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2012IndyInfo.com /Here and Now was Deactivated by WordPress Today – Laura Multidimensional Ocean

This is absurd. Laura’s blog is one of the most diverse and interesting blogs on wordpress. I guess when you get popular enough that telling the truth scares them they complain to wp or youtube (as happened to dutchsinse). 😦

Multidimensional Ocean

New 2012IndyInfo blog address:http://2012indyinfo.blogspot.co.uk/

Hi guys, just made it after ver 7 hours trip to my hotel abroad, and the first thing i did was checking my emails, only to get a message from my friend Lawrence telling me that my blog 2012IndyInfo is no more..
I checked my blog, and indeed all i have is a message from wordpress with the following message:

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Last Bobcat Freed from Montana Fur Farm

Thank you for posting this. I did not even know bobcats were imprisoned like this. Why can’t people understand that you can never increase your own prosperityby torturing innocent beings? There are so many better ways to keep warm. Many thanks to all involved in sny wsy in freeing these innocents. We will know the “golden age” is here when every living being on Earth is treated with respect-not when any group “releases funds” or resets financial systems. It is s Shift that has to happen in our hearts first.

Earth First! Newswire

by Peter Young / Animal Liberation Frontline

The Animal Liberation Front is taking credit for the release of a single bobcat from the Frazier Fur Farm in Plains, Montana. In a communique released today, the ALF stated they entered what appeared to be a closed fur farm, then found a single bobcat in a hutch at the rear of the property. They opened the cage, and watched the bobcat “run free into the wilderness.”

This is the second fur farm liberation in just over two weeks. In late-July, anonymous individuals took credit for releasing between 2,400 and 4,800 mink from a fur farm in Burley, Idaho.

This is the first recorded live liberation from a Montana fur farm. Montana is said to be home to 14 bobcat and lynx farms, according toCoalition Against Fur Farms.

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Young ospreys’ first flight

Thank you for posting this. Ospreys are such amazing creatures.

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about this video, from Montana:

Ospreys Fledge

The two chicks at Hellgate have left the nest. The younger of the two, known as “Miles” (band E3), fledged on Sunday, August 11, 2013, around 7:35 A.M. Several viewers captured the exciting moment. …

The next morning, “Taylor” (band E5) took to the skies at 6:48. Since then, both youngsters have been back to the nest to be fed by their parents. Watch the Osprey nest, and catch up on details, at http://allaboutbirds.org/mtosprey.

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The Zapatistas’ first school opens for session – Waging Nonviolence

The Zapatistas’ first school opens for session


Yesterday, 1,700 students from around the world enrolled in the first Zapatistas school, held at the University of the People’s Land of Chiapas. (WNV/Moysés Zúñiga Santiago)

Last December, tens of thousands ofindigenous Zapatistas mobilized,peacefully and in complete silence, to occupy five municipal government office buildings in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. That same day, which coincided with the end of one cycle on the Maya calendar,Zapatistas released a communiqué, asking, “Did you hear it?”

It appears that the answer was yes, because this week thousands of people from around the world are descending on Chiapas for the Zapatistas’ first organizing school, called la escuelita de libertad, which means the little school of liberty. Originally the group allotted for only 500 students. But so many people wished to enroll that they opened an additional 1,200 slots for the weeklong school, which begins on August 12.

Just as the Zapatistas have, for two decades, rejected hierarchical systems, theescuelita will also eschew traditional teaching models. Instead, it will be an open space for the community to learn together.

“There isn’t one teacher,” wrote Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesperson for the Zapatista movement. “Rather, it is the collective that teaches, that shows, that forms, and in it and through it the person learns, and also teaches.”

While attending the escuelita, students will live with a family in a rebel zapatista community and participate both in the school and in the daily life of the community. Participants will cut wood, work in the cornfields and cook and eat with their host families.

Subcomandante Marcos acknowledged that attending this type of school requires shifting one’s way of thinking about learning and indigenous communities. As he asked in a communiqué:

Would you attend a school taught by indigenous teachers, whose mother tongue is typified as “dialect”?

Could you overcome the temptation to study them as anthropological subjects, psychological subjects, subjects of law or esoterism, or history?

Would you overcome the urge to write a report, interview them, tell them your opinion, give them advice, orders?

Would you see them, that is to say, would you listen to them?

Leading up to the school, the Zapatistas published a series of seven communiqués entitled “Them and Us.” These essays illustrated the absurdities of “those from above” — those who hold coercive and repressive power — trampling the freedoms of “those from below.” The writings also spoke to the need to learn by observing and listening in order to build an alternative world. But more than abstractions, the seven publications were a collection of lessons about how everyday life in the Zapatista communities, including how people resolve problems and how they organize themselves into an autonomous networks in which the people rule and the government obeys.

The last installation of this manual, published on March 27, also announced the upcoming escuelita and outlined three requirements necessary for any applicant: “an indisposition to speaking and judging, a disposition to listening and seeing, and a well-placed heart.”

The Zapatistas are unique not only for challenging power or maintaining their resistance for nearly 20 years. What sets them apart is their ever-evolving definition of liberty, and this topic — liberty according to the Zapatistas — will be the central focus of the school. According to Subcomandante Marcos, liberty is “to govern and govern ourselves according to our ways, in our geography and in this calendar.” But the definition also shifts from generation to generation, and Marcos explains that new generations must find their own paths through rebellion and dignity.

The experience of living with Zapatistas and other indigenous families will be another central part of the school. Some students will stay with families living in autonomous rebel communities, while others will be with nearby non-Zapatistas, or even anti-Zapatistas families. These hundreds of families have all agreed on avotán, a person who, in the Zapatista movement, represents a guardian and the heart of the community. The votáns will translate for the families and the foreign students, although Marcos acknowledges that translation itself is an imperfect process.

“In legal cases, do cultures translate?” he questions. “In that sense, one understands that what they call ‘equality under the law’ is one of the greatest travesties of justice in our world.”

As for final evaluations, the school won’t, unsurprisingly, have an exam, a thesis, or a multiple-choice test. Rather, as Marcos explained, the school “will make its own reality,” and the results will be “a mirror.”

The school began after three days of festivals in rebel communities to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the councils of good governance, the Zapatistas’ autonomous governing system in which the community makes decisions and the government carries them out. During the celebrations, one could see empty buses and vans parked along the streets to Ocosingo and Palenque, waiting to transport the 1,700 students from San Cristobal de Las Casas into the rebel communities the following morning.

Earlier this summer, the Zapatistas announced that future escuelitas in the Zapatista communities will be held this coming winter.

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Marta Molina is an independent journalist from Barcelona, Catalunya. She has written about cultural resistance in Brazil and nonviolent resistance in Palestine. Now she is based in Mexico following the steps of the Movement for Peace, Justice and Dignity (MPJD) against the war on drugs, and the movement Yosoy132 for the democratization of media and an authentic democracy in the country. She also reports about movements on defense of the land and struggles for autonomy in the South of México and Guatemala. You can follow Marta on Twitter at @martamoli_RR


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House Republican ready to ‘defund the EPA’

The Fifth Column

H/t: Maddow commenter #1:

When House Republicans gather …Remind you of anything?

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

The Maddow Blog


And when it comes to “calling out” climate deniers, congressional Republicans are certainly giving progressives plenty to work with lately. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), the vice chair of the House Science Committee, argued last week that “global warming is a total fraud” created by those who want “global government to control all of our lives.” A few days prior, Rep.Steve King (R-Iowa) described the entirety of climate science as “more of a religion than a science.”

And then…

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President Obama: Stepping into the Fulness of His Role – Part 1/2

I know most people will not take channeled sources as reassurance but it is one useful perspective to consider-we simply do not know all that goes on behind the scenes.

Openhearted Rebellion

Written by Steve Beckow

Obama 66The other day I saw a criticism of President Barack Obama in a place where I little expected it: in a blog dedicated to the restoration of the American republic and the creation of a uncorrupted global economy. The remark was that President Obama would soon be taking a long vacation.

The tremendous wall of criticism that his political opponents have built is aided by the difficulty of interpreting certain hidden events which are nonetheless inspired by the Company of Heaven. These difficulties make it advisable from time to time, I think, to remind ourselves of the courageous service that the President provides, as a means of countering the energy of opposition.

So I’d like to look at some of the criticism of the President from the perspective of the Company of Heaven.

The first matter I’d like to turn to is that of his birth…

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Suzanne Lie: Consciousness and Perception

Openhearted Rebellion

Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

ConsciousnessExpandedSuzanne Lie: Consciousness and Perception. August 13, 2013. http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/

Our brains are electrical and filled with neurons and individual cells connected to one another by dendrites and axons. Every time we think, move, feel, or remember something our neurons are working. That work is carried out by small electric signals that zip from neuron to neuron. These signals are generated by different electrical potentials carried by ions on the membrane of each neuron.

All of our physical perceptions are registered on our physical brain. However, our physical brain is a component of the hologram of our 3D reality. Our mind, on the other hand, is that which connects us to our Cosmic Mind, which resonates beyond the 3D hologram. Whereas our brain is the physical operation system of our Earth vessel, our mind is the electricity that runs that operating system. This “electricity” is…

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Why We Fight: Anti-Nuke Victory in Florida Serves as Reminder

Earth First! Newswire

by Panagioti / Earth First! News

Geologists estimate that there are more than 700 springs in Florida, representing thelargest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth.

Most of these springs are concentrated in the northwestern portion of the peninsula, known as The Nature Coast, the heart of which was poised for clearing thousands of acres of forest and wetlands for one of the first proposals of the nuclear Renaissance. 

When Earth First! activists in Florida joined with local land owners and organizers around the state four years ago, it was hard to envision how victory could actually come about in the face of nukes being presented as the only alternative to fossil fuel.

Today, thanks to social pressure and crumbling economies, there is a renewed trend:from Georgia to California, nukes are on their way out again—even ones that werealready under construction.

Let this be a…

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