Bordo Katz – The politics of food

We are pleased to feature, with the authors permission, front-page links to two very important books: Susan Bordos Unbearable Weight and Sandor Katz The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved. IAs core beliefs that (1) the politics of food maps onto virtually every other issue, and that (2) no politics can be serious that does ignores gender analysis, are the reason we are featuring these tomes. Sandor Katz overview of a broadly emerging and ever more revolutionary underground food movement is not only a remarkable bit of research and analysis, it has multiple and extremely useful bibliographies for the people who are writing, thinking, and ding these things. Susan Bordos book is absolutely essential to understanding the contradictory relationship that many American women have with food and for beginning any serious conversation about feminism and-or food-politics. A public shout-out to both authors thank you, to two insurgent Americans.

Southeast Permaculture Gathering

The Permaculture Gathering
Celo Community, North Carolina
August 3rd-5th, 2007

The Permaculture Gathering every year is a reunion of friends-family welcoming new friends – a time of retreat rejuvenation, of fun, joy, magic learning.

Ceremonial village – Self-organizing “open space” agenda – Permaculture and Sustainable Culture – Fantastic Organic food – Plant walks – Drum circles – Cool temperatures – Cold mountain swims -Seed and Plant Exchange – Healing Tent, Saturday night fun…. MORE!

Go to our website www.sepermaculture.org For the printable registration page, information, schedule. You will also find some links, comments from participants and more!

Early Bird Discount! Register by June 25th!

Number of Participants limited!

Yahoo group: groups.yahoo.com/group/SoutheasternPermaculture (to subscribe, simply hit the Join this Group button on the group homepage)

Indigenous Women Fight Back

Indigenous activists are putting up a fight ­ against violence. At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, activists are focused on passing a declaration that recognizes the right of Indigenous Peoples to their lands, territories, and resources. This organizing drive is seeking international legal protection from the violence done to Indigenous Peoples, which over the centuries has threatened their very survival. Indigenous women, meanwhile, are organizing against gender-based violence. This violence has derived not just from gender discrimination and subordination but also from the violation of the collective rights of Indigenous communities.

At the international level, 2,500 Indigenous activists and NGO representatives from around the world have gathered in New York this month to debate the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples