Mar 26 2013
Mar 08 2013
Mar 07 2013
Jill MacIntrye Witt, 350.org organizer and Climate Reality Project presenter
Gene Myers, WWU Professor, Huxley College of the Environment
Larry Hildes, local lawyer
James Wells, local climate activist and blogger
Andrew Eckles, WWU student and SRE club member
a video by Bill McKibben, tailored to WWU
For more information about the divestment process, please visit http://act.gofossilfree.org/act/Fossil_Free_WWU
Mar 04 2013
Join Producer Darryl Cherney & Earth First! co-founder Mike Roselle for a special Q&A after the film!
“The film, produced by Cherney, makes a clear and cogent case (later upheld by a court verdict) that police and FBI falsified evidence in order to discredit Bari’s cause.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety
This riveting and yet musical and wry award-winning documentary is about the legendary Earth First! and labor organizer Judi Bari. Judi Bari was car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while on college tour with Cherney (the film’s producer) to save the redwoods. Despite receiving many death threats, the pair was instantly arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for bombing themselves. They sued the authorities for violations of the constitution. The film is composed entirely of archival footage, including appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Woody Harrelson, Jerry Brown and David Grisman. Stricken by cancer after surviving the bombing, Bari narrates the film herself via her deathbed deposition for the trial she won’t live to see. Follow Bari and Cherney through the incredible array of rare footage as they battle to save not only the redwoods, but themselves, as well.
The opening song from the film is performed by Bellhingham’s own eco-troubadour, Dana Lyons.
Here is the official web site for the film http://whobombedjudibari.com/
Feb 24 2013
Feb 23 2013
The massive tailings ponds holding billions of litres of tar sands waste are leaking into Alberta’s groundwater, according to internal documents obtained by Postmedia’s Mike De Souza. An internal memorandum prepared for Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and obtained through Access to Information…
Feb 19 2013
Feb 18 2013
This “Big News Coming Soon” is going to be very interesting on it own merits. At the least, this is an interesting video and I have learned a bit from embedding the new video player it plays within.
My purpose in placing this video here is to stimulate a discussion about what goals and uses would be pursued as a consequence of a scientific find like “Dark Matter”.
Would World Peace be pursued first and foremost, with the goal of serving all of humanity in the name of the Common Good? Would the science be pursued with the idea of providing free and clean energy for our planetary home, or example?
Would Weaponization prove to be the first and foremost pursuit, Would the science be pursued with the idea of subjugating Enemies of the State? Would we see a replay of the first use of the fruit of the discovery of “Nuclear Fussion”, the terrorist attacks on the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Would an Arms Race result as the Corporate Captains of Capitalism sought maximize profits in the Military Industrial Complex Sector?
The following link is to the article from space.com from which I extracted the video. If you would like to comment in the discussion I am encouraging, follow the second link to our #OBGA discussion forum on this subject.