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–     —     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. –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—– OCTOBER 13, 2022  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 10/13/2022

Washington Journal

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 –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:

Thank you!

Mark Ruffalo 

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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.orgFacebookTwitter, or YouTubeto learn about wildfires in Western United States and how we can get the climate crisis under control.

In solidarity,

Jane Fonda

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.   — —  (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—-

 This is a reminder of how much we don’t know.  This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought.  We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate.  Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United.  But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy.  Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–          —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate.  Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary.  This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People.  Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt.       —

Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”

Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly.  It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-

That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM.  In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican.  The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.  

Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped.  The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show.  Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored.  (Access to understand the extent of duopoly control).  The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression.  Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable. 
*******************************************************************—-Political Party affiliation of voters.–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!

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