One of the main reasons a salad costs more than a Big Mac is because the meat and dairy industries are heavily subsidized in the United States. Grain producers receive much less subsidizes than the meat and dairy industry, while fruit and vegetable producers receive almost no subsidies. The government gives subsidies to the meat [...]
There is an act called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that might be soon be made law in the United States [Update: the act was approved by the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, signed into law by president Obama, and is in effect as of 1/1/12]. The act has provisions that label the entire [...]
We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement – up to and including your own. Discussions about modern methods of control, and how people are functionally in slavery. It isn’t a very happy video, but it is informative.
Here is information about some of the best progressive news organizations, with links to their websites. These organizations create magazines, newspapers, and blogs. They are devoted to reporting about progressive issues, opinions, and news. At the bottom of the post is a link to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, which is an organization that studies [...]
Pete Seeger is an American folk musician. In the late 1940′s and early 1950′s he was a member of The Weavers, who topped the charts for the song Goodnight Irene. He was a prominent supporter of unions, and was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He became a popular protest musician in the 1960′s. He wrote [...]
War is two groups of people fighting and killing each other, usually because of resources and/or ideology. What even gives a government the right to declare war against a foreign nation, and send people there to kill or be killed? If everyone refused to fight, there would be no war. Losing someone you love for [...]
Here is a video about the history of human rights, and about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There are links to the two largest human rights organizations in the world: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. You can become involved in letter writing campaigns, documenting human rights abuses, or other activities to help protect [...]