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Victoria County Redemption

Diane Wilson is still in prison and incommunicado, though we hear from her friend Kinnu that Diane is receiving mail just fine–so thanks for all your support. Diane is riled up about the substandard prison conditions in Texas, and is ready to be a vocal prison rights activist upon her release. Today I heard from Diane’s friends at the Go Wild campaign for wild fish. Disappointed that Diane won’t be able to join them, the fishermen will be heading down to the gulf coast soon to collect truckloads of shrimp, which they’ll give away for free in Washington, DC, to dispel rumors that the brutal hurricanes this fall left the coast shrimpless. Anne Mosness, a close friend of Diane’s, explained that the rumors are not necessarily innocent. Fishing communities are some of the last shoreline habitat watchdogs, and corporations would feel just fine about doing away with the last of them. So they spread rumors of an ailing shrimp industry, inedible shrimp, etc., and promote farmed fish. Enter the Go Wild campaign and their truckloads of free shrimp. If DC wasn’t so far away, I’d be tempted to go pick some up for myself…

Bullshit. *Charisma, Icon, Intelligence, Empty Sandwich

How does the word “bullshit” connect to Charisma, Intelligence and the notion of The Empty Sandwich?To find out the answer to this question we meandered through David Fleming’s Lean Logic. A dictionary unlike any other, Lean Logic encourages readers to actively and intellectually engage with its entries. These entries are often cross-referenced so that you […] Read More

From Farm-to-Table to Farm-to-Everything

No longer restricted to the elite segments of society, the farm-to-table movement now reaches a wide spectrum of Americans from hospital and office cafeterias to elementary schools and fast-casual restaurants.Nearly a century ago, the idea of “local food” would have seemed perplexing, since virtually all food was local. Today, most of the food consumed in […] Read More

The Three Cs of Farm-to-School

Most people know about the three “R’s” – reading, writing, and arithmetic. But, have you heard about the three “C’s”?If you, or your kid, is at a school that takes part in the Farm-to-School movement, then you may already know about them.October is National Farm-to-School month, and in their book Farm to Table, authors Darryl […] Read More

“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

Born on Third Base: A Q&A with Author and Inequality Activist Chuck Collins

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Does it have to be this way?Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society’s […] Read More
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