A Critical Mass for Real Food

YES Magazine

The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking, and it’s taking off.

by Anim Steel

Imagine that you are in room.  It’s about 30 by 30 feet. The floor is stone, and the walls and ceiling are a mix of stone and cement. They are a little damp, which you can smell but you can’t quite see. It’s pitch black except for the light that comes in from a low, arched doorway in whose frame is silhouetted an iron gate. When your eyes adjust to the darkness, you can see a narrow stretch of beach and the blue and gray of the ocean beyond. Continue reading A Critical Mass for Real Food

KENYA: Kakuma Camp Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, August 7, 2012 (CISA) -Kakuma Refugee Camp has surpassed its capacity of 100,000 residents, creating serious concerns as more refugees continue to arrive.  According to UNHCR, by the end of July the population of the camp established in northern Kenya in 1992 had reached 100,009 following a steady influx of new arrivals over the past two years Continue reading KENYA: Kakuma Camp Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

Japan Honors Anniversary of Hiroshima as Thousands Call for End to Nuclear Weapons, Power

Common Dreams

Tens of thousands gathered in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Monday to mark the anniversary of the atomic bomb seven decades ago. As crowds gathered throughout the city, speakers and anti-nuclear activists reminded the crowds that nuclear catastrophe is not a distant memory, but a continual threat owed to nuclear power and disasters such as Fukushima. Continue reading Japan Honors Anniversary of Hiroshima as Thousands Call for End to Nuclear Weapons, Power