Green-washing “Sustainability” by Shepherd Bliss

by Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
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August 31, 2012


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“Sustainability” has become a buzzword. But what does “sustainability” really mean? One definition is that it requires a triple-E bottom line—economics, the environment and equity. However, this word sometimes is used to “green-wash” and promote things that are not sustainable. Genuine sustainability must be evidence-based. But language can be used to conceal rather than reveal.

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Edible City: The Movie

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Oct 17, 2012 by

Dig in and Grow the Revolution at

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Introducing a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City digs into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system.

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Mexican Farmers Battle Canadian Mine for Control of Their Land by Paul Bocking

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by Paul Bocking
Socialist Project | The Bullet
August 27, 2012


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Civil disobedience has halted production at Mexico’s “top grade producer of silver.” Farmers of the La Sierrita village, a close knit community of about 50 families, located 40 minutes north of the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango, have shut down the La Platosa mine owned by Canadian firm Excellon Resources for over a month.

This comes in response to the company’s refusal to negotiate with the community over its requests for the preferential hiring of local people on whose land the company operates, as well as pay the rental rates for its use. Continue reading

Eugene V. Debs: Why You Should Vote For Socialism Recited by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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August 31, 2012


Eugene V Debs Speaks

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There are ninety million reasons why you should vote for Socialism in America this year and every one of them is a pulsing, breathing, human reason!

You must either vote for or against your own material interests as a wealth producer; there is no political purgatory in this nation of ours, despite the desperate efforts of so-called Progressive capitalist politicians to establish one. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Hear the 99% Roar

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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August 30, 2012

Fear Nøt!

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Chris Hedges calls them “sacrifice zones,” huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist Joe Sacco in his latest project “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” to shed some light on this issue. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more on his warning.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 28th Installment: Appendix III: The Gradual Assault on Democratic Institutions

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Twenty can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
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crossposted on
September 2, 2012

This is the twenty-eighth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Herein you will find Appendix III.  This Appendix, purportedly written by the 20th century political analyst, (the fictional) “Dino Lewis” presents a description of the Republican Religious Right’s “gradual assault on democratic institutions.”  It is certainly fully relevant to the United States right now and what we might face in a future governed fully by the Republican Religious Right.

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Michael Hudson: Who Should Get Priority: The 1% or The 99%?

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by Michael Hudson
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August 10, 2012

Aug 28, 2012 by

Our web conference with Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, and one of the few people to predict the financial crisis.

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