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Transition to real democracy

IN CASE OF CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS….Start here: The Great Law of Peace

Updated resources: Dec. 9, 2018, March 21, 2019 Posted September 6, 2018 I agree with those who say that Americans are in a constitutional crisis in 2018. I believe that the most unifying, sanity-inducing, and relief-giving activity that we can do right now is to learn the details of the Great Law of Peace and […]

“July 4th is really about Monetary Reform”: The 21st Century Money Question

“July 4th is really about Monetary Reform”: The 21st Century Money Question Posted July 5, 2018 This is a sort of guest blog, albeit posthumous, by the late Stephen Zarlenga, founding Director of the American Monetary Institute. The blog is actually a compilation of three July 4th messages by Stephen (2016, 2010, 2009), all of […]

“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform

“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform Posted May 30, 2018 Originally published on national food-and-farm networks. –COMFOOD (Community Food, Tufts Univ.) –FPN (Food Policy Networks, Johns Hopkins Univ.) –WFAN (Women, Food & Agriculture Network – Ames, Iowa) –Members of U.S. monetary reform groups (American Monetary Institute, Alliance for Just Money, […]

FOOD-and-FARM POLICY: MANIFESTING FEMINISM IN ILLINOIS

FOOD-and-FARM POLICY: MANIFESTING FEMINISM IN ILLINOIS Posted May 9, 2018 A working definition of feminism: Feminism is the act of remembering that no humans exist or thrive without the wisdom, agency, and authority of women — as indigenous individuals, as an intergenerational culture (women-to-women), and as the center of a wild species living on this Earth. […]

Welcome to the 20+ year old food-and-farm movement

To public policy think tanks: Welcome to the 20+ year old food-and-farm movement Posted April 22, 2018 A slightly edited version of the comment submitted to Ms. Magazine In response to blogpost by Anna Chu: “Diversity and Snap Decisions: How Women’s Voices would have Built a Better Farm Bill” Ms. Magazine, April 20, 2018 To: Anna […]

FOOD MOVEMENT SUCCESS: As go Food Policy Councils……

FOOD MOVEMENT SUCCESS:  As go Food Policy Councils…. Posted March 27, 2018 Last week an interesting synchronicity took place between two of the national-North American food-and-farm listservs — FPN and COMFOOD. The subject was the success (or lack thereof) the 21st century food-and-farm movement. FPN – Food Policy Networks.  On Monday (March 19), a research […]

2018 Elections: Food & Farm Platform for Candidates, Voters, Media

FOOD-AND-FARM PLATFORM for 2018 Elections Regenerating our Democracy, our Habitats, Ourselves  (PDF) A two-page platform for candidates, voters, and media. Federal: Page 1 Systemic policies and programs implementable at the federal level   State + Local: Page 2 Illinois-specific goals and strategies, most of which can easily apply to other states, as well as to other jurisdictions […]

Evanston, Illinois – Equity & Empowerment Plan: What happened to “Access”?

Evanston, Illinois – Equity & Empowerment Plan:  What happened to “Access”? Early in 2017, the City of Evanston, IL created an Office of Equity and Empowerment. According to the Office’s webpage, “The City of Evanston has embarked on a new mission to more intentionally address issues of access, equity and empowerment. Diversity and inclusion are […]