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The Intergalactic Week of Zad: August 17th-24th: Amazingly Occupied since 2010

If you’re a French-speaker, or want a video impression of the Zad movement, try this from 2012:

Squats and camps sprung up on fields due for the rumble of the bulldozer in the early 2010s, and it came to be known as the Zone to Defend (zone à défendre, or Zad), inspiring dozens of other similar camps which have in some cases banded together into “back to the land” networks.

Next month will see a major gathering for the Zads in the form of a week-long camp at Nantes, the Intergalactic Week of Zad, building resources and establishing links between the disparate groups.

Organisers said the programme would be relatively open with a few broad themes, and would offer ample opportunity to learn and work on DIY projects:

Mornings will be dedicated to collective working opportunities, including the building of Ambazada, the Intergalactic cabin as well as collective work on various sites of the Zad (e.g., barn construction, carpentry, helping with collective crops, fence maintenance, collecting wood for the bakery, basket making…). Participants are asked to bring a tent, sleeping bag and a leash if you have a dog.

Running from August 17th-24th, logistics for the week only allow for 300 or so people, so interested campers should contact exclaimthezad@riseup.net ahead of time. Continue reading The Intergalactic Week of Zad: August 17th-24th: Amazingly Occupied since 2010

El Frack Gas de Trump llega a España via GNF

El buque ‘Ribera Del Duero Knutsen’ de Gas Natural levantó un cargamento en el pase Sabine el 9 de julio y lo entregó a Cartagena, España, el 21 de julio”.

Al alba del 21 de julio, un gigantesco petrolero de gas natural líquido (GNL) apareció por la niebla en el puerto de Cartagena en Murcia. Nada sorprendente… Sólo que era el primero de cientos de cargamentos de frack gas de los Estados Unidos destinados por GNF para europa, y el final de un camino de crímenes contra el clima, el planeta y la humanidad.

read in English .. HERE      en twitter.. #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump.. 

Frack Gas (de esquisto) es el mismo que el gas normal, sólo que es hasta 3 veces más letal que el carbón para el clima. Esto es debido a que su extracción requiere fracturar el esquisto en miles de pozos pequeños con sustancias químicas ultra tóxicas que causan fugas masivas de metano (ver nota al pie 1).methane

Ahora, con la orden ejecutiva de Trump, todas las pretensiones de control del metano, mitigación del cambio climático, protección del agua o del medio ambiente han sido suprimidas en una mezcla tóxica de falso patriotismo, corrupción e insaciable avaricia.

(Véase la nota de pie 2)

Debido a la falta de control, los subsidios ocultos y el dinero ‘gratis’ hay un exceso de gas de fracking en los EE.UU. El plan es forzarlo a Europa, incluso con una pérdida de dinero masiva y con daños climáticos incalculables, como parte de su guerra comercial y armamentística contra Rusia, que suministra el 34% del gas europeo.


Toda una serie de plantas de licuefacción se están lanzando a la operación en Louisiana y Texas, hasta ahora tres enormes líneas están en operación en Sabine Pass, con secciones enteras dedicadas a Gas Natural Fenosa de España y Shell que han firmado insensatamente contratos de 20 años con la cláusula ”hay que  pagar el gas si usted lleva el gas o no “. Continue reading El Frack Gas de Trump llega a España via GNF

FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

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After almost 2 years, where all users of FairCoin, have been accustomed to an exchange rate of 0,05€ (20 Faircoin = 1 €), FairCoop’ assembly has decided to raise that to 0,0667 € (so now 15 Faircoin = 1 €).

This has been a consensus reached through an open, participatory process of discussion. Not the invisible hands of the market, neither the authoritarian control of a central bank. FairCoin has achieved for the first time the milestone of an open assembly process deciding its exchange rate. We are very happy about this achievement, which shows that there is a different way to self-organize the value of a currency.

see also #faircoop.. Occupying free economy with Anti-money.. #faircoin

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So, everybody needs to take the new exchange rate into account when making transactions, using FairCoin, from now on. As you may easily understand, this shift will benefit the entire FairCoop ecosystem and reward all of us who support and cooperate towards a fair economic system.

https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/faircoin-takes-off/

However, most importantly, it greatly enhances our common reserve funds to support subversive and radical projects, as well as to expand the structures of the FairCoop ecosystem itself. Of course, our decision was not based solely on subjective criteria, nor was it rushed since it has been discussed for some time in the context of a more comprehensive strategy we are developing. Continue reading FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

Candid Confessions Of 635 Former Climate Change Deniers


Who is the enemy leading us to Climate Catastrophe?

Before beginning, a note is in order. No one is claiming Kirk’s analysis is scientifically or statistically valid. Nevertheless, it is a useful tool for understanding the factors climate change deniers base their beliefs on.

Kirk ends her discussion with perhaps the most cogent and useful advice of all. “Be nice,” she says. “None of the commenters lauded the effectiveness of flaming arguments, shaming, or condescending treatment. Letting go of a long-held belief is hard.We can support people and give them rational, relatable reasons to appreciate the science of climate change. We have the evidence and the credibility on our side. Let’s not squander the high ground.” Amen to that, Karin. Ready to learn more? Let’s go.

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Family Values Most Common Source Of Science Resistant Beliefs

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Most people tend to adopt the worldview of their parents, family, and social group. Children of Democrats tend to be Democrats themselves. The same is true of Republicans. Religious beliefs and ethnic mores tend are transmitted from parents to children. The following comments were typical. Continue reading Candid Confessions Of 635 Former Climate Change Deniers

New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

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Mooncup campaign offers a more eco-friendly alternative

Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way (models posed here are look-alikes)

The new ‘Own Your Period’ Campaign by Mooncup – the eco-friendly alternative to disposable sanitary-ware – aims to persuade women to make the switch

‘From day one we’ve had one aim: to make the experience of periods more positive, healthy and eco-friendly’ – Su Hardy, founder of Mooncup
‘Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way. Continue reading New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

Stop Nicaragua Canal: a Mega-Crime against People and Planet

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(Paris, Manuagua) The Nicaraguan government must revoke the interoceanic canal concession and other mega-projects granted to companies belonging to the Chinese investor Wang Jing, declared today FIDH and CENIDH in Managua on the occasion of the presentation of the report “Nicaragua : Impact of Interoceanic canal concession on human rights. The resistance of rural communities”._76116406_9de31d00-5482-4800-a6cb-15de6cabb563

“Respecting nature and the rights of rural communities is not a luxury. It’s a duty. These projects will have a dramatic impact on the environment and on human rights. It is unimaginable to sell off territory as such. The government must back out.” Continue reading Stop Nicaragua Canal: a Mega-Crime against People and Planet

Yummy Yams: Sweet Potatoes are Perfect in your Garden

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Sweet potatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years in Central and South America. They are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. In recent years, sweet potatoes have gained a lot of traction among the health-conscious eaters.

If we take a closer look at their nutritional value, it’s no surprise that sweet potatoes often make it to the top of healthy food lists. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, one serving of this ancient food packs 214 percent of your daily value of vitamin A, 52 percent of your vitamin C, and decent amounts of manganese, calcium, potassium, and fiber while adding no fat. Continue reading Yummy Yams: Sweet Potatoes are Perfect in your Garden