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Organizing for Sustainable Food

Organizing for Sustainable Food

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | The queerest thing about last week’s James Beard Foundation conference in Manhattan was the ginormous photograph of a brown-black human turd, pictured underneath a similar-looking red sausage. The photo was displayed on a huge screen by public policy academic Raj Patel, who announced to the assembled corporate honchos, entrepreneurs, and bland […]

As the Games Begin in Sochi, the Pressure Steps Up in Manhattan

As the Games Begin in Sochi, the Pressure Steps Up in Manhattan

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the 2014 Winter Olympics were opening in Sochi, Russia, critics of that nation’s crackdown on its LGBT citizens held at least three protests in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Internet giant Google offered its own perspective. On February 6, the activist group Queer Nation, which has been leading street protests against Russia since last […]

Two Olympic Sponsors Respond to NYS Comptroller Letter

Two Olympic Sponsors Respond to NYS Comptroller Letter

BY ANDY HUMM and PAUL SCHINDLER | Two of 10 corporate sponsors of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia have responded to an investor effort led by the New York State comptroller calling on them –– in the wake of Russia’s recent enactment of anti-gay legislation –– to “stand up for the respect and equality enshrined in […]

NYS Comptroller to Olympic Sponsors: Condemn Russian Anti-Gay Laws

NYS Comptroller to Olympic Sponsors: Condemn Russian Anti-Gay Laws

BY ANDY HUMM | Ten major Olympic sponsors from Coke to Dow Chemical –– none of which has acceded to calls that they speak out forcefully against Russia’s laws making it a crime to be gay in public –– are now being pressured by the $161 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, led by Comptroller […]