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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…


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..