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Gaza Redux: Déjà Vu in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Salena Tramel | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The names of four children jutted out from my computer's screen like daggers on the list of the dead by name as I refreshed it. Memories of children laughing while flying kites on a beach in Gaza flooded my mind.

Seed Bank on the West Bank

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

The best way for Palestinians to avoid expulsion from their lands and retain their homes is to intensively work the land.

Haitian Movements Branch Out

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

From a small village in the central plateau to forgotten towns in the north and south, grassroots organizers are demonstrating that their solutions are the way towards a new Haiti.

Uprooted Trees Will not Uproot West Bank Community

Salena Tramel | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Just after dawn, close to 100 Israeli military personnel had arrived in the village without warning and uprooted roughly 1,000 trees -- bringing with them around 40 specialists to ensure that the plants were ripped from the root, according to the villagers.

Gaza Diaries: Leaving a Legacy of Seeds

Salena Tramel | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

In late 2009, Gaza's first seed bank was established and opened. Since then, more than 200 registered women members of the Rural Women's Development Society have established 10 seed-saving units benefiting upwards of 1000 people.

Global Grain Reserves Are Key to Food Security

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

It's high time we recognize that the wisdom about food security we've learned over millennia will serve us better than economic theories that weigh the value of food against immediate profit instead of against potential eventual starvation.

Reimagining Israel's Negev

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Down south in the Negev desert, increasing militarization is constant --at least 80% of the land there is used for military training purposes, including weaponry development.

Combating Hunger by Reforesting Haiti

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Salena Tramel

Haiti is a prime example of how natural disasters are exacerbated by environmental degradation and centralized development.

Rebuilding Haiti, with A Rwandan Twist

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Haiti's development plan shouldn't be identical to that of Rwanda, but what the two countries do have in common are local solutions to unthinkable problems.