Working for the MAN:A New Way to Build Community Economy

By Guest Author Stephanie Rearick July 29, 2015 Stephanie Rearick is founder and project coordinator of Mutual Aid Networks. She is also founding co-director of the Dane County [Wisconsin] TimeBank, and former co-chair and former interim co-director of… Read More

Triumph and Tragedy Photo Exhibit at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Aug 7 – Sept 18, 2015

The Triumph and Tragedy exhibit of photographs were taken by GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann.  The exhibit documents movements, activists, indigenous peoples and organizations around the world working to stop social and ecological devastation and rebuild a just… Read More

Will Increasing Use of GMOs Lead To More Bodily Injury Claims?

Here’s a less commonly seen legal perspective on the GMO debate from Dean Seman and Richard Ranieri with The Legal Intelligencer. Will GMOs and herbicides be at the root of the next crop of bodily injury claims? While… Read More

Stealth legislation on GE Trees in New Zealand?

The government of New Zealand are being accused of legislating by stealth by tearing down local protections that prohibit GMOs and GE Trees. The proposed National Environment Standard on Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) would loosen restrictions on genetically modified pine… Read More

Who really cares about climate change?

Who really cares about climate change? This Pew Global poll analysis breaks it down by international region, ideology and more. “Global climate change ranks substantially lower as a comparative global threat for Americans, with 42% saying they are… Read More

An Urgent Plea from Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The following press release from PLANT (Partners for the Land & Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples) focuses on the rights of traditional and indigenous communities being trampled by powerful agri-business ​lobbyists​ and their politician​ allies​ in ​Brazil’s ​Congress, who want to make changes to the Constitution… Read More

BREAKING: Protesters chained to natural gas truck in Vermont

The Burlington Free Press reports that a group of protesters have blocked a truck transporting compressed natural gas in Addison, Vermont on July 7. GJEP staff and board members took part in the environmental gathering where this action was planned…. Read More

The Tragedy of Palm Oil in Central America

Growing oil palm plantations in Central America for the production of so-called “renewable” Biodiesel and other “eco-friendly” products has caused massive social and ecological destruction, as the following two articles from UpsideDownWorld.org explain. Miguel Facusse, who recently died,… Read More

Spinning Food: New report exposes how industry front groups are spending millions to shape the story of food

The Friends of The Earth’s new report, “Spinning Food,” investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public — and reporters — on facts about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production. “Taking their cues… Read More

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil, in this case soya, and a clear indication of what the rural and indigenous peoples can expect if GE eucalyptus trees are released there. “Gunmen have attacked and… Read More