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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.

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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