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Dara Cooper

When Capitalism Fails, Who Will Feed us? Earth Day Celebrating Earth Stewards Eugene Cooke and JoVonna Johnson-Cooke

By Dara Cooper, Environment, Food, and Sustainability Contributing Editor

We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process.”-Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai

“We’ve worked to get ourselves off the plantation, or out of the fields, why would you be going back? Because the fields is where it all starts. That’s how civilization is built…. These are the steps that have always been pushing everything forward. So we’re on the cutting edge on the next civilization as this one begins to crumble.–Veganic farmer, chef and activist JoVonna Johnson-Cooke. (more…)

Jackson, Mississippi is Rising: An Interview with Organizer Kali Akuno on Sustainability, Race, Class and Solidarity Economics

By Dara Cooper, Contributing Editor, Environment, Food, & Sustainability Contributing Editor’s Note: “Doing alternative economics was dangerous. Especially in the south, you could get lynched, your stuff could get burned. Why? Because you were being either too uppity by trying … Continue reading

Sustainable Justice for 2014

By Dara Cooper Western notions of time and calendars aside (I also celebrate the Ethiopian New Year in September), I am reflecting on social justice, freedom struggles and what I hope we are able to accomplish in struggle this year.  … Continue reading