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Switching to Credo II

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September 14, 2011

Does “America’s only progressive phone company” walk the walk? In a recent blog post, I praised Credo, the mobile phone service that bills itself as “America’s only progressive phone company.” The post subsequently appeared on www.labourstart.org, the global site for progressive labour activists. After a brief appearance on LS, the editors removed the piece and...
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Switching to Credo

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August 23, 2011
Switching to Credo

I just switched cell phone accounts from Verizon, a major American service carrier, to Credo, “America’s only progressive phone company.” Yes, you read correctly, and Credo tries hard to live up to this claim by support progressive causes through online petitions and by offering us a chance to stop supporting the big often anti-union...
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Nothing is for free, not even nothing

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February 16, 2011

A big American magazine recently offered me a year’s subscription for free. How ‘bout that! In these tight times, it’s hard to imagine that anything is free. Well, guess what? It isn’t.
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Consumer Humour

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February 13, 2011
Consumer Humour

Starting in April 1966 I began writing a monthly column for Canadian Consumer magazine. The column ran until October 1987. That spring I had been hired as national communications director for the Consumers’ Association of Canada. It was an august title but provided no staff and the salary was modest. The column was...
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Tea Leaves – Journeys to the Tea Lands

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February 10, 2011
Tea Leaves – Journeys to the Tea Lands

The tea lady woke me with a rap on the door of my clean but tiny room at Dolphin Square, Pimlico, in London. Tea was the last thing on my mind at 7:30 a.m. But this was London, England, where morning tea is a tradition that dates back even before Thomas Twining set...
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Feasting with Love

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January 9, 2011
Feasting with Love

Why another cookbook? Why not another cookbook especially one that is infused with so much tenderness, thoughtfulness and a deeply maturing love. We are writing a cookbook for lovers, young and old, but particularly for those of a certain age, a mature age. These recipes will appeal to lovers of good food, good stories...
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Books

Radical Rag by Ron Verzuh Underground Times by Ron Verzuh Selling Labour Down Under by Ron Verzuh Changing Images by Ron Verzuh Feasting With Love by Ron Verzuh Tea Leaves by Ron Verzuh Remembering Salt by Ron Verzuh