A decision on this will be made Tomorrow, November 20, 2012!
The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network has requested phone calls and email to the following two council members (who are supporting this sale), and to Kwame Kenyatta and council member JoAnne Waston (who are calling for a public hearing). The DBCFSN is asking for an environmental impact study around the proposed idea and a delay on considering this deal until after pending Urban Agriculture Ordinance is passed.
COUNCIL MEMBER SAUNTEEL JENKINS
(313) 224-4248 (office)
councilmemberjenkins [at] detroitmi [dot] gov
Urgent Action - Campesinos men vanished and women & children locked up in right to land struggle in Honduras
Thirty-four people, including children and pregnant women, have been arrested and twenty-five more have gone missing in the heart of the land struggle in Bajo Aguán. The Permanent International Human Rights Observatory of Bajo Aguán put out an urgent request for international support on September 10, specifically asking for our help through calls and emails to the Honduran military, police, and government. They are also asking for on-the-ground accompaniment from international human rights observers.
Sign the petition below.
After five years lifting heavy boxes every day in the warehouse my body aches. I am 31. Walking is difficult, lifting my son is nearly impossible, and I frequently have very painful back spasms. I finally left my job at the warehouse after I seriously hurt my back.
June 13, 2012
Two key Farm Bill votes – on the Senate floor and in the House Agricultural Committee – will take place in the next several days. Will you take action with us today, and send a message to Congress that we need U.S. farm policy to address the underlying problems of the global food system?
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry issued their proposed draft of the 2012 Farm Bill on Friday, April 20. The Committee markup the bill with amendments and modifications on April 26.
Call the senators at the Capitol at (202)224-3121
Senate Ag Committee Members.
Check here for a complete congressional listing including phone numbers.
April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggle, isn’t just about slogans and marches. Honduran peasants began massive land occupations on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and are paying the price. Because of this Rafael Alegria and other leaders are under threat. We ask you to send protest letters to the Honduras government with copy la La Via Campesina.
please send them to the following addresses:
Ministra de Derechos Humanos, Lic. Ana Pineda, E-mail: i [dot] quintanilla [at] sjth [dot] gob [dot] hn, i [dot] quintanilla [at] hotmail [dot] com
Ask USDA to reject genetically modified corn that is resistant to spraying from 2-4-D Herbicide by Dow Chemical
The USDA is currently deciding whether to approve a type of corn that is genetically engineered to withstand 2,4-D, a potent herbicide that may be linked to major health problems including reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, and several forms of cancer.