WhyHunger’s Introduction to Agroecology

WhyHunger’s new publication, Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty Into Action, is an attractive introduction to agroecological principles, concepts and practices, based largely upon the work of La Via Campesina and many other grassroots leaders and social movements.

It features a plethora of contributions from members of peasant and small-scale farmers’ groups from Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil, India, Mali, and the U.S. which detail their perspectives of the promise that agroecology holds for sustainable and fair local economies.

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Happy Birthday to Anti-Imperialist & Satirist Mark Twain

Happy Birthday to anti-imperialist Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835.

As Twain told the New York Herald in October of 1900, after becoming more familiar with the Treaty of Paris and witnessing the U.S. war on the Philippines: “so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.”

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Making Iraq Safe for American Rice

A Brief Exploration of Contemporary Imperialism imperialism: noun – A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force or other means.  – Oxford Dictionary. Betsy Ward, president and CEO of the USA Rice Federation, was fuming…

The Pentagon’s Hemp Farm

Here’s a fascinating photo of USDA botanist Lyster Dewey, with his Arlington Farm hemp crop, on the site of what will later be the Pentagon.

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photo courtesy of the Hemp Industries Association