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Green Revolution

Via Campesina and the Fight for Seeds

Salena Tramel | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Salena Tramel

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Monsanto and its patented seeds last Monday by throwing out a case tirelessly petitioned for by organic farmers. It was only last month Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the agricultural giant's "license agreement" yet again.

How Not to Start a Revolution

Michael Spencer | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Spencer

"We want to focus on results for people," said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as she delivered a Feed the Future announcement at Mlandizi Farm Women's Cooperative in Mlandizi, Tanzania in June 2011. I wonder which people she was referring to?

California the Focal Point of Green Revolution

Tom Hayden | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Tom Hayden

California, under Governor Jerry Brown's leadership, is playing a pivotal role in the struggle to transform the global economy toward energy conservation and renewables.

Bill Gates Invests $25 Million In Controversial GM Crop Center

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

TEXCOCO, Mexico -- The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s that dramatically raised crop yields is g...

Advent, Tyranny And The Power Of Love

Charles Redfern | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Can we be still during this Advent? Can we repent? Can we see that we need outside help like the people of Iran need the international community?

Can We Feed 9 Billion People?

Reuters | Laurie Goering | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green

By Laurie Goering LONDON, May 2 (AlertNet) - In flood-hit fields in the Philippines, farmers are testing a hardy new variety of rice th...

Who Grows Our Food: Theresa Podoll, Prairie Road Organic Farm

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Seeds are where it all begins. They promise the start of things. They're "the very basis of our food and agriculture," says Theresa Podoll of Prairie Road Organic Farm.

Whitney Houston and a Mine Sweeper In Iran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Maryam Zar

Iran's masses showed the world their disdain for their current rulers in 2009 when they took to the streets in droves to protest. They were met with very little global support, and were brutally quelled by a regime that refuses to relinquish power.

U.N. Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded, Trend Must Reverse To Feed Population

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that...

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Green Revolution Can Provide Food and Fuel

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The human race will be around in a hundred years, even if oil won't -- in a big way at least. We will have long gone back to living off the land by that point, just as we did before the modern industrial revolution changed life seemingly irrevocably.

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace f...

Start the Green Revolution Without U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Not that long ago, it seemed Americans had decided, for economic, national security, and environmental reasons, we were going to be enthusiastic participants in the green revolution. But the pendulum has clearly swung in the other direction.

So You Say You Want a Revolution?

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!

Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-12-31-neshat.jpgMore than any other artist I can call to mind, the impact of Neshat's work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Food -- The American Midwest at the Cusp of an Economic Renaissance

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In the coming food shortages, the American Midwest will become the most crucial provider of food grains to the world, building on an already leading, but barely heralded position of leadership.

Africa must feed itself

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The MDG Advocates

Africa Must Feed Itself BY DR. AKIN ADESINA, DR. WANGARI MAATHAI AND DR. GRAÇA MACHEL Africa is rising. The 2010 Ibrahim Index of African Governan...

The Limits of Internet Organizing

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Engler

Facebook activism succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice, but by motivating them to do the things that people do when they are not motivated enough.

Spinning The Pedal-Powered Gym

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

Maybe someday, I'll jump in my Nerf car and drive to a floating gym, but real pedal-powered technology is available right now, and I fantasize about you using it. It can be done. It can be spun.

One Year Later: The Green Movement Goes On

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

I was one of millions around the world who watched last summer's Green Revolution unfolding on the streets of Iran with high hopes for a swift and blo...

US Senate, Bill Gates Give Planet a Middle Finger for Earth Day

Jill Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jill Richardson

Mother Nature does not work like a market: simply put, the world cannot shift to diets based on grain-fed meat.

The Green Movement: The Day It All Started 40 Years Ago

McClatchy | Rocky Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOISE, Idaho -- One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers turned April 22, 1970 , into the day the environmental movement was born. On that day...

Iran's Presidential Election One Year Later -- Why the Greens Failed

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

One year after his feverishly contested reelection as the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to be standing on firmer political ground than ...

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...