text, Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered, was celebrated today, at a conference at the Salone del Gusto. Loretta Napoleoni, […]Read More..
New book reveals BP’s risky business, alter ego, and global powerBy Lynn HermannA new book is hitting the shelves and gives readers an inside look at misdeeds, lack of leadership skills, the government-BP merger, and the ego of greed, all combined as the perfect recipe that led to this year’s deepwater disaster.Disaster on the Horizon, […]Read More..
The bustle in the RV park outside of Williams, Ariz., began at daybreak — kids skidding bikes inches from our tent, parents in pajamas flipping pancakes, and everyone slamming doors and packing gear for an early start to the canyon.We, too, were on a Great American road trip, touring the interior West, stopping at national […]Read More..
The Zinn Education Project (which promotes the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book, A People’s History of the United States, in classrooms across the country) has a new teacher’s guide available that includes two Chelsea Green authors.The guide – a companion piece to a film about Daniel Ellsberg called “The Most Dangerous Man in America” […]Read More..
Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It , was interviewed last Thursday on The Rick Smith radio show out of Harrisburg, PA.Building on his recent Huffington Post blog, “How to Earn $900,000 an Hour While […]Read More..
Two key figures in the sustainable food movement came together in a terrific radio interview for Heritage Radio Network’s “The Main Course” program on October 24th. Hosts Patrick Martins and Katy Keiffer spoke with author and activist Marion Nestle and our own Joan Dye Gussow, whose new book is Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, […]Read More..
A television advertisement praises Republican candidate for insurance commissioner Mike Villines as a man who “will stop insurance companies from canceling policies for people who get sick.” There’s only one catch: The ad is paid for by insurance companies, even though the televised disclosure states it is, “Paid for by Jobspac, a bipartisan coalition of […]Read More..