The sweet green scent of string beans! These are the few gathered from my balcony garden, and as I prepared them, that clean smell rose up, taking me back to sitting on my grandma Bunch’s porch snapping beans as a kid. “You better make sure you get all the strings out or you’ll have to […]
From the event March 13, in the on-going series of discussions, dBs Dialogues in Berlin, at the dBs Film & Music School. Can you copyright culture? 5 Things We learned: You can love in the wrong way We should watch our privilege The digital age is blurring cultural lines Diversity is essential to understanding Change […]
On 16 November 2016, supporters of #StandingRock #NoDAPL demonstrated in front of the US Consulate at Clayallee 170 in Berlin, Germany. Many of those gathered pledged to continue efforts as one could here in Europe by writing and taking action at banks and companies who help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. We were joined by those acting for Hawaiian Independence, and fellows from Australia raising awareness about the situation in their country. Obama was in town, and one hopes at least one journalist or someone he met with asked him about his “Let’s see how it plays out” response recently.
See below for ways to support Standing Rock, and contact information for bank and companies funding DAPL and how/where to write to demand they stop.
Ways to Support Standing Rock Directly
There is a dire need for serious cold weather clothing, tents, yurts, sleds, vehicles that can withstand the harsh weather of North Dakota. Camp representatives have stated they’ve received many clothing donations but they are not suitable for the sometimes –30c weather and snowstorms. Many of the lists below include specific items, materials and brands that are known to be good quality. Some are higher priced items (vehicles, medical equipment, etc.) so it is suggested that maybe people or companies combine their funds to make a purchase.
In particular the legal defense funds are critical. Per person, bail money and cost of legal counsel and trial is very expensive, and for some water protectors the false charges have been increased to serious felonies. Legal defense funds helps get them out of jail (out of dog kennels and away from abuse) while they await trial. Continue reading “Photos for #Berlin #StandWithStandingRock Demonstration at US Consulate +Info”
Originally posted on Red Haircrow:
As we walked over the frozen lake, our steps making a special sound that prompted my friend to share with a smile: “This is the sound of my childhood.” And snow does have different sounds as you walk upon it. In the three days I was in Bad Saarow-Pieskow I…
My son hadn’t been to Bad Saarow in two and a half years, but remembers good times there and a matchless freedom that only true simplicity can create. It is a place of peace for us and of mutual respect. A place where there is time to listen and speak and discuss as the moment […]