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not my life. globalization and modern slavery

On January 19th, 2011, the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City will hold the world premiere of Not My Life -- a feature-length documentary film about modern-day slavery and global human trafficking, about horrifying practices that affect millions of children, women and men in every part of the world -- a shameful but neglected reality in our "global village".…

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Added by sabelmouse on January 17, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments

glenn beck

apparently glenn beck thinks that social juctice is un american.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2379784

Added by sabelmouse on November 15, 2010 at 5:17am — No Comments

Pineapples: Luxury fruit at what price?

Pineapple is the latest bargain offer in supermarkets, but the true cost

is paid in the countries where it is produced. Guardian special

correspondent Felicity Lawrence investigates reports of environmental

damage, union-busting and poverty wages in Costa Rica's fruit industry



• Watch a version of this film in Spanish…

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Added by sabelmouse on November 11, 2010 at 8:03am — No Comments

Dear Stewart Brand: If we can't trust your claims on DDT, why should we trust you on anything else?

The environmentalist is refusing to retract false claims that there was a
worldwide ban on pesticide DDT. Does his obstinacy mask a hidden,
pro-corporate agenda elsewhere
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2010/nov/10/ddt-monbiot-stewart-brand?intcmp=122

Added by sabelmouse on November 10, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

green fashion

i watched this interesting little story this mornibg. i don't know if you can watch the video.
http://www.euronews.net/2010/11/03/fashion-if-green-was-the-new-black/
the ranscript explains a lot.

Added by sabelmouse on November 5, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

How to Raise Boys Who Read

When I was a young boy, America's elite schools and universities were almost entirely reserved for males. That seems incredible now, in an era when

headlines suggest that boys are largely unfit for the classroom. In

particular, they can't read.

According to a recent report from the Center on Education Policy, for example, substantially…

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Added by sabelmouse on October 23, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

FYI: Is it Micro Usury?

By Raj on 10/10/2010 in Uncategorized





I get asked a lot about whether I think

micro-credit can help save the Global South. The article I most often

send people to is Walden Bello’s fine summary in The… Continue

Added by sabelmouse on October 17, 2010 at 8:50am — No Comments

Vandana Shiva - The Future of Food and Seed: Justice, Sustainability and Peace in the 21st Century





Vandana Shiva, February 28, 2009:

The Future of Food and Seed: Justice, Sustainability and Peace in the 21st Century

NOW AVAILABLE AS STREAMING VIDEO >>> Click the image of the viewer below and you'll be transported to the Google Video server ...…

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Added by sabelmouse on October 9, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

Why You Should Buy Organic Cotton

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The Environmental Justice Foundation lists several of the pesticides used in cotton growing: Aldicarb, Endosulfan, Monocrotophos, and Deltamethrin. These chemical products can cause harm to humans. Aldicarb is listed by the World Health Organziation as “extremely hazardous,” The Institute of Science in Society says that one drop can be fatal to an adult male. Endosulfan was reported to have caused 24 confirmed deaths of cotton workers in the African nation of Benin in… Continue

Added by sabelmouse on October 2, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community

By Raj on 09/16/2010 in Uncategorized



I’m dead excited to read a new anthology of pieces on food sovereignty, edited by my friends Annette Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, and Hannah Wittman. I’ve got a piece in it (a version of which is here) but the reason to be excited lies not only in the cross-section of individual analyses, but also in the arc that Annette, Nettie and Hannah trace through the book. Food Sovereignty jacket-FINAL (lo-res). More details here.…

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Added by sabelmouse on September 18, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Strange New World

i love this review of margaret atwood's novel '' the year of the flood''.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/books/review/Winterson-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Added by sabelmouse on September 9, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

American-bashing misses the point when climate talks fail

t's the corporate way of life, not the American people who stand in the
way of progress on climate change, says No Impact Man, whose film opened
in the UK last week
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/07/american-bashing-corporatisation-climate-talks

Added by sabelmouse on September 8, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Want A Raise? Wash Your Vagina

OMG. You’ve got to be kidding. I just heard about a magazine ad that’s got me steaming mad. Check out this full page…

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Added by sabelmouse on September 2, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Coffee threatened by beetles in a warming world

A tiny insect that thrives in warmer temperatures — the coffee berry
borer — has been spreading steadily, devastating coffee plants in
Africa, Latin America, and around the worldhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/27/coffee-threatened-beetles-warming

Added by sabelmouse on August 29, 2010 at 4:09am — No Comments

Experience: I spent 29 years in solitary confinement



When I walked out, I didn't realise how

permanently the experience of solitary would mark me.' Photograph:

Benjamin Sklar for the Guardian





I first entered Louisiana State Penitentiary in the early 60s, at the age of 18. I was in and out of that place for the rest of the decade. Back then, if you were young, black and had a

record, police in New…

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Added by sabelmouse on August 28, 2010 at 7:35am — No Comments

Could This Be a Crime? U.S. Climate Bill Is Dead While So Much Life on Our Earth Continues to Perish



Crossposted with ClimateStoryTellers



Imagine you live in New York City, and one fine morning you awake to the realization that 90 percent of all the buildings that were more than five stories tall have been destroyed. You will hardly have the words

to talk about this devastation, but I'm sure you will walk around the

rubble to make sense of it all.…





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Added by sabelmouse on August 28, 2010 at 7:01am — No Comments

Families displaced by Pakistan floods seek shelter

Among the thousands who have fled the floods in Punjab have been
pregnant women, some forced to walk for days and to give birth by the
roadside. Their homes have been destroyed and they do not know where
they will go when the waters recedehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/aug/27/pakistan-flooding

Added by sabelmouse on August 27, 2010 at 6:58am — No Comments

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