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Turning Point Project

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pilau Hands, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 12, 2000 Messages: 5,159 Likes Received: 1
    For Dusty and Roe, you guys are often talking about such things, and this came up in the course of one of my class assignments.

    http://www.turnpoint.org/

    The Turning Point Project is a non-profit organization, formed in 1999 specifically to design and produce a series of educational advertisements concerning the major issues of the new millennium. The ads appeared in The New York Times and other newspapers across the nation. The issues discussed in the ads will be crucial in determining the quality of life on Earth in the near and distant future. Despite this, they have not been given the in-depth coverage in the major media that they deserve.

    Signers of the ads are part of a coalition of nearly 100 non-profit organizations that favor democratic, localized, and ecologically sustainable alternatives to current practices and policies.

    View or download the advertisements!
    The Turning Point Project advertisements discuss the extinction crisis, genetic engineering, economic globalization, industrial agriculture, and megatechnology. Each of these series received a wonderful response from the public, media, educators, and other opinion leaders. It is crucial that these issues continue to be discussed and acted upon. Although we have completed our advertising campaign, we encourage you to contact the organizations that are part of our coalition and support their continuing work on these topics.

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    Their ads are really well written, and don't seem like a lot of angry shouting bullshit, but rather well informed thought provoking reports. It almost made not cringe!
     
  2. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 12, 2000 Messages: 5,159 Likes Received: 1
    http://www.turnpoint.org/agriculture1.pdf
    one of many interesting articles
    you need PDF format for viewing

    Concerns about industrial agriculture: Large corporations are now doing the job small farmers used to do, but instead of growing food for hungry people, they are producing cash crops for export to wealthy nations. An example they use is Africa, where severe famines have occurred in the past decade, but industrialized agriculture is growing large amounts of cotton and sugar cane. The process also offers few jobs, relying on machines to do much of the work. According to the ad, the UN World Food Programme reports that the world is now producing sufficient food to feed every person on the planet. The problem is that it all winds up in wealthy countries; poor countries have no cash to buy it.

    same ole song
     
  3. footsoldier

    footsoldier Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 1,885 Likes Received: 2
    turning point were a great band
     
  4. nipples-galore

    nipples-galore Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 4, 2001 Messages: 2,567 Likes Received: 0
    fuck yeah!, my favorite of all-time. thats what I was expecting to see here. oh well.
     
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