The Harvest: Farming Sustainably in New York

Seed and wither flower of buckwheat

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lauraflanders | November 24, 2010

Eating less meat might be better for the world, but it can definitely be delicious. Buckwheat is actually a fruit, a grain substitute that can be excellent for those with gluten sensitivities, or just a nice alternative to the usual. GRITtv’s Danya Abt and Zac Halberd took a trip up to Ithaca, NY to visit the buckwheat fields, where Erick Smith, Greg Mol and Shane Hardy of Cayuga Organics took her from the field to the flour mill, introducing us to the challenges of sustainable farming and its many rewards.

Thanks to Kevin McHugh and the Andrew Oliver Kora Band for the music! Distributed by Tubemogul.

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Truth About Global Economic Crisis: Book Review by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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Dandelion Salad
Nov. 26, 2010

You want to read The Global Economic Crisis The Great Depression of the XXI Century, edited by Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall, if you meet these criteria: you welcome information and analysis about critically important issues that come from great thinkers outside the mainstream media and publishing world; you can handle brain pain from detailed and brutally honest revelations; you are willing and able to challenge your own biases and preconceptions to let in new explanations of how the world really functions.

If millions of Americans read this book, we would probably see a far stronger uprising against the political establishment that has refused to severely punish the countless guilty people in the financial, banking and mortgage sectors that brought down the US and global economic system.

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Cut to the political heart of a U.S. holiday on the brink by Roxanne Amico

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by Roxanne Amico
Dandelion Salad
Spiritmorph Studio
Nov. 25, 2010

This is a post I wrote on “Thanksgiving Day.” [Before that is this very important reminder that “natural gas fracking” (DRILLING) has already been proven lethally dangerous to all land, air, water, food, and the communities living nearby.  So, there is a protest about it on Thursday, December 9th. Info about that is below.]

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Derrick Jensen: It’s Very Important for Us to Start to Build a Culture of Resistance, Part 2

Endgame (Derrick Jensen books)

Endgame (Derrick Jensen books) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Democracy Now!
Nov. 26, 2010

Author and Activist Derrick Jensen: “The Dominant Culture is Killing the Planet…It’s Very Important for Us to Start to Build a Culture of Resistance”

We speak with Derrick Jensen, who has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include A Language Older than Words, Endgame, What We Left Behind, Resistance against Empire, and Deep Green Resistance. “I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet,” Jensen says. “I think it’s very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we’re doing isn’t working, clearly.” [includes rush transcript]

via Author and Activist Derrick Jensen: “The Dominant Culture is Killing the Planet…It’s Very Important for Us to Start to Build a Culture of Resistance”

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Raj Patel: Global food justice

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Now this is a fresh tomato

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AlJazeeraEnglish | November 25, 2010

With more than one billion people around the world considered overweight, why are so many others still starving and struggling to fill their plates?

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Michael Parenti: Functions of Fascism (1990)

by Michael Parenti
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Dandelion Salad
Nov. 26, 2010
Date Recorded: 1990-11-30

Parenti says that fascism is a new order and consciousness that served the same old power structure and promised to solve the ills of the many while protecting the interests of the few. He answers in detail who financed the Fascist parties and what services the fascists rendered in return. Many of the measures enacted by fascists were frighteningly similar to those enacted today: They include the privatization of state owned enterprises, reduction of corporate taxes and inheritance taxes, defeat of unions, and the suspension of civil liberties.

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The Mysterious “Laptop Documents”. Using Fake Intelligence to Justify a Pre-emptive Nuclear War on Iran by Michel Chossudovsky

by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, November 24, 2010

The UN Security Council on June 9 2010 adopted the imposition of a fourth round of sweeping sanctions against The Islamic Republic of Iran. UNSC Resolution 1929 includes an expanded arms embargo as well as “tougher financial controls”:

“[Resolution 1929 (June 9, 2010)] Decides that all States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran, from or through their territories or by their nationals or individuals subject to their jurisdiction, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, and whether or not originating in their territories, of any battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems …., Continue reading