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Vicky Starr of ‘Union Maids’ : Working Class Hero

Stills from Union Maids. Images from escholarship.org. Vicky Starr (Stella Nowicki) is on right.Vicky Starr dies at 93:Socialist, labor organizer, feminist, film starBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2010 I read recently that Vicky Starr died … finish reading Vicky Starr of ‘Union Maids’ : Working Class Hero

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BOOKS / ‘Eating Animals’ : The Beef with Factory Farms

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals:A sweeping indictment of factory farms …what we should be talking about is how upward of 99 percent of animals are raised and what it does to them, what it does to the environment, what it … finish reading BOOKS / ‘Eating Animals’ : The Beef with Factory Farms

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : The Public Option and the Public Good

Graphic by patriotboy.Honesty, honor and universal health care We hear cries of woe about costs of universal care from the insurance-subsidized Republican members of Congress. Yet, these same folks have no problem with spending on foreign wars, of questionable need… … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : The Public Option and the Public Good

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Stephanie Smith : E. Coli and the Killer Burger

Escherichia coli (known as “E. Coli” to its friends).E. coli nearly killed Stephanie Smith:All-beef patty can be big-time troubleBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2009 Stephanie Smith was pretty much committed to vegetarianism. But after … finish reading Stephanie Smith : E. Coli and the Killer Burger

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Foodie Friday: Food Inc., the Movie

“If we squander the ecological capital of the soil, the capital on paper won’t much matter.” Wes Jackson, President of the Land Institute. Food Inc., the MovieBy Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / July 3, 2009 Don’t miss the … finish reading Foodie Friday: Food Inc., the Movie

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Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

Updated May 4, 2009 This photo, on the Smithfield Farms website, (still there at this posting on May 3, 2009), carries the following caption: “Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never … finish reading Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

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Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

The nature of the livestock industry has been transformed dramatically. Photo by Oleg Popov / Reuters.The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry’s monstrous power The Mexico swine flu outbreak should alert us to a highly globalized industry with … finish reading Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

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