August 12, 2009
Zimbabwe is in the middle of a socio-economic crisis. Official estimates put 50% of Zimbabweans in need of food aid; unemployment is estimated at over 80% and rising; people in rural areas surviving on subsistence are not able to keep up with the rising costs of living. Kufunda believes that despite these challenges each community can be healthy and vibrant, and be largely self-reliant.
Allan Mahachi, has worked and lived at kufunda (Learning Village) in Zimbabwe, Africa, where his daily life has been kufunda and people being in a constant conversation about sustainable living Allan said, “It’s a big choice that you have to make about your life, because it’s a life style, its not just a thing, and with this I have been growing every day because of being in a constant practice, as we are traveling like this, we are just being the Ambassador of kufunda, Zimbabwe and beyond, at the same time being a resource and a tool for the world, I say we because I’m traveling on behalf of every one who is left home.” For More Info: www.kufunda.org.
Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in our Schools. (CAMS)Arlene Inouye spoke on the newly released movie GI Joe and the Rise of the Cobra. For mmore info: www.militaryfreeschools.org.
Politics or Pedagogy?This week's segment features UTLA President A.J. Duffy regarding 'Lunch with Steve Lopez and his Sunday L.A. Times Editorial.'
Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald joins us. As Congress breaks for recess and the health insurance industry prepares to blitz the American public with attack ads on health care reform, Brave New Films kicks off its new "Sick for Profit" online campaign at http://sickforprofit.com. The first video contrasts the lavish lifestyle and extravagant earnings of United Health Group's (UHG) CEO with their policyholders, who suffer from severe medical conditions but have been denied proper medical care. According to Forbes magazine, United Health Group CEO Stephen Hemsley owns three-quarters of a billion dollars in UHG stock options, and his 2008 compensation was a whopping $3,241,042.00.
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