Rwanda’s booming agricultural cooperative culture (with audio story)

Twenty years after the well-known 1994 genocide, Rwanda is looking like a reformed country – one built on pre-colonial ideals of strong governmental accountability, social justice and grassroots organization. There are now more than 6,000 registered social or industrial cooperatives in Rwanda, many of which are in agriculture, according to the Rwandan Cooperative Agency, the…

The “Champs-Élysées” of al Zaatari, the life of Syrians living after asylum – Manar Madane

Journalist Manar Madane reports on the development of the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, al Zaatari. (Article and video by Manar Madane in Jordan, 31/12/2013. Translated from Arabic by Google) Try and to cope with reality – it is a picture full of movement and life and production of the camp Zaatari, depravity “Champs-Elysees” or…

The power of Monsanto driving people to locally farm, commune, even produce their own money

The Monsanto Movement is gaining intense momentum  – and it’s not only against the monopolization and mono-culturing of food production. Hundreds of protesters came together today for Denver’s Millions Against Monsanto march; many of whom came to promote the values of self-sufficient communities. Groups like Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, a 100-member self-sufficient community in…