How many more road blockages, online petitions, sit in, marks are needed to tip the argument in our favour?
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I took this photo in an alleyway in Toronto. I love it. Not everyone does thou. Sometimes I think there is something really beautiful in the way the world works, even when it is working in destructive ways, but maybe that is just me trying to make my peace with the fact one day I will cease to exist. Right now I have absolutely no peace about the destruction that we are being inundated with. The idea of breaking down is only okay when what is left behind can be used to start anew. I don’t even know what to call what we are leaving behind and I no longer understand what it is we are building.
This coming Saturday is a national day of action to protest pipeline expansion. “Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities.”
Thank you as always to the First Nations Communities for being on the front line and raising your voices. Thank you to the people at Leadnow. Thank you to the people at Desmog Canada and finally thank you everyone who is trying to get in the way and slow this system down.
I took this photo a few years ago at a Luminato event in Queen’s Park. I love the art in Toronto. Last month I set up my own “installation” in Trinity Bellwood Park on Nuit Blanche to talk to Canadians about the Idle No More Movement and changes to our Environmental Policies. Last Sunday I went for a beautiful fall walk thru Parkdale, Queen West and Kensington. It appears that there is a lot of Idle No More installations in these neighbourhoods. One might also call it graffiti. I am going to attempt each month to do something to help keep this in people’s minds. If you are so inclined scroll thru my Wednesday (Harper) and Thursday (First Nations and our Environment) posts to see what changes are happening to Canada. If you want to have a great source of updates become Facebook friends with Idle No More and Desmog Canada. If you ever feel romantic about the ’60s and what was accomplished, get excited you are living in the same moment. This will be a time in our history when future generations will ask you “Where were you when all of that was happening?”
Elispogtog to me is a win. It is a lets slow the hell down and think for a moment win. Maybe that combined with what is going on in the Senate we will get to stop moving at the maniacal pace of Harper and his environmental policies.
Saturday night at Nuit Blanche was great. I learnt not only about how to make a better “art installation” but more about the Idle No More movement and our First Nation’s history. My good friend Chris has his own blog and wrote about the night. This post was picked up by #IdleNoMore daily. A great site to keep you informed!
One of my favourite places in the world (and I have been fortunate enough to visit all continents but Antarctica) is a Canadian Lake. There is really nothing better than being up North and forgoing a shower for the time you are there and simply getting clean and refreshed in the best mineral bath in the world. My sister’s dogs agree. When I first starting my Thursday posts I thought I had a lot of time before the Canada-China Treaty became a real threat. It appears I don’t.
There is what is going
CBC on the Treaty - have a listen and form your own opinion
If this one is too long there is always the Lovely Rick Mercer – short and to the point
Huffington’s coverage – Articles from Oct 2012 onwards
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