Hedge funds buying massive tracts of African farmland

Over 148 million acres of farmland in Africa have been purchased by Western hedge funds in the last three years. Here and Now August 10, 2011 Western hedge funds have begun buying up vast parcels of land all over Africa. According to a series of new reports by the Oakland Institute, over 148 ... Read more

Time is Right to Move Your Money Out of the Big Banks

By  Don McNay Huffington Post, August 4, 2011 Hey I think the time is right for a palace revolution but where I live the game to play is compromise solution -The Rolling Stones. Most of us have an idea of what a small-town banker should be like. It’s George Bailey, the character Jimmy Stewart played in It’s a Wonderful Life. We ... Read more

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered

By Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York Tree Hugger, August 11, 2011 Image credit: Taylor Dundee via Flickr/CC BY Iowa now gets a higher percentage of its power from wind than any other state in the nation. The Des Moines Register is reporting that Iowa’s wind generation hit the 20% mark last quarter, supplying the ... Read more

Citizens Ramp Up Battle Against Fossil Fuel Industry

By Kanya D’Almeida IPS News, September 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, Sep 8, 2011 (IPS) – The fight against oil and gas giants is heating up in the U.S., with new waves of protest and civil disobedience springing up across the country. The last three weeks saw nearly 1,000 people arrested ... Read more

Bank of America is Doomed

Chris Whalen—Stop Firing People And Just Declare Bankruptcy Now By Henry Blodget Business Insider, September 9, 2011 Bank of America is doomed, says bank analyst Chris Whalen, the founder and managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics. (See video below) Importantly, this dour outlook has nothing to do with the ... Read more