Why No New Postings?

29 July

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 11:15pm

 

I have accepted the position of Interim Executive Director of the national independent television network Free Speech TV and have moved to Denver. I plan to close this site in the near future, but it is still enjoying substantial traffic so I am leaving it up for now as a public service.

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Movement 2012 Partners With NextAid

8 May

 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 1:25pm

 

Bringing it back to where it all began. Movement Electronic Music Festival, May 26-28.

This year they are partnering with LA-based NextAid:

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A Post-Job Economy?

5 May

Photo: Ron Williams

 

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:34am

 

Local visionary Frank Joyce has penned an insightful new piece on AlterNet summarizing the concept of "new work" and challenging the limits of the current mainstream economic debate.

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I'm Not Leaving

24 April

 

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 1:29pm

 

Great song by The Crystal Method featuring Martha Reeves and the Funk Brothers, part of the Re-Generation Series:

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With $100M Research Center, Could Detroit Become World Urban Ag Engine?

22 April

 

 

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 3:24pm

 

The Freep's John Gallagher recently reported on a blockbuster development that could prove to be a game-changer for Detroit's already world-class urban agriculture movement.

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Place-Based Education: Bringing Students Home to Their Community

5 May

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 12:21pm

 

This piece by Julia Pointer Putnam from the venerable Monthly Review was published in the summer of 2011, but in light of continuing developments in DPS and the birth of the Southwest Detroit Freedom School, it has only grown in relevance.

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Earth Day 2012: Environmental Movement at a Crossroads

5 May

 

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:33am

 

Gar Alperovitz, who once served as legislative director for Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson, writes a thoughtful piece for AlterNet on the task ahead for the environmental movement:

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The Big Fix: Telling the Truth About the BP Oil Spill

5 May

 

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:31am

 

Today, Earth Day 2012, marks the second anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Detroit Needs a Bold Immigration Initiative Now

5 May

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:32am

 

I wanted to share Sylvia Rosales-Fike's insightful post on Shetroit regarding the potential in Detroit renewing its historical role as a place of opportunity for immigrants.

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Michigan Grown Organic Foods are Recession-Proof

5 May

 

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:32am

 

The state's organic market is growing 3 to 7 percent annually and hasn't been hurt by the economic downturn, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Michigan ranks 11th nationally in the number of organic farms and the value of organic sales.

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