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Carbon Washington’s Climate Ballot Measure Will Boost Social Justice.

Climate change has much more to do with social justice than you might think. One connection is that global warming will hit the poor harder than the rich, so there is a social justice benefit to reducing carbon emissions. Climate action will also provide co-benefits such as reducing emissions of local air pollutants like particulate […]

The New ‘Harvest of Shame’: Children Who Pick Tobacco

More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in “Harvest of Shame,” an angry documentary that would become a classic. While conditions have improved for some of the families whose work provides our cornucopia of affordable food, there remains a special group […]

Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation’s Invisible Population

Between 1 and 3 million migrant farm workers leave their homes every year to plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. Although invisible to most people, the presence of migrant farm workers in many rural communities throughout the nation is undeniable, since hand labor is still necessary for the production […]

Dalai Lama Quotes

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”   “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”   “An open heart is an open mind.”   “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying […]

UN Fair Food Program

Ahold: Worker-Centered Accountability Requires Penny Per Pound. READ this article about the UN Fair Food Program and how it is being applied in Florida for farmer workers in the tomato industry in order to hold growers and large corporations accountable for their abuses of human rights and worker rights.