Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gaian Stuff

Biologist Lynn Margulis, activist John Seed, and writer Stephen Buhner were panelists in this 2005 forum on activism and deep ecology hosted by Larry Buell, director of Earthlands. Buhner is a poet and award-winning author of many books; Seed is … Continue reading

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James Anaya–Days Of The Week

Tuesday James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, says Canada faces a crisis in its treatment of indigenous people. He recommends (CBC, CTV, G&M, CP via Mississauga News) that the federal government: “take a less … Continue reading

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Being There–Days Of The Week

Tuesday Kairos’ latest briefing paper, IPCC Confirms We Must Act Now On Climate Change, cites studies that show ‘the need to keep most known fossil fuel reserves, especially from the tar sands, in the ground.’ Humans have many difficulties grappling … Continue reading

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Water–Days Of The Week

Tuesday • in the morning, we talked about eutrophication, often caused by phosphate run-off from farming into streams and rivers. eutrophication can sometimes cause toxicity, making the water undrinkable. in the evening, we watched the water brothers, who looked at … Continue reading

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The Royal Proclamation–Days Of The Week

+Tuesday In Courting The Tim Hortons Voter, Susan Delacourt says most of us are no longer citizens who build a society for the good of all although each one of us is usually fiercely loyal to one party, but are … Continue reading

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An Anniversary And A Visit

Today is the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation that legally mandated Canada to recognize Indigenous land rights. Oct 7 is also the day that the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, begins an official … Continue reading

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Tecumseh Stuff

a desert between us and them The doc A Desert Between Us And Them is about the War Of 1812 in lush southwestern Ontario, from Detroit to Burlington Heights. The ‘desert’ refers to the novel slash-and-burn policy of the British … Continue reading

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The Arctic 30

Eduardo Santaela of 350.org writes, ‘Peaceful activism is vital when governments fail to respond to catastrophic climate change, and that’s exactly what thousands of people sending messages to Russian embassies think too. We’re joining the call for a global day of … Continue reading

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the year of the flood by margaret atwood

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Undeniably–Days Of The Week

Tuesday • we watched [2013-09-24] the final episode of ‘the story of maths–to infinity and beyond’ with marcus de sautoy (pictured). what caught me is that some of the great mathematicians of the 20th and 21st centuries danced with madness. … Continue reading

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