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October 28, 2007, 12:26 pm
Filed under: good news, news, politics, Uncategorized

 “There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.” – Marshal McLuhan

WalkScore.com scores your neighborhood’s walkability and lists the closest businesses in various categories. 

Awesome – you can find locally owned businesses close enough to walk or bike to!

Harper’s suggests a general strike starting November 7, 2007 to force impeachment

DCA, the cancer drug that companies had no interest in testing : Ordinary folk step up to fund first trial (CBC, Canada)

EXCERPT: Even though the drug shrinks cancerous tumours, no pharmaceutical companies wanted to fund human trials because they couldn’t make enough money selling it.”

Typical.  There’s probably cures for all cancers, and AIDS too. 

Mexican President Calderon vetoed a law to boost the biofuels sector (Treehugger)

EXCERPT: “Mexican President Felipe Calderón recently vetoed a law meant to boost Mexico’s biofuels sector, on the grounds it gives too much emphasis to corn and sugarcane production. According to Calderón, the law doesn’t give enough attention to new technologies like seaweed, bacteria, enzyme and cellulose that could be more sustainable sources of biofuels.”

India’s Barefoot College Revolution: Hands-on, bottom-up and community-driven (Treehugger)

Project for a Participatory Society, UK (ZMag)

Pedestrians unite! : Walkers urged to take the streets (German Press Agency via Raw Story)


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