Annie Leonard

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Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues: investigating factories and dumps around the world. She ran the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, communicating worldwide about the impact of consumerism and materialism on global economies and international health. Annie’s efforts to raise awareness about international sustainability and environmental health issues has included work with Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), Health Care without Harm, Essential Information and Greenpeace International. She serves on the boards of GAIA, the International Forum for Globalization and the Environmental Health Fund. Continue reading “Annie Leonard” »

Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand studied philosophy and history then took a shot as a screenwriter. Initially, Rand struggled in Hollywood and took odd jobs to pay her basic expenses. While working as a Hollywood extra on Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings she bumped into (on purpose) an aspiring young actor, Frank O’Connor, and married him in 1929. Her first screenplay to sell was Red Pawn in 1932 to Universal Studios. Rand subsequently wrote the play, The Night of January 16th in 1934 and published two novels, We The Living (1936), and Anthem (1938). Anthem, despite its appearance as a short story, is actually considered by many to be an epic prose poem. We The Living was made into a film six years later, in 1942, by the Italian government under Benito Mussolini, although without Rand’s knowledge. Continue reading “Ayn Rand” »

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