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April 2012

Activists Occupy UC Berkeley Farmland That's Up for Development


Cross-posted from BerkeleyPatch's article here.


A group of activists says it has taken over a tract of University of California at Berkeley-owned land. They plan to plant seedlings and convert the land to agricultural use.


The group, Occupy the Farm, took over the property known as the Gill Tract, at San Pablo and Marin Avenues on Sunday afternoon. They planned to stay overnight, group members said.

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Women in Peace-Building: Peace amidst War for Resource Control

by Beverly Bell
April 2, 2012

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people