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Nearly two years before she opened her land to the first resistance camp, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, one of the women who forged the indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, introduced herself to some of the company representatives behind the $3.8 billion project, which would transport 570,000 barrels of oil a day across four states, through lands sacred to the tribe, and underneath the Missouri River, the source of drinking water for 17 million Americans. “Remember me,” Allard told them, “because I’m going to be standing here throughout this whole process.”

 

Read the whole article here at Vogue

http://www.vogue.com/projects/13528338/american-women-water-protectors-standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-protesters/

March 2017 sow and multisow, plants offer, growth of autumn sowings, kale and leeks

1st March, the start of spring by some definitions, sees the UK weather turning cooler, a sure sign that spring is underway! Hence the need for waiting to sow seeds of warmth loving plants such as tomatoes, sweetcorn and courgettes. Have fleece or cloches ready to cover new plantings, from mid march in southern UK to late March in the north.

 

Read more here

http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/march-2017/

Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. Having grown up as the daughter of a coal miner in the north of England, she has since journeyed to nearly seventy countries around the world and for the last nearly twenty years has lived in the sacred landscape of Avebury. She has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood and worked with the wisdom keepers both incarnate and discarnate of many traditions. Jude integrates leading edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic wholeworld-view. This underpins her work aimed at enabling transformational and emergent resolutions to our collective planetary issues, raising awareness and empowering fundamental change and sustainable solutions to global problems. She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK researching ancient cosmologies and a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specialising in cosmology and quantum physics. She is the author of five non-fiction books currently available in 15 languages and 25 countries including CosMos – a co-creator’s guide to the whole-world co-authored with Dr Ervin Laszlo. Her first fictionalised e-book Legacy is recently available at amazon.

Positive TV are looking forward to partnering with Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine to cover The Resurgence 50, One Earth, One Humanity, One Future conference from 22nd September to 25th September at The Worcester College, Oxford.

Here is a link to the event information.

One Earth One Humanity One Future

 

Ecology and economy come from the same Greek word: oikos, meaning home. Ecology is the study of our home and economy is its management. In this mind-opening talk, internationally renowned spiritual thinker and educator Satish Kumar draws attention to the pervasive lack of a genuine understanding of nature in our education systems, which is contributing to the gross mismanagement of our planet. Kumar makes a compelling case for a more holistic approach to education, connecting our hands, hearts as well as heads.
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Women and men experience conflict in different ways and therefore understand peace in different ways.

The world is continuing to hear about the desperate situation of many women in conflict zones, in refugee camps and in societies which continue to exclude women and girls from everyday life outside the home. In conflict zones, women and girls are vulnerable to sexual slavery, rape and other forms of gender-based violence, with little prospect of escape. Women are also disproportionately represented in the world’s refugee population, which, for women refugees is compounded by the vulnerability of being female in addition to losing statehood and access to critical healthcare and education.
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ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

Welcome to an open space hand crafted for reconnection and re-imagination.

Off Grid is an opportunity to breathe deeply and tread lightly. This summer, join our newly indigenous tribe of builders, growers, healers and storytellers as we celebrate the beginning of an Age of Reunion.

In 2014 our emerging community will open the doors of perception and glimpse Another World. This is the Great Turning and we are a People in Transition!

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Today the world remembers the victims of the Rwandan genocide, and recognises the inspirational reconciliation process that has drawn a country out of darkness and towards a bright future.

The genocide that devastated Rwanda in 1994 is one of history’s darkest moments, with around 10,000 people killed each day for over three months. This week marks 20 years since the “100 Days of Genocide,” which was ignited when then President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in the capital Kigali on the 6th of April. Over 100 days around 800,000 people were slaughter by Hutu extremists. While the main targets were members of the minority Tutsi community, political opponents and so called “sympathetic Hutus” were also targeted.
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A new survey of American consumers provides some potentially surprising findings that indicate American food shoppers are very mindful about what they place into their shopping carts, and it’s not just about price and taste.

While food commercials on television constantly bombard Americans with offerings that focus on price-point and convenience, a 2014 survey by Cone Communications found that people care about where their food comes from and how it is produced. In a poll of more than 1,000 people from a broad cross-section of the shopping public, 77 percent of respondents said sustainability was an important factor in deciding what to buy, while 74 percent said buying locally was a significant factor.

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What does my 14,000-person rural town in upstate New York have in common with Los Angeles, one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas?

We’re both standing up to the oil and gas industry. And we’re winning.

In 2011, our local town board voted to ban fracking within our town borders — one of the first towns in New York to do so. Last week, Los Angeles leaders took a similarly courageous stand; unanimously voting to begin drafting a moratorium that would prohibit fracking within city limits unless studies show the practice would not harm the health of their community or their water supply.

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are claiming victory in their protest against a ban on female drivers in the country.

A few dozen women got behind the wheel Saturday in their push for easing restrictions on women in the kingdom.

Activists say protest organizers received 13 videos and about 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming they had driven.  There is no way to verify the messages.

One of the videos showed May Al Sawyan, a 32-year-old mother of two and an economic researcher, driving from her home in Riyadh to the grocery store and back.

Though no laws ban women from driving in Saudi Arabia, authorities do not issue them licenses. Women who drove on Saturday had driver’s licenses from abroad.

See the full story on VOA’s website here

Charlotte Roach was an Olympic trainee before a terrible accident. After months recovering, she cycled from Beijing to London to raise money for the air ambulance that saved her

The sun was out. It was a crisp November morning. Charlotte Roach, 21, watched her cycling teammate remove her leg warmers while holding her position in the group. It was one of those days an Olympic trainee dreams about.

Then everything changed. A cyclist ahead of her swerved, catching Roach’s front wheel. She realised she was going down. “I remember falling but I never hit the ground,” Roach said. Instead, she hit an oncoming Land Rover. “The next thing I knew, I was on the road in a lot of pain.”
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