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May 2011

Something Is Very Wrong With the Bin Laden Kill Story

The following post written by Davidson Loehr, author of America, Fascism and God: Sermons from a Heretical Preacher, appeared originally online at DailyKos. Bin Laden “was used in the same way that 9/11 was used to mobilize the emotions and feelings of the American people in order to go to a war that had to […]

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Hot Stuff: Chile Peppers, Climate Change, and the Future of Food

by Makenna GoodmanClimate change is the issue of our time. Its ill effects will fall heaviest on the people who have least contributed to it: billions in the global south. But no one will escape the impact of the warming climate, and one place it will manifest most obviously is on our plates. If we […]

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LISTEN: Diane Wilson interviewed on David Sirota

Fearless environmental activist Diane Wilson, whose new book is Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth, was interviewed recently on David Sirota‘s AM760 radio show.Listen to the full interview here. Diane discussed her recent arrest outside the BP annual general meeting in London, and described how she got her […]

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A Benign Extravagance

Simon Fairlie, author of Meat: A Benign Extravagance, wrote the following piece, which appeared originally online at Global Food Security.I recently spent several years investigating the environmental impact of livestock production for a book called Meat: A Benign Extravagance, which stimulated the debate on the real carbon foot print of rearing animals for food, particularly […]

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Will the Real Food Movement Please Stand Up?

by Woody TaschFarmer Bob Comis recently suggested that the food movement is suffering from “multiple personality disorder.” He argued that several vocal factions — foodies, locavores, and “smallists” — tend to dominate the food movement discussion, unrealistically distracting us from our ultimate objective: bringing affordable, organic food to all as part of a broader commitment […]

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Toward a Liberation Psychology

The following is excerpted from Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite by Bruce E. Levine. It appeared originally online at Counterpunch. When I first heard the term liberation theology (in opposition to a theol­ogy that fosters compliance with the status quo), I thought there should also be […]

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Hot Topic: A Lesson in Climate Change and Chili Peppers

Kurt Michael Friese and Kraig Kraft, who coauthored Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail with Gary Paul Nabhan, were featured last Friday on public radio’s Marketplace program.Listen to the full interview here, or read the transcript below.Kai Ryssdal: Take a moment now to consider the chili pepper. There are more than 10,000 varieties. […]

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