A reason I love NYS is that it is a hotbed of responsible citizens. This is curious alongside a propensity to vote into positions of power, patriarchal Establishment types who seem to disregard local community wishes. Authoritarianism conflicts with democracy.
Latest news! On June 22 our lawyers sent a notice to the Supreme Court in Cortland, NY to petition the court to vacate and nullify the Town of Vestal Town Board’s actions in approving the rezoning of Bunn Hill Road by creating a PDD. The notice of this petition and the entire verified petition is attached as follows:
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The international local community is familiar with imperialism and the new normal of “running government like a business”, especially violent when that government embraces capitalism which itself is hierarchical and interested in benefits for the top echelon at the expense of human resources (people) and natural resources (environment).
For those impacted by record temperatures, flash floods, rising sea levels, and severe drought, climate change can be deadly. It’s not just extreme weather that threatens lives, however. Also, it’s extreme actions by extreme people, according to Global Witness, an NGO whose mission is protecting the environment and the human rights of those who defend it. In a new report on violence against land and environmental defenders—its 10th annual report on the subject—it says 1,733 people have been murdered in the last decade because of their environmental advocacy. That’s one murder every two days.–end of treehugger info–
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcHt2XSOQz8 — Oct 12, 2022 Some of the wealthiest people in America are getting ready for the crackup of civilization by building luxury doomsday bunkers. Wanna get in on some survival action? Got a spare $10 million? #billionaire #bunkers #nuke
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The following article reminds us that terminology and language itself can be a form of tyranny, if only one perspective is permitted or found to be of import.
https://popularresistance.org/a-guide-to-decolonize-language-in-conservation/ –Scientific evidence shows that Indigenous people understand and manage their environment better than anyone else: 80% of Earth’s biodiversity can be found in Indigenous territories. The best way to protect biodiversity is therefore to respect the land rights of Indigenous peoples – the best conservationists.
Nevertheless, the mainstream conservation model today is still, just as in colonial times, “Fortress Conservation”: a model that creates militarized Protected Areas accessible only to the wealthy on the lands of Indigenous peoples. This “conservation” is destroying the land and lives of Indigenous peoples. But this is where most of the Western funding for nature protection is going.
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C-Span hosted a discussion of interest—–https://www.c-span.org/video/?523505-4/washington-journal-kelly-dittmar-discusses-role-female-candidates-campaign-2022 OCTOBER 13, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 10/13/2022
Kelly Dittmar on Role of Female Candidates in Campaign 2022
Kelly Dittmar talked about analysis of women running for office in November 2022 and the record number nominated in gubernatorial races.–end of c-span info–
As one who has long believed in the value of diversity in governmental positions that reflect the diversity of the public, one can also be troubled by female politicians who seem to be required to posture as short men as pertains to perspective. If the model of leadership is molded according to hierarchical Establishment traditional principles, the opportunity to enact a less violent society is lost. As alluded to previously, that some voters recognize leadership as a form of brutality, competition, and exploitation needs to be questioned or at least spoken of. An example of which one considers is the diatribe that women are “too emotional”, while voting for leaders who arrogantly speak about grabbing women, which seems the epitome of emotional possession by the perpetrator, is curious.
From moveon.org –Please join me in signing this petition from environmental groups calling on the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to prohibit fracking waste disposal and water withdrawal for fracking in the Delaware River Watershed, the drinking water source for over 15 million people. Fracking wastewater is toxic and radioactive, and it endangers the watershed and the people who depend on it.
Thanks to tireless activism, including yours, the DRBC – made up of representatives of the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the federal government – finally banned fracking in the watershed last year. But now they must complete the job and ban the disposal of fracking wastewater and the withdrawal of water for fracking. This is essential to protect the water supply, the river, public health, and as responsible action for the climate.
Sign the petition to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to revise the pending regulations and vote for a full fracking ban, including fracking wastewater disposal and water withdrawal.
Here’s the petition and its language: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/letter-supporting-a-full-fracking-ban-to-the-delaware-river-basin-commission
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From greenpeaceusa—– it’s Jane Fonda with Fire Drill Fridays and Greenpeace USA.
Increasingly, climate change is hitting home. It impacts all of us in different ways and to different levels – but it is real and it is here.
This week, I’m excited to welcome Entrepreneur, Co-Host of The Bellas Podcast, and WWE Hall of Famer, Brie Bella, and Greenpeace USA Wildfire Expert, Amy Moas, Ph.D., to discuss how climate-driven wildfires are changing the liveability of places we love in the Western United States.
Watch our weekly Fire Drill Fridays Short this Friday, October 14 at 11am PT / 2pm ETto learn more about why these wildfires are worsening, how they are impacting people, and what we can do about it.
From strong hurricanes to record-breaking heat waves and everything in between, it is clear that climate change is no longer a far off future threat. We are living in the climate emergency — and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t take action now.
Watch this Friday, October 14 at 11am PT / 2pm ET on firedrillfridays.org, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTubeto learn about wildfires in Western United States and how we can get the climate crisis under control.
Actor, Activist, and Fire Drill Fridays Founder
PS: I hope you enjoyed last week’s Fire Drill Fridays with California State Senator, Lena Gonzalez, and community organizer, Maricruz Ramirez, as we discussed recent public health wins in California and what’s next in the movement for climate justice. If you weren’t able to join us, watch the show here. If you’re ready to get involved, take action here.—end of greenpeaceusa info–
We do ourselves harm when we stereotype. — https://twitter.com/AmericanIndian8/status/1579856851079872514 — (who doesn’t get rabies and eats ticks?)
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****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-