North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle” – It’s Not Oil

If its secret isn’t oil, what is so unique about the state? North Dakota has one thing that no other state has: its own state-owned bank. Access to credit is the enabling factor that has fostered both a boom in oil and record profits from agriculture in North Dakota. The Bank of North Dakota (BND) […]

Babylon sneaks in Board meeting to decide on $500M contract

IW:  I check for the dates of town board meetings regularly on the Babylon Town site to post on this site. I checked this month and there were no town board meeting listed for the future. This is not surprising since the town has a habit of not wanting citizens to attend these meetings.  The […]

Radical self reliance: Homesteading outside L.A. (via Food Freedom)

Meet the Dervaes family. These new urban homesteaders, a family of four, are not employed- living comfortably on $30,000/ year.  Growing their own food on 1/5th of an acre outside of Los Angeles, CA, they have meat, dairy and vegetables- all they need.  They even sell to local restaurants and neighbors. Yes, a lot of […]

LIMHoF, DMC, and Public Enemy Announce Spoken Word Winners

The Long Island Music Hallof Fame  with DMC and Public Enemy are Proud to Announce the Winners of the 1st Spoken Word Poetry Contest The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Public Enemy announce the winners of their first spoken word poetry contest. The contest called for entrants to write a long […]

Intern at SOA Watch

We are a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC), and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. We are grateful to our […]

RSVP now for “No Impact Man” 10/21/10

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College invites you to attend our Sustainable Film Series, on Thursday October 21, 2010. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at 516-678-5000 ext. 7562

Our Blog : New York Times Reporter Violates Trust of Undocumented Immigrant in Interview : Long Island Wins

In speaking with one man, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, the reporter decided to give a little more detailed description—he gave the guy’s apartment number. From a journalistic standpoint, the question that needs to be asked is: Was it necessary to give the apt. number of this guy, who by […]

US Chamber of Commerce Apologizes for Misogyny, But Don’t Be Fooled | Work in Progress

After getting roundly whacked by basically the entire internet, the US Chamber has officially apologized for its blog post yesterday that suggested women seeking equal pay have a “fetish for money” and suggested women should “choose the right partner at home.” But don’t let it fool you: the US Chamber has for decades advocated in […]

Penn and Teller Are Agri-business . . . (via BuelahMan’s Redstate Revolt)

After my own experimentation, I proved to myself that organic is far better than any other food available. But not Penn and Teller, the BS corporate weenies. They had an episode that used Big Food hacks as their source and a couple of Hippie Freaks to cause the illusion that anyone who believes that natural, […]

Boston IS Officially a FAIR TRADE CITY!! (via Autonomie Project’s Blog)

Yes, it is official! We can finally say it!! BOSTON IS AN OFFICIAL FAIR TRADE CITY! The Autonomie Project team has been committee members and incredibly active in the Fair Trade Boston organization since its inception a few years ago. You may all remember our excitement and volunteer work surrounding the Kick Off Event last […]

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