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Boksenbaum: ‘Knock, knock!’

Who’s that knocking at my door on January 4, 2014, this day of perihelion 2014? Whipping around the Sun so fast on this old Earth of ours it should knock our socks off. 67,800 mph, about. But it doesn’t knock … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Community – Empowerment, Rethinking… |

FYI: Tom Ulrich re: ‘Economic & Political Inequality’

From Tom Ulrich, 12/7/13: We the People Monthly Progressive Update – December 2013 Economic and political inequality still a big problem in the United States! Information to use and share! “The Facts Are in: Austerity Politics Doesn’t Work” – HERE! … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Economy, Business, & Money |

FYI: Climate Crisis Updates

A few recent articles that may help to bring global warming & the climate crisis home: Bigger Than That: (The Difficulty of) Looking at Climate Change, by Rebecca Solnit | Truthout Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction | … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Conservation, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Unsustainable Energy, Wildlife |

FYI: F**cking Pennsylvania

The headline actually refers to Fracking, which is obscene in more ways than the other F-word.  Here are a few updates on the quantities of radioactive materials being released into our environment, a look at the corruption created by fracking … more

Posted in Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Energy, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Habitat, Pipelines, Precautionary Principle, Renewable Energy, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Water & Watersheds |

Engagement: ‘You may be asked to participate in ecotherapy project’

How do organizations engage people in sustainability? A research project seeking to understand how organizations engage people in environmental and social sustainability efforts is about to get underway in the Lehigh Valley and your participation is requested Dear Sustainability Community, … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Community – Empowerment |

FYI: ‘Stuff, Wealth, and the End of Democracy’

An economy based on expansion and consumerism is destructive to humanity and the planet’s environmental health, and the greed that drives globalization and capitalism is also driving the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, yet another ‘free trade agreement’ that has a little … more

Posted in Building Community, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Economic Justice, Law & Legislation, Minority Rights, Poverty, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Slavery, Sustainability & Business, Workers' Rights |

“Pennsylvanians’ Pledge to Fight Shale Gas Industry Encroachment and Pollution”

From Berks Gas Truth re: Saying No to Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania. Take The Pledge We will fight for our air. We will fight for our water. We will fight for our food. We will fight for our HEALTH. We … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Building Community, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Fossil Fuels, Land Use, Law & Legislation, Shale gas, Stewardship, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds | Tagged ,

FYI: Whistleblowers, Warrior Cops, and the Growing Security State

Recent articles depicting increasingly invasive & authoritarian practices of the government, including violent & militarized local police forces: 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Obama’s Security State, by Juan Cole – Reader Supported News, August 2013 Manning Defense Exposes … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Civil Liberties, Justice System, Militarism, Nonviolence, Social Justice |

FYI: Corporate Killers

Informative articles that look at how the right to earn profits has overturned the basic legal principle that your rights end when you harm others. Mankind: Death by Corporation, by Dr. Brian Moench – Truthout, 26 June 2013 Death by Corporation, Part II: … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food for Health, GMOs - GE foods, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Sustainability & Business |

Forum: “School Property Tax”

Gabriel Arroyo wants to call our attention to HB 76 & SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act, asking us to read info from the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition: 1) PTCC Update July 08, 2013 “There is no ‘Holy Grail’ … more

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