22 avril 2017

Marcher pour la Terre et la Science

Marcher pour l’une, c’est marcher pour l’autre.

Indice Dow Jones de trahison chez les chefs d’États

Deux exemples à donner le goût de se gaver d’antidépresseurs ou de faire du macramé ou d’aller magasiner, tellement c’est déprimant!

Le chroniqueur Vincent Marissal disait, en parlant des négociations feutrées avec nos voisins, «on n’agite pas un chiffon rouge devant un taureau»; par chance, Trump le porte au cou, alors il ne le voit pas...

March for science, Jonathan Schmock  http://jonathanschmock.com/

The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.

By Bill McKibben
April 20, 2017

President Trump’s environmental onslaught will have immediate, dangerous effects. He has vowed to reopen coal mines and moved to keep the dirtiest power plants open for many years into the future. Dirty air, the kind you get around coal-fired power plants, kills people. 
   It’s much the same as his policies on health care or refugees: Real people (the poorest and most vulnerable people) will be hurt in real time. That’s why the resistance has been so fierce. 
   But there’s an extra dimension to the environmental damage. What Mr. Trump is trying to do to the planet’s climate will play out over geologic time as well. In fact, it’s time itself that he’s stealing from us. 
   What I mean is, we have only a short window to deal with the climate crisis or else we forever lose the chance to thwart truly catastrophic heating. (...) 
   The effects will be felt not immediately but over decades and centuries and millenniums. More ice will melt, and that will cut the planet’s reflectivity, amplifying the warming; more permafrost will thaw, and that will push more methane into the atmosphere, trapping yet more heat. The species that go extinct as a result of the warming won’t mostly die in the next four years, but they will die. The nations that will be submerged won’t sink beneath the waves on his watch, but they will sink. No president will be able to claw back this time — crucial time, since we’re right now breaking the back of the climate system. 
   We can hope other world leaders will pick up some of the slack. And we can protest. But even when we vote him out of office, Trumpism will persist, a dark stratum in the planet’s geological history. In some awful sense, his term could last forever.

Bill McKibben is a founder of 350.org and teaches environmental studies at Middlebury College.

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Earth Day, Jonathan Schmock http://jonathanschmock.com/

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet.

By Bill McKibben
April 17, 2017

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north at Justin Trudeau. (...) 
   But when it comes to the defining of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the old orange guy in Washington.

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Qu’on aime ou non, la vie sur terre fonctionne selon un système d’interdépendance. Une chaîne d’actions et de réactions dont on subit les effets, qu’ils soient positifs ou négatifs... Chacun fait ses petits trucs, comme balancer des bouteilles de plastique, des canettes de bière, des condoms, etc., dans les cours d’eau, aux abords des chemins, en se disant que ça ne compte pas dans la balance. Pourtant... nos actions individuelles et collectives ont toujours des répercussions à plus ou moins long terme. À un autre niveau, quand les intérêts commerciaux prévalent dans les décisions gouvernementales, la sauvegarde des individus et de la nature passe au dernier rang.

De sorte que la lutte des populations amérindiennes contre les pipelines touche la planète entière. Les documentaristes «de terrain» Josh Fox, James Spione et Myron Dewey ont réalisé conjointement un film en témoignage à la contestation pacifique qui s’est déroulée pendant plusieurs mois à Standing Rock.

Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock   


Available EVERYWHERE on Earth Day
April 22nd @ 8:45pm EST

WATCH THE FILM http://awakethefilm.org/

Audiences can donate any amount they want to stream the film online.
(We suggest $5)

100% of the proceeds will go to an Indigenous Media Fund and a Pipeline Fighters Fund supervised by the film’s creators and a council of indigenous leaders to support direct actions, indigenous filmmakers and journalists.

Directors: Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey
Executive producer: Doug Good Feather
Principal subject and co-writer: Floris White Bull


Academy Award® nominated, Emmy® award winning filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland Parts I and II), is an internationally recognized spokesperson on fracking and extreme energy development. In 2016 he was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released on HBO and toured the world theatrically. Fox is the Producing Artistic Director of International WOW, a film and theater company he founded in 1996, the theater company has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. One of his recent NowThis Standing Rock reports reached over 40 million people.

Academy Award® nominee James Spione’s last film, the whistleblower documentary Silenced, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for an Emmy® in 2016. His previous work, Incident in New Baghdad, won Best Documentary Short at Tribeca and earned an Academy Award® nomination. Mr. Spione’s other films include American Farm, about the demise of his family’s fifth-generation homestead in central New York State; as well as a continuing series of short docs exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia, one of the few remaining rural coastal regions in the continental United States. Spione has also written and directed a number of fiction films, including the Sundance favorite, Garden.

Myron Dewey's drone footage made him one of the most important journalistic voices to come out of the Standing Rock movement. Founder and owner of Digital Smoke Signals, Dewey is Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone. He is a professor, filmmaker/editor, digital storyteller, historical trauma trainer, drone operator, and journalist. Digital Smoke Signal’s goal is to help bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and indigenize media through indigenous eyes with cultural core values (Culture, Reciprocity, Respect and Family).

Doug Good Feather was born and raised on the Standing Rock Reservation of North and South Dakota. He now resides in Northglenn, CO, where he works with PTSD Veterans, and those suffering with PTSD, Addictions, Suicide Prevention, Homelessness, as well as Environmental issues through his nonprofit organization Lakota Way Healing Center. He was a future extra in Longmire and has won a Grammy®. He believes that once you’re a warrior you’re always a warrior serving and helping the people in your communities and around the world.

Floris White Bull is the daughter of Mark F. White Bull (Lakota) and Patricia Ann Loretto (Pueblo). Raised at Standing Rock, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Energy Technology and Native American Studies from Sitting Bull College and is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. She is a principal subject and co-writer of AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock.

Interview: How are we supposed to go on with the apocalyptic threat of climate change hanging over our heads? Filmmaker Josh Fox finds courage in the activists who carry on fighting in spite of this impending doom.


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