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Smoke ‘Em Out: Time to Kick Big oil from the Global Climate Talks

The climate movement could learn some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco

At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, the 400,000 people gathered for the People’s Climate March in New York City took a moment of silence for those whose lives have already been lost because of climate change. The silence swept up Central…
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by: Anna Lappé – November 11, 2014

Berkeley Bellwether: What the Soda Tax in this City Means for the Country

The face of Berkeley vs. Big Soda is the face of mainstream America

At Tuesday night’s Berkeley vs. Big Soda victory party in the heart of downtown, the results rolled in slowly, but spirits were high. Early returns around 8:00 p.m., with only 8 percent of precincts reporting, showed the people beating Big Soda by a huge…
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by: Anna Lappé – November 6, 2014

What Ronald Reagan Has to Do with Dora on Your Popsicle Package

The backstory behind Shrek hawking Twinkies

If asked to think of the lasting legacies of Ronald Reagan, you might conjure up the long shadow of US military intervention in Central America or the coordinated attack on organized labor and public-sector programs. Probably few of us would think about…
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by: Anna Lappé – September 26, 2013

The Food Movement Rising

In the face of big-budget marketing campaigns, we have the truth — and taste — on our side

In case you didn’t get the memo, today is Food Day. In more than 2,000 communities in all fifty states, people will be taking a moment to step back and celebrate our food — and the growing ranks of a food movement…
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by: Anna Lappé – October 24, 2012

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