Posts Tagged as ‘agriculture’

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT: “Take Our [farm worker] Jobs” on Colbert and funnyman D.L. Hughley on immigration

Last week, we told you that Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farm workers to present a “tongue-in-cheek” campaign called “Take our Jobs”. Don’t miss out — UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez, is going on the Colbert Report tomorrow! Tune in to Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th 11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST The [...]

July 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Colbert says – Always wanted a farm worker job? Now’s your chance

Unfortunately many in America consider the major issues facing our country – high unemployment and undocumented people – as interrelated, so they support inhumane immigration laws to reclaim the low-paying jobs undocumented immigrants have stolen. But, these individuals fail to realize that agriculture, a major low-paying job that gives us the food we all eat, [...]

June 29, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @AshokaTweets: A short video about how social enterpreneurs are changing Africa

Check out this twitter post by AshokaTweets: A short video on how Ashoka’s Social Entrepreneurs are changing Africa http://bit.ly/WytH5 This film from Ashoka, the youth social enterpreneurship group, is a great example of innovation from young people who are helping to solve pressing problems related to their basic rights like food, shelter, and even community. [...]

April 24, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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