“Due to the shortcomings of efforts to create socialism in the twentieth century, the notion of socialism has been discredited in many quarters. […] Nevertheless, it is important for progressive people to come to terms with the historical discrepancies between … Continue reading
Environment, Food & Sustainability: watch-listen
Van Jones speaks about plastic pollution and how it affects the poor people.
Diversity does not ensure inclusion! How do we create a new food system model that includes those most impacted by a broken and corrupt system? How do we move from paternalism to empowerment? Tanya Fields will share her story of … Continue reading
Can we end global hunger in our lifetime? In this emotional talk, Chef Asha Gomez describes how simple interventions can have life-changing impacts on the access to healthy food for communities across the globe. Asha Gomez launched Cardamom Hill Restaurant … Continue reading
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, presents at the 2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City. He asks: Can place can be a productive basing point for … Continue reading
A group of armed men took over a building on federal land in remote western Oregon. They’ve been there for a few days without any police intervention. Meanwhile, Twitter is finding clever ways to call out some double standards in … Continue reading
There is much debate about the role that extractivism in Latin American plays in climate change. Environmentalists often criticize these governments, but teleSUR looks at the hard choice these countries face, what’s at stake, and what solutions could be proposed … Continue reading
This powerful film explores the resurgence of urban farming in America’s cities. Three people as diverse as the city of Los Angeles are fighting to reclaim the skill that has been lost to the industrial food complex and reconnect people … Continue reading
At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, The Atlantic asked a group of scientists, activists, academics, and filmmakers to envision what Earth would look like in a century. “We know that the oceans control weather patterns—we haven’t got the foggiest idea … Continue reading
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization protests the lack of parks and public land in their neighborhood. http://lvejo.org/ The residents of Little Village are sick and tired of playing the waiting game with Judge Tailor T. Sanjay! We demand that he … Continue reading
http://youtu.be/p2nSECWq_PE Intermarché launched the Inglorious Fruits&Vegetables, a film, print, poster and radio campaign, celebrating the beauty of the Grotesque Apple, the Ridiculous Potato, the Hideous Orange, the Failed Lemon, the Disfigured Eggplant, the Ugly Carrot, and the Unfortunate Clementine.
Tsedeye Gebreselassie from “The National Employment Law Project,” joins Joy Reid to discuss the fight for better working wages for fast food worker. Watch here. The Reid Report 05/15/14
The Laura Flanders show streams from GRITtv.org. What role did economic cooperation play in the civil rights movement? As it turns out, a huge one. This forgotten history is the focus of Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s recent book Collective Courage: … Continue reading
A group of urban farmers in a lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood has taken on the community’s lack of access to healthy food.
Young people all over Puerto Rico are heading back to the land and starting organic farms up in the mountains, growing everything from coffee to kale. Listen here.