Author Archives: Martin

fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels

From Friends of the Earth, 9/8/16: In the last year, President Obama has auctioned off tens of thousands of acres of public lands and waters to Fossil Fuel Empires. On September 20th, he’s planning to auction off more than 4,000 … more

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fyi: “The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline”

1) From CREDO Blog, 9/8/16: It’s incredible. In just a few days, more than 210,000 CREDO members have signed our petition demanding that President Obama intervene and stop the Dakota Access pipeline once and for all. Hundreds of CREDO members … more

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fyi: Time to Take on Factory Farming

From Organic Bytes, published by the Organic Consumers Association, 9/8/16: The Lynchpin of It All After a decade of exposing and demonizing Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (a battle … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Cooperatives, Food, Industrial Food Production |

Grant Township Wins Key Motions

The township is battling the gas industry in court. The township is defending its right to ban frack injection wells. The industry is seeking to overturn that ban. Here’s an August 11, 2016 CELDF press release updating the situation. Grant … more

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Raw Milk

2016: Raw Milk – Battling Criminalization 1- Update: Court Hearing Results in the Amos Miller case: From Amos Miller on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:55am: Some of you may be wondering what the results of last week’s hearing were so … more

Posted in Agriculture, Community – Government & Rights, Justice System, Law & Legislation |


Cucumbers are thought to be one of the oldest cultivated crops, first domesticated in the northern plains of India about 3,000 years ago; they are now grown all over the world, including locally in the Lehigh Valley. Cucumbers are one … more

Peppers (Bell, Green, Sweet)

Peppers grow on compact erect shrubs 1½ to 2 feet tall. Botanically speaking, they are the fruit of the plant. Native to South and Central America, they can be grown in a variety of climates. Bell peppers come in various … more

Avocado – food facts

The avocado we eat is a tree fruit that grows in subtropical areas . (Botanically, it’s a large berry containing a single seed.) The avocados we eat are not grown locally, but are imported, usually from Mexico. They are also grown … more

Latin America

LEPOCO Presentations on Latin America: 5/31/16 – Protecting Refugee Rights in the Dominican Republic 6/22/16 – The Current Situation in Brazil

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions’

I’d written “A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions” and wanted to post it here, but I decided to check first with some of my Jewish friends about whether they thought it was offensive. It was supposed to be generally thought-provoking, … more

Posted in Discrimination, Human Rights, Rethinking…, Social Justice |