Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Kyoto Now!

February 2, 2009

I knew enough about Bad Religion to like their music. What I didn’t knew about is that they are putting politics in their lyrics.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3–14 June 1992. The treaty is intended to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”[1] The Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) produced by “Annex I[wikipedia]

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What would Jesus buy?

January 10, 2009

The Church of Stop Shopping is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and anti-militarism, protesting sweatshops and the Iraq War. Though it continues its street theatre activities, the Church has also appeared on stage and has toured internationally. [wikipedia]

You can find an interview with Reverend Billy on the current epsiode of It’s the End of the World as we know it – and i feel fine.

Operation First Casualty

November 24, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War have taken it into their own hands to show the people of the United States the gruesome face of war. IVAW members return to uniform, this time to serve their country in different way. You have to see it to believe it: straight from the streets of Baghdad to the streets of New York City, Operation First Casualty.

You can also add the Frendly Fire channel to your miro internet TV program and watch the video.

Go Army: Bad Guys

October 7, 2008

A Political Remix Video commercial targeting the US Army

One day in a life of the black block

August 30, 2008

or: The RNC welcoming committee.

Police raids and over reactions in Denver during the Democratic National Convention

The quiet start to a week of protests against the Democrats at the DNC in Denver was shattered when the Denver Police over-reacted to a small group of young anarchists and opened fire with pepper bullets and pepper spray into the crowd indiscriminately. Until the incident tonight, the major media story about the DNC protests was how few protesters actually showed up and how easy it would be for the Denver Police to keep track of them. [more]

Police raids converence center at the beginning of the Republican National Convention

At 9:15 Friday night, the Saint Paul Police entered all doors of the RNC Convergence Space in St. Paul, MN with guns drawn. The Space serves as a community center and organizing space for the upcoming protests against the Republican National Convention. At the time of the raid, people were sitting down to dinner and watching a movie. [more]

Sock puppets explaing the failing nature of the market

August 11, 2008

Monochrom‘s doing it again. They try to explain the inhuman consequence of the free market with sock puppets.

The urgency of becoming an activist

July 18, 2008

An Eco-Storm production-Exposing government tactics in reaction to environmental protests. Tactics shown in the film include arresting journalists and environmental protesters, Espionage, news manipulation and legal threats.

Melting Point looks at the escalating battle between direct action protest groups and those they accuse of failing to act on climate change.

Save the EU from a three-strikes copyright rule

July 6, 2008

Back-room dealings in the European Parliament have resulted in a “three strikes” rule being included in a new telecoms bill — the rule would force ISPs to kick people who’ve been thrice accused of copyright infringement off the Internet.

If this bill passes, then Europeans’ access to the network that delivers freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, access to medicine, family, civic engagement, banking, government services, and the whole sweep of human online endeavor would last only so long as they avoided three unsubstantiated accusations of downloading music or video or software without permission.

Worse still, the bill is set to be voted upon on July 7 — that’s this Monday.

The Open Rights Group has instructions for contacting your MEP. If you live in the EU and you care about your future as a citizen of the information society, call right away and make sure your MEP knows that this matters to you.

Join the action and contact you Member of the European Parliament and tell them about the dangers of the new bill!

There is a video called Steal Legislation: Act Now which expresses the urgency to act,

Source: BoingBoing

How It All Ends: Risk Management

June 21, 2008

In the past I made a post about great video episodes of a chemistry teacher talking about climate change and why it is important and logical to try to do something against it.

The next episodes are about how to find out which resources are credible and how to work with probabilities.
In sum, about Risk Management.

Read further for the other parts of this episode. (You can watch the videos with miro too).

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About Elves and Alf’s

May 25, 2008

After watching the edition Eco-Defense or Eco Terrorism? of stimulator’s It’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine show I informed myself more about the ELF and ALF.

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), also known as “Elves” or “The Elves“,[1] is the collective name for anonymous and autonomous individuals or cells who, according to the now defunct ELF Press Office, use “economic sabotage and guerrilla warfare to stop the exploitation and destruction of the environment“,[2] commonly known as ecotage or monkeywrenching. [wikipedia]

While I think that non-violent actions, informing of people and mobilizing them should be the way to change the thinking of people and the rescuing of animals/environment, I think the ELF/ALF also make a point with distinguishing violence against things and violence against living creatures (human and non-human).

I found two films about the ELF and ELF available online. Both are kind of “propaganda” or better.. films which explain their ideology and actions.

A film about the ALF is available on google video.

The other one about the ELF is available as a torrent download.

At last the guidelines of ELF which summarizes their ideology

  • To inflict maximum economic damage on those profiting from the destruction and exploitation of the environment (biophysical).
  • To reveal to, and to educate the public about the atrocities committed against the earth and all species that populate it.
  • To take all necessary precautions against harming any animal – human and non-human.

Source: Stimulator.tv