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Revelations: #Katrina10

August 30, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Economic Terrorism, Intersectionality, Sunday Music Flashback

Ten Years Since Katrina: A Meditation on New Orleans
We are black and alive, still, despite what the pictures say

Environment, Disaster, and Race After Katrina

Gentrification’s Ground Zero

Revelations: The Lion’s Story

August 02, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice, Imperialism, Intersectionality

Cecil, Hwange, Zimbabwe 2014

Cecil The Lion, complete Guardian coverage

Until the Story of the hunt is told by the Lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.African Proverb

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Revelations: Life

July 12, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality

Frans Lanting – LIFE: A Journey Through Time

Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. He portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of complete ecosystems, and his many publications have increased worldwide awareness of endangered ecological treasures in far corners of the earth.

Criminal InJustice: Captivity, Control and Resistance

July 08, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Criminal Injustice Series, Eco-Justice, Economic Terrorism, Intersectionality, Prison Industrial Complex

Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6

 

Captivity, Control and Resistance
by nancy a heitzeg

The so-called “Land of the Free” is a nation of cages. Our late capitalist economy is now based almost entirely on commodification, capture, and control of people, other species, the planet.

But this cannot stand. Repression breeds resistance and all life tends towards – not just survival – but freedom.

We will break out together.

Revelations: If A Tree Falls…

July 05, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice, Intersectionality

“Eco-terrorism” and the Green Scare, Green is the New Red

Revelations: Laudato Sí

June 21, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice, Economic Terrorism, Imperialism, International Law, Intersectionality, Spirituality

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Revelations: Adapt/Die

June 14, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice

Photograph: Samuel Blanc/AFP/Getty Images

Photograph: Samuel Blanc/AFP/Getty Images

Polar bears eat dolphins as Arctic warms

A polar bear eats a white-beaked dolphin in the Raudfjorden fjord, on the northwestern coast of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, on July 2, 2014. Dolphins had become trapped too far north possibly due to the almost absence of ice in the region in the past few years and the sudden arrival of ice in April. As the climate warms, the sight of polar bears tucking into weird meals, such as dolphins, could become more common.

A polar bear eats a white-beaked dolphin in the Raudfjorden fjord, on the northwestern coast of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Melting sea ice has led to more species venturing further north, they are the new preys for polar bears.

Revelations: Meat is Murder, in Many Ways

May 31, 2015 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Eco-Justice, Economic Terrorism, Intersectionality

factory farm

Food and Water Watch Report 2015

 

It’s time to wean ourselves off the Fairytale Version of Farming,

“The way that meat, eggs and milk are produced is surrounded by one of our great silences, in which most people collaborate. We don’t want to know, because knowing would force anyone with a capacity for empathy to change their diet…

So now to the real question: how do they get away with it? How is it that we, who regard ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, accept such terrible standards of meat production? If dogs and cats were treated as pigs and chickens are, there would be a deafening outcry: in fact there are plenty of people in Britain who campaign against the raising of dogs and cats for food in Asia. But what’s the difference? Why is it acceptable to treat some animals – even creatures as intelligent and capable of suffering as pigs – so brutally, but not others?”

Radio Host Killing A Rabbit On Air Was Disturbingly … Normal

Allan

Allan