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This is the video footage from when Brian Willson spoke before a packed room in Portland Oregon, at the "Peoples Co-Op" on 6.24.11
Just writing this list to fill you in on a project going on in Portland, Oregon that you may be interested in, and to ask you for help in meeting our Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com/projects/43522468/urban-farm-collective).
The Urban Farm Collective is an organization based in NE Portland that transforms urban lots into productive organic gardens and shares the produce within the community that grew it. See www.urbanfarmcollective.com for some more information.
Two prominent Portland agriculturalists will talk about the importance of sustainable food systems and seed saving on Sunday, June 5th, at 2pm at Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center. (710 SW Jackson Street, Portland OR 97201)
Eugene food not bombs will be serving food at Kesey square (intersection of Broadway and Willamette st) at 2:00 p.m on Friday, May 6th. We plan to do this weekly. We could really use some help getting donations/dumpstering, etc. Our first event may be small, but we are committed to getting the ball rolling and having this on a consistent basis.
Contact us for organizing information or general questions. See you out there!
Wiki-leaks git-mo gulag MIA...
How to Make a Forest Garden class, in two parts over two days. Feel free to attend one or both days, but note that part 2 is only open to people who either took part 1 from me, or have read or learned a lot about forest gardens and already have a good theoretical understanding.
Art applied informally and as part of meaningful communities (becoming and already existing) succeeds in stopping Loggers and other implementing professionals in their proverbial tracks, while inspiring evolutionary ways of relating to re-enchantifying forests and their multiversity of gifts!
Production cannot increase forever. For the developed economies of the western world, prosperity without growth is a necessity and not a utopian dream any more. It is simply a delusion to believe the tendency of capitalism to efficiency will stabilize the climate or protect us from scarcity of resources. Access could replace excess. See links to five free Internet books.
The green space at 4008 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR will become yet another over priced 'mixed use' development unless we turn up the pressure on wealthy developer Chris Rogers.
Eugene food not bombs starting back up in Eugene, OR. Interested parties should get involved!
A question to socialists of the answer to peak oil.
(video, 4 minutes)
The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on.
Many people calling themselves progressives seem to want peace and goodwill handed up to them on a silver platter. Being activists against entrenched power is always worth fighting for.....but along the way, shouldn't we look past each others imperfections in order to keep our eyes on the prize?
Leading German climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber talks to SPIEGEL about the lessons of the Fukushima disaster, the future of nuclear energy in Germany and why our society needs to be transformed. "We consume as much oil in one year as was created in 5.3 million years," he warns.
MANILA, Philippines - Disappointed with the muddled position of the current administration in recognizing one of the most basic human rights, around 200 members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition took to the streets Tuesday urging President Benigno S. Aquino III to step up and uphold the human right to water.
Modern civilization desire for comfort has taken us down a free market road back to slavery.
A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday.
Recent events are trying to tell us something ...
Squatters have taken over a house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of the Libyan dictator.
The Clatsop County Commissioners meet with Oregon LNG, the shell company owned by the slick Leukadia Holding Company, out of NYC, about the fate of the lower Columbia River on March 9, in Astoria
Newsrelease related to the petition to list the Thermophillic Ostracod as an endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
The Planet Repair Institute welcomes you to learn the fine art of Basketry. Reusable Grocery Bags BeSmirked, with the art of basketry you can create beautiful, functional forms with readily available natural materials. Come learn from the best!
To hell with Presidents Day, Farm Together Now
Book Event: "Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement" at the Red & Black Cafe Monday, February 21
Scientific American reviews what resources we have left.
The president of Peru has so far denied the existence of first peoples living in the Amazon along the Peruvian and Brazilian border, and has called it a big lie put forward by environmentalists to stop oil extraction and logging. Now there is video evidence that tribal first peoples do live in the areas slated for destruction.
Ethnic cleansing and genocide of indigenous peoples still goes on, to this day. Civilization at its finest.
Whistleblowers as far back as 2005 warned that KPFA's budgets were not sustainable. Why were the warnings repeatedly disregarded?
** president obama,the only color that really seperates americans today is the green **
Please don't ask me to sign a petition or call.write an elected official.
Historic Hunters Hot Springs in Lakeview, Oregon, is under threat from "green" geothermal development.
The Vermont Coalition for Food Sovereignty has drafted a declaration of food sovereignty that the people of Oregon should adopt and aggressively pursue.
Native plants are not just something pretty to look at. They have a direct link to human, insect and ecosystem survival. They are an essential link in the web of life. We all need to work on removing the turf and black top and bringing native plants back into our biome. Yet since the 1840's over 80 million acres have been taken out of native landscapes. Landscapes have been paved over, planted in non native turf grass and tilled for non native crops. It is time to welcome them home.
"The logic of capitalism must be replaced to address the crisis of ecological overshoot and to achieve a sustainable well-being.
According to the Ecological Footprint measure, impact exceeded the planetary limit sometime during the 1980s. A third approach, Rapid Contraction, is unavoidable."
while public mouthpieces try to explain away these events as localized phenomena, the amount of these mysterious deaths tells another story...
The Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress has been created at the beginning of 2008 on French government's initiative.
The GDP measures the wrong things, conceals destruction of the environment, unhappiness and injustice. Politics tries to force up the gross domestic product as much as possible. But what if this standard does not measure the right things and leads to a misguided policy? More material wealth does not lead automatically to more satisfied societies.
A new small business has come to the rose city with much to offer local activists...
To raise awareness about the upcoming documentary film "Forks Over Knives," Dr. T. Colin Campbell will speak about the link between chronic disease and the standard American diet. Dr. Campbell is the author of "The China Study," and he is one of the experts featured in "Forks Over Knives," which advocates for better nutrition.
It is unfortunate, uncomfortable, and there is a giant infrastructure in denial. Things as a consequence will get worse for life and many people.
To create jobs and forestall the planet from ecological collapse, the taxes are to be directed to:
1-Efficiency, 2-Reforestation, 3-Renewable Energy and 4-Sustainability for the poor
Have you had enough of infinite growth, environmental destruction, currency wars, vulgar materialism, social cuts, generalized insecurity and resource wars? How can anyone say the left has no alternatives to the status quo?
You can download the 10-page summary or the 130-page report at www.steadystate.org.
A great approach to community and economy from the importance of gifts.
Global Food Crisis Forecast as Prices Reach Record Highs--
Cost of meat, sugar, rice, wheat and maize soars as World Bank predicts five years of price volatility.
Explosion sound and a check outside sees all dark on the other side of Burnside, K.B.O.O. is all darked out also, except Emergency Lights, seen from the windows, a check of the 90.7 F.M. signal comes in great.
Hundreds of vegan bloggers from across the globe (including many local folks in Portland), will be writing about vegan food and recipes everyday during November's Vegan Month of Food (MoFo).
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Food Not Bombs will be sharing free vegan meals outside local McDonald's stores all over the globe on World Food Day, October 16, 2010. ( Also called The International Day of Action Against McDonald's ) Corporate domination of our food is increasing world hunger and malnutrition. One in six people do not get enough food to be healthy. Over a billion people go hungry every month. The United Nations reports that 25,000 people around the world die from hunger related causes every day. Food Not Bombs volunteers proposed this action during the gathering in Monterrey, Mexico in May 2010.
The Doug flag celebration will be to honour those selected that represent the some of unique qualities of Cascadia. Please join us and have fun.
They found a Planet that is 'habitable'
Don't tell the war machine.
(No wonder they haven't answered our calls, they're probably screening.)
We've been using the wrong comparison to judge the efficiency of meat production. Instead of citing a simple conversion rate of feed into meat, we should be comparing the amount of land required to grow meat with the land needed to grow plant products of the same nutritional value to humans. The results are radically different.
Plenty of other pieces have been written explaining some of the problems with what has been called today's "greenwashing." Excellent points have been raised concerning its deeply consumeristic character, the fact that it actually bolsters the capitalist economic model which in and of itself cannot be sustainable, and the fact that it places the burden of fixing the ecological crisis on individual consumers, rather than on the industries who are actually to blame for creating this mess in the first place.
My intention is not to go against what these other pieces have said, but rather to shine some light on one area of the debate that has often been left too shadowy. That is, the technical sustainability of green technology itself, which often is not explored to the degree required.
Bus Riders are under attack, fares have risen by 70% and on September 1st, service is being cut by 70,000 hours. We DEMAND that TriMet meet its mission and provide affordable and reliable bus services to working people!
The "Peach Tree Project" is a decentralized community agricultural program created by Long Island Food Not Bombs that is making strides in creating new ties of solidarity. From fruit trees to tomatoes, Food Not Bombs is upholding the truth that food does grow on trees, scarcity is a lie, and that food is a right & not a privilege!
Arrr! Hey there land lovers!
several anti-copyright visionary art(e) peices to share with a semi-short comment on the challenge of alienation, building fears around so-called Armageddon, and what we can do.
company still refuses to pay workers a fairshare.honest work dishonest pay..
also known as bering select..west 641 ewing st in between ballard bridge and fremont bridge on south side of canal just off bike path (acrosss from f.o.s.s. marine)
Its reported that benefits earned are back; and thank you gov for that.
The problems at kboo didn't happen in a void. They began in many ways because virtually everyone looked the other way and maintained a code of silence. I suppose to maintain this code, it was necessary to shoot the messenger. Please read this letter, it will tell you a lot.
Society for Values in Higher Education spearheads exploration of sustainability, society and higher education at 86th annual meeting
I've heard about a lot of controversy going on at KBOO over the past few years. Some of it sounds pretty serious, and I'm particularly concerned about what I've heard about their blocking of democratic processes, and member participation. what has everyone else heard....and what do you all think about it? What should we do about it?
Think Outside the Bomb is the United States' largest youth network for nuclear abolition. Join the youth as they seek to create a world free of nuclear weapons and power through creating an affirming culture of resistance.
Think Outside the Bomb is the largest youth network for nuclear abolition in the United States. This summer, they are touring the nation to provide information on the United States' nuclear weapons and power industries, as well as a critical look at how we engage in resistance.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, in partnership with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, is hosting a Vigil for the Oceans, a Contemplative Service of Healing Prayer this Sunday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m.
At a free box I picked up a book that is very important to understand where civilization is going and what we might do for ourselves to continue beyond the collapse of The Final Empire. It's a two part book with The Collapse of Civilization coming first and The Seed of the Future finishing. From 1993, it's out of date, yet nonetheless relevant to the present eco-crisis.
William H. Kotke resides in Glendale, OR and has also written a follow-up book called Garden Planet in 2005. I don't have it, and want to borrow or buy it when I get through The Final Empire. His research and referencing satisfies the intellect plus he keeps it real by calling modern civilization akin to an alcoholic suffering delirium tremens!
The global war machine burns more petroleum than all other users.
Oops, but we were trying to make a profit, now clean up the mess.
Shuck and jive, spin and continue-corporate control; has got to go.
birds drenched in oil, video