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Most of the onions came up!  And this year’s theme will be greens (plus some indoor plants)-and yay-sunflowers!

I have no words

Go to twitter.  They have much words, maybe too many.  Twitter is incestious as an activist friend said the whole left is.  Everyone is subscribed to the same people or groups.  Hysterical.  I joined because I felt guilty in not joining.  It is perhaps the best social network on the internet.

People are actually serious there.  ( Except for the haikus.)

I do not trust facebook.

O.K.  You know already what I am going to say.  Japan.  Bahrain.  Yemen, Libya.  Syria.  approval of lots of genetically engineered foods.

Gabrielle Giffords.  Wisconsin.    This year sucks massive.

O.K. Some very good things; the group I am working to help transform my city into a Transition Town.  My city is ripe for it.

We are environmentally conscious.  We are immigrant friendly.  And we love the arts.    [Why does this site think I am writing poetry

again, terrible waste of cyberspace.]  Wikileaks and the “children  of Wikileaks” the best thing since the WTO protests in Seattle.

I realize now technology must seem as a tool for good to forward protest (please note I do not believe the internet sparked “Arab Spring”

as everyone calls it; the people themselves did.)  But protest on the streets is ignored (exception-Wisconsin : ) ) or ridiculed (Bradley

Manning.)    And now even the mainstream media supports our now third war-Libya.

I want to help create a Wikileaks type multimedia, a new media that concentrates on genetically engineered foods.

In the silence, spring

Coffee and reubens comfort

I cry for freedom

It’s been a long time.

Repeat after me:  We are Bradley Manning

We are Julian Assange

We are the Egyptian protesters.

I am so so scared about genetically engineered food-it’s not food and will poison us all.  What is the point

of permaculture then.  To try to hope.  And to say the only way back from this hell hole called civilization is to

learn to farm.  Why should we be dependent on other people’s food?  What I have been learning:  I cannot depend

on permaculture and the transition town movement alone.  My latest interest which I think will largely be self-

tought-multimedia design.  I am sick of politics with a capital P but if I help draw out political activism using

technology in a good way…

I thank WikiLeaks for demanding sunshine, ” Inception’ for giving an old theme-the many worlds concept

meets questioning reality- an architectural twist.  And an old teacher of mine, M- who tought multimedia mostly

through installation art.  Sadly M- has passed away.  I hope to learn filming, journalism, guerilla art, and graphic design.

First off, I must apolojize for a number of things.  I have no exact sources these days.  If  did want to use them I seriously

do not know which source to use.  I get my news these days from Politico, Democratic Underground, Daily Kos, the Guardian UK,

Grist, BBC news, 350.org, Common Dreams (my all time favorite website), the Hill, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.  And youtube of course.

Oy vey…

The senate has passed a deeply flawed health care bill.  The senate may or may not pass a deeply flawed climate bill.  The senate will

( with all the ruckus, infighting in both parties, and hate and fear across the nation) pass an obviously flawed immigration bill.

Why does the senate not treat all bills as the same ?  Health care, climate, and immigration are deeply interconnected.

Hey Graham and Reid,  wake up, o.k.?

Health care needs single payer.  Like Medicare for all, o.k.?  Certainly better than the corporations…

The mainstream seems to think all environmentalists are for the climate bill-wrong!  The current bill as it stands is cap and trade.

As I understand it the cap will work but trading and offsetting is an open invitation to corruption.  We must have either carbon tax or

cap and dividend (this last I do not know but I hear it is better than carbon tax (cap and dividend put forth by either McKibben or Hanson–

forgive me I have forgotten which one.   I am very upset by all the concessions made to corporations such as oil and coal.  There was just a mining disaster in which many people died.  An oil rig just exploded giving out more oil than the Exxon Valdez… At least I am proud

Cape Wind was passed.

Immigration.   What Arizona has done has signed a bill condoning racism pure and simple.  It’s called profiling, I believe.  And once you recquire all people to carry documents everywhere there is the end of democracy.   Why does Arizona not ask the federal government

what it and the IMF, World Bank, and World Treaty Organization have done to aggravate the situation?  NAFTA has forced the people of

Mexico (giving corn to the US, working slave wages) to move north as they see a better life.  And sooner or later the peoples of the Global South will be moving north anyway-as climate refugees.

I would try to add links right now but it is two in the morning and I am so angry…

Another idea: “It’s the money, stupid!” right?  I get the feeling a lot of these bills are connected to money and corporations and our corrupt

government.  Well then, scrap all the bills.  I mean it.  Scrap them until we get the three trillion and more we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan!  Maybe then  people will be more receptive.

Please respond…

um…happy new year?

Arrgghhh!  Cannot figure out why my links are gone…That was the whole point of this site.  If anyone could tell me…

   Happy new year.  GRRRR.  This gal is pissed.  With outcome of Copenhagen, healthcare, and the money for the military.

If we are even two degrees warmer than now then we are in big trouble.  We already are in big trouble but 1.5 degrees or celsius

and 350 parts per million are a  lot safer.  Filmed by Federation of Young European Greens

no Plan B…

The pan-African protest vid against the “Danish Text”  in which interests of developed countries more important.

Filmed by  Canadian Youth Delegation.

the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance

Copenhagen…

Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian activist.

Filmed by Bingohanz of climatejustice.thinkaboutit.eu

hey folks…news

Monday, November 30th, Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

The Mobilization for Climate Justice and BeyondTalk.net have initiated a Climate Pledge of Resistance for Monday, November 30th as part of a global day of action for climate justice. They are seeking people pledging to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, as well as protest actions that stay within the bounds of the law and other support. More information about a New England regional action will be made available here.

Here’s what they ask:

Please put it in your calendar now; plan to take the day off work, school or other responsibilities if you can. Get together with friends, family, neighbors, and your organization, church, or union members to join or organize an action.

This month is the single most important moment in the history of the battle against climate change and global warming.

We need to push the US government to commit to just, equitable and scientifically credible solutions to climate change. To do this we first need to push back against the climate polluting corporations, their financiers and lobbyists that have pushed the US government to join them in obstructing real climate solutions, promoting false solutions in their stead, and undermining any progress in US climate legislation and at the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Negotiations.

In the last couple weeks people around the world have taken bold action to demand a real deal for the planet in Copenhagen. On Oct. 24th, people in 181 countries staged over 5,200 actions calling for global action on climate change. And on Nov. 4, African delegates walked out of pre-Copenhagen UN talks in Barcelona, Spain, demanding that rich countries commit to deeper and faster emissions cuts – while European activists engaged in civil disobedience to support the walkout demands.

Throughout history, the most effective catalyst for social change has been ordinary people organizing, and taking to the streets and engaging in nonviolent direct action.

November 30th also marks the ten year anniversary of the nonviolent civil disobedience shutdown of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. It was a time when world leaders said there was no alternative to their path and that their corporate globalization agenda was inevitable.  Back then, delegates from the Global South walked out as a massive popular movement filled the streets with blockades, song and resistance. We did this ten years ago at the WTO protests in Seattle on Nov. 30, 1999; we can do it again! The world awaits us to take action for the planet, the people and future generations. Please join us.

from the BeyondTalk.net initiating organizations, (and slightly edited for currency)

350.org
Alliance of Community Trainers
Center for the Working Poor
Global Justice Ecology Project
Indigenous Environmental Network
Mobilization for Climate Justice West
Rainforest Action Network
Rising Tide North America
Ruckus Society
the Yes Men

– from the Secure Green Future team

All the Copenhagen brouhaha- I ‘m scared because nothing will get done pretty much…but in hope that this will teach

us to become more caring.  From the Leadership campaign organized by students-“Nothing less than 100%.  Nothing more than

350” [parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere].  We are at 387 now.  Rumor even 390 although I don’t know whether to believe that yet

Please check out 350.org and the Guardian.  More later.  Now if I could only download photos…