Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tomorrow on Just Peace Nic Paget-Clarke on "Democracy as Food Creation"

Tomorrow on Just Peace Nic Paget-Clarke on "Democracy as Food Creation"

Just Peace
Mondays, 6pm - 7pm EST ----- WRFG-Atlanta 89.3 FM

This Monday on Just Peace, we will talk with Nic Paget-Clarke.

Nic Paget-Clarke is publisher and co-editor of In Motion Magazine. He has recently published “....and the echo follows” which is appropriately described as “an essay with photographs”. (See the description below.)

The book is international in scope as Nic shares photos and interviews with people from all over the world –including the United States - as they grapple with controlling their food production, countering the devastating impact of the green revolution and developing food sovereignty in their community, villages, and countries. It is largely a challenge to the corporate agribusiness stemming from the United States and western Europe and people saying they’ve had enough...and it’s happening everywhere!

Join us for the discussion.

Heather Gray & Nadia Ali, Ph.D.
Co-producers, Just Peace
WRFG 89.3 FM
404 523 8989 (studio)

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... and the echo follows
an essay with photographs
by nic paget-clarke

Asking the question, “What is the connection between food and democracy?” raises a lot of other questions. Some of the answers invalidate many of the myths of our assumed knowledge. Other answers describe the history and experience of a different understanding.

What is the Green Revolution? What is food sovereignty? What is the verticalization of agriculture? What is agroecology? Who were Adam Smith and Karl Marx? Is “free trade” free? How much does a military cost? Where did this economic mess come from? Is a democracy a vote for who? Is land identity? What has art got to do with it? Do I care?

Surprising to some, well-understood by others, many of the answers are available for both discussion and practice. Millions of women and men, farmers, indigenous people, and peasants are creating autonomous movements, social and economic relations, and processes of decision, which make power unnecessary and undermine alienation. They are movements, people of dignity.

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