The online convention — broadcast locally from the McAllen Convention Center — was organized by the Equal Voice for America’s Families, a nationwide group that advocates on behalf of low-income families. Mike Seifert, who coordinates its efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, said the convention is a continuation of efforts that began when the Equal Voice network was created during the 2008 presidential election. more
In response to a recent article in The New York Times about food deserts, Nestle argues that the real issue is poverty and income inequality. more
Reuters reporters Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts argue that the government has succumbed to the industry’s aggressive lobbying and wealth to resist changes to food marketing to children. Reuters has also released a video that shows how the industry fought back. more
by Bryan Mercer (Cross-posting from Media Mobilizing Project)
Guest post by Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives.
BP "got over" in the US Justice Department's criminal case against them. They didn't win, but they gladly settled for $4 Billion rather than face a full trial with full public disclosure of exactly what happened before, during and after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010.
At the State of the Union speech this week, President Obama railed against the skyrocketing profits of corporations and stagnation of workers’ wages. At the same time, his solutions mostly included increasing investment in private corporations specifically as it relates to (re)building national infrastructure, energy, and education. He touted the popular public-private partnerships alternative as a means to saving money and efficiently addressing our problems.