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Farm Apprenticeship Commencement Talk at UC Santa Cruz

I gave the commencement talk for the 38 graduates of the farm apprenticeship program at UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems on June 20. Here’s the synopsis of the talk: PRESENTATION FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP GRADUATES OF

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World Food Day- New Orleans

As part of the Week of Action to launch the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, please join us for the following event with Restaurant Opportunities Center of New Orleans (ROC-NOLA). For folks at the CFSC Conference, we will be gathering for

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ALERT! — HELP SAVE UCLA LABOR CENTER

Friends, One of the most important progressive resources in Los Angeles — the UCLA  Labor Center — is under attack and needs our help. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block has decided to shut down the Labor Center , a valuable, cutting-edge,

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Progressive Patriotism – Things for Progressives and Liberals to Think About, and Do, on July 4th

Friends and Colleagues: In honor of July 4th, Dick Flacks and I have posted an article, “Progressives Take Back the Flag” on Huffington Post. We write that: “This July 4 feels different. We no longer have a president in the

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At Home in Utopia

Friends – Please join me on Monday, April 27, at 7:30 pm for a screening of a wonderful new documentary film, “At Home in Utopia,”  and a panel discussion afterwards with the filmmaker and others about this progressive housing movement

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UPS Delivers Community Food Security

One of our project partners, the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) has created a thriving national movement that has forged new alliances between diverse constituencies, including farmers, environmentalists, food bankers, anti-hunger advocates, community activists, and public health professionals. They have

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What is a housing “crisis”?

Colleagues and Friends: What constitutes a housing “crisis”? Do we face a housing crisis when home prices are spiraling upward (as they did between the mid-1990s and 2006) or when they are tumbling downward (as has occurred during the past

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Rev. Martin Luther King: Anti-War, Pro Union

Most Americans today know that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 40 years ago — on April 4, 1968 –  in Memphis, Tennessee, but they may not know why he was there. He went to Memphis to support African

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Class Prejudice: Which Whites Support Obama? Plus, the State of the Anti-War Movement; Wall Street and Spitzer; The Real McCain?

CLASS PREJUDICE:  Which whites will support Barack Obama if he runs against John McCain? In my article  in the American Prospect this week, I look at America’s racial divide in terms of both voting trends and control of key institutions

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Rep. John Lewis Tilts to Obama, and other reports about the Prez campaigns

Friends, Congressperson John Lewis of Georgia, a hero of the civil rights movement, is now supporting Barack Obama. See story in today’s New York Times, below. Plus, an article from American Prospect on what Clinton and Obama should do to

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