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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM: Why I Risked My Body to Stop Arctic Drilling


Environment  (tags: actIVISM, ACTIVISTS, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, making a difference, activism, protection, humans, habitat, environment, ecosystems, conservation, nature, politics, wildlife, GoodNews )

Cal
- 564 days ago - alternet.org
How far would you go for something you believed in?



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Edo R. (69)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:38 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 6:10 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Brian M. (143)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 9:39 am
It's only the future of everything that is at stake. If the idea of having a future with humanity and something that resembles a survivable planet holds value to people, then more of us are going to have to put our bodies on the line. Corporations have the full support of most governments around the world. The result is that they can use their private resources as well as getting governments to mobilize their goons to enforce their sick quest for maximum profit through maximum pollution. We need more people getting out there and stopping the atrocities that our elected government and the corporations who actually own those governments are so determined to commit.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:36 pm
I admire the dedication!
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 4:55 pm
Very brave.
 

Declan Woods (20)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 6:13 pm
Thank you on behalf of us all who love our planet.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 6:38 pm
Use less oil..... Go car-free if you can, advocate for public transport, walking and cycling...
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 10:40 pm
True Bravery.

Much Respect for these Heroes!

Thank you for posting this, Cal, noted.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:32 am
An important issue.
 

Patricia H. (470)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 3:24 am
noted, thanks for sharing
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:02 am
noted with thanks
 

Justin M. (2)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 5:55 am
Noted
 

Frans Badenhorst (538)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 6:09 am
wow!!! great stuff!!!
 

Anna M. (18)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 8:26 am

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle, 1854
----
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
Cree Prophecy
----
Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors
We borrow it from our Children.
Ancient Indian Proverb
----
The price of anything is the amount of life exchanged for it.
 

Arielle S. (313)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 9:53 am
How far would you go for something you believed in? It's beginning to come to that, isn't it? All thru history, people have had to make that choice. Would you rather die on your feet or live on your knees?
 

Dianne D. (450)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:21 pm
I support those that stand up for the environment and animal rights. Arielle S. I couldn't have said it better.
 

KlÃĄra Ertl (1)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:33 pm
I have the highest admiration for people líke him, other activists, not only of Greenpeace but people who protest against any injustice, and people such as Mark Boyle, who out of conviction decided to live without money - I admire them for the strength of their convictions and the way they put them into practice ; there is something in common for all of them, namely that they do not even think a lot about what they do or even whatīs the use of it ; they just DO something, instead of deliberating. Itīs the same thing as spontaneous helping in a situation when someone is in danger : the people who help do it right away or spontaneously, before there is time for doubt.
Itīs not easy to be like this and I donīt fully understand how it is possible, thatīs why I respect and admire these people so much.
 

Jean C. (18)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:46 pm
A guardian of the earth...A TRUE SAINT!
 

Muriel Servaege (37)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 3:29 pm
Noted. So brave!
 

Karen W. (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:43 pm
John Muir would be proud of you!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:57 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 8:38 pm
Great.Thanks
 
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