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Video: The End of America and Ten Steps to Fascism: This Is Step Nine

Our country is convulsing with change. We are in the midst of a high-stakes national election, our economy is a roller-coaster, our environment is being plundered by corporate energy interests, the constitution has been shot full of holes, and we—as citizens—are now the proud public owners of the worst business decisions to come out of Wall Street in generations. With so much going on and so much being lost, it’s important that we keep a sharper eye on those who would steal our freedoms while we’re distracted struggling to stay afloat. That’s why Naomi Wolf and her fellow watchdogs in the country are so vital to the survival of American democracy. Power corrupts. It is one of the most basic elements of human nature. People in power seek to gain more. The slow theft of our civilian freedoms over the last eight years has bolstered the destructive power of the federal government—hence hastening further corruption and hunger for power. It is an increasing feedback loop that must be stopped. Here is a snippet of video from The End of America movie. It reveals how shockingly far we have traveled toward becoming a police state with concerns only for monied-interests.


Why Modern Wheat Is Making Us Sick

Why is modern wheat making us sick?  That’s the question posed by author Eli Rogosa in her new book Restoring Heritage Grains.Wheat is the most widely grown crop on our planet, yet industrial breeders have transformed this ancient staff of life into a commodity of yield and profit—witness the increase in gluten intolerance and ‘wheat […] Read More

A Dictionary to Survive the Future

When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left behind his great unpublished work, a masterpiece more than thirty years in the making—an intellectually evocative and inspiring dictionary, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. In it, Fleming examined the consequences of an economy that destroys the very foundations—ecological, […] Read More

Michael Ableman’s 15-Point Urban Food Manifesto

What if farms and food production were integrated into every aspect of urban living—from special assessments to create new farms and food businesses to teaching people how to grow fruits and vegetables so farmers can focus on staple crops.That’s the crux of Michael Ableman’s Urban Food Manifesto, which has been ten years in the making […] Read More

Q&A with Michael Ableman: How Urban Farming Can Improve Society

Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood.Street Farm is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing […] Read More

Overshoot, Collapse, and Creating a Better Future

In 2016, Earth Overshoot Day happened on August 8—the day when we’ve exhausted the planet’s resources for the year, and are essentially borrowing from future years to maintain our existence today.Perhaps you celebrated this day with a counter-solution: a vegetarian meal, telecommuted, or turned off the air conditioning. There’s a lot more you could be […] Read More
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