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

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

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

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

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

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…;-)

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

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

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

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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