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people's climate march | Shepard Fairey

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greetings all

tomorrow (21 september 2014) is the People’s Climate March in NYC http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

its hugely hugely hugely important

it is the most important thing of our times

i cant get to nyc tmw – wahhhhhh but i been studying up on divestment – how more and more colleges are divesting from fossil fuel

i been studying up on how HORRIBLE climate change claims the life of folks in the lowest altitudes, lowest economic groups, and lowest education ranking

i been studying up on how capitalistic corporations have been sacrificing the folks who benefit the least and have contributed the least to pollution – indigenous people and people of color

i have been studying up on how no matter how many research studies are conducted, how many reports are issued, how many true scientist verify – we are in MAJOR trouble – there are still politicians and the corporate bosses who own them saying its false, its untrue, its just mother nature just going through a natural change of life

there is NOTHING natural about climate change ie global warming – it is MAN made folks

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Poster by Favlanna Rodriguez

and if humans created it – humans have GOTTA slow it down real fast or our kids and our future have no hope

so if you too cant get to NYC and join the People’s Climate March at the very least take 50 minutes today or tmw or the next day and watch this film DISRUPTION http://watchdisruption.com/

its captioned – YA HOO! and THANK YOU. Aint it nice when we aint gotta beg and plead for #captionthis – when folks already think and know and do – so no excuses now folks WATCH IT (note when i had it in full screen the captions would bounce at times so i just got out of full screen and enlarged the viewing via the + key – problem solve)

This film is Pow Pow – awesome visuals, animation, information and human beings – im a gonna watch this film AGAIN AGAIN

it opens with a quote from our beloved Fredrick Douglass “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” and uses one of me favorite quotes from Alice Walker about how resistance is the secret to possessing joy and has a ton more quotable stuff from new faces to me. Lots and lots of beautiful faces sings songs of social justice and social activism. Heroes – my eyes and hearts are full of new heroes

So don’t feel hopeless at how big and scary the climate change reality is – just get real and get active and get busy and GET FOLKS TO DIVEST NOW.

Poster for the film "disruption"

Poster for the film “Disruption” http://watchdisruption.com/

Solar Power

Wind Power

People Power

they be the future

pete seeger said he realized that all his activist for peace – anti-war and anti-nuclear proliferation would be for naught if we did not become active for the environment

this is how im a feeling

if we dont throw our full hearts and spirit into stopping fossil fuel we are pretty doomed

STAND folks

at the very least watch the movie http://watchdisruption.com/

as noted in the film – climate change affects how we live, where we live, and if we live

get involved

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poster by Ceasar Maxit

Text ‘PCM’ to 97779 to join

Share the link to the film Disruption http://watchdisruption.com/

Tweet at media outlets to cover the People’s Climate March

Check to see if anything is happening locally near you

be part of the MOVEment

thank u in advance

peace
patti

Poster by Cesar Maxit.   Don't let Obama or anyone else turn their back on clean energy and our future

Poster by Cesar Maxit.
Don’t let Obama or anyone else turn their back on clean energy and our future

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S T O P in the name of love cuz that’s what…

so i havent blogged in ages

i dont know what to say

the world worries me

too much goin’ on

lots and lots of uncool sh#t goin’ down

the planet is dying fastly folks – STOP!

Stop fracking

Stop drilling

Stop driving

Stop wasting

S T O P

slow down

live simply

live with less

and the WARS

the wars are breaking my heart

too many deaths

too much corruption and destruction

and the police brutality is making me hopeless

they supposed to keep the peace not destroy it

RACISM is real and im tired of seeing us white folks say..

but…

but..

but..

their aint no but – its wrong

STOP

and the erosion of our first amendment rights make me feel dismayed

you HAVE the right to freedom of ASSEMBLY – use it – go places and take a STAND

you HAVE the right to freedom of press – use it – write and vlog stuff – get the truth OUT

you HAVE the right to petition the govt – do it

you HAVE the right to freedom of religion – dont shove it down others throats and LISTEN to what ur religion really teaches us cuz all religions are rooted in “love your enemy as you love yourself” – problem is? most folks dont love themselves too much or well so they be mighty mean to their neighbors and friends and enemies

the gun madness is making me shut down

noBODY in this country needs an uzi

noBODY in this country needs an automatic rifle

we are a vengeful and violent people

we forget whose image we are created in

folks r thinking we need to planet hop – well maybe we should just white flag it – we have made a mighty mess of things – us humanUNkind

WAKE UP and just try for a day or two to think of others and to L O V E

its the least and the best we can do

and now for a poem from Robert F. Panara – a grand Deaf man who recently passed:

 

   AFTERMATH

“Peace!” the newsboys shouted loud,

“The battle’s fought and won….”

But the amputee lay

in the feverish away

Of a war that had just begun.

 

“Peace!” the weary G.I.’s grinned

“Arrivedon time to-day….”

But their spades gave birth

in the desolate earth

To a hundred graves that day.

 

“Peace!” the cannons echoed high,

And the flash lit every cloud ….

But the shell-shocked stared

as the fireworks flared,

And their nurses wept aloud.

 

“So this is Peace” the sergeant cursed

As he finished his glass of rum,

“Poor devils,” he said

and he rolled in bed

And he wished that his brain was numb.

– – Robert F. Panara

(from RF Panara, TB Denis and JH McFarlane (eds.), The Silent Muse: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by the Deaf.  Washington, DC: The Gallaudet College Alumni Association)

 

And from another cool guy – Bob Marley  (yes i know im a pacifist – still am and will be forever more – im just tired folks)

“War”

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another
Inferior
Is finally
And permanently
Discredited
And abandoned –
Everywhere is war –
Me say war.

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes –
Me say war.

That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race –
Dis a war.

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained –
Now everywhere is war – war.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
In Mozambique,
South Africa
Sub-human bondage
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed –
Well, everywhere is war –
Me say war.

War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south –
War – war –
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight – we find it necessary –
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory

Of good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah! [fadeout]

– – Bob Marley