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Jun 5, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
Boreal Forest Film Night

Join us for films and a slide presentation on struggles by indigenous communities and grassroots environmental groups to defend the boreal, using corporate pressure campaigns and direct action
WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2007, 8PM
WHERE: Times Up! Space, 49 East Houston St between Mott and Mulberry Streets
WHO: Sponsored by Wetlands Activism Collective and Times Up!
MORE INFO:  Call (347) 293-2217 or email activism@wetlands-preserve.org
DIRECTIONS: B, D, F, or V to Broadway-Lafayette Streets, 6 to Bleecker Street, or N or R to Prince Street.

ABOUT THE BOREAL FOREST: If you care about clean air and water, you care about the Boreal Forest. Stretching from Alaska clear across Canada to the Atlantic Ocean, the Boreal is an astonishing wilderness, one of the largest intact ecosystems in the world. It holds more freshwater than anywhere else on the planet, and plays an essential role in cleaning the air that we breathe and in fighting climate change. It is also habitat to rare species of wolves, bears, and woodland caribou, as well as half of North America's songbirds.  Currently, less than 8% of the Boreal is protected. It is being logged at a rate of two acres a minute, 24 hours a day, much of it to make things like catalogs, junk mail, magazines, newspapers and toilet paper.

Featuring:
AS LONG AS THE RIVERS FLOW
The Story of the Grassy Narrows Blockade
2,500 square miles of forests, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario have sustained the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation for thousands of years. Now Weyerhaeuser, the largest lumber company in the world, is driving a wave of destructive logging that threatens to uproot their traditional way of life. In December 2002, a small group of people from the reserve of Grassy Narrows First Nation took up the fight to protect their traditional lands from Weyerhaeuser. They began a blockade that would eventually become the longest-standing in Canadian history.
Directed by local filmmaker Dave Clement; Produced in Association with Thunder Bay Independent Media.

The Grassy Narrows campaign video
A short overview on Rainforest Action Network's campaign to support Grassy Narrows. .

Sasketchewan, the Province of Weyerhaeuser
20 minute video documentary of the human and ecological costs of logging in Saskatchewan by Weyerhaeuser. Recent documents from Canada provide clear-cut evidence that Weyerhaeuser has grossly violated the legal, social and ecological commitments that allow them to log on public lands in the province of Saskatchewan.

Victoria's Dirty Secret Campaign Video
Learn about the successful campaign to end Victoria's Secret's use of paper from endangered boreal forests for their catalogs.

Footage from Wetlands Activism Collective's protests at Victoria's Secret and J. Crew
Watch independent video and TV coverage of Street theater, in-store disruptions, and blockades demanding that these retailers  stop destroying endangered forests for catalog paper.

And more!
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Posted: Jun 5, 2007 9:14pm
May 10, 2007
Focus: Health
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST:
Let Target Know It’s Time to Phase Out PVC, the Poison Plastic!
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Join us in sending a message to Target and let them know PVC plastic is out of style and encourage them to develop a plan and timeline to phase out PVC.
We'll wear Hazmat suits, hold signs and banners and leaflet Target customers and passersby.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24th, (Noon – 2:00pm)
WHERE: Target, Atlantic Terminal, 139 Flatbush Ave at Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn,  Take the N to Pacific St, M, R, B, D to Atlantic Ave-Pacific St,  Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 Atlantic Ave, C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton St, or LIRR to Atlantic Terminal.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Wetlands Activism Collective   Vmail: (347) 293-2217
Email: activism@wetlands-preserve.org        Web: www.wetlands-preserve.org

Target and PVC:  Target's aisles are filled with products made from chemicals linked to cancer. They sell many common products such as shower curtains, children's toys and baby products made out of or packaged in polyvinyl chloride, the poison plastic. PVC products are dangerous to our health and environment from start to finish -- in the factory, at home, and in the trash -- releasing poisonous chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.

The production of PVC products requires toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene dichloride. Target’s chic PVC products are useless without the addition of toxic additives. Children chewing on vinyl toys can be exposed to chemicals linked to reproductive harm. These chemicals are so bad they’ve been banned from use in toys in Europe. The familiar new shower curtain smell is poisonous chemicals being released from the curtain in your home. PVC products sold by Target cannot be effectively recycled due to the many different toxic additives in the product, which can contaminate the recycling batch. Just one PVC bottle can contaminate a recycling load of 100,000 recyclable bottles!

The good news is safe and cost effective alternatives exist. Unfortunately, Target lags behind other retailers in taking action on PVC. Last year, Wal-Mart committed to phase out private label PVC packaging in two years. Other companies phasing out PVC include Nike, Microsoft, Ikea, H&M, and Johnson and Johnson.
Learn more by visiting: www.besafenet.com/pvc

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Posted: May 10, 2007 7:32am
Mar 31, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States

Earth's Forests Are Under Attack!


Take Action!
Wetlands Activism Collective
Forest Defense Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 7-9 PM
Gymnasium @ Judson Memorial Church, 243 Thompson St between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South
-     Learn why forests matter, why they are being destroyed­and how we can stop it.
-     Plan for the national days of protest (April 21 & 23)  to stop the destruction of forests for catalog paper.
-     Find out how you can be part of efforts to stop forest destruction for outdoor furniture (organized by Rainforest Relief) and comic book paper (organized by Wetlands).
-Bring your ideas!

For more info, call (201) 928-2831, email activism@wetlands-preserve.org, or visit www.wetlands-preserve.org
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Posted: Mar 31, 2007 8:02am
Mar 31, 2007
Focus: Business
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States

Freegan Forum

A Discussion on Sustainable Living Beyond Capitalism


When: April 12th 7-9pm (at  9PM we'll begin a walking tour of the useable retail waste of the West Village).
Where: The New School, Enter at 66 West 12th Street (East of 6th av), Manhattan
Sign in, go through courtyard to Lang Cafeteria (Room 100)
Additional Info: Call (347) 724-6954 or email ask@freegan.info.
Admission is free & Freegan refreshments will be provided!
Of ten misunderstood  to mean simply dumpster diving for food, freeganism is a holistic philosophy and way of living based on deliberate non-participation in the capitalist economy through labor or spending.

Join Freegan.info for an introduction to freeganism, addressing questions including:
   * What is freeganism?
   * Do "fair trade", "organic", "vegan" and other "responsible shopping" standards go far enough?
   * What is the connection between waste, hunger, globalization, and environmental destruction?
   * What  is "planned obsolesence" how do freegans challenge this cynical marketing strategy?
   * Is it possible to live without participating in capitalism?
   * What are mutual aid and gift  economics, and how do they  relate to freeganism?
   * What are the common practices of the freegan lifestyle?
   * Is freeganism just a lifestyle esthetic or a strategy for revolutionary change?
   * Can freeganism easy the transition to a post-petroleum society?
   * Does freeganism provide a provide a strategy for meeting people's needs and challenging the capitalist myth of scarcity in a class-based society where so many are deprived of daily  necessities?
   * What are current projects and activities in NYC that reflect a freegan ethic?
Sponsored by Freegan.info and the New School's  Direct Action Networking Collective.
To learn more about freeganism, visit <http://www.freegan.info/>www.freegan.info.
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Posted: Mar 31, 2007 7:44am
Nov 16, 2006
Focus: Health
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
EVERYDAY RAW SERIES

We created our Everyday Raw Series to help
people to go, stay and live raw (or partially raw)
on an everyday basis.  There are no dehydrated,
nut-heavy or time-consuming foods in the recipes
we created for you!  Along the same spirit, there
are no recipes which try to imitate cooked foods.

We aim to empower you to be able to truly and
simply eat raw food every day, as we know you
lead a busy life.  In addition to learning and
enjoying the recipes, each class will include an
engaging educational discussion on topics
related to raw foods and your health.

+ Class 1: Fruit Juicing
 
Saturday, Nov. 18th, 7:00-9:30pm

      (1) Wheatgrass
      (2) The Cellulite Melter
      (3) Kidney Flush
      (4) The Eliminator
      (5) Side Salad
      (6) Educational Discussion


Please visit www.trueradianthealth.com

to learn about the other 5 classes in this series!

DETAILS:
+ Class will be led by Dan McDonald,
Raw Food Chef, Coach & Healer Extraordinaire
+ All ingredients are raw, vegan and 100% organic!
+ Recipe handouts will be provided
+ Full-sized portions of all the delicious recipes will be served
+ Dan will lead an educational discussion at the class covering
such topics as juicing, raw foods, supplements, superfoods,
detox, fasting, exercise, meditation and spirituality
This class will be videotaped for future release on DVD and
your attendance signifies you agree to appear on our DVDs
(should you wish to attend but not be
videotaped please alert us in advance)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
+ Please email krista@trueradianthealth.com to reserve your seat(s)
+ Limited seating available, so please RSVP soon
+ 24-hour cancellation policy

PRICING:
+ $35 for 1 class
+
$32 per class if taking 2-3 classes
+
$30 per class if taking 4-5 classes
+
$25 per class if taking all 6 classes
+
If you take 1 class and later decide to take more
classes, you remain eligible for the volume discounts


PAYMENT:
+ We accept cash, checks, PayPal or credit cards
+ Payments accepted in advance or at the door

LOCATION:
Park Slope, Brooklyn
288 5th Avenue #1F
Between 1st & 2nd Streets
Subway Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/yz2hll


QUESTIONS?
krista@trueradianthealth.com

(917) 975-7030

WEBSITE:

www.trueradianthealth.com

We look forward to hearing from you
and we hope that you enjoy your day!


Krista Peterson & Dan McDonald

True Radiant Health

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Posted: Nov 16, 2006 8:27am
Nov 5, 2006
Focus: Health
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: United States
EVERYDAY RAW SERIES

We created our Everyday Raw Series to help
people to go, stay and live raw (or partially raw)
on an everyday basis.  There are no dehydrated,
nut-heavy or time-consuming foods in the recipes
we created for you!  Along the same spirit, there
are no recipes which try to imitate cooked foods.

We aim to empower you to be able to truly and
simply eat raw food every day, as we know you
lead a busy life.  In addition to learning and
enjoying the recipes, each class will include an
engaging educational discussion on topics
related to raw foods and your health.

+ Class 1: Fruit Juicing
 
Saturday, Nov. 18th, 7:00-9:30pm

      (1) Wheatgrass
      (2) The Cellulite Melter
      (3) Kidney Flush
      (4) The Eliminator
      (5) Side Salad
      (6) Educational Discussion


Please visit www.trueradianthealth.com

to learn about the other 5 classes in this series!

DETAILS:
+ Class will be led by Dan McDonald,
Raw Food Chef, Coach & Healer Extraordinaire
+ All ingredients are raw, vegan and 100% organic!
+ Recipe handouts will be provided
+ Full-sized portions of all the delicious recipes will be served
+ Dan will lead an educational discussion at the class covering
such topics as juicing, raw foods, supplements, superfoods,
detox, fasting, exercise, meditation and spirituality
This class will be videotaped for future release on DVD and
your attendance signifies you agree to appear on our DVDs
(should you wish to attend but not be
videotaped please alert us in advance)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
+ Please email krista@trueradianthealth.com to reserve your seat(s)
+ Limited seating available, so please RSVP soon
+ 24-hour cancellation policy

PRICING:
+ $35 for 1 class
+
$32 per class if taking 2-3 classes
+
$30 per class if taking 4-5 classes
+
$25 per class if taking all 6 classes
+
If you take 1 class and later decide to take more
classes, you remain eligible for the volume discounts


PAYMENT:
+ We accept cash, checks, PayPal or credit cards
+ Payments accepted in advance or at the door

LOCATION:
Park Slope, Brooklyn
288 5th Avenue #1F
Between 1st & 2nd Streets
Subway Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/yz2hll


QUESTIONS?
krista@trueradianthealth.com

(917) 975-7030

WEBSITE:

www.trueradianthealth.com

We look forward to hearing from you
and we hope that you enjoy your day!


Krista Peterson & Dan McDonald

True Radiant Health

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Posted: Nov 5, 2006 9:53am
Jan 28, 2006
Volunteers needed @ Black Rose Books (Pdx, Cascadia)

Black Rose is a very cool bookstore, freecycling space & radical community center. They are developing a library and act as HQ for Oregon Books 2 prisoners. BR
is located at 4038 N. Mississippi Ave & is open from noon to 8pm Tuesday-Saturday & Sunday from 4to8pm.

In their own words:

"Black Rose Collective Bookstore & Freecycling Center is a community owned/serving business based on the principles of cooperation, not competition. Serving
the rich cultural and economic diversity of our neighborhood. Black Rose seeks to provide the tools for people to recognise and respond to all forms of
oppression."

And they need all of OUR to sustain and increase the great work that they do. Right now, they looking for folks to do construction, serve as librarian/s, do web
design & act as staff (answer questions, sell stuff, be friendly-like, etc). If ya have anouther talent ya want to share that I missed please send 'em an email.
They generally prefer folks to work shifts of noon to 4 or 4 to 8 but one-time, irregular or other volunteering options can work too.

Get in touch with them for more details: email - blackrosecollective@riseup.net. They also have a myspace thang and ya can always just stop by and talk to 'em face to face.
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