Revelations: ‘The End of the World’

July 20, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice, Education, Intersectionality, Science/Technology


Large crater appears at the ‘end of the world’, Siberian Times

“The striking puncture in the earth is believed to be up to 80 metres wide but its depth is not estimated yet. A scientific team has been sent to investigate the hole and is due to arrive at the scene on Wednesday.

The cause of its sudden appearance in Yamal – its name means the ‘end of the world’ in the far north of Siberia – is not yet known, though one scientific claim is that global warming may be to blame.

There is additionally speculation it could be caused by a space object – perhaps a meteorite – striking earth or that it is a sinkhole caused by collapsing rock beneath the hole caused by as yet unknown…

Anna Kurchatova from Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre thinks the crater was formed by a water, salt and gas mixture igniting an underground explosion, the result of global warming. She postulates that gas accumulated in ice mixed with sand beneath the surface, and that this was mixed with salt – some 10,000 years ago this area was a sea.

Global warming, causing an ‘alarming’ melt in the permafrost, released gas causing an effect like the popping of a Champagne bottle cork, she suggests.”

Revelations: Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality, Sunday Music Flashback

Earth Song, Michael Jackson

Revelations: “The Mad Farmer Liberation Front”

March 23, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality, What People are Doing to Change the World

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry

(h/t Kay Whitlock)

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Revelations: the god of small things…

February 23, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Eco-Justice, Education, Spirituality

 The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. (© Nicolas Reusens, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards)

The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. (© Nicolas Reusens, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards)

“And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.”
― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Revelations: Earthlings

December 01, 2013 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Criminal Injustice Series, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality

EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. The film is narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby. Initially ignored by distributors, today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world.

“Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most,” said Phoenix. “For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three.”

Viewer Discretion.

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Revelations: #Blackfish Tonight

October 27, 2013 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality

What People are Doing to Change the World: 13-Year-Old Activist’s Wise Words

September 15, 2013 By: seeta Category: Anti-Racism, Arts and Culture, Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Education, Imperialism, Intersectionality, What People are Doing to Change the World

Courtesy Xiuhezcatl Martinez | Xiuhezcatl Martinez a 13-year-old indigenous youth with Mother Earth’s wellbeing on his mind

We cannot wait for our government to change the world, before power, before money, before greed – their purpose is to protect people. In my eyes they have failed us at that, so now it is time for the people to stand up for themselves and to be part of this global movement that is going to change the fundamental beliefs of our entire society. — Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

From Indian Country Today:

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist, rapper and public speaker from Boulder, Colorado. He is also the youth director of Earth Guardians, a youth based environmental non-profit organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth, and atmosphere.

At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at rallies and demonstrations and has spoken at such events as the United States iMatter March in Denver in 2010, which was attended by more than 2,000 youths and other events. He has also worked with Boulder City council members to change city policy and has traveled to several countries and cities to include Rio De Janeiro and Washington D.C. about environmental concerns for Mother Earth.

This year, he has been invited to speak at the United Nations. He is also the youngest member of the 2013 Presidential Youth Council.

A piano composer whose music was used in a documentary that featured him and was filmed by Peter Gabriel’s organization – Witness, recently did an interview on Native Trailblazers radio. During the interview the young Earth Guardian shared his message of strength and hope and how he hopes to remain an inspiration for others.

Read the full interview here.

BP Accuses Deepwater Horizon Settlement Victims Of Taking ‘Money They Don’t Deserve’

August 27, 2013 By: seeta Category: Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Economic Terrorism

From ThinkProgress:

Three years after the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, BP is adopting a new narrative that demonizes coastal businesses for taking advantage of the oil giant’s generosity. In an attempt to reduce the amount BP owes in a settlement for damages suffered, BP has gone with a full offense PR campaign that alleges widespread fraud.

Here is an excerpt of the full-page ads BP has taken out in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, with the intent of reaching policymakers:

Its other newspaper ads make a similar case, but cite Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue to claim there is rampant fraud. Those ads neglect to mention that BP is a member of the Chamber.
BP launched its increasingly aggressive battle against legal claims after disappointing quarterly profits of $2.7 billion. Ironically, BP is accruing a hefty legal fee for its efforts to draw out litigation.