This a digital twist to the traditional farmers market. The site LocalFoodshop.co.uk helps customers find locally produced food and drink.
The site says:
The aim for Localfoodshop is to help you to identify your local suppliers of quality, fresh, seasonal produce. You buy direct, keeping your money...
This video shows the “Human Mic” which the people who are occupying Wall Street have had to use as New York City requires a permit for “amplified sound” in public places something that the people in Occupy Wall Street surprisingly can’t get hold of.
This means that microphones and speakers are banned from Liberty Plaza, and the NYPD has also been interpreting the law to include battery-powered bullhorns. Violators can be sentenced for up to thirty days in prison.
Another interesting point is that Liberty Plaza is not actually a public park. It’s privately owned by Brookfield Office Properties, landlords to Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, and in addition to amplified sound, they’ve also sought to ban sleeping bags, tents and other equipment from what they call “Zuccotti Park.”
However coverage of these interesting events finally seem to be picking up around the world!
The video above is a clip featuring Michael Moore and he has some very interesting points of view I will leave you with one “All great movements start with just a few people!”
The above video shows journalist and author Chris Hedges at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration at Liberty Plaza this link to their web site shows what has been happening in New York and other cities.
Interestingly it does not seem to be getting much coverage here in the UK?
Not sure what coverage it is getting in the US or the rest of the world?
Millions of the poorest people in the Philippines live without electricity.
Many are informal settlers who connect themselves to power sources illegally, often leading to fires breaking out in their homes and to the rest the cost is often to much.
Now, a new and cheap solar-light idea is providing an answer for a growing number of Filipinos, the project is being run by MyShelter Foundation who plan to run the idea out to over 1 million homes – looks like a bright idea to me (sorry ).