Jun 052017
 

  ‘She Let Go’ a Poem by Rev. Safire Rose – – – – – – – – – – – – – ‘She Let Go’   She let go Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the […]

Apr 222017
 

UPDATE:   an important win on a campaign that many of us have contributed to.   Take some time to celebrate with OpenMedia.   Job well done! – – – – – – – – – Big Telecom and their lobbyists are absolutely livid about our Net Neutrality victory. Yesterday we wrote to you (Appended)  with exciting news […]

Apr 112017
 

I was bummed out by the news. So I created my own good news by watching  – –  Where to Invade Next !    It’s a brilliant film.   Made me feel happy again. In case you haven’t seen it: YouTube trailer at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KeAZho8TKo .   And, if you look to the right hand side of the screen, there’s lots […]

Dec 292016
 
2016-12-21   Why I Kneeled Before Standing Rock Elders and Asked For Forgiveness, Yes! Magazine.  (former Army Lt. Wesley Clark Jr., son of Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.)

Yes! Magazine   (David Korten).    Excellent journalism.   This article alone is worth a donation! http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-i-kneeled-before-standing-rock-elders-and-asked-for-forgiveness-20161221 Sarah van Gelder Everything seemed to be converging on Standing Rock on Dec. 4. Thousands of veterans were scheduled to arrive the next day at this remote, frozen outpost—along with a blizzard. The Army Corps of Engineers had recently ordered the […]

Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27   First Nations & Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC

  ‘They couldn’t have chosen a worse place for an industrial facility’ by Nika Knight, staff writer (NOTE:  Search this blog on “Skeena”.  We joined others as long ago as 2007 to protect this River.) The Skeena River, where Canada’s second largest salmon run occurs each year, is to be the site of a liquefied […]

Oct 202016
 

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.  We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right […]

Oct 102016
 

Written in 1898: I thought, on the contrary, that a revolutionary paper must be, above all, a record of those symptoms which everywhere announce the coming of a new era, the germination of new forms of social life, the growing revolt against antiquated institutions.  These symptoms should be watched, brought together in their intimate connection, […]

Oct 062016
 
2016-09-27  Indigenous people need to tell their stories of sobriety, says lawyer  (CBC Interview, Harold R Johnson)

It is my pleasure to alert you to this interview and to Harold’s book, “Firewater”.  I am looking forward to reading it. Harold is an unassuming intelligence.  We haven’t talked much, I don’t know him well,  but here once again I find myself wishing there were more Harold Johnsons in our midst.  He makes good […]

Sep 282016
 
2016-08-25   Revisiting the lessons of the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath,   by Walden Bello.

Thanks to Janet,  an excellent article.  A couple things first:   I wondered,  Who is Walden Bello? He is an intrepid activist, teacher, scholar.  One in that legion of dispersed leaders who make me believe that my small contributions will help to drive the changes we so badly need. About Walden Bello,  see  http://www.waldenbello.org/about-walden/    Background to the Battle in […]

Aug 092016
 
2016-08-07   Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant in Argentina,  from Sustainable Pulse.

Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years. Local Malvinas citizens and GMO Free campaigners from across Argentina forced Monsanto to stop the construction of their GMO seed plant in 2014, through well-coordinated protests at the […]