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Monsters: stories by Derrick Jensen (Fundraiser)

25 Apr

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Monsters is a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. These stories are not about mythical creatures; here, the creatures speak for themselves. There’s an orc who hates Tolkein, a young demon awash in teenage angst, an angel abandoned by Jesus who finds the Fates. Jensen creates a world both delicately dreamlike and all too real, where the villain is sometimes the victim and evil is not always what we thought. By turns macabre, melancholy, and magical, these stories will leave you wondering who the real monsters are.

The book contains 48 original illustrations by nine artists. The money raised will go to pay the artists, editors, designer, and printer.

You can support this fundraiser, and pre-order a copy of the book, and then some, here:

https://www.gofundme.com/monsters-stories-by-derrick-jensen

What’s The Alternative?

23 Apr

What an interesting post! Thanks for all the ideas!

The Barefoot Cook

There are so many products on the market for making people feel clean and smell nice. Most of them are overcomplicated, overpriced and kind of superfluous. But making the switch to more natural and simpler bath and body products can be a bit of a minefield.

Even for those of us who don’t get into perfumes and cosmetics, or who know better than to use a shower gel or antibacterial soap, it can be hard to know where to start or which alternatives actually work. Luckily for you I have tried a few. So here are my experiences, the products I use or buy and why, and a few examples of things that didn’t work for me.

In the Laundry

For years I found that regular washing powder made me itch. Growing up we had whatever was cheapest to wash our clothes in, which was usually some kind of concentrated…

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The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts

18 Apr

Some useful advice for activists.

Warrior Publications

Dakota Access pipeline protest 1Fellow water protectors should think carefully and act responsibly when posting any information about themselves or others – because the authorities are watching

The fight against Dakota Access is not over. Court battles continue, divestment efforts have pulled billions from the company, and resistance all over Turtle Island is ongoing. But while we, water protectors, stand up for the future generations, a massive strategy by state and federal law enforcement seeks to repress and destroy us.

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“Mother” is NOT a dirty word !

2 Feb

motherhood is a feminist issue

The British Medical Association has recently issued some guidelines discouraging their own staff to call pregnant women “mothers” in order to not offend the transgender community.

We will demonstrate to express our opposition to that move in the strongest terms.
We see that move as a way to deny women the right to talk about their experience of birth and motherhood.

The word for adult human female is “woman”.
The word for adult human female who is pregnant is “mother”.
THESE ARE NOT DIRTY WORDS !

Only the female of the species can get pregnant and we will not pretend otherwise.
“People” do not get pregnant.
“Men” do not get pregnant.
Noticing and naming biological differences between the sexes is called science, these are biological facts.
Naming biological facts is not “exclusive”
Naming biological facts is not hate speech.
Naming biological facts is not bigotry.
Naming biological facts is not…

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The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Oh, so that’s how it happened.

29 Jan

RCMP investigate damage to pipeline in northwest Alberta

17 Jan

Warrior Publications

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline Pipeline being placed into trench.

Damage is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000, police say

CBC News January 16, 2017

Police say they are investigating significant damage to an oilfield pipeline under construction in the Hythe area in northwest Alberta.

Beaverlodge RCMP received a report on Sunday about mischief at a pipeline site north of Hythe, Alta.

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Sample from ‘DECADE’

10 Jan

Feminist Fiction – DECADE

5 Jan

Dakota Access Pipeline to continue despite Army Corps failure to grant easement

5 Dec

Warrior Publications

dakota-access-pipeline-mural To the people of Standing Rock, with love, peace, and prayers. “How The Protectors Defeated The Black Snake” -Art Alley, Rapid City, SD #NoDAPL

Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners Respond to the Statement from the Department of the Army

Business Wire, December 4, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced that the Administration’s statement today that it would not at this time issue an “easement” to Dakota Access Pipeline is a purely political action – which the Administration concedes when it states it has made a “policy decision” – Washington code for a political decision. This is nothing new from this Administration, since over the last four months the Administration has demonstrated by its action and inaction that it intended to delay a decision in this matter until President Obama is out of office.

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QotD: “Passionate, experienced informed commentators no-platformed and muzzled, just for having a different point of view, widening the scope for debate and other such major thought crimes”

27 Nov

Anti-Porn Feminists

Pupils at the Simon Langton grammar school for boys in Canterbury have written an open letter, complaining about the decision to ban former pupil, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, from giving a talk at the school, owing to his “reputational issues”.

Yiannopoulos, who was banned after pressure from the Department for Education, clearly fancies himself to be quite the shock-jock, with his racist and sexist views (“America has a Muslim problem”; feminism is “like cancer”). Proper little charmer, isn’t he? However, the Canterbury pupils say they don’t need to be protected from “indoctrination” and have been denied the right to “interrogate rhetoric”. They said that silencing Yiannopoulos vindicated him, “reinforcing his accusation that our society is against free speech”. Bravo. Give those pupils a merit mark.

What a lesson for all those organisations and groups that have banned speakers (Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell included), sometimes on the most spurious grounds, in…

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