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fyi: “Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day”

Following up on the previous post about Standing Rock, suggestions have expanded to the rapidly-growing movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day: The movement to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is spreading rapidly What Is Indigenous People’s Day? More … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Diversity & Heritage, Human Trafficking, Indigenous People, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Terrorism, The Americas, Violence Against Women |

Peter’s Blog: ‘Standing Rock – Rethinking All Our Values’

Thousands of people from over 200 other indigenous nations have joined the Standing Rock Sioux — as have thousands of non-indigenous supporters. The largest camp, Oceti Sakewin, now has several thousand people; the smaller Sacred Stone encampment is slightly smaller. … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Diversity & Heritage, Energy, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Indigenous People, Minority Rights, Pipelines, Quality of Life, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Soil, Top-down decision-making, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds |

fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels

From Friends of the Earth, 9/8/16: In the last year, President Obama has auctioned off tens of thousands of acres of public lands and waters to Fossil Fuel Empires. On September 20th, he’s planning to auction off more than 4,000 … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Fossil Fuels, Lobbying | Tagged , , ,

fyi: “The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline”

1) From CREDO Blog, 9/8/16: It’s incredible. In just a few days, more than 210,000 CREDO members have signed our petition demanding that President Obama intervene and stop the Dakota Access pipeline once and for all. Hundreds of CREDO members … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Energy, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Unsustainable Energy | Tagged , , ,

fyi: Time to Take on Factory Farming

From Organic Bytes, published by the Organic Consumers Association, 9/8/16: The Lynchpin of It All After a decade of exposing and demonizing Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (a battle … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Cooperatives, Food, Industrial Food Production |

Peter: ‘Warning: Radiation from mobile phones’

Cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation when in use. Several studies have pointed out a higher risk of brain tumors and other health problems. At least 6 countries have issued warnings — but the FCC has not updated its standards for … more

Posted in Electromagnetic Radiation, Environmental Health |

Peter: ‘Bearing the Cross’, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges wrote the following after attending the funeral of Daniel Berrigan: Bearing the Cross by Chris Hedges NEW YORK—I arrived early Friday morning, after walking through the rain, at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Greenwich Village for the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Militarism, Nonviolence, People Power v. State Power, Religion, Rethinking…, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Stewardship, System Change/Revolution, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions’

I’d written “A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions” and wanted to post it here, but I decided to check first with some of my Jewish friends about whether they thought it was offensive. It was supposed to be generally thought-provoking, … more

Posted in Discrimination, Human Rights, Rethinking…, Social Justice |

Samantha Keenan: ‘Reflections’

My internship with the Alliance for Sustainable Communities has helped me realize a lot about myself throughout the semester. It has given me opportunities to challenge myself, learn new skills, and apply my own work ethic and knowledge in a … more

Posted in Internships, Re-skilling, Schools & Learning |

Molly Majewicz: ‘All About Endocrine Disruptors’

by Molly Majewicz As consumers, it is important for us to be aware of the types of chemicals or ingredients that are in our common household products. Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that have harmful effects on the endocrine system—this … more

Posted in Endocrine Disruptors, Food, Health, & Healthcare, Health, Local Health Issues, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Living |