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Center For Media and Democracy: ALEC and tax fraud
by Lisa Graves CMDRealNews
Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on 'right-to-work', 'stand your ground' laws, and voter ID laws
As You Sow: Vote Your Proxies with Jon Scott
by John ScottAs You Sow
Vote Your Proxies with Jon Scott and Friends. This is the 20 minute version of the webinar that teaches you how to vote your proxies using the 2013 Exxon proxy ballot as an example.
24 TED Talks That Will Help Save the Food System
Food Tank
TED is a non-profit devoted to "ideas worth spreading", and you can find literally thousands of free--inspiring and awesome--talks from experts and innovators around the world. We've decided to highlight 24 TED talks specifically around food issues that we found compelling and worth sharing.
Ecology Without Equality
earthjustice-down2earth and others on SoundCloud.
In this episode, we speak with Vernice Miller-Travis, a longtime environmental justice advocate and co-founder of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a northern Manhattan community-based organization. Vernice believes that green groups and environmental justice groups must work together in order to build a more diverse and effective environmental movement. Vernice spoke with Jessica Knoblauch, content producer at Earthjustice, in January 2013.
Idle No More: Indigenous Peoples in Canada Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike
Idle No More
Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement
Leading Environmentalist Rebecca Tarbotton of Rainforest Action Network Dies at 39
Democracy Now
Leading environmentalist and human rights champion Rebecca "Becky" Tarbotton, executive director of the organization Rainforest Action Network (RAN), has died at the age of 39. According to RAN, Tarbotton died Wednesday on a beach in Mexico while vacationing with her husband and friends. The coroner ruled cause of death as asphyxiation from water she breathed in while swimming.
BEN webinar: Organic Food: A Fresh Look in a Year of Controversy
Presenters: Alexis Baden Meyer, Organic Consumers Association, and Jim Riddell from the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center

The Stanford University study questioning the nutritional value of organic over conventional food touched off a firestorm, but did it really help consumers evaluate organics or just create controversy (as evidenced by Dr. Oz's recent flip flop on the subject)? How is the Stanford study holding up to a few months of analysis? What are other recent studies showing about the importance of organics, and are they gaining the same attention? What about the impacts of different farming techniques on our whole ecosystem as well as on our dinner table?

Matt Taibbi: After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Executives Avoid Jail?
by Matt TaibbiDemocracyNow
The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. Despite evidence of wrongdoing, the U.S. Department of Justice has allowed the bank to avoid prosecution and pay a $1.9 billion fine. No top HSBC officials will face charges, either. We’re joined by Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi, author of "Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History." "You can do real time in jail in America for all kinds of ridiculous offenses," Taibbi says. "Here we have a bank that laundered $800 million of drug money, and they can’t find a way to put anybody in jail for that. That sends an incredible message, not just to the financial sector but to everybody. It’s an obvious, clear double standard, where one set of people gets to break the rules as much as they want and another set of people can’t break any rules at all without going to jail." [includes rush transcript]
Is it Time to Ditch the GDP?
everyone is always GDP this and GDP that. But - is obsessing over our nation's gross domestic product really the best way to talk about the growth and state of the American economy? In 1968 - Kennedy said this of measures like GDP and GNP: "Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year...if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage...
Cortes Island logging protest
Thu, Nov 29 - Residents on Cortes Island are protesting the clear cutting of a parcel of land. Keith Baldrey reports. Read it on Global News: Cortes Island logging protest - News Hour - Videos | Global BC