Ryuhei Kawada, activist and Minister of Parliament (House of Councillors) in Japan, shares a powerful message for World Localization Day 2022. During the past two years, Kawada has been preparing a truly inspiring piece of legislation – the Local Food Act. If passed, the bill will decrease Japan’s dependence on imported foods, protect native seeds from the stranglehold of corporate agribusiness and support local farmers. In short, it will pave the way for food sovereignty.
World Localization Day 2022 is an annual campaign convened by Local Futures and supported by grassroots organizations, networks and activists on six continents.
The Poor People’s Campaign is holding a moral march on Washington and to the polls on June 18, calling on elected officials to make real policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up. The event on June 18 is the culmination of months of organizing and rallies in communities around the country. Angela Montalvo, an organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign in Nebraska is a disabled army veteran. She’s one of the more than 32,000 veterans in Nebraska with incomes less than $35,000 a year. Angela says we must fight poverty and not the poor.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed the need to advance economic globalization when he addressed the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in virtually.
President Xi said it is important that all countries strengthen the “soft connectivity” of development policies and international rules and standards.
Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum!
Since 1979 he’s been trawling the Museum’s 130,000 clay tablets for clues about life in ancient Mesopotamia. In this film, he tells us about a particular tablet he found that contains the rules of a board game – a board game that he’s been obsessed with since childhood!
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“Curating a Fractured Past: The Role of Museums, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints, Rare Books, Photos, Artifacts, Literature & the Arts in Embracing Our Common Humanity on a Finite Planet” is a program created on the occasion of Juneteenth 2022 by the “Africa Map Circle” as part of the “Mapping the Slave Trade…” project in tribute to the life-long work of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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