One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.
In the United States, 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts. Fortunately, various government initiatives and nonprofit organizations are making headway in addressing this national crisis.
By providing matching funds for people who purchase healthy food, the new legislation shows these programs are gaining traction on a state-by-state basis – with the Golden State leading the way.
The goal of East New York Farms and other groups like it isn't only to expand access to good food – but to improve residents’ health, create jobs and income, and transform blighted neighborhoods into assets.
My co-op house in Madison, Wisconsin, is just one example of cooperative economics replacing the outdated corporate capitalist model.