Soon thousands of folks will be hoping on buses heading to New York for the "Biggest Most Important Climate Change Protest in History". Every year or 2 someone makes this claim in the lead up to a protest and it rarely lives up to the hype. I wish they were always accurate and every protest could make this claim with an avalanche of ever increasing dissent that actually changes things, but alas, it just ain't so. Unfortunatly even if it is "the largest" what will be accomplished? Will the hard workin' nose to the grind stone regular folks who can't afford to pay attention to such things ever know what happened? How can you sway popular opinion when the masses don't know anything occured? It's partially the fault of mainstream media, partially the falt of alternative media and partialy the fault of a system that indoctrinates wage slaves from very early in life to believe the best they can do to make change in the world is to pick a team, red or blue; stick by their team their whole lives regardless of the teams post game antics. Regardless of whether the team gives a shit about the fans it blinds with false patriotism.
I hung out with the pro war camp outside the Oscars in Hollywood in 2003. It was eye opening and disgusting. Across the street, further away from the Oscar goers was the anti war crowd who had been prevented from crossing the street by those protecting and serving the military industrial complex. I had a sign taped to my monopod that said "Think Outside the Bomb". Most people were very confused by it.
A very concise description of the interactions of God/Government that clearly outlines where the responsibility for our repression lies. Authority / Obedience and freedom dance in the heads of comman men and women of all races/religions/ages. Obey Yourself. You are the Authority. You are your God. You are your Government. Self Government is the only freedom. Are You Free?
Today People Demonstrated to the WV Governor and Legislature Their Desire for Real Clean Water Safeguards and Regulatory Enforcement. The most entertainingly sick moment of the day was when Dustin White was ejected from the captial building for carrying in a jug of tap water from his fathers spigot in Boone County. The officers claimed it was an "Unknown Substance". And they're right, but that's what's coming out of people's taps. Watch the video of this incident below.
Erin Brockovich and team came down to Charleston on Monday to help people protect themselves from the corporate eco terrorists that have endangered over 300k people the Charleston, WV and 8 surrounding counties. The "spill" is not over as the chemical is currently making it's way down the Kanawha River to the Ohio River and on down the Mississip. Cities getting their water from these rivers down stream are closing their intake valves and hoping it skates past them. However no one really knows how long the MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) has been poisoning the drinking water of all these cities.
Today I recieved 2 pleas for funds. 1 for a urban farming project that I've had a small hand in for several years and 1 for some anarchists busted in Mexico for alledgedly molotoving some shit.
Fix shit or fuck shit that is the question... on some levels it's obvious we need to both of these things, but fucking shit up is so "glamerous" that those actions usually steal all the thunder and resources from those doing the unglamerous work of building capitalist replacement infrastructure. So if you've got 2 duccats to rub together you might want to assess the fix shit/fuck shit ratio in your life and throw your privilege at one of these needs that has arisen in our community.
A clear plan for peaceful revolution. Unfortunatly is will require mass enlightenment, patience .... and probably several thousand peaceful revolutionaries getting their asses handed to them without retaliating with violence.
This was how I spent Thanksgiving 2005. It was truely an awesome experience.
The Rainbow Emergency Management Assembly gathered in Waveland Missahippie within days of the hurricane disaster, to feed people. They have receieved nothing but love and support from FEMA, Red Cross, numerous Church groups and Hancock County. It is said that before Katrina hippies would refer to Mississippi as MissAHippie because a hippie could easily go "missing" in Mississippi. Now Missahippie has a whole new meaning. The story of Waveland is that of people putting aside petty differences to do what's right and needed by our community of man.
This feabile attempt to tell an amazing tale of cross cultural volunteerism features: Vermin Supreme, Dirty Momma, Heather Bee, Pete Jones, Ben Cauldwell, Doc Stone, Organic Valley, the residents of Waveland Mississippi ... and Flower
Corporate lies focus on sowing doubt about things that would otherwise be a no brainer
... if there wasn't some expert telling you what to think.
From pharmaceuticals, tobacco, GMOs, alternative energy.. war ..
Doubt allows them the power to render you ineffective in making healthy decisions.
Doubt allows them the power to decide for you what's in the best interest of their bottom line.
Chances are, anything a corporation or governmnet tells you ... is a lie. Don't Doubt It.
In this interactive slideshow, UCS reveals the tactics used by the fossil fuel industry to spread disinformation and delay action on climate change — the very same tactics used by Big Tobacco for years to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking.
Don't stand for it. Join our fight against disinformation today!
The fate of tar sands development could shift to a potentially precedent-setting legal battle in Utah.
A coalition of conservation groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and others, have filed a 253-page “request for agency action” urging the Utah Department of Air Quality to revoke its June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah. The refinery is planned by the Calgary-based U.S. Tar Sands.
The Whippoorwill Festival celebrates our Appalachian heritage and traditions while helping prepare our minds and bodies for a future world of climate change and a decreased supply of fossil fuels. Together we are building a community and working toward creating a society that will be more resilient in the face of climate change and upcoming resource shortages.
Stop the KaBoom Music and Arts Festival to end Fracking practices and Mountaintop Removal threatening the health and safety of people in the mountain state of West Virginia. Join with Local and Regional Artist and Performers and Raise our Voice for to the Mountains and the People, Celebrate Connection and Right Purpose, but helping to protect people and our environment. ALL WEEKEND LONG live periodically
I will be projecting some visually stimulating imagery each night at Stop the KaBoom Music and Arts Festival to end Fracking practices and Mountaintop Removal threatening the health and safety of people in the mountain state of West Virginia. Join with Local and Regional Artist and Performers and Raise our Voice for to the Mountains and the People, Celebrate Connection and Right Purpose, but helping to protect people and our environment.
Back in the 80's I gave my grandfather a solar powered hat with a fan on it that blows a wind on your head as long as the sun's out. I thought this would make his life working the farm in the hot sun more enjoyable. He never wore it beyond the mandatory initial try it on for everybody show. I always assumed it didn't really work because it was just a weird gimicky "future" thing. It worked. I guess it was too much technology for him. It still works, and now I'm wearing grandpa's hat.
Lloyd Wright contracted Hepatitis C in 1979 from 4 blood transfusions A liver biopsy in 1994 revealed Chronic Hepatitis C. After Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and now Hep C, his liver was in bad shape. The medical establishment advised him to get his papers in order and expect to live another 3 to 5 years, and hope that something would come along to help. 18 years later, he has been virus free for 16 years
Lloyd explains the basics of how to read your hepatitis c blood test reports and what some crucial indicators can tell you about your health.
Dr. Hans Kugler describes the toxic effects of the gas and oil extraction process called 'fracking'. He describes how the process pollutes the ground, ground water and potentially people when there's a cleaner way to do it.
I wholeheartedly disagree with this method of distribution for this type of film. However The subject matter is something I can get behind. We'll have to replace capitalism with something else before it can go away.
Marine toxicologist, Riki Ott explains how local communities can protect the health of their citizens by banning harmful chemicals. A part of the "Making it Right for Real: Working together to Ban Dispersants and Make Democracy Work!" event on Feb 23rd.
Did you know that money laundering is now legal?
Marine toxicologist, Riki Ott explains the timeline of corporate power grabs from ratifying the US constitution to citizens united. A part of the "Making it Right for Real: Working together to Ban Dispersants and Make Democracy Work!" event on Feb 23rd.