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Congress Discusses Ways to "Feed the Future"

Doing some research on food security today.  Stumbled across a post from Food First, reflecting on the latest conversations around the President’s strategy to “Feed the Future”. On May 21st, I posted on “Feed the Future”, after attending the Chicago Council on Global Affairs food symposium.  The Chicago Council audience …

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The Slow Food Movement – it's in our hands

Earlier this month, I attended the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Center for American Progress. I was invigorated to see so many hundreds of passionate young people getting together to talk about ways we can influence public policy and address huge issues of our …

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Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Segregation in the 21st Century

Something interesting I found on the IPS website today: The United States and South Africa Share Great Challenges July 14, 2010 · By Dedrick Muhammad and Christopher Towne Originally published in The Huffington Post Both the United States and South Africa, despite black leadership and multicultural societies, still labor under …

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Greetings from your new Global Development Intern!

Hello fellow AIDemocracy followers! I’m AIDemocracy’s new Global Development Intern, Noor Khalidi. I’m very excited to be on board this summer, to be learning more about social justice advocacy, and to be delivering you interesting news and reflections within the field of global development. A little about myself—I am a …

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Environmental Justice: Not your usual climate talks

During the US Social Forum, I attended a workshop on “Race, Gender, and Climate Justice,” about the impact of environmental justice and what people have been doing to reverse the impact, and eradicate environmental racism. Environmental justice is the idea that people of color are disproportionately affected by things like …

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