Ecology

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"Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage"

Screening and Discussion, New York City, Jan. 27, 2005


Recycle This! presents:

GONE TOMORROW: THE HIDDEN LIFE OF GARBAGE

[a film + discussion with the film's director and other speakers]

Thursday, January 27, 2005 + 7 PM

Park Slope Food Co-op

782 Union Street (between 6th + 7th Ave)

Park Slope, Brooklyn

FREE + Light Refreshments will be served + Open to the public

Curbside recycling has returned to New York City, but NYC residents
produce some 13,000 tons of garbage a day, which is then exported and
travels to and through poor communities in other states. How can we
reduce our waste and create a more sustainable NYC?

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage illustrates the links
between modern industrial production, consumer culture and our
disposable lifestyle. With only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S.
consumes more than a quarter of the planet’s resources. Serious yet
wryly humorous, the film’s images portray the unintentional beauty of
production, waste, and the stories our culture tells us about both.



Film (19 min) to be followed by a discussion with:


+ Heather Rogers, the film’s writer/director and a Brooklyn resident

+ Robin Nagle, NYU anthropologist and author of the forthcoming
tentatively titled book: We all Wear Green: Flinging Trash in NYC.

Recycle This! is a grassroots activist group which works creatively
around NYC waste issues and meets in Park Slope.

Find out more about Recycle This at www.RecycleThisNYC.org or write to

info@recyclethisnyc.org or call 212.592.4184.

This event is presented with The Park Slope Food Co-Op Environmental
Committee.

Trains: Q/B to 7th Ave, walk along 7th to Union
or R to Union St, walk up Union St towards 7th Ave.

ABC No Rio writes:

SPICE: photo exhibition & auction to benefit Tsunami relief


A photography show and anonymous silent auction to benefit Architecture For Humanity's building effort in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


Contributing photographers include Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Burt Glinn, Steve McCurry, David Alan Harvey, Stuart Franklin, Chris Rainier, Zana Briski, Abbas and many others...


Silent Auction begins with Gallery Opening at ABC No Rio

THURSDAY JANUARY 27 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Viewing through Tuesday February 8

Viewing Hours: Sundays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm


ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street

(between Clinton & Suffolk)

NYC


Silent Auction concludes with closing party

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9 7:00pm to 10:00pm

CARRIAGE HOUSE CENTER for GLOBAL ISSUES

149 East 38th Street

NYC


For more information: www.architectureforhumanity.org/SPICE.htm


Sponsored by Magnum Photos, Architecture for Humanity, ABC No Rio and Earth Pledge.

Michael Bell writes

"The Big Picture Look at the Planet"

Mihael Bell

The problems facing the planet, which are the result of the activity of its people, in part, stem from the fact that we tend to compartmentalise the problems, put into separate boxes hunger, terrorism, disease, global warming, growth.
We do not deal with all matters as part of the whole because it is too complex.

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Bush Sets Out Plan to Dismantle 30 Years of Environmental Laws

Geoffrey Lean, Independent (UK)


George Bush's new administration, and its supporters controlling
Congress, are setting out to dismantle three decades of US
environmental protection.


We will now see an assault on the law which will set the US in the
direction of becoming a Third World country in terms of environmental
protection.

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American Multinational Firms Stealing Iraqi Grain
Seeds

GRAIN

When the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
celebrates
biodiversity on World Food Day on October 16, Iraqi
farmers will be mourning its
loss.


A new report [1] by GRAIN and Focus on the Global
South has found that
new legislation in Iraq has been carefully put in
place by the US that
prevents farmers from saving their seeds and
effectively hands over the
seed market to transnational corporations. This is a
disastrous turn of
events for Iraqi farmers, biodiversity and the
country's food security.
While political sovereignty remains an illusion, food
sovereignty for
the Iraqi people has been made near impossible by
these new regulations.

Chit Chong writes:

"Modern Society Condemned for Exploiting Future Generations"

Rights for Future Generations Workshop

European Social Forum, London, Oct. 16, 2004

The Rights for Future Generations workshop at the European Social Forum will demand the recognition of the fundamental rights of people in future generations.

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Front Against the Golf Course (Malta) writes "Urgent Appeal to save agricultural land in Malta from Golf Course development!
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On 9th September 2004 Malta's Environment and Planning Authority shall be
deciding on the proposed development of a golf course on prime agricultural land in Verdala, Rabat, Malta. The proposed development violates Malta's Structure Plan and the 1991 agreement between the Maltese Government and the Holy See. It shall uproot almost 100 farmers from agricultural land which
has been worked upon for hundreds of years and shall consume unsustainable amounts of water in a country where water is a scarce resource. Irreversable environmental damage shall take place.

Environment, Capitalism & Socialism

Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP)


The Australian Democratic Socialist Perspective's major work on the environment, originally published by Resistance Books in 1999, is now available online here.The Table of Contents is available below.

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"$4 Million Paid to Earth First! Activists

Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune

Friday, May 14, 2004 — Settlement with FBI, Oakland police comes nearly 14 years after car bombing injured environmentalists.


Oakland and the federal government
have paid $4 million to end the long legal battle brought by
two environmental activists against city police and FBI
agents who investigated a 1990 bomb explosion.

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Judge Dismisses Case against Greenpeace

MoonieTunes

Miami, FL, May. 20 (UPI) — A Miami federal judge has acquitted the Greenpeace environmental group of boarding a ship carrying Amazon forest mahogany, it was reported Thursday. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan ruled that prosecutors had presented insufficient evidence to send the case to the jury.


The case was the first in which a protest organization had been indicted for the conduct of its members. Greenpeace said the charges were intended to silence the group and put it out of business. A conviction could have jeopardized its non-profit status.


The charges were filed under a 1872 law enacted to discourage brothels from luring sailors from ships that were approaching port. Jordan ruled that the ship, the 965-foot cargo ship Jade, was 6 miles out to sea and therefore not approaching port. Greenpeace said the operation was intended to draw attention to the Amazon rain forest which it says is being destroyed by loggers.

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