We know that reforming our food system requires forging alliances across groups.
The fact that I’m still writing about the Occupy movement — and more importantly, that you’re still taking the time to read another column about it — would seem to indicate some level of campus support for the populist upwelling that has captured headlines around the globe. But you’d never know it based on the rather lackluster showing of Occupy Stanford, the movement’s arm on the Farm. In fact, were you to visit White Plaza during one of OS’s poorly attended sit-ins, walk-outs or stand-ups, you might not even realize Occupy Stanford existed at all.
Santiago on your average day is one of the most orderly cities in South America. Drivers follow the road signs, pedestrians have the right of way and crime rates are the lowest in the region. The late June day I arrived in my downtown apartment was not to be an average day. The once orderly downtown area was chaos in amid the ongoing student protests that had consumed Chile’s public education system for over a month.