By RICHARD RHAMES - December 26-28, 2008
As the holiday season slides past again, feel-good media stories of charitable giving subside. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the merciless lashing of consumers to buy-buy-buy is decorated with syrupy tales of donated time, money, presents, and food. For a few weeks each year, it’s fashionable to acknowledge a key issue in our atomized and structurally brutish society: Towering inequality. Jesse Jackson called it, more directly, “economic violence.”
Healing the Earth Radio explores the connections between many social and ecological issues. Motivated by a desire to foster more understanding, alliances, and effective action, the show interviews Native people defending their land and culture, environmental, local food, and peak oil activists, writers, lawyers, supporters of political prisoners, scientists, whistle-blowers, tree sitters, and many others who devote their lives to making things better.
I am forming a paper salmon migration through the postal system to Gordon Campbell's to remove salmon farms from the wild salmon migration routes of British Columbia.
Salmon farms are a serious issue impacting wild salmon. Reason must be brought to this situation.
October 16, 2008 - The Irish Times
TWELVE INDIAN provinces have worrying levels of hunger, with the situation "extremely alarming" in the central state of Madhya Pradesh...The 2008 Global Hunger Index report...warns that Madhya Pradesh's nutrition problems are comparable to those in Ethiopia and Chad. The report reveals that India has more than 200 million people suffering from hunger - a number greater than in any other country.
SchNEWS - Friday 12th September 2008 | Issue 646
With food prices soaring, Greek anarchists have decided [to] do something about the problem by becoming modern day Robbin' Hoodies.
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Inspired by the mobilizing on the West Coast, organizers across "Canada" have begun awareness-raising efforts. Building on the call from the West Coast for anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance to the Olympics, some organizers affiliated with the People's Global Action Bloc (PGA-Bloc) in Ontario and Quebec have begun mobilizing around "Resistance 2010", linking anti-Olympics efforts to organizing against the G8 and SPP, and the day-to-day systems and institutions of power and oppression they represent.
Asia Times | By Gustavo Capdevila
Conceived in the Qatari capital in November 2001 with the aim of sending a message of solidarity to a world shaken by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the Doha Round of talks is failing against a backdrop of threats of new crises involving food and oil prices and climate change.
The food chain is under attack these days. Seems all the experts are clueless as to the reason. Maybe the answer is under their noses.
In recent months major international banks, financial newspapers and mass media have been forced to recognize that there is a major food crisis and that hundreds of millions of people face hunger, malnutrition and outright starvation.
Burma, the survivors of cyclone Nargis have suffered greatly since General Than Shwe kept aid workers from reaching the vast majority of these people in the delta. How are they surviving? You would not believe it...
Inside USA travels to Haiti to look at how the stories of politics, rice and the US are deeply interwoven.
I've put together a list of articles related to G8 demonstrations currently happening in Japan. The list will be updated as new material becomes available.
Updated July 10
- Indigenous Peoples' Declaration on G8 Summit
- G8 Accused of ‘Failing the World’ on Carbon Cuts
Crash Course: Preparing for Peak Oil
By Zachary Nowak
Reviewed by Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (www.seattleoil.com)
We need to be prepared for the worst when it comes to peak oil, insists Zachary Nowak.
Adapted and translated from Gegenargumente Vienna 5 April 2005
"[K]nowledge of the existence of poverty is no explanation."