AND Bella Bella Hunger Strike.
Bella Bella Community School - April 1st at 4pm to April 3rd at 4pm.
In Toronto: Queen's Park, Sunday April 1st, 4pm, details at Transition Toronto.
Read the February 24 press release. Watch and listen to this video (with contact information). Visit the Bella Bella Community School website.
"Leading by example," says a young girl named Mahpiya expressing solidarity from Pahin Sinte Owayawa (Porcupine School) in South Dakota - well, she has certainly got that right. (News report here: Lakota Hunger Strike for Water Protection Solidarity Bella Bella.)
I am sure I do not have to tell you how important this is.
Please forward this news widely.
As it happens, I have spent some hours kicking my heels on that wharf.
Queen's Park Toronto, Day 1:
And a short video: Toronto in solidarity with Waglisla (Bella Bella) fast to protest Enbridge pipeline.
Queen's Park Toronto, Day 2:
Just five of us to begin with (two is enough mind you), but soon others began to arrive including a group from Occupy Toronto.
Here is another short video: Toronto in solidarity with Waglisla (Bella Bella) fast to protest Enbridge pipeline - Day 2.
Almost forgot to mention the two constables who are now the grand winners in the 'people in positions of authority with good manners' category - having displaced the Park Police in Washington last year from first place.
Queen's Park Toronto, Day 3 - breaking the fast:
Lyn brought apples (practical) and raspberry chocolate (delicious), and Rita brought felafel (substantial) for us to break our fast.
My camera packed up except for Mari's poem (at the left) and this video.
The constable's name is Carla. I didn't tell her that she could put me in jail before I would fill out her protest permission form - so she continued cordial.
What did I learn? Fasting makes you tired and stupid-er, weary. An 'objective correlative' perspective on the malnourished 5th of humanity who experience it, more-or-less, every day until it effectively kills them.
Some professional dissembler of misinformation from Arizona showed up - his name is Daryl, I presume he is Larry's other brother from the Newhart show - to tell us that Denmark has completely abandoned wind power - and I began to lose my temper and retired from the conversation. Which brought it all full circle - Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour ...
As reported in the Guardian:
Denmark will supply 35% of its total energy from renewables by 2020 and 100% by 2050.
The deal aims to see Denmark cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and decrease energy consumption by more than 12% compared to 2006.
It also aims to supply 35% of its total energy from renewables, with half of its electricity delivered by wind farms. The agreement also covers advances in renewable heat, smart grids, and biogas among other green technologies.
... and on the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building website: Martin Lidegaard: DK makes energy policy history, and DK Energy Agreement, March 22 2012.
A short video (5 minutes) of a speech from 2011 (the only one I could find in English).
Born in 1966 - so Generation X, not a 'millennial' like our Jason Russell.
Is there a possible connection here with Denmark being the single European country to save virtually all of its Jews from the Holocaust? This Wikipedia article is worth reading carefully.