Women-Farmers

Looking for Leaders on Climate? Follow the Women Farmers

“I give you a message from my heart,” she says, “let’s move forward and work together for the benefit of everyone. And especially for those who work in the fields, as we are the ones who suffer the most.” That is the voice of Arminda, a farmer and agro-forestry advocate from Bolivia, who is among a number of women farmers …

Dr-Vandana-Shiva

Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future Of Nutrtion Be In Women’s Hands or Under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition out of our food. As a result, India is facing a nutritional crisis: every fourth Indian goes hungry, and …

What’s the True Impact of the Alternative Economy? Researchers Decide It’s Time to Find Out

It is increasingly apparent that today’s economy is not working for most of us. Growing inequality of wealth and income is putting the famous American middle class in danger of becoming a distant memory. Most American children now face economic prospects worse than their parents enjoyed. We suffer from more frequent financial shocks and linger in recession far longer than …

TPP

The TPP could spell bad news for global food systems.

Food is more than just what we eat. It connects us to each other and our environment. And how we treat it is of tremendous importance to our democracy. Right now, the future of our food is being decided behind closed doors. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade and investment deal being negotiated by the United States and 11 Pacific …

food garden

7 Laws Of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing A Successful Garden

We all have the best of intentions in the beginning of summer. We plan on spending the season growing a beautiful lush garden. As the summer drags on, avoiding the heat becomes the top priority. From the neglect, your garden suffers. The plants may not be thriving, there may be bug infestations, or root rot. Inevitably, if there are enough issues, …

Netanyahu

Congress Cheers Netanyahu’s Hatred of Iran

Addressing Congress in the style of a State of the Union speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won 41 rounds of applause as U.S. lawmakers eagerly enlisted in the Israeli-Saudi conflict against Iran and its allies – an enthusiasm that may well entangle the U.S. military in more wars in the Middle East. Speaking to a joint session of Congress for the third time – …

Peter Roth

Host of Energy Stew Fridays at 11:30 (EST) Peter Roth has lived in New York City for the last 40 years after being raised in Westchester County, NY and schooled at Tulane, Penn State and NYU. He and his wife, Deborah, and their two sons share a comfortable apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. “My life has been a …

Ellen Kamhi

Host of The Natural Nurse and Dr. Z Tuesdays at 10 am (EST) The Natural Nurse®, Dr. Ellen Kamhi brings the message of alternative, holistic medicine to millions of Americans through radio and television programs broadcast throughout the United States. She appears on News 12 Long Island, and is featured in numerous magazines, journals, and newspapers including The New York Times, New …

Caryn Hartglass

Host of It’s All About Food  Tuesdays at 4pm (EST)   Caryn Hartglass holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University. She obtained the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and the Food Protection Certificate from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Caryn is …

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The Greek Debt Interim Agreement: Necessary Step or Sell-Out?

By Jack Rasmus –

Last Friday, February 20, Greece’s Syriza government agreed to a four month extension of the current debt package that has been in effect since Greece’s last debt renegotiation in 2012, thus agreeing to the main demand of the Troika that it do so as a condition for further negotiations. Some have read this as a ‘sell-out’ by Syriza of its election promises to reject the austerity measures the Troika established in 2010 and 2012, which have kept Greece in a condition of perpetual economic depression for the past half decade. By agreeing to continue current debt arrangements for another four months, critics say Syriza has also reneged on its promise to reject the Troika’s previous debt deal. The same critics argue that Syriza should have simply declared ‘no’ to extending both the current debt package and related austerity measures by the February 28 expiration date. And if the Troika didn’t like it, so be it; Greece should just leave the Euro currency zone.