Raj will disscuss the nations economic structure, explore the economic collapse and illustrat how achiving a fairer society and sustainable economy are possible. Q & A will follow his keynote address.
4th Annual From the Ground Up Lecture and Sunday Supper.
Lecture Sunday October 17 at 2:30-4pm
Featuring Mr. Raj Patel
Stuffed & Starved: The Hidden Battle for the Worldâ€™s Food System
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2011
Time: 2:30 to 4:00pm
Location: Gardiner Museum, Terrace Room
Pricing: $12 general admission, $10 students
Sustainable Mendocino is a collective of people who have come together to discuss and work on issues of sustainability in Mendocino County
It’s all here – transnational capital flows, land grabs, Chinese investment, Brazilian regional hegemony, and water wars. Twenty first century concerns if ever there were. And, right in the middle, a very nineteenth century name. The first sentence from a recent Financial Times article demonstrates why globalisation is always old and always new. Continue reading “Globalisation New and Old”
One day, I’ll find time to write at length about Jamie Oliver but for now, an observation widely shared: when he ran into the food service regulations in his recent US school meal adventures, it was clear he was outgunned in ways he couldn’t fathom. That’s not his fault. School meal regulations in the US are almost deliberately unfathomable. A small legion of food activists and journalists are trying to get to the bottom of it, though – the Time for Lunch campaign is trying to transform school meals, for instance, but two new bits of investigation, across the US and in DC, suggest the scale of the task. The kickback agreements that industrial caterers have with brand suppliers is something that they’ll fight very hard to keep, even if it means that the fresh, local and sustainable produce needed to head off the US obesity epidemic remains off the menu. [Via Jenny Huston]
As someone who gets a little more ALL CAPS email than he’d like, it’s good to find a source that is both fully upper-case and entirely sensible: Feminist Hulk. HULK SAY FUCK PATRIARCHY. HULK NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH “FUCK.” ONLY BAD WORDS ARE ONES USED TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SMALL.
My friend Martin O’Neill had a fine piece in the Guardian a few days ago, responding to the madness of the British Conservative-Liberal Coalition’s emergency budget. He takes aim at one of the central idiocies of right-wing libertarian thinking – the idea that taxation is theft – and argues the case, precisely, for why we live in a market-society. Read more below, and read the previous post for why the economy itself depends on women’s labour.
Continue reading “The Philosophy of Tax”
The argument’s simple: women’s work is underpaid, and needs to be counted. Although this article deals with Latin America, but the arguments apply everywhere. Good thinking is coming out of the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean, as has before. Click here for the full article. Via DM.
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 7:00pm
Location: Toby’s Feed Barn, Pt Reyes Books
Tickets: Free Event
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Raj Patel, writer, activist and academic, shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger, and asks how we came to have markets in the first place.