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April 2009

WATCH: Les Leopold Explains the Financial Collapse for the Layperson

Les Leopold is the author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It. In this video, just uploaded to Chelsea Green TV, he explains the basic concepts behind the financial collapse and Wall Street’s run on public money so […]

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Fight Global Warming with a Pledge to be Meatless in May (Video)

You might find this surprising, but most of us here at Chelsea Green are not vegetarians. We do have a few veggies and vegans, but the majority of us (including me) eat meat. Of course, we opt for local, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, humanely-treated meat whenever we can, but it’s not always an option—leaving us with […]

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Will Allen: We Need Food and Farming Regulation NOW!

Will Allen grew up on a small farm in southern California and served in the Marine Corps between the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received a PhD in Anthropology (focused on Peruvian tropical forest agriculture) and taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, before being fired and […]

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Saving Our Water: Chlorination, Fluoridation, and an Unreasonable Woman

With all the news of toxic pollutants spilling into our rivers lately (and ending up in our drinking water), this is a good time to examine the role of activism in stopping chemical plants’ irresponsible actions. In this excerpt from The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Katz tells the story of how environmental […]

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LISTEN: The Growing Season in Your Apartment:C2C Talks to R. J. Ruppenthal

Author R. J. Ruppenthal explains how he got on the path that led him to write Fresh Food from Small Spaces—his sustainable growing, fermenting, and sprouting guide for urban dwellers—in this podcast from Crop to Cuisine. Listen Now RJR: I was living in smaller homes—apartments and condos in urban areas—like a lot of people do. […]

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The Grassroots Raw Milk Movement

Raw milk may be the single most briskly traded illicit commodity in the US, after illegal drugs. So what’s the attraction? Author Sandor Katz sheds some light on the underground raw milk trade. The following article is an excerpt from The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements by Sandor Ellix Katz. […]

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Swine Flu—Is Industrial Agriculture to Blame?

We’re hearing a lot about swine flu on the news these days. The phrase “global pandemic” is being tossed around quite a bit. All that’s missing to take us from the realm of the merely worrisome to the zone of full-blown panic is Dustin Hoffman in a hazmat suit. But curiously, one phrase I haven’t […]

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Inside Brave New War, Part 1: Wiki-War

For a change of pace, this is just a good article on the state of modern war. Nation-states and bloated military budgets are becoming less important in a world of decentralized terror cells that share information and tactics at the speed of thought in a sort of open-source warfare network—”wiki-warriors.” How can America meet the […]

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Publishers Buoyed by Renewed Interest in Food Gardening

Times are tough, but Americans are showing a willingness to get tougher as well. The economic crisis seems to be forcing us into a sort of wartime mentality of sacrifice and contribution not seen since World War II. Mostly out of plain old honest necessity, more people than at any time in living memory (to […]

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Do Worry; Be Happy: Elle Discovers Transition

The attractive thing about Rob Hopkins‘ Transition movement for many (most?) is the complete 180° tack it takes away from the scare tactics and depressing statistics of the traditional environmental movement. From “when oil peaks and climate change reaches the tipping point, we’re pretty much f***ed” to “actually, if we prepare ourselves and our communities, […]

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