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iEat Green – Nancy Romer Founder- Brooklyn Food Coalition – 04.20.17

Nancy Romer is a life-long activist.  After serving in the Peace Corps in Colomiba, she came back to the US ready to join the  movement to end the war in Viet Nam.  Since then she has continued working for peace and social justice, working in the feminist, anti-racist, public higher education, union, food justicem and climate justice movements.  She was …

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iEat Green – Kelly McGlinchey Butter Beans – 04.13.17

Kelly is the Director of Food Education at Butter Beans Inc, a school lunch and wellness company headquartered in New York City. With a background in sustainability and environmental advocacy, she is passionate about connecting our local and global communities to the ecological landscapes that support our food systems. Kelly has served on NGO delegations to the United Nations Framework …

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PEPE ESCOBAR – Les Deplorables

Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure. The first cage match this coming Monday between a Queen of War profiting from a mighty (Clinton) Cash Machine and a billionaire uber-narcissist adored by a “basket of deplorables”. This is a circus quite fitting for a self-described “indispensable nation” where “evil” has been propelled – seriously – to the …

Dear Obama, How Does A 60% Increase In NYC Homelessness Constitute A Recovery?

Last week, we wrote a post entitled “Harvard Crushes The “Obama Recovery” Farce With 9 Simple Charts” in which we reviewed a report from Harvard Business School on the true health of the U.S. economy.  Given the title, it’s probably not terribly surprising that Harvard was somewhat “underwhelmed” with the Obama recovery after taking a multi-decade look at various economic …

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Catherine J Frompovich – Are Female Vaginas “Glyphosate-Ready”?

According to Organ(y)c online, Well, most [pads and tampons] are not made of cotton. Many well-known, nationally-advertised brands of tampons, pads and panty liners are made of mostly synthetics. Like rayon. Feminine pads from many of the best known brands also contain something called SAPs, which stands for Super Absorbent Powders.  While doing their job to absorb better, SAPs are …

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Love Lust And Laughter – 11.03.15

Lou Paget, a frequent guest, is the author of five books – www.LouPaget.com – which deliver information about sexuality and relationships with accuracy and fun! Dr. Diana and Lou reconnected recently in Seattle for a Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) where the University of Minnesota has established the first Chairs in Sexual Health headed up by Dr. Eli Coleman (www.sexualhealth.umn.edu). The meeting was organized by Dr. Pepper Schwartz, the AARP Ambassador for Relationships and Sexuality. Joycelyn Elders, MD, was the featured speaker. (She is an inspiration! Remember when she was hired and later fired by President Bill Clinton?) Lou and Dr. Diana also discussed aging and sexuality – and the health benefits of sex. There will be a Part 2 very soon!

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Rebecca Gordon – How to Censor Yourself Before the Government Even Has the Chance

It was August 2002. My partner Jan Adams and I were just beginning our annual pilgrimage to Massachusetts to visit my father and stepmother. At the check-in line at San Francisco International Airport, we handed over our driver’s licenses and waited for the airline ticket agent to find our flight and reservation. Suddenly, she got a funny look on her …

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Kali Holloway – Surprise! Donald Trump’s Father Was Probably in the Ku Klux Klan

According to a 1927 New York Times [3] article, it seems that the father of billionaire Republican presidential candidate and professional bile-spewer Donald Trump may have had ties to the Ku Klux Klan. The Times piece, subtitled “Klan Assails Policemen” and recently unearthed by Boing Boing [4], identifies a man named Fred Trump as among those arrested for participating in …

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Martha Rosenberg – Big Pharma’s Profiteers: You Want Us to Pay What for These Meds?

It is no secret that the pill profit party is over for drug companies. Bestselling pills like Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular, Concerta, Cymbalta and Abilify have gone off patent and Wall Street is moving on to industries that offer better returns. To combat investor disenchantment, drug companies have rolled out expensive drugs that treat such rare conditions,  they almost sound …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer – LALA STONE

Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t claim a specific denomination, he said the churches they went to would probably be described as Pentecostal, evangelical and charismatic. “We attended churches where people …