>NAFTA and US Corn Subsidies

>Explaining the Displacement of Mexico's Corn Farmersby Rick Relinger´╗┐prospectjournal.ucsd.edu (April 2010)This paper intends to explicate the causal relationship between US federal subsidies for domestically produced corn and the post-NAFTA rural to urban migration in Mexico. While corn production has been central to the Mexican economy for centuries, it cannot economically compete with highly subsidized corn … Continue reading >NAFTA and US Corn Subsidies

>NAFTA, Mexican Corn and the Commons

>How American industrial agriculture threatens Mexican biodiversity and social stability.by David BollierOn the Commons (July 19 2010)What happens when a market-based agricultural juggernaut invades a 9,000-year-old system of commons-based maize production in Mexico? What are the on-the-ground consequences? How have the farmers using traditional agriculture responded? Journalist Peter Canby offers a stunning account of this … Continue reading >NAFTA, Mexican Corn and the Commons

>Why Obama’s government is George Wallace …

>... Monsanto is the Ku Klux Klan,and we are all black children now.by Linn Cohen-Cole {1}opednews.com (January 25 2009)The US food supply is being taken over at this moment through regulations most people have never heard of or know about {2}.For years, environmentalists have been struggling to stop pesticides that are deadly to everything, and … Continue reading >Why Obama’s government is George Wallace …

>Seeds – How to Criminalize Them

>by Linn Cohen-Colefoodfreedom.wordpress.com (March 19 2009)UPDATE (November 17 2010): Senate votes cloture on S 510 - must now be voted on in sixty days. http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/breaking-senate-votes-cloture-on-s-510-must-now-be-voted-on-in-60-days/Wisdom says stop a bill that is broad as everything yet more vague even than it is broad.Wisdom says stop a bill that comes with massive penalties but allows no judicial … Continue reading >Seeds – How to Criminalize Them

>US Planning to Outlaw …

>... Gardening and Saving SeedsSenate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds.by Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editornaturalnews.com (November 16 2010)Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America". It would grant the US … Continue reading >US Planning to Outlaw …

>Investors Put Money on Lawsuits …

>... to Get Payoutsby Binyamin AppelbaumThe New York Times (November 14 2010)Large banks, hedge funds and private investors hungry for new and lucrative opportunities are bankrolling other people's lawsuits, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into medical malpractice claims, divorce battles and class actions against corporations - all in the hope of sharing in the … Continue reading >Investors Put Money on Lawsuits …

>Road to Corporate Serfdom

>Posted by nimda in the Public Interestby Ralph Nadernader.org (October 29 2010)It was Bill Clinton's campaign strategist, James Carville, who in 1992 created the election slogan: "It's the Economy, Stupid". For the 2010 Congressional campaigns, the slogan should have been: "It's Corporate Crime and Control, Stupid".But notwithstanding the latest corporate crime wave, the devastating fallout … Continue reading >Road to Corporate Serfdom

>How (not to) to Organize a Community

>by Dmitry OrlovClub Orlov (October 23 2010)Dire predictions made by authoritative figures can provide the impetus to attempt great t5things: establish community gardens and farmer's markets, lobby for improved public transportation, bike lanes and sidewalks, promote ride-sharing initiatives, weatherize existing homes and impose more stringent construction standards for new ones, construct windmill farms and install … Continue reading >How (not to) to Organize a Community

>The Mythical United States of America

>Rushing into Backwardnessby Professor John KozyGlobal Research (November 11 2010)The mythical United States of America so highly lauded exists nowhere. It is a Shangri-la. The Preamble of the Constitution makes perfectly clear what kind of nation the United States was meant to be. What exists today fulfills none of those goals. Some have argued that … Continue reading >The Mythical United States of America