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Weekly Round Up! Labeling GMOs and LAX Shooting

Bill Moyers profiles Annie Leonard and her Story of Solutions video.   At GreenBiz, Stacey Malkan records her reflections on her activism after watching Annie Leonard’s Story of Solutions.  Whether she’s fighting against cosmetic toxicity or toward labeling genetically modified ingredients in our nation’s food supply, Malkin found Leonard’s 9 minute video “leaves us with […]

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Weekly Round Up! Opportunity Gaps and Developments in Hollywood

Rinku Sen on NPR in Connecticut, discussing the implications of Connecticut’s plan to desegregate its public schools, reframes racial “achievement gaps” in education as opportunity gaps: “the achievement gap language puts a lot of the onus on students themselves, whereas the opportunity gap language begins to get us looking at what are the opportunities available

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Weekly Round Up! Campaign Contributions and the Divine Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid.

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson, in collaboration with his daughter, has released the first in a series of children’s science books aimed at 3rd-5th graders, which is distinct in featuring African Americans as main characters.  Illustrated by Charles Johnson himself, the Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Wonder explores what it’s like to be

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Weekly Round Up! Chemical Disasters, Moons, and Boots

In the wake of the announcement that Tokyo, not Istanbul, will host the 2020 Olympics, Arsalan Iftikhar over at Time outlines historically unfair patterns of selection and makes a compelling case for the International Olympic Committee to select a Muslim-majority country to host Olympic games.   We’ve known how to cure it for centuries, so

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The Story of Cosmetics

Check out storyofcosmetics.org on July 21 to see Annie Leonard’s latest film about how major loopholes in U.S. federal law allow the $50 billion beauty industry to put unlimited amounts of chemicals into personal care products with no required testing, no monitoring of health effects and inadequate labeling requirements—making cosmetics among the least-regulated consumer products

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