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#IdleNoMore Liveblog– Breaking: Nobel Women In Solidarity w/ Chief #TheresaSpence | #RoundDanceRevolution in Progress

1:10 pm in Uncategorized by mzchief

Update:

What is the goal of the Idle No More protests? @Pam_Palmater explains

on @CTVNews (can’t get this to display; notice attitude of corporate Canadian media)

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Breaking:

Nobel Women ‏@NobelWomen
Solidarity for Chief #TheresaSpence – peacefully protesting Indigenous Treaty Rights in Canada & inspiring #IdleNoMore: http://ht.ly/gkQ7G
12:35 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

Further:

The Left Populist ‏@TheLeftPopulist
Naomi Klein speaks about #idlenomore & Chief Theresa’s hunger strike http://buff.ly/V1KzDr #cdnpoli #naomiklein #occupy #canada
1:00 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

#RoundDanceRevolution in progress:

Ryan McMahon Comedy @RMComedy
Seattle, WA – watch the way the singers & drums move as they sing – one heartbeat. #IdleNoMore #RoundDanceRevolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9p8EnoUnGY&sns=tw …
10:32 PM – 22 Dec 12 · Details

Melissa Ehm ‏@mmmelissa01
RT @rootsconscious: Were at least 5 rows deep #rounddancerevolution at Angrignon #Montreal #IdleNoMore http://lockerz.com/s/271600911
11:54 AM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

by mzchief

9 Nobel Laureates Urge Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

4:32 pm in Uncategorized by mzchief

(photo: Ferne Millen)

Nine recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize including the Dalai Lama and Archibishop Desmond Tutu have written a letter to President Obama.   They urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline which will affect “millions of people whose lives and livelihoods will be affected by construction and operation of the pipeline in Alberta, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas” and risks “contaminating the Ogallala Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for the Great Plains.”

“We urge you to say no” to the pipeline and “turn your attention back to supporting renewable sources of energy and clean transportation solutions,” says the letter (PDF) “This will be your legacy to Americans and the global community: energy that sustains the lives and livelihoods of future generations.”

The letter was signed the following Nobel Peace Prize laureates:

  • Mairead Maguire of Ireland (1976, co-awardee with Betty Williams of Ireland)
  • Betty Williams of Ireland (1976, co-awardee with Mairead Maguire of Ireland)
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel of Argentina (1980)
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa (1984)
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1989)
  • Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala (1992)
  • José Ramos-Horta of East Timor (1996)
  • Jody Williams of the United States (1997)
  • Shirin Ebadi of Iran (2003)

Photo by: World Economic Forum under Creative Commons

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Documentary Film, “Play Again,” Explores the Consequences of a Childhood Removed from Nature

4:52 pm in Uncategorized by mzchief

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

But what are we missing? How will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet?

At this crucial time in human history, this is an important discussion for all people. Consider holding a screening in your community to stimulate that conversation. Get the details at Ground Productions.