Penney Kome

Award-winning journalist and author Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. Her books include Somebody Has To Do It: Whose Work Is Housework? (McClelland & Stewart 1982); The Taking of Twenty-Eight: Women Challenge the Constitution (Women's Educational Press, 1983); and Peace: A Dream Unfolding (Sierra Club Books 1986). She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.

Penney Kome
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Mar 20, 2019
U.K. industrial hemp farm, 2007. Photo: Nabokov/Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to the hemp economy

Penney Kome
A reclaimed industry produces renewable food, shelter, clothing, and medicine, from one crop -- and we have hardly begun to explore the potential of the hemp plant's 25,000 marketable products.
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Mar 12, 2019

Making the energy transition in a decade

Penney Kome
We have 12 years to curb climate breakdown. Experts supplied the science. Now youth and the increasingly militant climate justice movement are keeping up the pressure.
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Nov 8, 2018
Voting line-up in Ohio. Photo: Tim Evanson/Flickr

What progressives won in U.S. midterm elections

Penney Kome
There's reason to celebrate the new faces, new voices and new perspectives arriving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, the U.S. government begins to resemble the people it governs.

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