We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself.– Ernest Jones, 1953
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to...– Albert Einstein
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.– Stephanie Klein (via littlemiss) (via stephaniewei)
WHO ARE THE REAL PIRATES?
In the last couple of months, with the world’s attention growing over pirate activity in the Gulf of Aden, there has been scant media coverage delving into the root causes of the piracy, and certainly none in mainstream corporate-owned outlets. Johann Hari wrote an excellent article in The Independent UK in early January, Alternet published a piece yesterday, and Democracy Now! featured an...
Too big to fail is a government insurance policy, it means the public pays. You...– Noam Chomsky (via Democracy Now!)
WHITE HOUSE GARDEN HAS CONVENTIONAL AG'S PANTIES...
Apparently the White House (organic) garden has conventional agriculture up in arms. On March 26th, the Mid America CropLife Association, an industry group representing big agri-business corporations, wrote to Michelle Obama to ‘encourage you to recognize the role conventional agriculture plays in the U.S. in feeding the ever-increasing population, contributing to the U.S. economy and providing a...
The law is politics by other means.– Mumia Abu-Jamal
OIL, BLOOD AND KEN SARO-WIWA →
Click on post title for the original article from The Observer UK. Will Ken Saro-Wiwa’s murder finally be avenged? Fourteen years after the murder of Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Ken Saro-Wiwa, it looks like Shell oil may finally have to answer for its hand in his execution. As president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), an organization whose purpose was to...
MOORE VS. DE ROTHSCHILD
There’s an interesting article in the April 6th New Yorker about David de Rothschild’s Plastiki boat expedition. For those of you who may not yet have heard of it, this boat, made mostly of discarded plastic bottles filled with dry-ice to pressurize them, will be sailed from San Francisco to Sydney, through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in an effort to bring attention to plastics pollution, and...
Very cool and GORGEOUS short cut of a film project by Vincent Laforet featuring Jamie O’Brien. Shot in Hawai’i. Jamie is a Pipeline local and a Pipeline Master (2004). Vincent is a widely acclaimed NYC photographer known for his approach to aerial photography.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above, they come out of...– Noam Chomsky
MONSANTO'S NEW BLOG →
A good friend recently turned me on to the blog La Vida Locavore, which, despite it’s name, is primarily about sustainable food and agriculture in general, though locavorism is certainly a part of the broader movement. They posted today about Monsanto’s new blog called Monsanto According to Monsanto. I actually came across it when I wrote about them last month, but I didn’t realize that it...
THE BEST APRIL FOOLS JOKE I'VE SEEN TODAY →