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Presidential candidate introduces law to uphold Constitution

It’s been a while since I’ve posted—it’s been very busy here at Chelsea Green for your friendly neighborhood grasshoppers. (See previous post on our new TV channel). Our authors have also been busy, especially Naomi Wolf who penned the New York Times bestseller End of America. Her new video on YouTube has been viewed by thousands, and more and more citizens are asking: What can I do? Well, there is plenty that you can do. You can watch a YouTube video of a recent talk she gave at the University of Washington, and her latest blog entry at Huffington Post for at least one or two things you can do to take back this country. Republican presidential contender, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, has introduced a bill embracing the legislative package being pushed by the American Freedom Agenda, the conservative counterpart to the liberal American Freedom Campaign. You can read Paul’s bill, The American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, from Naomi’s post. Both campaigns have the same overall endgame, which is to roll back some of laws that undermine our constitutional protections to speech, liberty, and fair and equal treatment in the courts (among many other items). Not a day goes at Chelsea Green when some patriotic citizens e-mails, calls, or pens a letter to praise Naomi’s courage to write this important book, and our courage for printing it. I’m sure all of us are on some “list” as a result of it. Take this one recent exchange: Chelsea Green: Hello, Chelsea Green Publishing. Caller: HELLO?! I’m from way down in Fayetteville, Texas. I just read a book you published called End of America, and I have to tell you it is the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. I mean…it ruined my life. CG: ….silence…. Caller: HELLO?! CG: ….I’m sorry to hear that. Caller: Yeah, well. I suspected that there were problems in this country but this book confirms my worst fears. However, despite this caller’s fear—and he is a 70-year-old military retiree who saw Naomi’s Colbert Report appearance sent to him by his daughter— he is willing to take action. He’s not alone, that’s why supporting Ron Paul’s bill is a good start, as is supporting the work of the AFA and the AFC. Call your US Representative to support Paul’s bill in the House. We can’t allow ourselves to lose faith in the power we can wield as citizens upon Congress, political candidates, and our own communities. Our leaders have lost faith in us, our democracy, and the constitution. But, power flows from us to them, not the other way around and it’s time to remind them of that important tenet.

“Rules for Revolutionaries” Offers New Political Playbook for Activists

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the “rules” used by the “revolutionaries” who helped harness the volunteer power that fueled Bernie Sanders’ historic, and insurgent, presidential campaign.Authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley led the Sanders campaign’s efforts to recruit and engage volunteers at an unprecedented level, which was crucial to the Vermont senator capturing 46 percent […] Read More

In Memory: Poet David Budbill

“One village of the many—call it Judevine.”The Chelsea Green family was saddened to hear of the death of Vermont poet, author, and friend David Budbill. He died early Sunday morning, September 25, 2016 at his home in Montpelier. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a year ago, and was in steady decline.In 1991, Chelsea […] Read More

Celebrate Homesteading Month with Chelsea Green

It’s September, which means it’s time to celebrate homesteading: Pose a question, tell a story, win a book!That’s right, September is International Homesteading Education Month, and throughout the month we’ll be publishing some of our favorite homesteading tips, techniques, and even recipes. We’ll be featuring authors Carol Deppe, Janisse Ray, Ben Hewitt, Philip Ackerman-Leist, as […] Read More

Hop Grower’s Handbook Wins Silver for Garden Writing

We’re “hopping” for joy at Chelsea Green for authors Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring as they’ve been honored with a Silver Medal by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for their book The Hop Grower’s Handbook.Laura and Deitrich won the prestigious honor in the Writing category for a technical/reference book of greater than 120 […] Read More

Gene Logsdon: Contrary Farmer & Rural Philosopher (1931-2016)

One of Chelsea Green’s most prolific writers, thinkers, and all-around curmudgeonly but lovable farmer — Gene Logsdon — died this week. We were heartbroken to hear the news, and many of us who have worked with Gene over the years  began to think of all the ways in which we were the better for not […] Read More
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