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Homeless Man Gets Locked Inside A Famous Museum

artnet | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. By Sarah Cascone Tate Britain. Photo: Tony Hisgett, via Wikimedia Commons. Like a creepy real-l...

Health Activist To Gavin Newsom: 'We Are Poisoning Our Kids'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

In a recent assessment, less than one-third of California school children passed the Department of Education's physical fitness test. To make matters ...

Meatless Monday: True Stories

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It is time to speak out. It is time to listen. It is time to act. Access to fresh, healthy food is a basic human right. It's going to take basic human action to make it happen, with all of us working, caring, growing food, sharing our stories and sharing the food at our tables.

The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

If you eat any processed or packaged food, or anything from a typical restaurant or café, you can guarantee that Monsanto or Cargill played a role in those foods somewhere along the line.

'The Nation' Releases 2011 Food Issue With Michael Pollan, Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Politics and culture magazine The Nation releases its October 3 Food Issue with an A-list group of food politics celebrities. Diet for a Small Planet ...

Meatless Monday: Value Added -- Slow Food USA Brings Back the Real Value Meal

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Long before fast food's so-called value meal, we had real ones. We cooked with the ingredients at hand, with what we could get.

Buddhist Economics? Raj Patel Suggest A New Way To Define Value

Daily Finance | Matthew Pulomena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Worried about the meaning of existence? You might turn to Raj Patel's book The Value of Nothing. Its title, however, isn't a reference to how much a v...

Comedy at the Center: Why Jon Stewart Is Actually For Real

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Zac Hill

This past weekend, somewhere in the neighborhood of 200,000 Americans gathered on the National Mall for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Res...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Supermarkets

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From Beijing to Brighton, billions of people now can't imagine life without supermarkets. But what forces push us, as we push our carts?...

Raj Patel Is The Messiah, Says Religious Group After Author Appears On 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raj Patel, the author of the recent book "The Value of Nothing," has experienced a bizarre incarnation of the "Colbert Bump" after appearing on "The C...

Weekly Audit: The Global Economic Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Over the past thirty years, Wall Street has waged a steady war against governments around the globe, convinci...

Raj Patel: Food Sovereignty (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-02-17-raj.jpg The author of The Value of Nothing explains what food sovereignty means, and why it is as much a fight for social and economic justice as it is a fight to protect the environment.

Raj Patel: The Value Of Nothing, Part 1 (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Raj Patel, food activist, scholar, and author of two important books: Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his new boo...

Reclaiming Value: An Interview with Raj Patel

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

In his latest book, The Value of Nothing, Raj Patel explores the failures of so-called free market capitalism, and highlights some of the ways people are changing the democratic system.

Raj Patel On The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Academic/activist/writer Raj Patel appeared on The Colbert Report Tuesday to discuss his new book, "The Value of Nothing." The title comes from a quot...

Meatless Monday: Green Grass Roots And A Beacon of Hope From Signal Mountain

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The world's leaders did not come together for us in Copenhagen. The folks of Signal Mountain, Tennessee did. Signal Mountain, population 7,500, is th...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Raj Patel On The Perils Of Free Market Economy (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raj Patel, author of the new book "The Value of Nothing," spoke to Stephen Colbert last night about the hidden costs behind almost everything we consu...

Meatless Monday: Cracking the Egg Label Code

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

An age-old symbol of life and renewal, the egg has taken on considerable baggage in recent years. Forget the happy farm, the downy chicks, the clucki...

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Biotechnology Has Failed Us, So Why Promote It Abroad?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Groups like the Gates Foundation are trying to renew the idea of creating a "Green Revolution for Africa," using many of the same methods that have been so bad for India.

Who Owns Our Food? Thoughts on a New Green Revolution

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

We need to stand up for all of those voices who have no say in how their land is developed under the auspices of philanthropy.