Monthly archives: April, 2015

SAFE: University of Oklahoma Commits to Buying More Just and Sustainable Food

Students Against a Factory-farming Economy (SAFE) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2015 Contacts: Bridget Burns: bridgetburns92, 405-819-5781 Monique Rodriquez: natashamrodriquez, 702-292-5929 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA COMMITS TO BUYING MORE JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD Sooners Look Forward to More Local, Fair, Humane, and Ecologically Sound Choices in Dining Halls Norman, OK – This past Friday, the University



Midlands Voices: Congress should kill TPA, By John K. Hansen

Omaha World Herald Midlands Voices: Congress should not support TPA By John K. Hansen | Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:00 am The writer is president of the Nebraska Farmers Union and served as a U.S. Trade Representative trade adviser for three administrations for 14 years starting in 1994. The House and Senate have sent



Court Declares Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law Constitutional

BREAKING: Court Declares Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law Constitutional in a major victory for CFS and Consumers! Support our Legal Fund today to help us secure even more important victories. BIG news! Yesterday, after nearly a year of battling in court to defend Vermont’s law to label genetically engineered (GE) food, a federal judge



As Part of China’s Food Plan, Iowa Becomes Polluted Wasteland of Industrial Agriculture, By Chris Petersen

As Part of China’s Food Plan, Iowa Becomes Polluted Wasteland of Industrial Agriculture By Chris Petersen There is frustration in rural Iowa! How would you city folks like it if there was very little regulation of siting or oversight of any industry locating or operating in your neighborhoods? At a moment’s notice industry could swoop



Catholics Oppose Fast Tracking the TPP

President Obama: Catholics Oppose Fast Tracking the TPP In an interview on MSNBC’s "Hardball", President Obama defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP)



Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We’re Headed for Oligarchy

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We’re Headed for Oligarchy Robert Solow on powerful families’ threat to democratic institutions. Medici rule. Those were the days. Wikimedia Commons Rebecca J. Rosen Apr 25, 2014 In a recent interview at the Economic Policy Institute, Nobel Prize-Winning economist and MIT professor Robert Solow riffed on the political effects of increasing inequality



2,009 Organizations Call on Congress to Oppose Fast Track Authority for the TPP

Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN Online: citizenstrade.org Twitter: @citizenstrade 2,009 Organizations Call on Congress to Oppose Fast Track Authority for the TPP Unprecedented Unity Against Bill to Railroad into Place a TPP Replicating Failed Terms of Past Trade Pacts that Offshored Jobs, Lowered Wages and Exposed Consumer and Environmental Safeguards to Attack WASHINGTON,



Financial Reform Newsletter: Joe Stiglitz on CNBC, financial reform and the 2016 election and more…

Financial Reform Newsletter April 22, 2015 Trickle up, trickle down; pro-growth or pro-distribution and other false choices intelligently discussed by Nobel Prize winning Columbia University economist Joe Stiglitz on CNBC Squawk Box this morning: Too much of the discussion about economics, the economy, finance and financial reform are closed-minded, ideological, political point-scoring or disguised industry



An African reforestation project that strengthened economic and community development

An African reforestation project that strengthened economic and community development The first clue that something special awaited us was the presence of a young man with a video camera in the front of the 10-person dugout canoe that came to take us across the Senegal River for our visit to Salayaal de Loboudou, Mauritania. When



There Wasn’t Always This Much Corporate Lobbying, By Lee Drutman

There Wasn’t Always This Much Corporate Lobbying By Lee Drutman Shutterstock Apr. 16, 2015 About the Author Something is out of balance in Washington. Corporations now spend about $2.6 billion a year on reported lobbying expenditures – more than the $2 billion we spend to fund the House ($1.16 billion) and Senate ($820 million). It’s