Saturday, April 29, 2017

Veganic Workshop with Will Bonsall - Radical, Self-Reliant, Veganic Gardening



Danby, NY; April 29, 2017
 
From Club Veg:

How can we eat and farm better, using natural ecosystems as our model? Join veganic farmer Will Bonsall, author of "Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening" to learn about innovative techniques for growing vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds with minimal fossil fuel and animal inputs.

Realizing that livestock are not a NET producer of fertility, Bonsall turns directly to the pasture and even more to the forest to provide the materials to build, not merely maintain, his soil’s tilth. By focusing on high levels of long-lasting humus, he avoids the need for imported materials to feed the soil and adjust the pH. Learn how to become eco-efficient by eliminating off-farm inputs like fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures by practicing plant-based agriculture.

Topics will include compost making and using green manures plus several other ways to build soil fertility, intensive planting, improving soil drainage, avoiding pests and disease problems, seeds and seed saving, and more.

Whether you’re looking to minimize outside inputs, become as eco-efficient as possible, or gain a new market of vegans, veganic permaculture can save on expenses and result in new income streams.

Introduction and dedication by Club Veg President Amie Hamlin and Vegetarian and Vegan Association Outreach Director Claire Holzner.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gathering to Free Issa Amro and Support Palestinian Human Rights Defenders


 
Ithaca, NY; April 22, 2017

From the Organizers:

Listen to eye-witness accounts of human rights abuses in Hebron and updates on Campaign to Free Issa Amro

00:29 Introduction by Beth Harris

9:07 Rabbi Brian Walt, Co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council, will share his experiences in Hebron with Palestinian Youth Against Settlements leader Issa Amro and Israeli Breaking the Silence leader Yehuda Shaul and the reality of apartheid in the West Bank.

22:32 Kirby Edmonds, Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator of the Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI), will discuss his experience in Hebron, when helping to lead the DCI’s delegation to East Jerusalem and the West Bank with leaders from the U.S. Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, younger civil and human rights leaders, social justice activists, and peace builders. Kirby will share how the oppression in Hebron and the Palestinian grassroots nonviolent resistance movement relate to the US struggles for racial justice and human rights.

30:04 Ariel Gold, CODEPINK Campaign Director and Youth Against Settlements International Advocacy Coordinator, will provide an update on the international campaign to free Issa Amro, who faces 18 charges for his nonviolent struggle for human rights and justice in Hebron. She will share the support for Issa from groups and individuals, such as CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace, Amnesty International, Joint List Knesset members, US State Department officials, and US Congress members. She will provide an eye witness account of Youth Against Settlement's annual “Open Shuhada Street” campaign in Hebron.

55:13 Discussion

Organized by Ithaca Jewish Voice for Peace and Committee for Justice in Palestine

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Invisible Suffering - The Reality of Women's Health & Safety on the Job


 
Binghamton, NY; April 18, 2017

Karen Messing is professor emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.  She is a researcher at the CINBIOSE center for environmental and occupational health research, which works closely with unions and community groups to improve population health. 

Karen is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It and One-eyed Science: Occupational Health and Working Women.

Sponsors:

Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Southern Tier
Broome Tioga Green Party
Workers Center of the Southern Tier
Be the Change (BCC)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Crucified by Drones


This civil resistance action took place at Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, NY on Good Friday, 4/14/17. It was organized by Upstate Drone Action. The above video is an unedited livestream. (Photo courtesy of Charley Bowman.)

And this is a short edit (8:39):

Monday, April 10, 2017

Yemen Hunger Strike Day of Action


 
New York City; April 10, 2017

From the Organizers:

A fast and vigil at the Isaiah Wall outside the UN Headquarters to support the one week solidarity hunger strike organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, New York Catholic Worker, the Upstate Coalition to End the Wars and Ground the Drones, Friends of Franz and Ben, and CODEPINK. The hunger strike is scheduled for April 10-16.

As we fast from all solid foods, we urge others to join us in calling for a humane response to the famine facing Yemeni civilians whose country has been ravaged by civil war and regularly targeted by Saudi and U.S. airstrikes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Peacemaker Stories


 
American University, Washington, D.C.; April 5, 2017

Peace activists Jack Gilroy and Fr. Bernard Survil address a class at American University regarding their experiences resisting US domination and repression in Latin America, with a focus on the School of the Americas. The class instructor was Colman McCarthy.

Due to an equipment failure, I was forced to use my on-camera microphone to record the audio.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next


April 4, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing.

2:42 Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.

19:38 Eugene Puryear, journalist, activist, radio host, and author of Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.

35:56 Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, author of books including Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

52:33 Reiner Braun, peace activist based in Germany, co-president International Peace Bureau, Executive Director of the Germany office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.

1:02:53 Maria Santelli, executive director of Center on Conscience and War, founding director of the New Mexico GI Rights Hotline.

1:12:03 Jarrod Grammel, conscientious objector.

1:15:22 Nolan Fontaine, conscientious objector.

1:21:56 David Swanson, director of World Beyond War, author of books including War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.

1:39:08 Q&A

Listen to Part 1 of the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.
Listen to Part 2 of the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Sponsored by World Beyond War, and Center on Conscience and War, Code Pink, with thanks to Busboys and Poets.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 1967 Riverside Church Speech


 
Binghamton, NY; April 3, 2017

From the Organizers:

The community is invited and welcome to join friends from Broome County Peace Action and Veterans for Peace at 4 PM on April 3 when we will be offering an anniversary reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. Historical Vietnam War speech.

This was the speech given at Riverside Church on April 4th 1967…exactly one year before Rev. King was assassinated. The speech will be read by area veterans and clergy.

With a 54 Billion dollar increase for military spending in this year's budget, along with cuts to funding for the environment, education and social services, we need to reflect on the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower:  "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

Virtually every Monday afternoon since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, folks have gathered at this location to promote peace and social Justice.

Please join us for this time of truth telling.