The Fall of the Bumblebee

February 28, 2013

Wednesday February 21st a group of students organized a flashmob to raise awareness on the issue of public private partnerships. They chose to dress up as ´bees´, because the bees research group has been subject to controversy over proven ties with Bayer and other chemical manufacturers, known to produce pesticides. The experts part of the research groups themselve claimed these connections do not imply bias per se. the students chose to reopen the debate on the issue like this!

Apropos!

February 28, 2013

Quen Tentino what?

Write A Song!

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submedia.tv: The Action Camp

February 27, 2013

“This is the second video subMedia.tv has produced about the struggle to stop a natural gas transport project called the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP. The Unis’tot’en, a clan of the Wet’suet’en Nation have built a protection camp to bock PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. This is the third time the Unis’tot’en have called for a convergence in their territories.

This year’s camp attracted over 150 people who came from as far east as Montreal and as far south as Florida. The camp organizers opted not to tap large environmental ngo’s for material support, and instead reached out to grassroots, community based allies.

Out of the proposed pipeline projects that would cross through Unis’tot’en land, Pacific Trails is the first one slated to begin construction and poses and immediate threat. The PTP project is partnership between Apache Canada, Encana and EOG Resources formerly Enron Oil and Gas. The 463-kilometer PTP pipeline would connect a liquified natural gas port in the pacific ocean to the Spectra Energy Westcoast Pipeline in North East BC, with the aim of transporting gas extracted through fracking to overseas markets. The much talked about Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline would transport tar sands oil from Fort McMurray, an extraction project that is devastating the nature and indigenous communities in the Athabasca region of Northern Alberta. The Enbridge pipeline would be built side by side to the PTP.

These dirty energy schemes not only threaten nature and indigenous communities in the north. They also have global implications. If decisive action is not taken to stop the flows of oil and gas, the effects of global climate change could be catastrophic for people, plants and animals the world over. This is why Indigenous people and their allies traveled from far away to this camp.

Our next report will focus on the student strike in Quebec and how it evolved into a social movement. To help make this happen click here to make a donation.”

“‘…toxic waste, nuclear waste doesn’t go to the residential zones of New York or Washington. It gets sent to Indian territory’ comments Subcomandante Marcos while talking with communities in the northern Mexican state, Sonora, close to the U.S. border. In the middle of the desert and in the ancestral territory of the indigenous Papago (O’odham) peoples, the federal government has already authorized the construction of a toxic waste dump. The Quitovac people, located at the heart of the conflict, is searching for a way to change its death sentence.”

WATCH IT! (58 mins)

“In a Black History Month special, we air excerpts of a rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement. Produced by Ely Landau, ‘King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis’ is made from original newsreel footage and other original video footage shot of marches, rallies and church services. ‘King’ was originally screened for one night only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the United States, but has rarely been seen since. We air extensive footage of the film, featuring a historic look at the eight-year period that led up to the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.”

props to P.J.

“One day we must ask the question why are there fourty milion poor poeple in America. When you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question you begin to question the captalistic economy. And I am simply saying that more and more we got to begin to ask questions about the whole of society. We are callled upon to hep the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars need restructuring. It means that qustions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question ‘Who owns the oil?’ […] ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in world that’s two-thirds water?'” (MLK, Aug 16, 19767)

The N word

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A discussion with Cornel West

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