NATURE AND MENTAL HEALTH
Some people have consistently recognized the association between good mental health and nature. A reason is that people are of nature. American re-education of the public into a consumer mindset has artificially substituted Establishment interests in place of nature to the extent of mental health harm to portions of the public and society in general.
For example in the Southern Tier of NYS the utility company cut down all trees on particular residential streets in a travesty of civic presumption. The neighborhoods deteriorated following this decision about 25 years ago in Johnson City, with some people moving from the area.https://www.treehugger.com/trees-must-have-when-addressing-mental-health-7503294?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=9244775-20230526&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_content=052623&lctg=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7 —
A thriving urban forest can plant the seed of wellness in the minds and hearts of people navigating the dense brush of mental illness.
Experts say one way we can get there is by increasing the investment in green infrastructure.
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We’ve seen it time and time again. When you remove a keystone species from an ecosystem, things fall apart.
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The Supreme Court has recently displayed the hubris-over-Creator attitude that it would be wise for We The People to challenge. — This is a disastrous ruling from a Supreme Court that has exhibited unconcern for the perception of integrity, and with a documented history of crony-style acceptance of cash from big-money characters.—https://www.commondreams.org/news/us-supreme-court-epa-water-protections —
The majority opinion—authored by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by all of the court’s other right-wing members except Justice Brett Kavanaugh—concludes that the CWA only applies to wetlands with “a continuous surface connection” to larger bodies of water, excluding those that are “adjacent.”
Earthjusticedeclared in response to the ruling that “this is a catastrophic loss for water protections across the country and a win for big polluters, putting our communities, public health, and local ecosystems in danger.”
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As one who knows next to nothing about San Francisco, the following story illuminates a growing culture of offensive actions against poor people by those who wish to profit from space that houses said poor people. The extent to which this is happening raises the questions of whether eradication is the goal. Eradication of poverty can be the goal, rather than eradication of those afflicted with poverty which is the counterbalance to opulence. — https://mronline.org/2023/05/25/graffiti-writers-are-painting-over-a-pro-police-street-art-campaign-backed-by-a-tech-billionaire-in-san-francisco/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=graffiti-writers-are-painting-over-a-pro-police-street-art-campaign-backed-by-a-tech-billionaire-in-san-francisco –A “street art” campaign backed by Welsh tech billionaire and venture capitalist Michael Moritz is being targeted by graffiti artists in San Francisco, California. The campaign features posters and even wheat-pastes which call for a “law and order” approach to homelessness and fentanyl related deaths in San Francisco.
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One may mention that said law enforcement members are of the class of those ostensibly targeted for eradication. And so goes the power of hierarchy along with the delusions that cooperation will further the interests of the classes in poverty..
As surely as law enforcement has been bridled to the service of hierarchical Establishment, so do some people recognize so-labeled minority communities. Independence is just that. Greed distracts enticingly.
Bringing together the community was central to the vision of the Huntley’s Walter Rodney Bookshop. Even before it moved to the commercial premises at Chignell Place, the bookshop was a hub for the migrant community of Ealing: “The bookshop became a virtual advice centre where persons called for advice on a wide range of issues”, wrote Eric in 2015. People came for “addresses of solicitors in the event of being arrested on being being a person preparing to to commit an offence (SUS), accommodation, social and welfare issues.” Maybe unsurprisingly, Eric also mentioned how they would often host visiting writers, activists, and throw parties. These events brought the Huntleys close to the international anti-imperialist movements of their time, especially the Grenadians.
Eric was referring to the The Guardian’s recent investigation into itself called The Cotton Capital, exposing the newspaper’s link to the Atlantic slave trade.
I express some cynicism about both The Guardian’s investigation and the downturn in a coherent revolutionary-left resistance to the problems of contemporary capitalism. Eric is thoughtful and respectful of my youthful impatience: “Sometimes you need a magnifying class […] but the movement is taking place.” He gives the example of today’s young environmental activists who, despite being sons and daughters of the middle-class, have made some extraordinary sacrifices and faced heavy repression for decades. “They came down on them like a ton of bricks”, Eric points out. Now, he suggests, the tide is turning against the big polluters.
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Marianne Williamson on Running for President and Challenging an Outdated System
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Received from remaloeb—–https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid048fWTeztHG6TSmCUzaFpCJMFjzxrcFxPkZe6LTSWs4gp3R9T9WDSBnQEFRAZQ4XXl —SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 2 PM – 6 PM EDT
PRAYER WALK for our OLD GROWTH FORESTS—–https://www.facebook.com/events/622008626233424/?ref=newsfeed
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From lakotalaw—-As we approach the coming Supreme Court decision in the Brackeen v. Haaland case, you may know that we’ve recently launched a campaign telling individual states to codify the key elements of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The current Court has demonstrated again and again that it simply can’t be trusted to make the right decision, so it’s imperative we act with conviction to ensure states protect Native children across Turtle Island right now.
Please join us now in asking your state legislators to protect Native children. Your voice matters! We must put collective pressure on every state, and as I’ll describe below, even a single letter sent can have a dramatic impact. Our goal is to get another 30,000-plus letters delivered demanding that states codify ICWA before the Supreme Court ruling in just a few short weeks.
Now, are you ready to hear something exciting? One of our supporters used our form to email her state senator and quickly received a wonderful response. He wrote back and said he’s interested in sponsoring a bill — and we have a meeting scheduled for next month to explore working with the senator’s office to draft and pass legislation in his state!
That’s the type of partnership and real-world good you can empower every time you take action. You make it possible for us to assist the senator now, just as our supporters have helped us expose South Dakota for taking Lakota children into non-Native foster care, submit an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, and send so many messages to the White House, the Department of Justice, and state leaders.
Hundreds of years of real history show that the U.S. doesn’t value or protect Native children and families. From the Indian boarding school era to the ongoing effort to remove our children from our communities and place them in non-Native care, the government has consistently let us down. And yet, I remain hopeful that with coordinated effort, we can turn the tide. Even if the Supreme Court fails us, we have recourse. But it’s up to every one of us to give what we can, find the lawmakers that will help, and change the game.
Wopila tanka — thank you for protecting Native children!
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
The Lakota People’s Law Project
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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—-