Daily Archives: December 18, 2018

Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – Global War Economies Need A World Constantly at War

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on Jun 29, 2018

The problem with obsessing over Donald Trump is that it makes us oblivious to the system that produced him, says author, Arundhati Roy. We live in a world where governments subsist on the proliferation of arms. This necessitates a world either at war or perpetually on the brink of war.

Web Exclusive: Noam Chomsky on International Solidarity in the Nuclear Age (and Jazz!)

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on May 24, 2018

Donald Trump just called off the much anticipated North Korean nuclear summit. Maybe not much of a surprise given the president’s inner circle but Noam Chomsky says he should have just stepped back and taken credit as a peacemaker. Find out what he had to say about the state of nuclear geopolitics, international solidarity and more in our recent interview with the renowned linguist.

Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth: Arundhati Roy

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on Jun 27, 2018

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more. Our returning guest, Arundhati Roy, covers this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in 20 years, ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,’ now out in paperback.

Food Justice

Social Justice Learning Institute
Published on Mar 6, 2012
The Social Justice Learning Institute
www.sjli-cp.org

What is Food Justice?

Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities and a healthy environment.

SJLI Food Justice Efforts

Our organization is committed to addressing inequality in the food system, we impact this issue in several ways: Direct provision of affordable, healthy, locally grown, organic, culturally relevant food through both our gardens and orchards but also through partnering with organizations that have higher yield such as the South Central Farmer’s Association to bring healthy food options to our community (including CSA boxes). Additionally, we work directly with the City of Inglewood on policies that can help to transform the local food system, create greater sovereignty and re-imagine our city-space in innovative ways that offer greater opportunities for a localized food system. We outreach and educate not only youth in our community but also adult community members through workshops, environmental literacy courses and hands-on opportunities in our gardens and orchards. Finally, we’re developing a business structure for added-value products to create a worker-owned, profit sharing and a cooperative economic development strategy.

The Need

We realize that in many communities, especially communities of color, individuals often lack affordable and accessible healthy food options. Existing food options such as fast-food restaurants, liquor stores and low-quality chain supermarkets stem from systemic challenges facing these communities and historical barriers preventing access. Research shows that in neighborhoods where access to affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables is limited, the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, hypertension increases (visit www.cdc.gov/obesity/causes/health.html to learn more).

Food-matters

Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on Oct 9, 2018

Food — from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.

Divest to Decolonize: Michelle Cook & Hartman Deetz

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on Nov 20, 2018

At the traditional start of the holiday season, many in the US come together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Though for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense, would be more in order. We’ll hear from Native American activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for autonomy and environmental protection. Then our report on the thousand people in attendance at the American Museum of Natural History on Indigenous Peoples Day organized by Decolonize This Place.

Food Justice Is About Everything We Do: Leah Penniman

The Laura Flanders Show
Published on Dec 4, 2018

Where do we begin to think about food? Is it about how we grow it, how we eat it, or who has access to it? Isn’t it all of it? However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we’ll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NESAWG conference on food justice in late October. Among them, Leah Penniman whose beautiful new book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, is out now.

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