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Diane Wilson Arrested

Diane Wilson was arrested in Texas last night, while protesting at Tom Delay’s fundraising dinner with CodePink. We are still peicing together details, but The Houston Chronicle reported this morning:
> At least one protester infiltrated the event. Diane Wilson of the > progressive women’s group Code Pink said she paid only $50. > > “I guess they needed people inside,” she said. “You can get in pretty > cheap. I didn’t want to give too much.” > > She briefly disrupted Cheney’s speech and rolled out a banner that > reads: “Corrupt greed kills from Bhopal to Baghdad.” > > Wilson was promptly escorted out.
As of this morning Minda and Alice have been in contact with Diane’s daughter, who has been trying to reach Diane through the Harris County Jail. We’ll be posting a press release as soon as we receive more information, but so far the key players seem to be: Harris County Sherrif Tommy Thomas US Senator Tom Delay


Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Economic Development is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It

Economic development today is completely broken. That’s the argument of author Michael Shuman in his new book, The Local Economy Solution. The singular focus on attracting global corporations is not just ineffective but counterproductive, Shuman argues, especially given the huge opportunity costs. Indeed, it’s not far-fetched to suggest that the best way most communities can […] Read More..

5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action

Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. In fact, the more information about global warming that piles up, the less we seem to do to combat it. What is the reason for this […] Read More..

A Mini-Festo for Earth Day – Rebuild the Foodshed

For the past month, author Philip Ackerman-Leist has been on a Twitter MiniFesto campaign – each day sending out a new tweet designed to spark conversation and pass along some lessons he learned whilst working on his last book, Rebuilding the Foodshed. You might also know Philip as the author of his memoir Up Tunket […] Read More..

Books in the News: ‘The Tao of Vegetable Gardening’ & More!

What does Taoism have to do with gardening? That question is being answered in The Washington Post this week with a lengthy profile of Chelsea Green author Carol Deppe—gardener, plant breeder, seed expert, and geneticist based in Oregon—and her new book The Tao of Vegetable Gardening. “Once I read The Tao of Vegetable Gardening, with its […] Read More..