Here we go again: raising taxes on food

We  have long written here on the issue of taxes on food by the legislature to fund other areas. This year is no exception to the head rearing of this ugly issue. Bill Tibbitts of Crossroads Urban Center, an organization advocating for the rights of the poor, says: Utah Representative Mike "Nuclear" Noel is proposing … Continue reading Here we go again: raising taxes on food

Health care reform roundtable didn’t include Single Payer Health Care

Kevin Zeese, an attorney from Maryland, not only spoke out for single payer health care reform yesterday, but was arrested for doing so. Zeese was among the 8 doctors and attorneys arrested at yesterday's Senate Finance Committee "roundtable" on Healthcare Reform in the U.S. Zeese has written an article about the event at OpEd News. … Continue reading Health care reform roundtable didn’t include Single Payer Health Care

“Happy” New Year?

(I have been out of town for the past 2 weeks, so posting has been non-existent.) I am having difficulty wishing people a "happy" new year with everything that is going in in our world: A failing economy resulting in job losses, a housing market crash, budget shortfalls; A broken health care system that continues … Continue reading “Happy” New Year?

Shoes for Bush action

It warms my heart when people take an event in the news and turn it into action: http://www.shoebush.orgJOIN US IN WASHINGTON,DCJanuary,19th SHOES FOR BUSH action "For the widows, the orphans, and those killed in Iraq." send me your old shoes to take to DC. ALL SHOES DONATED to the needy in the DC/Baltimore area and … Continue reading Shoes for Bush action

You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Gustav

You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Gustav Updated: Monday September 1, 2007 PLEASE HELP! As day breaks this momentous Labor Day, Hurricane Gustav threatens people across the Gulf, and is on track to slam Cajun Country and the Houma Nation west of New Orleans, one of the most culturally diverse places … Continue reading You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Gustav

Protesting The Bejing Olympics

Back in April I was a featured speaker at a rally to protest human rights abuses by the Chinese Government, especially highlighting the Bejing Olympics this year as a year to address those violations and abuses. As the Olympics in Bejing Opens this weekend, there are protests around the world taking place: Dissident decries attendance … Continue reading Protesting The Bejing Olympics

More on health insurance

I feel compelled to post a second piece on health care in this country, based on the comment to my post below on insurance.  An anonymous poster posted this comment:Unfortunately many employees and employers wrongly accuse the insurance companies of being the bad guys here. The reason that the insurance companies are asking for this … Continue reading More on health insurance

Retailers in U.S. – Food Rationing?

It's kind of creepy to see that retailers have the power to ration food.... http://www2.nysun.com/article/74994 Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World By JOSH GERSTEIN Staff Reporter of the Sun April 21, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: … Continue reading Retailers in U.S. – Food Rationing?

Growing grain for fuel and meat: There’s something wrong with this picture.

While people around the world are fighting and dying for food,  From rice in Peru to miso in Japan, food prices are rising Famine, farm prices and aid:  Food for thoughtA Hungry World2008: The year of global food crisiswe in the U.S. are promoting the growing crops for ethanol to make alternative fuelFlooding, Food Shortages, … Continue reading Growing grain for fuel and meat: There’s something wrong with this picture.