Walmart at the Crossroads: The Environmental and Labor Impact of Its Food Supply Chain (STUDY)

With well over 11,000 stores in roughly 27 countries, Walmart is the world’s largest retailer. This report assesses the labor conditions of  workers in Walmart’s food supply chain as well as the company’s environmental impact worldwide. For the full text of the report, click here.


Call Out Meeting: US Social Forum and Food Sovereignty Movement Assembly – 06/17/2015, Berekely, CA

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 6:30p – 8:30p
Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705

If you are new to the Social Forum or a seasoned expert, join us for this introduction and strategy session in preparation for the US Social Forum in San Jose from June 24-28th and especially the Food Sovereignty People’s Movement Assembly scheduled on Saturday, June 27th at 2 pm.

The evening will include presentations by Shamako Noble, Social Forum National Coordinator and Local Organizing Committee in San Jose about the US Social Forum and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Coordinator and food sovereignty activist, on the plan for the Food Sovereignty People’s Movement Assembly.

We will leave ample time for questions, conversation, engagement, ideas, and strategizing.

We especially invite representatives of organizations interested in becoming anchor organizations for the Food Sovereignty People’s Movement Assembly.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Delicious food and drink available to purchase from Los Cilantros.

Please spread the word in your network and get ready to be an active voice in building food sovereignty at the US Social Forum!

Co-hosted by Food First, Other Worlds and the Community Food and Justice Coalition.

Shout Out To Some Of The Many Forces Of The US Social Forum! (VIDEO)

Shamako Noble, national coordinator of the US Social Forum, gives a shout out to some of the many groups and issues that weave together to form the US Social Forum. From Participatory Defense to Food Justice to Disability Action, the 2015 US Social Forum is packed with incredible social forces from across the country. Don’t miss it! Register or donate to USSF today!

San Jose’s 34th Annual JUNETEENTH In The Park June 27th At Discovery Meadow!

34th Annual JUNETEENTH At The Park!

The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) is proud to present the 34th Annual JUNETEENTH In The Park on June 27th, 2015 at Discovery Meadow in Downtown San Jose, California! Please join us in celebrating this historic occasion!

For more information, visit the JUNETEENTH website at, or Like them on Facebook at!

Schooling the Schools: Education For a New Generation-Rap Force Academy


As we embark into a new era of civilization marked by the increasing role of technology in human society, educational institutions are being challenged to find new strategies of learning in a faster-paced, information-driven economy where increased automation threatens the very relationships between students and teachers, affecting how we learn.

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