“LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” to Air on PBS November 1

Harris is best known for her work in U.S. civil rights when she set the tone with a landmark legislation initiative that returned land to the Taos Pueblo Tribe and Native tribes of Alaska. She also served a pivotal role in helping the Menominee Tribe regain their federal recognition.

Her trailblazing efforts began when President Lyndon B. Johnson selected her to educate both the executive and legislative branches of U.S. government on the unique relationship that American Indian tribes hold within our nation. This education course was affectionately called “Indian 101″ and was taught to members of Congress and other federal agencies for over 35 years.

via Executive Producer Johnny Depp’s  “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” to Air on PBS November 1.

Japanese regulator caves to the nuclear industry and government pressure – but still no restart for Sendai | Greenpeace International

The Abe government is desperate to prevent people from grasping that the world’s third largest nuclear reactor program has failed to generate any electricity for 12 months. In that year, there have been no blackouts or brownouts, the trains still run, the lights still turn on, and smart phones are still charged.

Most people in Japan understand that the declared government policy, that nuclear power is an essential and a stable source of energy, is a myth. They will not be fooled.

via Japanese regulator caves to the nuclear industry and government pressure – but still no restart for Sendai | Greenpeace International.

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia | WNN – Women News Network

A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president.

Fadumo Dayib moved to Finland in the 1990s to escape the civil war in Somalia. She’s now studying at Harvard but planning to return to Somalia—and she thinks she can make quite an impact on the country.

”I want to be Somalia’s president because I believe women have a chance to lead Somalia,” said Dayib. ”Women lead the country economically, manage family budgets and are very visible in society, but they have been kept out of politics. Somalia is now ready for a female president” . . .

via Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia | WNN – Women News Network.

General Mills to Acquire Annie’s – bye bye Annie

{Goodbye Annie’s – was so good to know you}

General Mills Inc. on Sept. 8 announced an agreement to acquire Annie’s Inc., a well-known producer of organic and natural food products, for $820 million. Annie’s had sales of $204 million in its most recent fiscal year, which ended this March.

Annie’s will join several natural or organic brands General Mills has assembled, mostly through acquisition, over the years: Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, Larabar and Food Should Taste Good.

via General Mills to Acquire Annie’s.