domingo, marzo 01, 2015

The Self Show - teaser (2)

sábado, febrero 28, 2015

Cultura Latina - Puerto Rican singer/song writer/drummer Ani Cordero

El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico, nuevo libro de Carmelo Ruiz Marrero

sábado, febrero 21, 2015

Cultura Latina, February 20 2015

Carmelo contributes to voiceovers.

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Presentación de El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico

Foto tomada el 23 de enero en la presentación de mi libro El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico en el local de la HEEND. me obsequiaron con esta bandera de Puerto Rico. De izquierda a derecha: Milagros Rivera del Comité de Solidaridad con Cuba, Quique Medina, Cuqui de la Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes, yo, mi mamá, y Javier Núñez, oficial del consulado venezolano.

viernes, febrero 20, 2015

Carmelo's Tumblr blog

The world according to Carmelo


lunes, febrero 16, 2015

Reportaje que hice sobre Haydee Colón, QEPD, en el año 2000

ENVIRONMENT-PUERTO RICO: Rural Community Fights Urban Sprawl

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Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero
SAN JUAN, Nov 20 2000 (IPS) - The rural community of Caimito, in the south end of San Juan, is bearing the brunt of the suburban expansion of the metropolitan area. But the residents of this 200 year-old community are fighting back against urban sprawl by combining struggle and dialogue.

All over this Caribbean island, forests, wetlands and poor communities have been levelled to make way for highways, shopping malls and suburbs.
In southern San Juan, the urban invasion is symbolised by Montehiedra, a super-elite suburb with houses valued at over 300,000 dollars, next to a vast shopping mall that bears the same name. Montehiedra is surrounded by an ever-expanding cluster of high-priced housing projects that are eating away at Caimito.
In terms of culture and values, Caimito and Montehiedra couldn’t be any more different, according to Caimito community activist Haydee Colon. “Caimito was born of the effort of our ancestors, with great economic limitations. It was built with a vision to which everyone contributed,” said Colon.
“On the other hand, Montehiedra was born on some planner’s desk. Mortgage bankers joined the project, and its residents became prisoners of the debt cycle. They work to pay the bank. That’s what the consumption and throwaway society are all about. In that type of society you never save money, because your whole life goes by and you still haven’t finished paying the mortgage.”


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From The South - Sunday Edition 15 Feb 2015

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domingo, febrero 15, 2015

A brief bio

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero 

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero is a Puerto Rican author, investigative journalist, environmental educator and self-described "renaissance hack". For more than 20 years he has written and reported for radio, television, print media and online publications on various environmental and geopolitical issues, including agriculture, natural resource conflicts, biotechnology, globalization, privatization, neoliberalism, climate change, corporate crime, peak oil, food security, green politics and ecological economics. His articles have been published by Counterpunch, the Organic Consumers Association, Inter Press Service, CIP Americas Policy Program, Corpwatch, Progressive Media Project, Native Americas Journal, Food First, Earth Island Journal, Grist, Alternet, The Ecologist, High Times, New York Daily News, Green Social Thought, La Jornada (Mexico), La Prensa (Panama), Biodiversidad en América Latina, Agencia Latinoamericana de Información, and many other publications and organizations.

Apart from being a prolific writer he is also a frequent public speaker. He has presented about the overlapping subjects of agriculture, biotechnology, biosafety, gene ecology, environmental health, agroecology and food sovereignty to the Harvard School of Public Health, the American Studies Association, the Caribbean chapter of the AAAS, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, and various universities and colleges, including Tufts, Bates, DePaul, Burlington College, University of Puerto Rico, and Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.

Through the years, he has worn many hats. In the mid 1990's he hosted "Don't Get Me Started", a radio talk show on community station WGDR in Vermont. From 1997 to 2004 he was a reporter for Puerto Rico's weekly Claridad newspaper. And in 2012 he was social media director of the US Organic Consumers Association's Millions Against Monsanto campaign, where he played an important role in California's "Yes on 37" campaign, a measure that would have required the labeling of genetically modified foods.

Ruiz-Marrero has a Masters degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College. He is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a Fellow of the Oakland Institute, and a Research Associate of the Institute for Social Ecology. In 2004 he founded the Puerto Rico Project on Biosafety, a bilingual and multicultural non-governmental organization that educates about the ethical, ecological, political, economic, environmental and human health impacts of genetically modified organisms, crops and foods. 

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sábado, enero 31, 2015

Presentando mi libro El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico, 23 de enero

Foto: Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico

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