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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #838: Pets and Children

Publication Date:

January 19, 2006

Abstract:

Are Children Dogs Without Fur? The super-rich are using their tax breaks to buy their dogs bottled water, organically-grown beef, fake-mink beds, braces for their teeth, and Prozac for the nerves while "Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States..." Redneck for Wilderness -- an Interview with Dave Foreman The Sun is one of our favorite magazines, partly because it contains so much good writing and partly because it offers such thought-provoking interviews. This interview with Dave Foreman, cofounder of Earth First!, should cause all of us to question how we've been doing our work, and what it means to be a "conservative." You can subscribe to The Sun here . Household Chemicals Could Double Child Leukaemia Risk Recent research suggests a connection between household use of insect sprays, medicated shampoos, and mosquito repellants -- and childhood leukemia. Before using such chemical preparations, we can always ask, "What's the least-harmful way to achieve my goal?" Corporate Watchdog Radio Launches Podcast For almost 25 years, Sanford Lewis -- lawyer, writer, film maker, activist-strategist, and computer guru -- has been helping grass-roots community groups figure out what's important and how to fight the good fight. Now, with Bill Baue, Sanford has started a web-based radio program and podcast service, focused on the heart of the problem: corporate power.

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