It is so fascinating to see the remnants of past peoples all over the world. Who knew perfectly cut round holes could maintain their shape for thousands of years against erosion, ice cracking, fungus, lichen etc? Amazing!
48 hours to ban bee killers
To EU decision-makers:
We call on you to immediately ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The catastrophic demise of bee colonies could put our whole food chain in danger. If you act urgently with precaution now, we could save bees from extinction.
1,470,893 have signed the petition. Help us get to 2,000,000
Posted: 29 January 2013
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.
Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But, Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.
We know our voices count! Last year, our 1.2 million strong petition forced US authorities to open a formal consultation on pesticides — now if we reach 2 million, we can persuade the EU to get rid of these crazy poisons and pave the way for a ban worldwide. Sign the urgent petition and share this with everyone — Avaaz and leading MEPs will deliver our message ahead of this week’s key meeting in Brussels.
Thank you for posting this! It is beautiful to see people really engaging the process and taking the power back that these corporations have appropriated from the people.
Ruling Mahavidya: Matangi
A values assessment is underway today, contributing to this Moon phases undercurrent of bringing awareness and understanding. We are blessed with the vast range that came in along with it (it seemed surreal).
But all of this needs to sink in. Everything that has happened since the New Moon phase needs to be considered. But we need to step back from any pressure that we are putting on ourselves about anything. Today continues to soothe hurts or fears or make things more efficient and valuable in the ways that are important. Its an interesting combination one that we dont see often.
(Note for astrologers: I am referring to the Moon phase not New Moon. Moon phases occur over days the energy is more fluid in this method. Its more of a dance than an equation. This site is not about exactitudes. I think that exactitudes are debatable now since we dont know exactly where in the sky or in what form/property Sophia is operating from. Its multi-dimensional for sure. But I have no desire whatsoever to debate it. That would be a a diversion and it would be divisive. There is room for all when we are singular in our love for Sophia – all ways are invited.)
I have posted a lot on IdleNoMore going on all over, but it is so heartening to see a full article on this action right here in Florida. I agree there is nothing to “celebrate” about any of the Spanish invaders(I see by the dead endangered species in the photo that the attitude of the 1% in Spain hasn’t changed much- Indignados may be helping them with that very soon tho!!;-)
“Idle No More activities will not stop until we reach our two goals: Indigenous sovereignty (Nation to Nation relationship) and protection of the land and water (social and environmental Sustainability). Once we reach these goals, we will continue to work to protect them. In essence, Idle No More is here to stay.”
See you in the streets!
“As the Berlin Wall came down, so can Castillo de San Marcos.”
While actions pop off across world declaring solidarity with with Idle No More movement which began in Canada, activists with the American Indian Movement and United Urban Warrior Society of Florida, Everglades Earth First! and others organizing the “Do Something Right for Once” campaign, plan to shut down the Castillo de San Marcos today in St. Augustine.
The invitation reads: “3:00 P.M. – Meet at Castillo de San Marcos near the entrance to the fort and prison close to the ticket both. Look for “Do Something Right for Once” sign.”
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Thank you for posting this! The more we relocalize the better off we will all be, for all the reasons stated in the article and because if don’t encourage local food production, it won’t be there when the far away stuff stops showing up;-)
Find a Farmers’ Market near you
The USDA directory is available at http://farmersmarkets.usda.gov/
Which of these two scenarios sounds more vibrant for overall quality of life and health?
The wind on your face, the sun on your skin, you talk with a local farmer about the size and taste of this year’s harvest of peaches, as you pop a slice in your mouth. After tasting several different varieties, you choose your favorite one, walking away with a great memory of the farmer in your mind.
You stand shivering in the freezer section at your local mega-mart, your eyes begin to glaze over from the halogen lights and the neon-colored cardboard boxes containing substances claimed to be food products? You decide on the one with the least amount of additives and make your way to the self-check-out line, excited to get in your car and out of the supermarket.
Clearly, most of us would agree…
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s much as I love music, and writing, poetry often leaves me bored. Not this! Very inspiring and fun to read. Click it, and read the whole thing-I know you want to!;-)
by Rita Wong
last year, i never imagined we would be
round dancing in Glenmore Landing
round dancing in Chinook Centre
round dancing in Olympic Plaza
round dancing in Metrotown
round dancing in West Edmonton Mall
round dancing outside the Cayuga courthouse
round dancing on Akwesasne
round dancing on Strombo
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