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UN VOTES TO OUTLAW NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. TALKS BEGIN 2017

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The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining.
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The resolution will set up a UN conference beginning in March next year, open to all member states, to negotiate a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. The negotiations will continue in June and July. Continue reading UN VOTES TO OUTLAW NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. TALKS BEGIN 2017

Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison

Permaculture 'inventor' Bill Mollison, who died this weekend. Photo: Permaculture Association / Magazine.
Permaculture ‘inventor’ Bill Mollison, who died this weekend. Photo: Permaculture Association / Magazine.

Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of ‘peaceful warriors’ in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.

The Tasmanian rainforests gave him the founding structure for his life’s passion, Permaculture: the idea that we could consciously design sustainable systems which enabled human beings to live within their means and for all wildlife to flourish with us.

Born 1928 in the Bass Strait fishing village of Stanley, Tasmania, Bill’s life story included backwoodsman, academic, storyteller, lady’s man, and to many just ‘Uncle Bill’, doing all these things par excellence.

Bill was co-founder, with David Holmgren, of the permaculture movement – a worldwide network of remarkable resilience, with organisations now operating in 126 countries and projects in at least 140, inspiring individuals and communities to take initiatives in fields as diverse as food production, building design, community economics and community development. Continue reading Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison

Photos From 1st Day of the Global Climate March

 

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Photos From The First Day of the Global Climate March That Bring Us Hope

The biggest U.N. climate conference of the decade starts in Paris on Monday, and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are marching for action.   

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Here are some of the photos from the first day of the Global Climate March that inspire us.
Even more are coming tomorrow. If you want to get involved, there are hundreds more marches around the world still to come:

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60,000 peopled turned out in Melbourne for Australia’s largest climate march ever. It was being lead by amazing young indigenous people from Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. This is an incredible way to start a weekend of action:

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Folks in Cairo, Egypt needed two selfie sticks taped together to capture this photo:

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Photo Credit: التحرك الشعبى من أجل المناخ و البيئة

We’re not just fighting for the next generation — the next generation is joining the fight:

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It’s time to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to renewable energy — and folks across the world are not shying away from saying it:

In Tokyo, Japan (Photo Credit: Hiroshi Okamoto):

In Samoa:

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In Nepal:

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And in Wellington, New Zealand:

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Frontline communities are not staying silent — this weekend, they are fighting for survival:

Tuvalu Climate March

Tuvalu Climate March

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh photo: Maruf Hossain

Dhaka, Bangladesh
photo: Maruf Hossain

 

“Mina (in front) is dressed in a contemporary mix traditional attire from the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea. Due to climate change – what used to be fertile lands up in the highlands is now suffering from severe drought. PNG will not be silent anymore. We are standing in solidarity with the world!”

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Photo Credit: Dagia. Aka

What is a movement without singing? We’re marching to our own beat this weekend:

We are ready for the solution. In fact, we’re already building it. Here’s a photo from Tokelau, the first nation in the world to go 100% renewable:

Tokelau, the first nation in the world to go 100% renewable. Photo by Litia Maiava

Photo by Litia Maiava

MARCH WITH US AGAIN TOMORROW.

Nicaraguans Protest China Canal Madness + Amazon also threatened

Over 10.000 Nicaraguans Protest Chinese Canal Project

“In Defense of the Land and Sovereignty, here in Rio San Juan the Chinese will not come, this fight is no match, the Chinese will leave”
CHfFPuFUsAAv_vnNicaragua – Over 10,000 march through the main streets of Juigalpa, Chontales, to demand the repeal of Law 840 or Law of the Grand Canal. Demonstrators gathered Saturday in the central Nicaraguan city to protest the construction of a $50 billion (44 billion euros) canal that will run through their land. Displacing their families and farming livelihood. Continue reading Nicaraguans Protest China Canal Madness + Amazon also threatened

Buy NOTHING .. Collapse Capitalism and Save the Planet!

This year, Adbusters, the folks behind BND, are upping the ante by promoting Buy Nothing Christmas, a challenge to not just skip a day of consumerism but opt out of the entire holiday shopping season

Buy Nothing Day 2012 is/was Sat 24/Nov. Could You Stop Spending for One Day?

Mark Boyle |Tuesday, 20th November 2012

Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Manifesto challenges you to take part in ‘Buy Nothing Month’ in 2013

It’s a classic scene from The Simpsons. A flock of marketing executives sit around a large table in a boardroom; sales, they’re told, are down in the third fiscal quarter, and they’re the people whose raison d’être is to make the graphs head northeasterly again. They break out into discussion, before a cigar-smoking man, with deep furrows of concern in his brow, intervenes.

He decides that they need to create a new day, and that it needs to be something “warm and fuzzy”. Cut to a new scene, where Homer is unwrapping his “Love Day” present, a talking toy bear called Sir Loves-a-Lot, whilst his daughter Lisa fills the rubbish bin full of Love Day wrapping paper. Continue reading Buy NOTHING .. Collapse Capitalism and Save the Planet!

Deep Green Resistance.. Warriors against Ecocide

 

Deep Green Resistance

From Wikipedia,Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is an aboveground environmental movement that views mainstream environmental activism as being largely ineffective.[1]DGR also refers to the strategy described by the movement for saving the Earth.DGR believes that industrial civilization is endangering all life on the planet, and that a broad range of tactics are needed to achieve environmental and social justice in decisive material ways.

It advocates for a radical shift in society’s structure and function and calls for humans to actively fight for the Earth. DGR’s goals are to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and to stop those in power from destroying the planet. Continue reading Deep Green Resistance.. Warriors against Ecocide

Electric car takes Green Pope to his Helipad

the wonderful Green Pope plans to Save the Planet in his new Electric limousine

Pope Benedict XVI has been presented with a luxury  electric car to use only within the private grounds of the Vatican and his summer home of Castel Gandolfo.

The customised white Kangoo was presented to the pontiff by French carmaker Renault.

The Pope used his new car on Wednesday to travel from the helipad at Castel Gandolfo through the gardens back to his palazzo, the Vatican said. Continue reading Electric car takes Green Pope to his Helipad

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