Brigade: October 17-25, 2014
“Sustainable Life on the Land: the future of the Garifuna and Indigenous Peoples is not Mass Migration.”
Why? Timely Solidarity with OFRANEH (National Fraternal Black Org of Honduras) and the Garifuna people defending their ancestral homelands and livelihoods. Education and practice with agro-forestry as coastal mitigation strategy in the face of climate change.
By Daphne Muse
“Daphne Muse just spoke to my heart’s deepest chamber.” Roc Newman - The Roc Newman Show, Washington, DC
I was conceived, born, raised and now have lived as a human being cast in black for almost seventy years. I’mo die black, too. And in my next life, I’ll be honored to return in the black. I refuse to be drowned in the bile of oppression and no racist savagery, pathology or steroids of genocide will stop me from living the authenticity of who I am. Be clear that efforts to kill off an entire race of people are bound to implode, as our blood spills all over you and the spirits of our ancestors (and some of yours, too) haunt you in ways you don’t even realize.
Cross Posted from Inter Press Service News Agency
By Judith Scherr
Homes like these in the village of Madam Bernard, Ile à Vache, Haiti, might be removed to make way for tourist development or islanders removed from other areas might be relocated here. Credit: Judith Scherr/IPS
This past week, the world mourned with a town called Baduan in Uttar Pradesh, India. There the raped bodies of two young girls were found hanging in a mango tree while behind them their grim families refused to leave until justice was done. And as the news cycle ran statements from International NGOs, UN Officials, and pundits, there was no denying that the rotting smell of India’s strange fruit had come front and center to the world stage.
The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.
Migrants fleeing Central America for the U.S. will not be greeted with open arms, the Obama administration wants to make clear. In fact, to deal with the influx of an expected 90,000 migrants this year, the Obama administration will be funneling immigration officers and judges to the region to accelerate processing—and deportations—of migrants, reports the New York Times.
Cross-posted from Food and Water Watch
The case to ban fracking grows stronger every day. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid — a mix of water, sand, and chemicals, including ones known to cause cancer — are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil or gas well. This releases extra oil and gas from the rock, so it can flow into the well.
Cross-posted from Food and Water Watch.
By Jo Miles
You’ve probably heard about the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections: bacteria that have grown increasingly resistant to medicine. It’s a serious threat… yet not many people realize that factory farms are a huge part of the problem.
Check out the comic below to see how factory farms are putting everyone’s health at risk. Then tell your lawmakers to stop the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
ON WINGS | APRIL 12, 2014 | 2:30 PM