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 […]

Dec 242016
 

I can wish you peace because we have contributed to its happening! Thank-you for the joy I feel.   Sometimes our condition seems tragic, but when you take an overview, maybe it’s not-so-bad,  and against the odds of money and organized white-collar death crimes. The invisible bonds between us are exercised – – wow!  look at those biceps! Notes on a […]

Dec 092016
 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-state-sues-monsanto-over-pcb-pollution/ The Associated Press   SEATTLE – Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case “lacks merit.”  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney […]

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 272016
 
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 162016
 
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Jul 112016
 

Our network started with a battle to protect the South Saskatchewan River.   We won. (2006-04-27 Water. Wrap-up statement, Proposed Meridian Dam. Battle won.)   The Meewasin Valley Authority is the Mother to that River, the most endangered in Canada.   Many thanks to  Susan Lamb: Hi Sandra, . . .    The province is threatening to […]

Oct 122015
 

Banksters: Index The Meridian Dam proposal has been halted in its tracks. The issue has been: who has power and control, citizens or Government? Note: the battle to stop the proposed Meridian Dam (South Saskatchewan River)  took approximately 8 months. A year later we joined the battle to stop the proposed Highgate Dam (North Sask […]

Sep 172015
 

http://www.montrealgazette.com/News/11360937/story.html Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald  09.06.2015   TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012 Wednesday December 22, 2010 Page A16 EDMONTON, ALTA: SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 — University of Alberta scientist David Schindler holding a white fish with a tumour growth in the center. Deformed and unheathly fish collected from the Athabasca watershed, downstream from the oil […]