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August 2011

Edward Girardet’s new book, ‘Killing the Cranes’, is a Scathing Indictment of the Afghan War

Thanks to David Swanson from War Is A Crime for sharing this! Listen to an interview with Edward Girardet on Talk Nation Radio. Edward Girardet’s new book, Killing the Cranes, a Reporter’s Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan, is a scathing indictment of the Afghan War. With assassinations becoming routine, and NATO air strikes […]

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3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy

Most Americans oppose rule by the corporatocracy but don’t have the tools to fight back. Here are three things we need to create a real people’s movement. From author Bruce E. Levine, reposted from AlterNet. Transforming the United States into something closer to a democracy requires: 1) knowledge of how we are getting screwed; 2) […]

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The local food shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

This article was reposted from Boulder Weekly. Don’t forget to join your fellow Colorado folks for Eat Local Week, happening now! By Michael Brownlee The local food shift is gaining significant traction in Boulder County, growing well beyond the euphoric early adopter stage into early majority territory. It is unfolding so rapidly and so unpredictably […]

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Tropical Storm Irene Causes Heavy Flooding Across Vermont

We were keen on encouraging everyone else to get ready for the storm, and we probably should have taken our own advice! It seems that while New York City and other major urban areas along the northern East Coast were spared the worst-case-scenario damage, our very own state of Vermont is not faring nearly as […]

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East Coast Braces for Hurricane Irene; Here’s How to be Prepared!

As the first major storm of the 2011 Hurricane season closes in on the East Coast megalopolis (the giant city stretching from DC to NYC), we’d like to take a moment to encourage you to get prepared. Hurricanes can cause severe damage to infrastructure you probably take for granted, but without which your home and […]

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Mark Bittman: New Farmers Find their Footing

Eliot Coleman was one of Chelsea Green’s very first authors back in the mid-1980s. His easy explanations of deep organic farming techniques have been inspiring others since then, and now a legion of new farm entrepreneurs are following the path he helped blaze. New York Times columnist Mark Bittman looks at Coleman’s legacy, and sees […]

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Join Transition Colorado for Eat Local Week!

Readers in the Rockies, and other frontier foodies, get ready to sample the best Colorado has to offer. From August 27th to September 4th, Transition Colorado is celebrating Eat Local Week 2011. Learn, attend lectures and films about key food issues, and of course, EAT! Visit Transition Colorado for more information, and to register for […]

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A Memoir of a Life Spent Saving Seeds

Very few people in Iowa have had a greater impact on the movement to protect real food than Diane Ott Whealy. Co-founder of Decorah’s Seed Savers Exchange, she is the author of a new memoir detailing a life obsessed with seeds and soil, farm and family. In Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver, Ott Whealy takes […]

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Back to School with Apples, Teachers, and a Modern-day Johnny Appleseed

I’ve actually only once seen a fellow student place an apple on a teacher’s desk. It was last semester in an upper level philosophy class the day before our final grades were due, and a student who hadn’t said a word the entire semester walked in and silently placed a juicy red apple on our […]

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Hey Bill Gates, Here’s the Toilet that will Save the World

Dear Bill Gates, Your search is over. Please send the $42 million check to my house. I have invented the toilet of your dreams. On July 19 of this year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world […]

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