Powerhouses for Social Justice: Anne Leonard and Chris Hedges
Happy Fourth of July to you! We are half way through 2012, and I propose a new tradition—to have a Fourth of July resolution. We produced the Therapuetic Foods with a resolution to promote the restoration of our soil and food through organic farming.
Transforming our world’s food system to one that mandates farming practices such as permaculture, biodynamic farming, and the One Straw Revolution will without question transform our world to one of abundance. It is a worthy goal, an imperative for our very survival as a species. It’s that simple, it’s that urgent.
It makes sense for our 4th resolution to be something like, what can I do better for America, or perhaps better yet, what can I do for freedom. How would you answer that?
I’ll share with you my brief thoughts, and the thoughts of two of my favorite activists: Anne Leonard and Chris Hedges.
As you know from our weekly newletters we have a passion for issues of social justice. To us that is what America is supposed to offer the rest of the world—a beacon of light. We have a long, long, long ways to go to make that become a reality. In fact, much of the hardship of the world today is our direct doing. But we still have the freedom to make our voices heard. So my Fourth Resolution is to strengthen my acitivist spirit through finishing my book by December, so that I can use it in 2013 as a platform to promote the Therapeutic Foods paradigm (see Clinical Notes below).
Annie Leonard, the author of The Story of Stuff, wrote in her 4th of July website’s message:
To read Annie’s full 4th message and see her up and coming new film, The Story of Change, click on the link above.
Chris Hedges has just come out with his most recent book, which he wrote with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. It is called, “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012). Hedges and Sacco traveled to the most depressed pockets of poverty in the US. He calls them “sacrifice zones” where corporate capitalism (corporate greed) has run amuck. It is an extremely impacting book. Here is a link to an interview with Chris Hedges about his book. Here’s a quote from the interview:
So my good friends what is your Fourth of July Resolution? I would love to hear them.
What is the Therpapeutic Foods Paradigm?
Our bodies are so bombarded with pollution, pathogens and stress that they desperately need to be fed real food, sustaining food, energizing food, organic food with high actives.
Even if we eat seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day, it’s good but it is not enough, we need powerful organic food, food that doesn’t add more pollutants to our body burden, but food that impacts our bodies therapeutically and makes them strong.
Here is the link to read further about the Therapeutic Foods paradigm.
Also, read about the World Today, the reason we need to fight for a clean environment.
This beautiful creature is a hummingbird. They are found only in North and South America. South America has the largest variety of hummingbirds with Ecuador having 163 different species. They range in size, some not much larger than a bumble bee, with the giant hummingbird being 8 inches in length, about the size of a large blackbird—amazing isn’t it? Hummingbirds are not only the smallest bird but are the smallest animal with a backbone. In normal flight they beat their wings 80 times per second. However, they can fly up to 60mph, with wings flapping 200 times per second. This happens during their courtship dives, they’re charged up!