How Change Is Going to Come in the Food System

By Michael Pollan, September 2011The Nation (Photo: Kalense Kid) In the forty years since the publication of Frances Moore Lappé’s Diet for a Small Planet, a movement dedicated to the reform of the food system has taken root in America. Lappé’s groundbreaking book connected the dots between ... Read more

What are they hiding off shore?

SEC Asks Companies To Disclose Offshore Cash Amidst Tax Debate Reuters September 20, 2011 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked companies like Dow Chemicals (DOW.N), Fortune Brands (FO.N), Caterpillar (CAT.N) and CIT Group (CIT.N) to disclose the amount of cash they hold offshore, the Financial ... Read more

Siemens Abandons Nuclear Power

Another Blow to the Atomic Lobby By KARL GROSSMAN Counterpunch, September 19, 2011 The just-announced decision by Siemens, a major player in the nuclear industry, to withdraw entirely from nuclear power is a significant declaration by a corporation about nuclear power and the world’s potential energy future. “The ... Read more

10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household

By Bea Johnson YES! Magazine, September  18, 2011 A few years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted a better world for our two boys, now 10 and 11 years old. We embarked on a journey to do our part for the environment: My husband quit his job to join a sustainability start-up; I tackled the home. I ... Read more

Behind The Poverty Statistics: Real Lives, Real Pain

By Russell Contreras Associated Press At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears. She and her husband have been out of work for nearly two years. Their house and car are gone. So is their foothold in the middle class and, at times, their self-esteem. ... Read more

The Development of a Cooperative Economy in Practice

By Geminijen Anti-Capitalist Meetup, September 18, 2011 Separating Utopian Goals from Working Models. In Part 1 (DailyKos, AMC, Is a Non-exploitive Economy Based on Worker-Owned Cooperatives Possible,…, Sun Jul 24, 2011) we analyzed the dynamics of developing a ... Read more