EARTH DAY PREP
A special celebration of our home occurs on April 22; but who doesn’t love their home each day?
From Greenpeacusa with the assistance of Jane Fonda—– it’s Jane Fonda with Fire Drill Fridays and Greenpeace USA.Every day, we see the movement for a clean and peaceful future growing stronger. Around the world, people are taking action and demanding climate justice and an end to wars. On this week’s show, in honor of this year’s Earth Day later in the month, we’re going to be celebrating two incredible youth activists who are leading the way to a sustainable and peaceful future. Please tune in!I’m very excited to be talking with actor and activist Bonnie Wright, and founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, Leah Thomas. Together we’ll be discussing why it’s so important for young people to be involved, the connection between racial justice and the environment, and what Earth Day means to their generation. Don’t miss what will surely be a powerful and inspiring show.RSVP and tune in on Friday, April 1 at 2pm ET / 11am PT on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Twitch.—–end of greenpeaceusa info–
From Audubon — https://audubon.stagecoachdigital.com/web-view/1606430?emci=161adf84-7aaf-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=a2da35a0-0bb1-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&ceid=399811 —
|Event DetailsBirds, Bees, and a Second Silent Spring?|
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Dan Raichel from NRDC will explain the science behind neonicotinoid pesticides or “neonics,” their surprising prevalence in our environment, and their threats to biodiversity. The popular pesticides contaminate soil, water, and plant life across the nation on a nearly unprecedented scale.
–end of audubon info–Figuratively take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves——https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2022/03/31/wind-turbine-lighting-issues-far-from-being-resolved-save-deposits-night-sky/ –As of today, Bluestone (BS) Wind has not made any commitments to apply for a new license with the FAA that would change the existing approved plans for 24/7 red blinking lights every 4 seconds to a more community friendly system that only comes on when a plane is within crashing distance (known as Aircraft Detection Lighting System or ADLS) to reduce Light Pollution. Given the low density of air traffic in the area, and especially at night, our valley and 26 miles beyond will be much better served with such a state-of-the art lighting system, rather than going ahead and erecting a system this summer that is already no longer the legal norm (eg outdated) before it goes up.–end of wind-watch info–Light pollution and noise pollution are the canary in the coalmine, so to speak. In a local region we have an immense (in FACT several) solar-panel farms that are quite unnoticeable. We need systems that are not intrusive.
A great prep could be to recall history in reality rather than byway of an entertainment-industry presentation—– https://ndncollective.org/right-of-return-is-landback/?link_id=3&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-the-right-of-return-is-landback&email_referrer=email_1493487&email_subject=the-right-of-return-is-landback –In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act as a means of claiming and expanding u.s. territory by violently removing Native Peoples from our homelands to territories not our own. This act was designed to cut relationships Native Peoples had with the land by removing us, destroying our homes, our medicines, our crops, our livestock, and killing any who resisted. Since the passing of the Indian Removal Act, and u.s. expansion out west, the popular “Wild West” trope began, where settlers positioned themselves as saviors, and us as savages. Indigenous Peoples know better because we know our own history, the history of the land, and the history, in this context, of u.s. colonization. On the other side of the world, our Palestinian Relatives are resisting similar violence and conditions, albeit under a different timeline of settler colonization; facilitated by the same people and their connected forces. –end of NDN info—-
One includes Mother Earth as a part of those compromised by imperialism—-https://ndncollective.org/the-right-of-return-is-landback/?link_id=5&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-the-right-of-return-is-landback&email_referrer=email_1493487&email_subject=the-right-of-return-is-landback –Just as our communities have deeply intertwined relationships and resilience, so do our oppressors and the systems of violence that uphold colonial violence. The root of this is the Militarization of Indian Country by the united states military, and centuries of enslavement and routine violence against Black people, and the following decades of state violence and mass incarceration of Indigenous, Black, Brown, migrant, poor and working class people by the united states.
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Climate Change may be more surely deadly to planet Earth than a nuclear war because it insinuates so slowly and quietly. The path away from Climate Change isn’t a typical path of patriarchy. Nuclear war, in contrast, is familiar territory for patriarchy. Boys and their toys, one may say….https://twitter.com/LeeCamp/status/1509364605822410768 –60 Million Americans used food banks in order to survive in the past 2 years. Yet Congress doesn’t “have the money” to help them right now. Instead they’re sending billions of $$ in missiles & drones to fight a proxy war thousands of miles away.–end of leecamp info——-Lee Camp is a comedian who is currently censored by the US gov/media.
When we’re out of balance we ignore the subtle realities of the side that predominates which currently is the masculine as compared to the feminine. War becomes all-absorbing as we attempt dominance for those values that may be called “Western”. Greed can be accepted as said value when in a more balanced view it would be seen as corruption. Corruption seems so ubiquitous as to go unnoticed. We can accept the reason to accumulate wealth while decrying the use of wealth for exploitation.https://aeon.co/essays/corruption-has-shaped-history-why-do-we-still-ignore-it?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=030a10ad51-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_03_29_02_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-030a10ad51-70464341 –Here is its significance. Afghans know how to fight. Once back in control of their country, that girl’s people did not need close air support to beat off a resurgent Taliban, or armoured vehicles packed with delicate electronics that could be maintained only by highly trained mechanics. What they needed was to be proud of their government. But Afghan government officials began stealing their money. And US government officials ignored – even enabled – the crimes.This issue, corruption, was not on my mind at all when I decided to quit journalism and move to Afghanistan.–end of aeon info–The US government seems as corrupt as any. It passes the laws.
From the Bullet—- https://socialistproject.ca/2022/03/ippnwc-call-to-stop-war-in-ukraine/#more –The United Nations must not only represent national interests, it must represent the common good. A Citizens Assembly to advise the General Assembly could be a first step in balancing the power structure to benefit all.We know what is needed. Now is the time to do it.–end of thebullet info–By the way, one may say socialism is more feminist than masculine. We have much to talk about, from nuclear weapons to technology that burdens humanity and nature more than it adds quality of life and integrity.
Meanwhile a growing awareness among the public is visible. Organicconsumers offers one such view—–https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/regeneration-and-planting-peace?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+750&utm_content=OB+750 —
|GAIN-OF-FUNCTIONBiolabs and Genetically Engineered Pathogens in Your Backyard? Take ActionMAD SCIENCEU.S. Funded “Dual-Use” Bioweapons Labs in UkraineAPPETITE FOR A CHANGENutrition Illiteracy and the U.S. Food CrisisHEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTMicroplastics in Our BodiesHEALTH ISSUESSwedish Study Finds 5G Causes “Microwave Syndrome” in Humans—–The study concerns the health consequences for a man and a woman who received a 5G base station directly above the apartment, only 5 meters above the bedroom… The symptoms that occurred in the man and woman after the start of 5G are typical of the microwave syndrome: fatigue, difficulty sleeping. emotional impact, nosebleeds, increasing tinnitus and skin problems in the man. The woman had more symptoms than the man with severe sleep disorders and dizziness, followed by skin problems (burning sensation, tingling in the skin of the hands and arms), concentration problems, irritability, tinnitus, balance problems, impaired short-term memory, confusion, fatigue, tendency to depression, heart and lung symptoms (palpitations, heaviness over the chest) and feeling of warmth in the body. All symptoms decreased or disappeared completely after 24 hours after moving to another home with significantly lower radiation…”)–end of organicconsumers info–|
In NYS our Senator Schumer has seemed especially promoting of the 5G network that hasn’t, according to many views, been adequately completed or even begun. The political/commercial message speaks to a progress when the fundamental electrical grid of NYS seems too unreliable to be called functional. This curious requirement from politicians to continue to build out a system that more nearly reward commercial interests over the integrity of the common grid is troublesome.
From popularresistance –https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/jw45ei5w2p?e=1b0a9c0541 —
Anthropology Association Apologizes To Native Americans–end of popularresistance info–
Hierarchy often displays as helpful but as in the Anthropology Association and before that an association also was challenged for compromising policy (https://www.ifhhro.org/news/american-psychological-association-apologizes-for-involvement-in-the-us-torture-programme/). The corruption may be less about the subject matter than it is about hierarchy. Patriarchy thrives on hierarchy.
Two Presidential candidates for whom one voted in the past, with the current state of affairs as confirmation that my vote was not wasted —-
Registration Now Open: Dr. Jill Stein, Howie Hawkins to Join April 11 Earth Day to May Day Organizing Kickoff Webinar
The Green Party US EcoAction Committee is hosting an online forum for organizing Earth Day to May Day (#ED2MD) on Monday, April 11 at 9PM ET via Zoom.Special guests will include recent Green Party presidential nominees Howie Hawkins and Dr. Jill Stein, EcoAction co-chairs DawnMarie Cronen and Mark Dunlea, and Markie Miller of the Ohio Greens Lake Erie Bill of Rights.Howie Hawkins will talk about organizing around the Ecosocialist Green New Deal, part of our 2022 #ED2MD theme along with rights of nature and real zero emissions. Dr. Stein will talk about the Earth Day Strike 2022 for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.The forum will outline the key themes for Earth Day to May Day and give suggestions about how to organize and support such efforts in your community.More Info:
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From a place of hope we can attempt to draw from the historical sense of balance of Indigenous People, in considering a future of economic well being without destroying nature and humanity. May one’s trust not be misplaced——https://mailchi.mp/oneida-nation/oneida-indian-nation-report-march-2022-cultural-initiatives-strengthen-bonds-with-region-4965081?e=164b4d6ef1 –As part of the Nation’s ancestral homelands, the Oneida people will always be committed to the growth and economic success of Sylvan Beach and the region as a whole. The expansion of the Nation’s enterprises offers new opportunities for local partnerships and investments, and this commitment to collaboration ensures continued growth throughout Upstate New York.–end of oneidanation info–
As one who resides upon the ancestral land of the Oneida, one treasures this region as much as one believes do the Oneida People.
The Oneida People seem to keep jobs within the US borders. This is helpful to local community.
In contrast, consider the C-Span discussion this morning——
- 7:31AM EDT
Washington Journal: Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) Discusses Biden Budget Proposal & Russia-Ukraine Conflict
—–end of c-span info–7:50AM–guest–paraphrase–We must keep corporate taxes low because corporations make jobs. (Failing to remind the jobs created have been in China which system has undermined the ability for US consumers to have ready availability to goods required…..what they do, not what they say…….
For example——–https://twitter.com/Brink_Thinker/status/1508947860674519040 ——-Imagine what if…….
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