Think of Standing Rock Today #WaterIsLife

Think of Standing Rock Water Protectors Today
#WaterIsLife
#NoDAPL
#HonortheEarth
#FreeRedFawn

Standing Rock
Today
Wherever YOU be
When YOU wash your face and hands think of Standing Rock
When YOU bathe your children think of Standing Rock
When YOU clean your food think of Standing Rock
While YOU go about Your day think of Standing Rock
When YOU drink water today think of Standing Rock
When YOU flush your toilet today think of Standing Rock
When YOU shower today think of Standing Rock
When YOU make coffee today think of Standing Rock
When YOU wash clothes today think of Standing Rock
When YOU drink tea today think of Standing Rock
When YOU turn on a hose today think of Standing Rock
When YOU see the sky today think of Standing Rock
When YOU walk on the Earth think of Standing Rock
When YOU are kissed by the wind think of Standing Rock
When YOU think of Standing Rock think of our sisters and brothers Protecting the Water.

 

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It’s a Drone’s World at Standing Rock Complete with Digital Smoke Signals too. No joke. Just ask Myron Dewey.

Who cares about R2D2 when you’ve got a Water Warrior Drone Scout? Is there anything cooler? Yeah, well Dakota Access Pipeline Layers and the Morton County Sheriff’s forces are not too fond of them. I do not understand why they keep shooting at drones. Actually I do and so will you after seeing what drones can show and tell. Still, what does a helicopter have to fear from a drone? I don’t know, but apparently they’re capable of “stalking” with ill intent. A malicious drone? Huh. Maybe they’re afraid they’ll do that bird flying into the blades or engine or something. Yep. Instead of getting into all that, here’s a few Digital Smoke Signals from Myron Dewey’s drones. If you click through to YouTube you can see more and subscribe. Take a load off and enjoy the views that you have NOT seen on mainstream news.

Drone Day Shift-ing.

Drone-ing at night.

After being asked nicely by the feds to stop construction ETP/DAPL did their usual thing–work.

Myron Dewey

What and Who—>

Digital Smoke Signals and Myron Dewey

Valley Forge Network

Be forewarned–we’re ending up with a BANG not a whisper.

Myron Dewey

Elegy for Paradise

Sweet water ripples

falls fruit ripe

lovely breath

lush was paradise

until

anchors dropped

sailoirs landfall

聽legacy:

color flows out of the world

what words for this loss

life flows out of the earth

tiniest to largest creature vanishing

words cannot serve this loss

sky closes saturated with human waste

homo sapiens self harms

collateral damage in excess

all life flows out of the earth

words fail

waters cries

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In the sixties,

In a Catholic school,

Thou Shall Not Ask:

“Where are all the Indian People?”

Answer:

Time out,

On your knees in the corner,

Another pink slip home.

In 2016,

“Where are all the Indigenous People?

Answer:

At Standing Rock defending the Water, Earth and Sky.

NoDAPL

 

 

International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock NoDAPL Oct.8, 9, 10 & 11.

 

Lyla June Johnston

1- Close accounts with:

Citibank

Wells Fargo

Bank of America

Money talks.

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?聽

Everything.

 

Published on Sep 26, 2016

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND ACTION WITH STANDING ROCK
Projects
About
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! 馃檪
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Honor The Earth ~ The Village is Growing: Standing Rock

Vernal Equinox Arrives

It’s March 20, 2014 and the Vernal Equinox is upon us. 聽Find your groove and get in the flow.

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There’s no resisting Coltrane–vernal or not.

John Coltrane ~ Equinox

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It’s all about light and dark, form and motion–open up and play with the application of the concept of equinox.

Equinox a free running / Parkour short running film

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To view more Parkour and Freerunning of Jesse La Flair go tohttp://www.Youtube.com/LaFlairParkour

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Chill out, relax, and slow dance.

The Echelon Effect ~ Vernal Equinox from Seasons Part 1

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The Echelon Effect music site: 聽http://www.theecheloneffect.com/

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What can I say except “funky” got my attention along with the space shots. Get up and move your feet with this one. No need to free run, just dance.

Nikolay Bogdanov . Funky guitar. “Vernal Equinox” 聽

Nikolay Bogdanov

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I’m fairly certain Bear will cover some of the more traditional tracks of the vernal equinox, but this selection offers a sort of cover many bases overview. How’s your balance?

The Meaning of the Spring Equinox ~聽Andare by Ludovico Einaudi

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Another vantage point that I just couldn’t quite resist because it’s Emily Russo’s school project and, well, honestly I liked the beyond Google Earth aspect. Her perky enthusiastic voice sealed the selection deal:

How Equinox Work – Beyond Our Earth – Unfortunately Emily Russo provided no notes on the music. No, I’m not going to ask her on the tubes of you. Feel free to do so–or to identify the score if you recognize it.

Emily Russo

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Once you hit play and the images flow it’s pretty clear why this is here. Yeah, I’m a sucker for the image play.聽

Ingo Vogelmann ~ Vernal Equinox (Official Music Video)

Ingo Vogelmann

Official site: 聽http://www.ingovogelmann.com/

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A late addition:

And then there’s Equinox—Beyond The Invisible Line

Metko Vizigot

Published on聽Feb 10, 2014

Band: Equinox
Album: Beyond (EP)
Genre: Dark Folk Metal
Country: Russia
Year: 2014

Download here:
*聽http://rusfolder.com/39790789
*聽http://dfiles.eu/files/e9iw4k247

Website:
*聽https://www.facebook.com/equinoxdark/…

Members:
Alla Ravna – vocals;
Ivan Dzyubinskiy – guitars, arrangement;
Kirill Nikeev – bass, vocals, keys, music, lyrics, arrangement;
Kirill Kasatkin – drums, music.

GUESTS:
Egor Konovalov (The Aquarius) – vocals;

Anna Erilina – 1st violin;
Natalya Chernisheva – 2nd violin;
Larisa Gluhovskaya – viola;
Stanislav Tarasov – cello.

Lyrics, translation – Kirill Nikeev

Cover art – Ivan Buylov;
Logo – Smerdulak.

Their website can be translated into English 聽 聽http://vk.com/equinox_band聽 FYI, they’re looking for a second guitarist at the moment. According to the translation.

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Bear has laid down some serious spring equinox tracks at her blogcasa:

Bear 聽聽http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/vernal-equinox/

On March 22, 2014 at 3 pm ~ UNIFY for the Love of Water

UNIFY ~ Love Water on March 22 聽because nothing lives without it. Nothing. Not even the corporations.

UNIFY Love Water聽

 

UNIFY

Published on聽Mar 16, 2014

Water Unifies us All. On March 22nd, Join the world in the Synchronized Global Water Ceremony. At 3:00pm in your local time and 3:00pm pacific. UNIFYing with the world to restore our relationship with this sacred medium of life.

No Water, No Life. Know Water, Know Life.

UNIFY.org is a platform create to support the emergence of the Spiritual Renaissance happening on the planet.

LoveWater is a year long campaign that will transform our specie’s relationship to water in every way possible.

Join us as we catalyze a global movement of beauty, love and truth.

Go to http://www.unify.org to learn more.

Deepest Blessings to you,

http://www.UNIFY.org

Go Like our Facebook Page!
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Register your Events at:
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Thanks to the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance of South Dakota for bringing this event to my attention. The 聽Clean Water Alliance continues to fight the Powertech Uranium Mining Company in South Dakota –> 聽http://www.sdcleanwateralliance.org/

The “Final” Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) issued by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine is substantially deficient. The mine, proposed by Chinese/Canadian company Powertech Uranium, would use 9,000 gallons per minute of groundwater from Black Hills aquifers, contaminate area water, and open the door for eight other uranium companies that have an interest in the Black Hills.

A Blank Hills Clean Water Alliance Press Release聽warns that the NRC has put the cart before the horse – they have published a “Final” SEIS – and chosen a final alternative for project design – before they have completed the cultural resources analysis. This analysis is required by law to be completed before this document was issued. The SEIS notes that the analysis is “ongoing.” This relegates the cultural studies to afterthoughts, and necessarily limits NRC’s ability to protect these important resources.

The NRC is accepting public comment on the Final SEIS in the form of limited appearance statements. You can make your voice heard –聽click here聽to learn how.

 

Media, Music and Movies ~ For Uranium Mining On Navajo Land, Plus Snow From Sewage

Yes, it’s Monday. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s national beer drinking day for a lot of folks.

But it’s also another day in the ongoing fight against uranium mining and its consequences everywhere from the past to the present.

On March 14, 2014 independent journalist Amy Goodman reported from Flagstaff, Arizona about the ongoing environmental and health issues connected with uranium mining and its long-term consequences for the Dine ~ Navajo people. 聽The main portion of her video report is posted here but there is a great deal more information and related coverage on Democracy Now!’s site. 聽Part of the Democracy Now! broadcast discussed the use of music and film by to raise awareness and share information regarding issues. 聽To supplement DN!’s coverage I’ve included two videos featuring Klee Benally’s music and an informative video about Outta Your Backpack Media which teaches Indigenous people how to make and use movies to address the need for media justice and coverage in their communities. 聽There’s a trailer for the film聽The Returnof Navajo聽Boy which is referenced in the news piece. 聽The film’s website –>聽http://navajoboy.com/. 聽Democracy Now!’s page for the story also includes links to information and related stories.聽

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Without Water & Weather Changes ~ Klee Benally

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http://kleebenally.com

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“A Slow Genocide of the People” 聽Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy On Indigenous Land 聽

democracynow

Democracy Now! A Daily Independent News Hour 聽— 聽http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/14/a_slow_genocide_of_the_people

http://www.democracynow.org

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Outta Your Backpack

outtayourbackpack

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The Return of Navajo Boy Trailer

GroundswellFilms

This is a trailer for the award-winning documentary film, “The Return of Navajo Boy.” See its official website for more information:http://www.navajoboy.com

Also see Groundswell Educational Films website:

http://groundswellfilms.org

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Song of the Sun ~ Klee Benally

IndigenousAction

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What part of sacred don’t you understand?

MT Garcia

The Queen of Katwe ~ The Most Powerful Piece On The Board

Update: This is now a film. Yes!!!!!

 

 

The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers was a reading find on a recent聽expedition to my public library.聽 It’s one of those books that I’ve opened聽for some down time reading pleasure then spent the rest of the day reading聽until reaching the back cover.聽Tim Crothers traces the roots of several聽dots that come together to create聽Phiona Mutesi’s Ugandan聽world in Katwe. One very important聽“dot” is the life聽story of聽Robert Katende who brought chess to Katwe as part of a sports outreach program. Katende noticed that not every child wants聽to play soccer and decided to offer an alternative game, chess, for them. It is through Katende’s聽outreach efforts that Phiona discovers the inner mental and outter聽physical world of chess.聽 Tim Crothers presents Katende’s personal history of survival, endurance and talent in a manner that show the incredible impact of one person on the lives of others. One young man’s life decisions reverberate throughout his world in remarkable and unexpected ways. Without Robert Katende there would be no chess for Phiona Mutesi and the other children of Katwe.聽 In turn Phiona herself is having a positive impact on her personal world and the world of women in Uganda. Her story breaks out of the cycle of poverty and desperate struggle to survive for women and their children in places where living is far from easy. What’s at stake is creating a life based on choices rather than the聽need to eat and literally keep from drowning when it rains.聽 When a slum is built on/in a swamp things get dicey for everyone when water falls from the sky.

Crothers’ writing style is quick and engaging as聽he works with words to聽bring to life聽the physical landscape of the Katwe slum and Uganda. He creates a context that the people who can afford to buy聽his book–and read it聽with ease–may have some trouble relating to.聽This is a world of聽harsh poverty where women聽do what they must to stay alive and education is a luxury requiring payment.聽聽Via Robert Katende’s聽story聽it’s聽clear that it’s not an easy world for boys and men either.聽 At first one wonders where Crothers is going –how far back in time–and how聽will we ever聽get to聽the story of the girl who dreams of being a Chess Grandmaster. Well, I assure you that by the time聽you聽are learning more about聽Phiona聽it will be very clear why聽Crothers聽pulls the聽narrative strings he does. In order to聽fully appreciate Phiona’s聽ongoing聽life story聽the聽daily context of her world is required.

Another dot Crothers connects is that of the importance of education–like the聽Sport’s Outreach program–Tim Crothers’ takes a holistic approach to presenting Phiona’s聽and Robert Katende’s聽stories.聽Education plays聽a vital role in聽dealing with people in poverty. Hence, Crothers pulls in the story line dot of Andrew Popp聽all the way from Santa Barbara, California. How does the聽suicide of a talented young man聽have anything聽to聽with the life of聽girl聽living in the slums of Uganda? The scholarship聽memorial fund聽created by聽Andrew’s parents is what聽enables Phiona to attend school.聽聽Personally I think that’s聽a wonderful thing and an聽incredible part of Phiona’s聽story聽because education聽is essential to聽breaking the poverty cycle and the people in the slums know this fact.

Andrew Popp聽Scholarship Fund聽聽聽聽http://sportsoutreach.net/projects/teaching/andrew-popp-scholarship-fund/

So if you’re looking for a great human interest story, one which is far from finished, then get a hold of The Queen of Katwe. Consider the power of one piece on a chess board and the powerful impact one person can have on the life of another. Get some inspirartion. some ideas about teaching from Robert Katende, 聽and perhaps some motivation. Perhaps most importantly get some HOPE.

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Author Tim Crothers’ site >> 聽http://www.timcrothers.net/

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Phiona Mutesi–so far–聽>>聽 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiona_Mutesi

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

This is a brief documentary on Fiona, a 15 year old聽Chess Prodigy from the slums of Kampala, Uganda who discovered Chess as a homeless child in search of food. I traveled to Uganda to cover this story through a non-profit organization called Silent Images. We were serving another non-profit called Sports Outreach, in which the chess coach discovered a special gift in Phiona for the game of Chess. I was accompanied by Tim Crothers of ESPN and David Johnson of Silent Images on the trip. Tim has now written a book on Phiona called “The Queen of Katwe” and Phiona has had recent top news stories on ESPN as well as CNN. Disney is currently planning to produce a movie on Phiona as well and I can’t wait to see Phiona’s dreams come true. She is a true underdog in every sense of the word and no person is more worthy of success in life than this special young woman.

Silent Images – http://www.silentimages.org
Sports Outreach Institute – http://www.sportsoutreach.net
Buy the Book – http://www.sportsoutreach.net/secure/…

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Indie film site >> http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/disney-developing-feature-based-on-ugandan-chess-prodigy-phiona-mutesi-w-mira-nair-directing

Maya ~ a round about illusions

Maya -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(illusion)聽 ~~~ Bear’s subject choice.聽 馃檪

Illusion? Reality? Absolutes? Duality? Plurality?

Explore Interconnectedness

Divide and Conquer What?

Unite and Create the Unknown?

What’s new?

What’s old?

What’s your delusion?

What’s reality?

What is perception?

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Perception ~ hearing & seeing ~

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VNV Nation ~ Illusion

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Imagination ~ Just An Illusion

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Symphony of Science ~ “The Quantum World” is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series.

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What the bleep do we know? Down the rabbit hole, part 1

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The Illusionist ~ Orange Tree ~ souondtrack composer Philip Morris聽Glass

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The Matrix ~ The Pill Scene

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聽Kundun聽~聽 perceptions, reflections & liberations
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Bear’s very different musical exploration of Maya聽 => http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/maya-%e0%a4%ae%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%af%e0%a4%be-illusion-critically-confusing-cryptics-2/
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Johnny has his own most excellent guitar music available for listening on his Maya posting聽==> http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/critically-confusing-cryptics-maya/
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Deborah’s take on Maya >> http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/maya-illusion-musical-theme-for-february/#comment-1858
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Willowdot21’s free running with Illusions >>> http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/maya-illusion-musical-theme-for-february/#comment-14336

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