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Walden Bello on Coutnerrevolution, October 30 in Oakland

On Wednesday October 30th please join the Oakland Institute and SEIU Local 1021 in welcoming internationally renowned author Walden Bello as he discusses his newest book: Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right.  Walden Bello’s Counterrevolution is a bold, sweeping enterprise that seeks to deconstruct the challenge from the far right. Using as case studies Italy in the […]

Posted: September 27 2019
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LOCAL IS OUR FUTURE

New book from Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines the steps needed to enable ‘economies of happiness’ to spread and flourish, globally. “There is no more important task than re-localizing our economies, and this book will tell you how it’s done.” Bill McKibben Poverty, climate change, the erosion of democracy, an epidemic of depression – these and many […]

Posted: July 9 2019
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book: land justice: re-imagining land, food, and the commons

“Hunger and poverty are perpetuated by undemocratic systems of power. Now, this great new resource lifts the veil hiding the history of dispossession and unequal land access in the US.” - Frances Moore Lappé Land access is the primary barrier for young farmers today. Ensuring access for young farmers who are passionate about the production […]

Posted: October 17 2017
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A New Almanac for the Young Farmers of the World

Coverage of The New Farmer's Almanac on Takepart: The Greenhorns, a nonprofit dedicated to young agrarians, is updating one of America’s oldest ag publications. (Photo: Getty Images) Long before Martha Stewart printed her seasonal gardening chores on the first pages in each issue of Martha Stewart Living, The Old Farmer’s Almanac outlined the farm-related tasks […]

Posted: November 21 2016
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until there are fair wages, we cannot have our cake

How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions—discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens—affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers' organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the […]

Posted: June 20 2014
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The 2013 New Farmer's Almanac

“Young Farmers of the Apocalypse”The 2013 New Farmer’s Almanac is ready for the future. “Advice and entertainment for those dealing practically with the unknown”   December 21, 2012, Hudson Valley, New York Today, the Greenhorns publication The 2013 New Farmer’s Almanac goes to print for young farmers who intend to build a new food system, one farm at a time. […]

Posted: December 21 2012