To bomb, or not to bomb
When it comes to diplomacy, nobody comes close to Bush. The way he threatens to bomb Iran and then says that talk of his threats is “wild speculation” — why that’s just brilliant. Why would the Iranian government ever want to develop nuclear weapons when they can feel so secure that the U.S. government isn’t going to blast their butts back a few decades? Hell, giving up weapons of mass destruction worked for Saddam Hussein, right? And if there weren’t any flowers of welcome for U.S. soldiers invading Iraq to eliminate the nonexistent WMD, that’s just probably because Iraq is largely dessert and there simply weren’t enough flowers avaiable to go around. Iran, while dry, has some lovely agricultural regions and I’m sure it’ll turn out more picture perfect this time.
In response to one of the nation’s darkest labor-history chapters, Congress passed a law in 1894 making the first Monday of every September “Labor Day,” to pay tribute and honor the achievements and contributions of American workers. While the passing of the law helped to improve conditions, standards, and relations there was still work to…Read More
As the ‘poison cartel’ creeps relentlessly across food systems, there is overwhelming evidence that something must be done to stop them. The small town of Mals, Italy took a stand and started a revolution to stop the corruption and pave the way for a pesticide-free future. The following excerpt is the foreword by Dr. Vandana…Read More
The economy is a complex, evolving system, and that’s an empowering thought: it means that every one of us can play a part in shaping its evolution. When it comes to understanding economics you may be familiar with classic texts like Adam Smith’s, but don’t view that as the be-all-end-all, lest you get stuck in…Read More
Alright. We’ve covered the basics of what a community food forest is, how to plan one, and which approach is best. Now it’s time to see some in action! Keep reading to learn more about some of the pioneers of the food forest movement. The following excerpt is from The Community Food Forest Handbook by Catherine Bukowski…Read More
A Precautionary Tale shares the inspiring story of a group of citizens in Mals, Italy who fought Big Ag and won and, in doing so, became the first place on Earth to ban pesticides by a referendum vote. Their colorful, courageous, and ultimately savvy campaign is being heralded around the world as a landmark effort in…Read More