September 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm (environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, issues, journalism, life, Native Americans, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Water", #NoDAPL, 350.rg, Bakken, banks, Bill Mckibben, CEOs, Dakota Access Pipeline, money, Oil, party, Pipeline, Yes!
What’s a cellphone for? Activism at your fingertips.
Share your loving concern for Mother Earth’s health and well springs (as in water not mattresses) with a CEO banker who funds DAPL
Call a CEO and share your concerns about their funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline–and other oil projects if you’re so inclined–which contribute to climate change.
Oh, no, not just any banker will do. Contact the CEO bankers investing money in DAPL.
Yes! magazine has put together a list of CEOs to contact at the banks funding the pipeline: names, corporate addresses, phone numbers, email addresses. If you’d rather use snail mail, go right ahead.
How to contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
There are even suggestions for what to say if you’re at a loss for words.
Be clear. Be kind. Be polite. Be firm.
Don’t be passive.
Don’t let the people at Standing Rock and in Iowa have all the fun.
This matters to all of us. Even those who deny it.
Still unsure about letting your fingers get some action? Then let Bill McKibben of 350.org have a few minutes of your reading time:
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.
What have you got to lose?
Clean water. Clean air.
So, have a pipeline party. Gather some friends. Get some pizza and beer. Or some pies and coffee. Call some CEOs.
Water Is Life
September 29, 2016 at 4:17 am (environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, issues, life, Native Americans, nature, politics, random, relationships, religion, searching, thinking, Uncategorized)
Tags: #NoDAPL, banks, environment, Gas Strike, International Days of Actions, Oil, peaceful events, Pipeline, prayer, Standing Rock
Lyla June Johnston
1- Close accounts with:
Bank of America
2- Lock-down major headquarters of these Banks
3- Gas strike / boycott especially Phillips 66
4- Organize a public prayer peaceful event/ demonstration of support.
What have we all got to lose?
Published on Sep 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND ACTION WITH STANDING ROCK
We are working on our website now…
Until then, please take 1 minute to record your prayer/action so we can put you “on the map”
Click here to record your event.
Let’s reach our goal to mobilize 5000 cities (or towns) in solidarity with Standing Rock! 🙂
September 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm (Uncategorized)
Take a walk with Al along the river.
Artist at Exit 0 Riverblog
We have had some stellar days of late with the air so crystalline and fresh that it has been an added bonus to be outside. The temps have been manageable as well. I began this post more than a week ago, but put it on the back burner until now. I am no doubt busier now than I ever have been (particularly at work), but I’m still finding the time to be involved with my own art. And I must confess…if I have to prioritize whether to stay home and work on a blog article or go to the river and participate in life at that level…well, I think you know what my answer will be! I have enjoyed blogging, but must admit to myself that what I do will never be most people’s’ idea of a good read, especially since there are now literally millions of blogs out there!…
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September 28, 2016 at 10:22 am (culture, education, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, films, history, issues, journalism, photography, politics, random, Uncategorized, urban life)
Tags: Aleppo, drone, drone footage, images, l, Syria, The Guardian
September 28, 2016 at 12:31 am (books, contemplation, creative writing, culture, ethics, fiction, issues, life, literary fiction, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: banned books, books, ethics, novels, reading, Writing
My top choice is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. The film clip pretty much gives you the lay of the land.
List of commonly banned books in the US via wikipedia.
Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 is banned books week.
Exercise your right to read freely.
Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is also one of my favorite bad books. And Kurt Vonneguts’s Slaughterhouse-Five is another dark keeper from the usual banned books suspects. I have to admit that unlike the other two books which make you laugh and cry, Slaughterhouse-Five seriously lacks in the laughs column. But it’s a powerful book about the horror of war.
So what books would you stand up for in the age of manipulative mind control?
September 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm (Uncategorized)
Oh yeah, Matthew L. M. Fletcher’s rebuke of the Washington Post’s Naomi Schaefer Riley is well worth taking the time to read.
Naomi Schaefer Riley offered commentary on the Dakota Access Pipeline matter in her regular column in the New York Post, “How the Standing Rock Sioux should have been able to stop that pipeline.” This column continues NSR’s mockery of Indian peoples’ economic and cultural interests expressed in The New Trail of Tears.
The lede says it all:
Quick quiz: What’s the best way to stop a company from building an oil pipeline on a piece of land you find valuable? Answer: Buy the land.
Assuming that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other affected tribes had the resources to do so, it probably wouldn’t have mattered — energy companies usually just confiscate the land under their delegated power of eminent domain, as Dakota Access has. Sure, property ownership helps, but in the end, the law is tipped in the pipeline companies’ favor.
NSR cites to the Mormons…
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September 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm (Uncategorized)
Take a load off on Sept. 28.
Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Are megaloads preparing to again invade U.S. Highway 12, through the remote Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and the Lochsa-Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic River corridor?  On September 7, 2016, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) distributed a media release, read by a Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activist to participants in the #NoDAPL Fundraiser and Rally in Lapwai, Idaho [2, 3]. ITD is proposing new, illegal rules for oversize shipments – megaloads – on Highway 12, seemingly to circumvent ongoing mediation among several parties to a federal lawsuit. In September 2013, in response to this case argued by Advocates for the West for Idaho Rivers United (IRU) and the Nez Perce Tribe against the U.S. Forest Service, a federal district court in Boise issued an injunction blocking any transport wider than 16 feet, longer than 150 feet, and traveling slower than 12 hours on the 100 miles of Highway…
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September 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm (Uncategorized)
We all need water for life.
I have received a number of questions regarding the best sites for donating to #NoDAPL efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline on the Standing Rock Nation. I have compiled a list of trusted sites where you can donate to the effort to support the #NoDAPL fight.
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September 26, 2016 at 8:29 am (Uncategorized)
Ah Big Oil leaks everywhere. The infamous BP gets its oily fingers into everything it can in order to influence and intimidate via the proceeds of its gigantic profit margin.
Dear Kitty. Some blog
This video from London, England says about itself:
UK: Theatrical flash mob protest BP sponsorship at British Museum
25 September 2016
A theatrical flash mob descended on the British Museum in London on Sunday to protest against BP sponsorship at the museum, in particular the oil company’s sponsorship of the ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition.
By Sofia Lotto Persio in Britain:
Activists stage splash mob at British Museum
Monday 26th September 2016
Protest group calls for museum to remove BP logos from Sunken Cities exhibition
A WAVE of activists joined the theatrical protest group “BP or not BP” at the British Museum yesterday to protest against the renewal of a sponsorship deal with BP.
BP’s logo is visibly displayed on all advertisement for the museum’s latest exhibition, Sunken Cities.
To fit the marine theme, protesters performed a “splashmob,” dressing up as fish, mermaids and other underwater creatures…
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September 26, 2016 at 7:15 am (entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, films, life, living, movies, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Adriana Barraza, cake, film, Jennifer Aniston, movie
Some times when you’re catching up on your list of films to view you discover the most unexpected things.
In the case of Cake the surprise is that Jennifer Aniston can truly act. As with Adam Sandler I find Aniston far more interesting in a drama than in simple minded comedy. Actually she’s more than interesting, she’s downright captivatingly great as a woman suffering physically, emotionally and mentally. If you’re in the mood to get a respite from the reality show otherwise known as election year politics and drama laced with biting comic overtones is a penchant then grab Cake wherever your film meals are served.
Oh, and Adriana Barraza is equally wonderful as Silvana, the only person capable of dealing with Aniston’s antics for the long haul.