The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures is now offering a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis. www.localfutures.org.

In memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - it's time to ban nuclear weapons
A message from ICAN on August 6, 2016:

At 8:15 on August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima was destroyed with an atomic bomb. In a few minutes thousands of people lost their lives in the attack. Three days later the city of Nagasaki met the same fate.

ICAN has produced this video in memory of the victims of these nuclear attacks on two cities. In the coming months, governments will decide if negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons should start or not. ICAN believes that the majority of the states in the world are ready to support a resolution at the UN General Assembly to start negotiations of a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.




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February 09, 2017

Standing for Standing Rock

Ladonna Bravebull Allard: "We must not sell our people’s blood, land, and water to uphold the dysfunction we live under now. We have no choice but to break the cycle of trauma so our future generations can have a better life. I believe it starts with the water and ends with the water. Water is life. Will you stand with us? "

"Freedom only comes through persistent revolt, through persistent agitation, through persistently rising up against the system of evil."   

--Martin Luther King,
  The Birth of a New Nation Sermon, 7 Apr 1957


Photo by Red Hawk

To Save the Water, We Must Break the Cycle of Colonial Trauma

By Ladonna Bravebull Allard, Camp of the Sacred Stones
February 4, 2017
http://sacredstonecamp.org/blog/2017/2/4/to-save-the-water-we-must-break-the-cycle-of-colonial-trauma?

This movement is not just about a pipeline.  We are not fighting for a reroute, or a better process in the white man’s courts.  We are fighting for our rights as the indigenous peoples of this land; we are fighting for our liberation, and the liberation of Unci Maka, Mother Earth.  We want every last oil and gas pipe removed from her body.  We want healing.  We want clean water.  We want to determine our own future....
Our ancestors did not abandon the Pȟežísla Wakpá (the Little Bighorn River), when we last unified the Oceti Sakowin and defended our land from the Seventh Calvary; we too must not abandon Mni Sose (the Missouri River). We must not sell our people’s blood, land, and water to uphold the dysfunction we live under now. We have no choice but to break the cycle of trauma so our future generations can have a better life. I believe it starts with the water and ends with the water.  Water is life. Will you stand with us?

U.S. veterans vow to block construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
by Jasmin Malik Chua, inhabit
Febraury 3, 2017
http://inhabitat.com/u-s-veterans-vow-to-block-construction-of-dakota-access-pipeline/?

Energy Transfer Partners may complete the Dakota Access Pipeline yet: they just have to get past thousands of U.S. military veterans first. Returning to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota days after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order reinstating the contentious $3.8 billion project, Veterans Stand has vowed to stonewall the pipeline’s completion. “We are committed to the people of Standing Rock, we are committed to nonviolence, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the environment and human life are respected,” Anthony Diggs, a spokesman for the group, told CNBC. “That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch.”
The group, which served as “human shields” for protestors at Oceti Sakowin camp, just south of Bismarck, in December, have raised over $75,000 since launching a GoFundMe campaign last week. Veterans Stand is looking to raise $500,000 to purchase supplies such as food, firewood, propane, and first-aid kits, as well as arrange car rides for volunteers to and from the camp.

We Need You Now: Final Easement for DAPL Appears Imminent
Camp of the Sacred Stones
International Indigenous Youth Council
Indigenous Environmental Network
January 31, 2017
http://sacredstonecamp.org/blog/2017/1/31/we-need-you-now-final-easement-for-dapl-appears-imminent

The Standing Rock Sioux will soon march on Washington.
by Sabrina Imbler, grist
February 3, 2017
http://grist.org/briefly/the-standing-rock-sioux-will-soon-march-on-washington/?
On Wednesday, the tribe announced that the Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations March will happen in D.C. on March 10. That’s more than a month before the March for Science and the People’s Climate March.

#NODAPL 2017 ACTION HUB
Help us fill every single day of this calendar with a #NoDAPL action! Wherever you are, take action to kill the black snake.
http://tinyurl.com/jg35nky

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Museum of Hidden History
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