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A Kale of Two Cities: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice

Read more about the trend of urban gardens/farming to the issue of social justice. The writers of the attached article, Nevin Cohen and Kristin Reynolds teach at The New School and have researched the correlation between urban agriculture and social justice.  They are the authors of the forthcoming book, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social […]

The Effect of Capitalism on the Body’s Traumatic Stress Response

This is an article by Dr. Kerr that discusses how capitalism exploits the body’s responses to traumatic stress.  She highlights several examples of how capitalism in our society provokes a similar response as someone experiencing captivity – i.e the dynamic of victim/perpetrator where the perpetrator seeks to dominate the victim in various ways.  She also […]

Voting Rights and Suppression

Voting rights continue to be suppressed as elections for 2014 begin to heat up.  Elections do matter and elections have consequences.  The gridlock in Washington is the result of many things, but apathy has been a contributing factor alongside big money lobbying, Citizens United decision and gerrymandering in the states to make districts “safe” for […]

10 social Justice issue to champion in 2014:

  1. Marikana The widows of the slain mineworkers are still involved in the drawn-out legal deliberations of the Farlam Commission. They have yet to see justice or receive compensation for their loss and suffering. Many have absolutely no income and are unable to feed and clothe their children. It is unacceptable that neither mining […]

UN Fair Food Program

The UN Fair Food Program 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. Source: National Economic & Social Rights Initiative.