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UPDATE 9:00AM – Cherri Chains Herself Keystone XL Pipeyard Gate
WINFIELD, TEXAS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 – Drawing connections to all coastal communities threatened by toxic tar sands development, Cherri Foytlin, an indigenous South Louisiana mother of six and wife of a Gulf Coast oilfield worker, chained herself to the gate of a Keystone XL pipeyard. Effectively blocking pipe from being shipped to construction sites along the controversial pipeline’s route, Foytlin’s action coincides with the Defend Our Coast activities in British Columbia, where more than 60 Canadian communities are protesting a proposed tar sands pipeline through their region. Hers marks the 32nd arrest since Tar Sands Blockade’s actions began over two months ago and today marks the 31st day of sustained protest at its Winnsboro tree blockade.
“This pipeline is a project of death. From destructive tar sands development that destroy indigenous sovereignty and health at the route’s start to the toxic emissions that will lay further burden on environmental justice communities along the Gulf of Mexico, this pipeline not only disproportionately affects indigenous frontline communities but its clear that it will bring death and disease to all in its path,” Foytlin declared.
Refusing to accept the Gulf Coast’s designation as the Nation’s Energy Sacrifice Zone, Foytlin, along with many Gulf Coast residents and indigenous activists are dismayed but not surprised to find the conversations regarding Keystone XL as a whole from national environmental groups to the Presidential campaigns have made little to no mention of the damage TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline will heap upon Gulf Coast communities like Houston and Port Arthur, TX, where Keystone XL will terminate. Already overburdened with oil refineries and other dirty energy related industry, this neglectful attitude dovetails neatly with TransCanada’s reckless disregard for the health and safety of families in the refinery communities and elsewhere along the pipeline’s route.
The Rayne, Louisiana resident, who in the Spring of 2011 walked 1,243 miles from New Orleans to Washington D.C. as a call for action to stop the BP Drilling Disaster, has been a constant voice speaking out for the health and ecosystems of Gulf Coast communities.
She continued, “This fight is also about the personal freedoms given to us through the blood of all of our combined ancestry. Conservatives believe government is too big, that they are choking out our freedoms. The Occupy Movement believes corporations have kidnapped those same rights in the pursuit of profit over humanity. I believe both groups are right, and this pipeline and the use of eminent domain by a foreign company to seize and lay claim to American land, aided by the silence of the government, is an epic example of those truths.”
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WWH/CJE Political prisoners Updates: Bradley Manning stomped by Kangaroo – We all are Pussy’s – Prison to make you talk – Prison to shut you upGrand jury resistor Leah-Lynn released from prison
Bradley Manning Jury will be Allowed to Hear Statements by Obama
But only if Manning is Convicted
Whistleblower witch hunt
Pussy Riot band members sent to remote prison campsGrand jury resistor Leah-Lynn released from prison Bradley Manning Jury will be... more
Activate – Kenya Rising (Video): Activists as they create change from the ground up, challenge authority, demand justice and build democracies.Activate returns for a new series getting close up with activists as they create change from the ground up, challenge authority, demand justice and build democracies. This is real grassroots activism. Use the map to follow the activists, interact, tell us about campaigns we should be following and watch the films from the new series and series one.Activate returns for a new series getting close up with activists as they create... more
Hippie Digest: Ronald McDonald; Hippie Basher – MMmmmm Tabouleh Quinoa – Permaculture – ROBERT PLATT BELL COME HOME…What Ever Happened to the Hippies?
Permaculture: It’s not just for hippies and homesteaders anymore
MMmmmm Tabouleh Quinoa Salad!
Golden arches bulldoze HippieWhat Ever Happened to the Hippies? Permaculture: It’s not just for hippies and... more
Occupy LA keeps up protests despite clashes with police and media blackout from the left. (No reporting on any protests until after election, makes Obama look bad. After the election the hypocrites will say they support Occupy again)Despite a series of police crackdowns in Los Angeles, the Occupy movement stays strong.
It’s been more than a year since the Occupy movement came to Los Angeles.
The tents which once dominated the landscape of downtown are gone, after several police crackdowns, but have popped in the backyards of struggling homeowners.Despite a series of police crackdowns in Los Angeles, the Occupy movement stays... more
Bad news - Unhappy Campers!
Weill Hall is named after a semi-billionaire, whose wealth accumulation is directly linked to the impoverishment of millions of American families and home foreclosures in the thousands in Sonoma County.Weill Hall is named after a semi-billionaire, whose wealth accumulation is directly... more
This makes too much sense.
The Republicans will call it Socialism.
The Democrats will call it a threat to Capitalism
And together they will call it a threat to national securityThis makes too much sense. The Republicans will call it Socialism. The Democrats... more
By Diana May-Waldman,WWH/CJE-Growing up I watched my mother juggle being a home maker and a working mother. See, my mother grew up in a time when it was expected for you to grow up, get married, have kids and make a home for your family.By Diana May-Waldman,WWH/CJE-Growing up I watched my mother juggle being a home maker... more
In A “Lawless America”: Third Party candidate arrested – Zip tied to chair by male police for eight hoursJill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees, were just now forcibly prevented from entering the grounds of tonight’s presidential debate organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). See a video here.Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees,... more
WWH/CJE Hippie Digest: Kuta overcrowded tourist strip – Re-Usable Toilet Paper – Christian hippies Nomad’s LandChristian hippies walk 45 miles to support The Nomad’s Land farm in Attalla
Re-Usable Toilet Paper
Kuta: From a hippy gem to an overcrowded tourist stripChristian hippies walk 45 miles to support The Nomad’s Land farm in Attalla... more
Paul Raffaele said a Suruwaha girl refused to shake his hand because she wanted to kill him. In fact, he was wearing so much sun cream the Suruwaha thought he had a skin disease.Paul Raffaele said a Suruwaha girl refused to shake his hand because she wanted to... more
Femen’s Topless Protest Tactics Hit Paris
Anti-Austerity Protests Take 56 Cities in Spain
Islamists shoot in air to disperse protest by Timbuktu women
Thousands of Greek protesters tell Merkel she is an Asshole
Code Pink joins Pakistani political party in anti-drone protestFemen’s Topless Protest Tactics Hit Paris Anti-Austerity Protests Take 56... more
– New programs to teach and restore the lost language and cultural heritage of the Lakota Sioux offers hope for the children who live on reservations where dire poverty, suicide, unemployment and substance abuse have become a way of life.– New programs to teach and restore the lost language and cultural heritage of... more
On the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, America pays no tribute to the Dead or Living Dead.
With the enabling Corporate Media, President Obama and Mitt Romney play “I’m the Savior” on the campaign trail. Little mention of those lost from the actions of a SuperPower gone mad.On the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, America pays no... more
A self proclaimed journalist at LIPNews… Lancaster Independent News took an interest in Torres story. She spent a lot of time with her discussing the book and gaining Torres trust. Within days and without warning the “journalist” posted on her blog a scathing review of Rosa’s book—even though she admitted several times that she didn’t actual read the book. Instead she skimmed the book and posted parts of it with her opinion.A self proclaimed journalist at LIPNews… Lancaster Independent News took an... more
Daryl Hannah And Eleanor Fairchild stand up to Transcanada/Keystone XL: Eleanor arrested on her own landHow can you be arrested for "trespassing" on your own land? Well, anything can happen when a multinational corporation comes in and expropriates your farm for their profit.
That's why actress and activist Daryl Hannah has joined forces with East Texas ranch owner Eleanor Fairchild, 78, to stage a protest against Keystone XL construction on Mrs. Fairchild's farm. The actress is intent on defending Mrs. Fairchild's home and business, Fairchild Farms, a portion of which has been expropriated by TransCanada, for its toxic tar sands pipeline. The duo claim their action is inspired by our ongoing tree blockade happening on a neighboring property.
On Thursday afternoon, Hannah marched across Fairchild Farms with the ranch owner to block bulldozers from continuing to clear large swaths of Mrs. Fairchild's land along the toxic tar sands pipeline's route. Keystone XL will permanently bisect Mrs. Fairchild's 300 acre ranch, which includes undeveloped wetland areas and natural springs producing over 400 gallons of fresh water per minute from her property. Hannah, whose outspoken anti-Tar Sands position dates back many years, expressed pride to be able to stand with Mrs. Fairchild who is watching her home and its delicate ecosystems be destroyed in front of her eyes.
Source: video description.How can you be arrested for "trespassing" on your own land? Well, anything... more
Farmers talk about the effects of GMO contamination and patents in North America.
Another glaring omission from our corporate politicians in the pockets of multinationals. This pervasive greed and cronyism for profit has now ruined the lives of many farmers in this country. The USDA and FDA through their collusion with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, Dupont, Cargill, and other big ag companies to patent life and declare war on nature is killing agriculture and our way of life.
No adequate testing, no regulation, no accountability. Superweeds, pests, toxins polluting our waterways, transgenic contamination, decreasing yields all at a time when climate change as well is putting even greater strain on farmers and our planet. A crime of immense proportions has been perpetrated by our own government against us and still they stand with those fighting to even label these organisms in our food by using the "substantial equivalence" myth. Agent Orange in our seeds is not equivalent to natural seeds!
We in the US need to stand with American farmers fighting this toxic takeover of our lives and we can do that. We have the power of the purse and we need to use it as well as our voices and modems. If we let this continue there will be an economic crash in this country to compliment the environmental crash because no other country will take our genetically modified toxic crops. Sustainable agriculture should also be one of the central platforms of any candidate running in this country who cares about our economy, our health, our climate and our biodiversity and we need to support them as well to sweep our government clean of these vipers no matter what side of the aisle they hide on.Farmers talk about the effects of GMO contamination and patents in North America.... more
Is This The Beginning Of The End Of The Liberal, Radical, Hippie, Baby Boomer Left? Not on this site Tully!Who are we Boomers going to emulate this political season — Gandhi, Jane Fonda, Cheech, Chong or Billy Jack? I’m thinking Billy Jackism is appropriate considering who the opponents are. I’m certainly not advocating real righteous violence, — just a whole lot of metaphorical ass-kicking.Who are we Boomers going to emulate this political season — Gandhi, Jane Fonda,... more
The annual neo-Nazi skinhead rock concert known as Hammerfest will be held this Saturday in or near Boise, Idaho, where authorities say they are worried about the potential for violence at or after the event.The annual neo-Nazi skinhead rock concert known as Hammerfest will be held this... more