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[01 May 2006|06:50am]

listzraju

Repost this!!!!

I'd like everyone to participate, as a social experiment. See how you feel after just ONE week, beginning this Wednesday.

Isn't there something wrong with the world when we wonder what's happening to fictional characters throughout the week? Isn't it wrong when a Sunday night cartoon on Fox is important in our life? Isn't it wrong when there are so many experiences to be had, but we just can't be bothered with real life because we're sitting zoned out in front of the tube? Isn't it wrong when we're away from our techno-universe and we begin to panic? The next generation won't even know the joy of building mud pies and creating cities of legos or playing telephone with a papercup and a string if we don't do something about it NOW. We let things slide, we procrastinate, we just sit there zombified in front of this little box, watching the little world within, while the real world and our real lives go ignored. TURN IT OFF FOR JUST ONE WEEK! And pass this on to your friends and definitely to your children! Get your coworkers and your classmates involved as well!!!

Go swimming, go camping, have lunch with an old friend or write a letter to your grandmother. Just LIVE and stop procrastinating, and remember the scent of flowers and what it's like to feel your toes in the summer lawn.
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[01 May 2006|04:44am]

pityingmaiden
hey!

I model for a site http://www.fuckforforest.com, which is an alternative environmental organisation aimed at both collecting money to help save the rainforest and at raising awareness of how rapidly the rainforest is being destroyed.

I have just created an lj community for the site, to provide a forum for people to discuss subjects related to it (e.g. the rainforest), and also to promote the site itself.

It would be wonderful if you guys would check it out!

fuckforforest community
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[27 Apr 2006|11:02am]

arromanches
In the past 33 days nearly 310,537 seals (mainly pups) have been brutally slaughtered by Canadian seafood fisherman.


Watch this emotional video to see and hear more.
It upset and sickened me after watching it, bringing me to tears.
This is sick that these inhuman activities are taking place.

Also there is a petition to boycott Canadian products such as snow crabs, cod, scallops, and shrimp until Canada ends its commercial seal hunt for good.
Protect The Seals


Note: Not all fishermen partake in this but there are many who do.
The petition is to add in ceasing the killing.
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GLOBAL NIGHT COMMUTE [26 Apr 2006|04:35pm]

madbenzee
ATTENTION:

GLOBAL NIGHT COMMUTE
April 29, 2006


Sign up at invisiblechildren.com for a city near you.


The Facts:

  • Northern Uganda called the worst humanitartian crisis in the world today (because of the lack of attention)


  • 1.7 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes


  • An estimated 20,000-50,000 children are abducted to fight as soldiers


  • Tens of thousands of children commute nightly, walking 2 hours every day to a safe space


  • 130 people die per day in Northern Uganda due to violence



  • On April 29th in over 130 cities across the country, thousands are lying down to the demand that our government take a stand and put an end to child abduction, the need for night commuting, and war in Northern Uganda.
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    World Issues [24 Feb 2006|03:22pm]
    chessnut1134
    Not to offend, but I do not believe are the answer to all of our world issues. Equal rights, gay rights, pro-choice all fall among one category and that is individuality. By no means should this be a societal or global issue (maybe for democracy however) because a real society is built upon the whole, not the individual. Aristotle was rightly against democracy because it lacked leadership and is goalless. Maybe you think that Aristotle is a fool? No matter, look upon our situation. See how the Roman Empire had declined and fell.

    Rights are not the answer to our current situation. We can observe our environmental and social changes within the past 100 years. Was it for the better?

    This is not meant to be argued, I just want you to think. Are we truly progressing toward a better future? We have enough freedom, rights and money. Even after all is said and done, are we truly happy as a whole?

    Thanks.
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    Nov.16th @ The Lamplighter 7pm (210 Abbott) Vancouver [15 Nov 2005|04:13pm]

    leagueofone
    Nov.16th @ The Lamplighter 7pm (210 Abbott) "Get Yours" All Candidates Debate Wed. November 16 @7:00 PM Lamplighter (210 Abbott) Get Your Vote On and the World Urban Cafe present the All- Candidates Debate also featuring live performances by: Ghettoblaster, The Kitchen and DJ BuzyB free before 9pm, $5 after 9pm Debate starts at 7pm Free iPOD Giveaway!!!
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    [05 Nov 2005|11:31am]

    urabeast
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    all are welcome.
    thanks!
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    [03 Nov 2005|02:56pm]

    leagueofone

    Below is an article on the Patent rights on Suicide Genes developed for agricultural crops. 


    Just to give you a brief idea of why it is dangerous to use such technology, it is well documented that GENETICALLY MODIFIED crops CANNOT BE CONTAINED as they spread easily to other crops via cross-pollination, wind and birds.  It has been found that seeds from GM crops easily and inevitably spread beyond their boundaries to other fields where they dominate and take over other crops and are resistant to herbicides.  The GM crops then create pests that are more resistant to pesticides.


    The Terminator Seeds are designed to be sterile after one harvest so that seeds cannot be collected for the following year.  This ensures Biotech companies sell seeds year after year and strenuously penalise farmers that collect seeds from previous harvests.  If Terminator Seeds are allowed to be used, they WILL spread to other crops, putting the whole world's supply of food in jeopardy, wiping out crops that have been developed over thousands of years, and likely to cause global famine.


    Are you scared yet?  Read here for the story on how Canada and Europe have granted patents for Terminator technology and why Biotech companies are going to KILL-US-ALL.

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    [25 Aug 2005|12:40am]

    tippy_cup_ella
    Please sign this petition to protect the National Forests of the United States. You must be a US citizen to sign. The petition reads:

    To: U.S. Congress
    Dear members of Congress:

    Please introduce the Forever Wild Act, as supported by the Native Forest Council, to the 109th session of Congress. Our public lands, now owned and hereafter acquired, deserve complete and total protection from extractive industries. Do everything in your power to eliminate all logging, road building, grazing, mining, and drilling on every acre of Federal public lands, including but not limited to: National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, BLM lands, and National Monuments.

    Sincerely,

    The Undersigned


    http://www.petitiononline.com/ZEROCUT/petition.html

    thanks for your support!

    Carey Ella

    xposted all over the place
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    MDG Young Global Leaders Summit: Call for advocacy and applicants [24 Aug 2005|11:58pm]

    beamused
    The Millennium Development Goals, Young Global Leaders Summit,
    Kimmel Center, New York University campus, September 10, 2005

    To learn more, visit http://www.mdgsummit.org.

    ( spread the word about the MDGs and the MDG Summit )

    x-posted in several communities
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    I found this sight and wanted to share [28 Jul 2005|09:20pm]

    _sayadina_
    Feel free to delete is anyone thinks it's not pertinent. I think the message speaks for itself though.
    http://www.chrisjordan.com/
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    Pressure G8 Leaders to End Poverty [04 Jul 2005|06:20am]

    beamused
    Has everyone signed on to the One Campaign (in the U.S.) - http://www.one.org or the Make Poverty History Campaign in the UK? And has everyone also signed the Live 8 global petition at http://www.live8live.com? Don't forget to pass the message on to friends and family! :)

    Pressure the G8 leaders to: drop the debt for more countries (18 countries have already been relieved but many more qualify and are in need of relief), more and better aid (aid that will not be stolen by corrupt leaders), and reform unfair trade laws hindering economic development in poor countries.

    Obviously, this debt-aid-trade deal is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reducing global poverty and achieving sustainable development in the Global South. But the countries with the most resources in the world have the capacity to make a difference, and we must pressure them to make commitments.

    Lastly, the Make Poverty History Campaign is first and foremost about global justice.

    Check out http://www.whiteband.org about the Global Call to Action Against Poverty.

    x-posted
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    www.campusprogress.org [03 Jun 2005|05:10am]

    beamused
    Hi everyone,

    I just discovered this amazing website, http://www.campusprogress.org, which is affiliated with the Center for American Progress. The site offers several informative, progressive articles written by progressively-minded people and is a great resource for progressive college students. I'm glad there are a lot of people doing outreach and trying to engage young people in real and intelligent discussion on issues that really do matter...issues that I assume most of you all care about, so I recommend you check out the site...and I'd love to hear your thoughts! ;-)
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    [31 May 2005|12:19am]
    times_changin
    A news journal that is updated almost daily has been created. With news from international sources on many issues (though right now a lot is on the war in Iraq.) Please take a look at this journal, if you like it add it as a friend and spread the word, if you don't comment and tell me why or just don't worry and pretend it never existed.

    Username:
    times_changin



    Let me know what you think, I am going to play around with the format a little but nothing to fancy - the main goal is getting the news out there.
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    Educate yourselves and others [29 May 2005|09:17pm]

    _sayadina_
    I don't think anyone (including myself) is aware of how bad things are getting. Here's some information that anyone who reads this should pass on to others.

    EXXON [ESSO/MOBIL] PREDICTING IMPENDING PLATEAU
    Without any press conferences, grand announcements, or hyperbolic advertising campaigns, the Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world's largest publicly owned petroleum companies, has quietly joined the ranks of those who are predicting an impending plateau in non-OPEC oil production. Their report, The Outlook for Energy: A 2030 View, forecasts a peak in just five years.
    http://www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=mj05cavallo

    PIPELINISTAN
    History may judge it as one of the capital moves of the 21st century's New Great Game: May 25, the day high-quality Caspian light crude started flowing through the Caucasus toward the Mediterranean in Turkey. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) - conceived by the US as the ultimate Western escape route from dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf - is finally in business.
    http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/GE26Ag01.html

    If you find this information disturbing, try investigating further.
    I understand how hard it is to pull out of a fast downward spiral, but we need to blast the urgency of these situations across the media and drill the cold hard truth into peoples' skulls NOW! We need drastic change yesterday.

    Sometimes the oblivious nature of the human race sickens me and pisses me off.

    Guess what people...i ride my fat ass to and from work every day on a bike when i don't really have to. I do what i can to limit how many trips i need to take in the van.

    And i grit my teeth when ignorant SUV driving soccer whores from "upper-middle-class-utopia" bitch about gas prices getting so high. GET YOUR COSMETICALLY LIFTED ASS OUT THERE AND WALK!!!

    If we all did our tiny, seemingly insignifigant, part to reduce natural fuel consumption it would add up exponentially. Think about it, if a town with 500,000 people with vehicles were to reduce their consumpyion by 1 gallon a week, then in that one little city, in one insignifigant week, they would save FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GALLONS OF GAS. Multiply that by how many vehicle owning people there are in america alone. It's a staggering product, to come from something as insignifigant cutting out one gallon of gas a week from our lives.

    Lastly;
    WHY CHANGE IS SO HARD
    French sociologist, Gustave Le Bon once said, "The masses live by, and are ruled by, subconscious and emotional thought process. The crowd has never thirsted for the truth. It turns aside from evidence that is not to its taste, preferring to glorify and to follow error, if the way of error appears attractive enough, and seduces them. Whoever can supply the crowd with attractive emotional illusions may easily become their master; and whoever attempts to destroy such firmly entrenched illusions of the crowd is almost sure to be rejected."
    http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=254

    WAKE UP AND GET UP!!!
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    Environmental Community [14 May 2005|03:50pm]

    zorander22
    Hello all!

    Relatively recently (on Earth Day) a friend and I made a new environmental community on LJ, dedicated to promoting and facilitating environmental action (park clean ups, sharing information, putting pressure on politicians to change laws, etc). If any of you care to join, or just check it out go to terrophany!

    If you know any of your friends on LJ are interested in protecting/restoring the environment as well, feel free to let others know about the community.
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    Politics and Money hamper rebuilding efforts... [10 May 2005|12:20am]

    leagueofone
    A friend is on holiday in Thailand and is volunteering to rebuild on Phi Phi Island. This is what they don't tell you on the news....

    PHI PHI island was destroyed and literally wiped off the map when the Wave hit, so the local people have been left with nothing. To make matters worse the government and aid agencies haven't given a cent to the island to help rebuild. There is a lot of political conflict with the island since the island had previously been considered a national park (which it still is), which means that there wasn't really supposed to be any development on it, but over the years people moved in and started building shops and hotels since people loved the area so much. The government turned a blind eye because they were able to generate such a large revenue from the tourists, but after the tsunami hit, the government wanted to take advantage of the situation (realizing how much the land is worth) and kick everybody off the island so they could build their mega resorts, make them government corporations and reep all the profits. There has even been threats by the army that they are going to arrest people who are living and working there. Techncally it illegal to be on the island. The people have refused to leave and say that this is their home. All the development that has been taking place since the tsunami has been by donations from private people and companies and all the work has been done by volunteers, which is really amazing. It seems that now its a stand off between the goverment and the people living on phi phi. A week before i came, the army threatened that if they found anybody working on the island that they would be arrested; which they followed up with a surprise drop in by the army helicopter. Once people knew the army was there, everybody dropped their tools, and walked away. Anyways, thats the politcal mess that this island is in. This last week i have been helping a guy named Bow rebuild his restraunt. There was a whole lot of wood cutting, and nailing going on. Volunteering for bow is a pretty good trade if you ask me since he feeds me breakfast and lunch everyday.
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    Monsanto's Legacy [04 May 2005|12:15am]

    leagueofone
    The same company that develops GM seeds that have infested most non-GM crops; as well as winning the lucrative contract of supplying seeds to Iraqi and Afghani farmers who are forced to destroy their own seeds as well as buy new stores each year; and sells the Canadian and EU banned Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH), is the very same company that produced AGENT ORANGE which caused and continues to harm people in Vietnam and its neighbours. Yes, we are talking about Monsanto. Read the BBC article to find out more about AGENT ORANGE's affects.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4494347.stm
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    [28 Apr 2005|03:37pm]

    wiccanrocka
    I am a 20 year old bisexual female from the state of Indiana in the United States. I receive newletters from the Human Rights Campaign and was recently informed of a bill introduced to the U.S. Congress that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy currently enforced among homosexuals in the United States Military. Basically, any known homosexual will be prevented from joining the military or discharged from the military simply because they are gay. This new bill, called the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, would do away with "don't ask, don't tell" and institute complete tolerance of homosexuals in the military.

    I wrote to my state representative, voicing my opinion on the bill, and asking him to support it. My request was denied. Apparently, my congressman believes that "homosexual activity is prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed services. For that reason, [he] oppose[s] any efforts that would allow known homosexuals to enter into or continue service in the military."

    Now, I'm not a naive person, and I did not expect miracles. But I do believe that this world is gradually changing. As homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people are being more open about their sexuality, we are starting to be accepted for who and what we are. Change will not happen in a day... it may not even happen in a decade.

    However, we need to let our voices be heard now, so that we can start changing the future one person at a time. For this reason, I'm asking you, whoever you are, wherever you're from, and whatever your sexuality is, to write to the United States Congress in support of this bill. It may not be passed and made into law, but at least we will let the U.S. government know that gay, bi, and transgender people everywhere are willing to stand up for their rights.

    If you've gotten this far, thank you for reading, and please show your support for all homosexuals in the military by writing a letter today.

    Megan LeRoy

    (Cross-posted to many, many communities)
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    Darfur, Sudan [17 Apr 2005|09:35am]

    saltypickles
    http://www.markfiore.com/animation/never.html

    Please post this in your journals, and encourage others to do the same.
    Click on the link at the end of the animation to find out more.
    Spread awareness about the genocide in the Sudan.
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