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Chelsea Green

Portrait of the Flack as a Middle-Aged Man

By Chelsea Green / April 17, 2005 / Comments Off on Portrait of the Flack as a Middle-Aged Man

I stumbled into journalism more or less by accident, in what was supposed to be a brief diversion from writing the Great American Novel. Twenty-five years went by. I won’t say some good stuff didn’t happen, but I sure hadn’t realized that quarters of centuries could move so fast.

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Legislative and Executive Branches Run Amok

By Chelsea Green / April 8, 2005 / Comments Off on Legislative and Executive Branches Run Amok

Tom Delay wants to revamp the courts and hold judges accountable for not bowing to the political needs of the legislature. President Bush is asserting his executive authority to detain Muslims indefinitely without charges and without representation. It is time for the judicial branch to step up and defend us before Congress and the Bush…

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Bring Wind Power to Vermont

By Chelsea Green / March 30, 2005 / Comments Off on Bring Wind Power to Vermont

The people of Vermont have a choice to make. Do we continue with the status quo of generating energy from fossil fuels or do we do our part to stop global warming and move toward wind-generated power? East Haven Windfarm, of Montpelier, is proposing to install four state-of-the-art wind turbines on the summit ridge of…

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Redaction Faction

By Chelsea Green / March 24, 2005 / Comments Off on Redaction Faction

Maybe the Bush administration has a taste for the literary after all. Jessica Azulay’s article in this morning’s New Standard News reported Senator Carl Levin’s recent success in getting the Pentagon to unredact a bit more of its censored literature on Guantanamo. Under pressure from Senator Levin, the Justice department penciled in a few more…

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Ignorance is Bliss… Or So You Thought

By Chelsea Green / March 22, 2005 / Comments Off on Ignorance is Bliss… Or So You Thought

Dan Chiras will will be a regular guest blogger on the Flaming Grasshopper. Below is his first post. Copyright 2005 by Dan Chiras In today’s high-stakes political game, ignorance is essential to the victors and lethal to their victims, you and me, and most of America In politics, image is everything. Perception reigns supreme. Who…

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Dan Chiras Fights Back

By Chelsea Green / March 22, 2005 / Comments Off on Dan Chiras Fights Back

Chelsea Green is excited to announce that Dan Chiras will be a regular guest blogger on the Flaming Grasshopper. Dan is a Chelsea Green author who has written several green building books. We would like to introduce you to Dan’s more political side. Most readers know Dan Chiras as a thoughtful, inspiring, and well-mannered advocate…

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caveat sitibus: beware the drought!

By Chelsea Green / March 18, 2005 / Comments Off on caveat sitibus: beware the drought!

We knew when we started that this blogging thing might be dangerous… >Grasshopper Sparks Wildfire Coulee City, Wash. (AP)–There are lightning-caused wildfires. There are wildfires sparked by human negligence. And there are fires started by flaming grasshoppers.

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An Interview with Derrick Jensen

By Chelsea Green / March 18, 2005 / Comments Off on An Interview with Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen author of Listening to the Land, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests, Walking on Water and Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control, all published by Chelsea Green, recently was interviewed by No Compromise. He talked about…

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Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Organic–Make the Commitment

By Chelsea Green / March 17, 2005 / Comments Off on Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Organic–Make the Commitment

Jack’s Stir-Brew Coffee, a coffee shop in New York City that sells 100 percent organic, fair trade, and shade-grown coffee, has been voted “the best cup of coffee in New York” by New York magazine. We need more coffee houses like Jack’s—not only would we get a better cup of coffee, we would also get…

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High Noon for Natural Gas in Europe

By Chelsea Green / March 16, 2005 / Comments Off on High Noon for Natural Gas in Europe

Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis, writes about the danger of Europe’s growing addiction to natural gas. Julian is a British environmental researcher living in Vancouver and is the director of the Post Carbon Institute. He runs an internet broadcasting station, GlobalPublicMedia.com and lectures widely on the profound…

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Biofuels Forever

By Chelsea Green / March 15, 2005 / Comments Off on Biofuels Forever

Hey Folks! How about a Cure for Fossil-Fuel Addiction? “The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum … ” Question: Who said that, and when?

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Strange Bedfellows

By Chelsea Green / March 15, 2005 / Comments Off on Strange Bedfellows

As I promised on Friday, here is a full response to David Corn’s article that appeared on Alternet last week. When I wrote the original article, which also appeared on AlterNet, asking why prominent left-liberal authors published their books with big corporate publishers, I got some guff from a few progressives… and embraced by a…

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My e-mail to Mr. Corn

By Chelsea Green / March 11, 2005 / Comments Off on My e-mail to Mr. Corn

A continuation of the conversation sparked by Jennifer’s article which appeared on the Flaming Grasshopper March 2. David Corn of The Nation wrote a defense of his choice to sign with a large publishing house for his book The Lies of George W. Bush. Now, Jennifer writes him an e-mail and promises a more lengthy…

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put up or shut up…;-)

By Chelsea Green / March 2, 2005 / Comments Off on put up or shut up…;-)

I’ve got an invitation for all progressive authors out there. How about putting your money and ideas where your mouths are? Why not work with independent book publishers to share with the public your thoughts about progressive politics, social justice, sustainability and media reform…instead of lining the pockets of the corporate publishers–and ultimately, the five…

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National Biodiesel Day

By Chelsea Green / February 28, 2005 / Comments Off on National Biodiesel Day

Farmers, engineers, environmentalists, and biofuel enthusiasts have reason to celebrate this month. March 18th is National Biodiesel Day, and this year will mark a 15% increase in the biodiesel industry over 2004, as promising information and legislation about the alternative fuel continue to crop up. The United States is a relative newcomer to the biodiesel…

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Good Food Corner: Spicy Fried Egg and Tomato

By Chelsea Green / January 31, 2005 / Comments Off on Good Food Corner: Spicy Fried Egg and Tomato

Add some punch to a bland winter afternoon. Dust off your frying pan and whip up some Spicy Fired Egg and Tomato for yourself or your family. Taken from This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow, this recipe is great for less-than-perfect tomatoes. Ingredients 1 mild green chili pepper 4 tablespoons unrefined corn oil 1…

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History Channel cites GMOs as a Doomsday Technology

By Chelsea Green / January 31, 2005 / Comments Off on History Channel cites GMOs as a Doomsday Technology

Seeds of Deception author Jeffrey Smith appeared on a segment of the History Channel program Modern Marvels: Doomsday Tech, to talk about genetic engineering as a technological threat. The second hour of the show highlighted the potential threats of a large asteroid or comet, bioterrorism, dependence on computers, and genetic engineering. Jeffrey Smith writes, “Although…

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Patio Trophy: Backyard Bakery

By Chelsea Green / January 31, 2005 / Comments Off on Patio Trophy: Backyard Bakery

Backyard masonry ovens have caught on! In an article in last Thursday’s New York Times Home section, Deborah Baldwin asked Bread Builders author Daniel Wing about a growing trend in building patio ovens. “People carry with them a memory of great meals and of great bread they’ve had in their life,” Dr. Wing said, “and…

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The Making of a New York Times Bestseller

By Chelsea Green / November 1, 2004 / Comments Off on The Making of a New York Times Bestseller

All publishers aspire to have their books hit bestseller lists, and probably no list more so than the New York Times, the coup de grace of bestseller selections. So how does one achieve a spot on this compendium of all the books fit to list? It turns out the criteria are not as straightforward as…

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