source: GENDER (in)EQUALITY 101. Today, on International Women’s Day, I read this article which actually made some points that poked my brain more than any other women’s rights article or quote ever has. Here is an excerpt for your enjoyment: “In a small village near Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam, Pham Thi Kim Phuong starts … Continue reading
PDF VERSION TIPS FROM THE GRASSROOTS by Ryan Mervin Bellerose So some of you know that I am very involved in anti racism groups and human rights advocacy, I have learned a few lessons from that work that I believe will help us in our struggle but it requires some work from all of us. … Continue reading
“Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.” ― Black Elk What if we were trees… ..in a … Continue reading
Global natural gas production doubled between 1980 and 2010 And production is expected to continue to increase exponentially in the coming decades. This is thanks to the ‘widespread application of two key technologies: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing’. -eia.gov Because of this growth which occurred mainly in the last 10 years, there is now a … Continue reading
CAUTION: Reports of thumper trucks seen (unconfirmed) in Sussex, Bouctouche, Elsipogtog (New Brunswick) earlier this morning (25-OCT-2013). Below are photos of what thumper truckS looks like. This version of thumper trucks is currently used by Southwest Energy (SWN) to carry out their shale gas exploration in New Brunswick (via seismic testing, aka “thumping”). If you … Continue reading
“to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today” Brothers, sisters, two-spirits, elders, friends, enemies! This is a PLEA- from your children, from your grandchildren, from your relatives in the sky, in the ocean, in the forests, in the deserts, in the tundra, in the mountains, in … Continue reading
Chronology of some of the biggest moments: June-Oct JUNE “It is time we make our numbers count We the grassroots and life – Are what matters” https://www.facebook.com/notes/idle-no-more-bc/grassroots-in-solidarity-parts-i-to-v-idle-no-more/477356049018771 “Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds, and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16725-putting-the-culture-back-in-agriculture-reviving-native-food-and-farming-traditions “A shale … Continue reading
[scroll down for event info] June 21st is a significant day. First, it is the Summer Solstice. Here is a story for all to relate to: During this time, in the third century B.C., a Greek scholar named Eratosthenes calculated the first known measurement of the size of the Earth. He simply used the shadow … Continue reading
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