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Phyllis Bennis on Gaza

Hear the presentation and Q & A with Phyllis Bennis, author, activist, and fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, taped in W. Mass. Aug. 13, 2014. 

"Project Unspeakable"

offers scripts for a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. NPR's  Margot Adler's report: 'Project Unspeakable' Asks The Big Questions

Drones fly, children die

CODE PINK's Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half of identified victims thus far are civilians and children. See 5.5 min. video hereCheck out photos bit.ly/1h5pQwx and archived footage anytime of their Nov. 16-17, 2013 'drone summit': Drones Around the World: Proliferation and Resistance: bit.ly/18TrIQZ

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

The Economics of Happiness On Demand

ISEC is pleased to announce that The Economics of Happiness is now available for online viewing on demand. For a fee of US$5, the film can be streamed as often as you like over a one week period. Subtitled international versions may be offered soon. Watch here.

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

Artists Against Fracking

See Yoko and Sean Lennon and others in this excellent 7 minute video against hydraulic fracturing for gas. more

Living Downstream

"Living Downstream" new edition book and film

News from Africa

Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice. »Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa« by Joan Baxter. She discusses book here

New report from ETC Group



"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

International Blogs

See Virtual Vita Nuova Jasmina Tešanović,  Serbian author, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, and filmmaker.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project


on women and peace, ecology and global justice. We remember the 1979-82 network Women and Life on Earth in the northeastern USA, based on ecological feminism. more  From 2002-2012 we were based in Germany, with contacts worldwide. Now our archive is in Berlin, and we are establishing a new base in the US.

 No to NATO - Women in Black, London, Nov. 2010
See our background on women and NATO

 

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August 26, 2014

"The climate movement must stand with Ferguson"

By Deirdre Smith, 350.org:
"It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis."

This article has been widely 'reprinted', here an excerpt from and link to the original article. Deirdre Smith is Strategic Partnership Coordinator of 350.org

Excerpt:

"To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common-sense and intuitive.

Quickly understanding interdependence and connectedness here, and often elsewhere is, in part, the result of my experience of growing up black in America, and growing up in New Mexico, a place ravaged by climate impacts. New Mexico is, as Oscar Olivera noted, showing the early signs of what sparked the Cochabamba Water Wars, yet another example of how oppression and extreme weather combine to “incite” militarized violence.

The problems of Cochabamba and Katrina are not just about the hurricane or the drought – it’s what happened after. It is the institutional neglect of vulnerable communities in crisis, the criminalization of our people met with state violence, the ongoing displacement of New Orleans’ black residents through the demolition of affordable housing for high-rise condos — that all adds up to corporations exploiting our tragedy using the tools of racism, division, and dehumanization. (Naomi Klein calls it the Shock Doctrine.) And it’s also about what happened before too: how black and brown communities have coal refineries, tar sands, and gas wells in their back yards to extract fossil fuels in the first place.

These divisions imposed on us prevent us from building the movement we need to create a new future for ourselves, a future where we have clean energy that doesn’t kill us, and creates jobs that provide dignity and a living. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, black and brown people were seen as “disposable,” and the powers-that-be sought to divide us by once again painting the victims and heroes as villains."...

Read the full article here: http://350.org/how-racial-justice-is-integral-to-confronting-climate-crisis/

 


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