Robert Jensen: We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times

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SocialJusticeNOW·Mar 4, 2013

University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen speaks on “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times” in the First Unitarian Universalist Church Public Affairs Forum. Continue reading

New report: Governments must protect land, food systems as trade liberalization accelerates land grabbing by Sophia Murphy

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Land grabs drama

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by Sophia Murphy
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
March 1, 2013

IATP has always argued that trade agreements need to respect and promote human rights, not drive a process of globalization that privileges commercial interests and tramples on public interests. In a new paper on land grabs, we reaffirm that position.

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Russia needs wake-up call on Syria and Iran by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
March 5, 2013

Is Russia sleepwalking when it comes to defending allies Syria and Iran and ultimately its own vital long-term interests?

It seems that Russian leaders are befuddled by the conflict raging in Syria, sensing rightly on one hand that the Western powers and their Turk and Arab proxies are conducting a low-intensity war for regime change. Yet, strangely, on the other hand, Moscow appears apathetic or blasé about the West’s criminal geopolitical agenda.

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Ron Finley, Guerilla Gardener: Come To The Garden and Plant Some Shit

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TEDtalksDirector·Mar 6, 2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

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