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Ima queer/poly feminist flying that green & black flag imagining industrial collapse, carving poems into the underbelly of a rape culture with paper cuts.

My Mom thinks I’m cool

#MyMomThinksI’mCool

vmartineau:

Pages from my ‘Levels of Complexity’ project, in which I wanted to explore ways in which I could communicate biology and science-based information in a more accessible illustrative style. I hoped to inspire some amount of awe at just how much is going on ‘beneath the surface,’ such as cells, tissues, organs, processes, etc within our bodies and our environment.

This is beautiful, except it’s all thin, traditionally attractive white people.
farm-punx:

Bail is not meant to be used as a punishment, but our 5 friends are STILL being held on the maximum bail amount possible. The combined bail is $57,500 READ MORE about these imprisoned PA activists. http://marcellusshaleearthfirst.org/2014/03/25/spring-our-friends/ Help us to get these brave resisters out of jail by donating to their LEGAL FUND HERE –> https://fundly.com/marcellus-shale-earth-first PLEASE DONATE towards our legal fund, and SHARE to help spread this story!

farm-punx:

Bail is not meant to be used as a punishment, but our 5 friends are STILL being held on the maximum bail amount possible. The combined bail is $57,500

READ MORE about these imprisoned PA activists.

http://marcellusshaleearthfirst.org/2014/03/25/spring-our-friends/

Help us to get these brave resisters out of jail by donating to their LEGAL FUND HERE –> https://fundly.com/marcellus-shale-earth-first

PLEASE DONATE towards our legal fund, and SHARE to help spread this story!

visual-poetry:

by christian bök (+)

visual-poetry:

by christian bök (+)

deplaisant:

dangerhamster:

the fact that people are like “Coca Cola supports racial equality, I’m not going to be drinking Coca Cola anymore” and “Google supports gay rights I’m not going to use them anymore” like what next “the Earth provides Oxygen to ethnic minorities I’m going to stop breathing in protest”

Hopefully

soooyeahanyway:

I think my new answer for when someone asks me why I am in a wheelchair is, “Retired mermaid.”

soooyeahanyway:

I think my new answer for when someone asks me why I am in a wheelchair is, “Retired mermaid.”

earthfirstjournal:

MI CATS 3 Found Guilty by Jury

from MI CATS
The trial of peaceful activists from Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS)…

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I have been mourning the snatching of my friends by the state since yesterday. We had been feeling so hopeful, that justice might preside, that the underdogs might defeat the state in one small way. Now our friends are in jail. We went to the Ingham County Jail today and formed a “Biocentric, Bouncing Banner Choir”. We sang improvised bio-centric songs such as:"For Lisa Barb and Vicci, we shall not be movedFor Lisa Barb and Vicci, we shall not be movedlike a tree that’s growing by the water, we shall not be we shall not be moved.Till the end of harsh extraction, we shall not be movedTill the end of harsh extraction, we shall not be movedlike a tree that’s growing by the water, we shall not be we shall not be moved.Till all the prisons crumble,Till all the prisons crumble, we shall not be movedwe shall not, we shall not be movedlike a tree that’s growing by the water, we shall not we shall not be moved.”It had many other verses, proposed organically on the spot.
We also sang this bio-centric, anti-colonial version of “This land is your land” 

This Land
This song is adapted from Woodie Guthrie’s version

This land is stolen from first nation folks
And we claim it’s ours, our private property
Industry exploits it for capitalism
This land belongs to mother earth

This land is earth’s land, this land is earth’s land
And they can’t have it to mine their tar sands
And they can’t take it to build their pipelines
This land was made for animals.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for our children

I’ve roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts:
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land belongs to mother earth


In the shadow of Wall Street I saw my people.
By the welfare office I saw my people:
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking:
Is this land made for you and me?

This land is earth’s land, this land is earth’s land
And they can’t have it to mine their tar sands
And they can’t take it to build their pipelines
This land belongs to mother earth

(I wrote the first verse, which incidentally also the last verse, and got rid of the “this land was made for you and me” anthropocentric b.s. the rest of the verses were gifted to me by Vicci Hamlin).<3 

earthfirstjournal:

MI CATS 3 Found Guilty by Jury

from MI CATS

The trial of peaceful activists from Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS)…

View Post

I have been mourning the snatching of my friends by the state since yesterday. We had been feeling so hopeful, that justice might preside, that the underdogs might defeat the state in one small way. 

Now our friends are in jail. We went to the Ingham County Jail today and formed a “Biocentric, Bouncing Banner Choir”. We sang improvised bio-centric songs such as:

"For Lisa Barb and Vicci, we shall not be moved
For Lisa Barb and Vicci, we shall not be moved
like a tree that’s growing by the water,
we shall not be we shall not be moved.

Till the end of harsh extraction, we shall not be moved
Till the end of harsh extraction, we shall not be moved
like a tree that’s growing by the water, 
we shall not be we shall not be moved.

Till all the prisons crumble,
Till all the prisons crumble, we shall not be moved
we shall not, we shall not be moved
like a tree that’s growing by the water, 
we shall not we shall not be moved.”

It had many other verses, proposed organically on the spot.


We also sang this bio-centric, anti-colonial version of “This land is your land” 

This Land
This song is adapted from Woodie Guthrie’s version

This land is stolen from first nation folks
And we claim it’s ours, our private property
Industry exploits it for capitalism
This land belongs to mother earth

This land is earth’s land, this land is earth’s land
And they can’t have it to mine their tar sands
And they can’t take it to build their pipelines
This land was made for animals.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for our children

I’ve roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts:
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land belongs to mother earth


In the shadow of Wall Street I saw my people.
By the welfare office I saw my people:
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking:
Is this land made for you and me?

This land is earth’s land, this land is earth’s land
And they can’t have it to mine their tar sands
And they can’t take it to build their pipelines
This land belongs to mother earth

(I wrote the first verse, which incidentally also the last verse, and got rid of the “this land was made for you and me” anthropocentric b.s. the rest of the verses were gifted to me by Vicci Hamlin).

<3 

forestfungus:

BY PAT PERRY: Here’s a poster I just finished writing and illustrating for the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands. I’ll have prints of it available soon, but decided to also offer it as Creative Commons. You can download your own, and print it out. Here’s the text accompanying the artwork:

 “On July 22nd 2013, four people locked themselves to construction equipment outside of Lansing, disrupting expansion of Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline, the same pipeline that burst into the Kalamazoo River in 2010 causing the largest land-oil spill in US history. Four actions took place over the summer; others involved skateboarding into a pipeline, tree sits, and soft blockades.The four arrested on the 22nd are members of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS), and are now facing felony charges equivalent to that of “assaulting an officer” for their acts of nonviolent civil disobedience. 

 Enbridge’s Line 6B carries tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest and most destructive fossil fuels on the planet. The tar sands process rapidly boosts carbon emissions and is quickly accelerating the climate crisis. Because of large gaps in oversight and accountability, Enbridge has successfully laid the groundwork for an explosion of new tar sands development in Canada that is being piped through our state as the tar sands are transported to the East Coast for export. This increase exposes the already threatened Great Lakes to larger and more toxic pipeline spills. In addition to the 2010 Kalamazoo river spill, Enbridge is responsible for 700 other spills in the past ten years. 

 The Enbridge extraction projects continue to jeapardize the health and safety of Michigan’s citizen’s and Michigan’s ecosystem, while the EPA estimates that 80,000 to 280,000 gallons of tar sands oil still remain in the Kalamazoo River. We can no longer let the state, and the fossil fuel industry decide our relationship to the environment and to each other. We can no longer wait for others to protect our state for us. Stand in solidarity with “the Felonious Four”, take your own action, and learn more about MICATS at http://www.michigancats.org

While this image appears to me more inspired by the Canyon County Blockade, Pat Perry did a great job on this image.

forestfungus:

BY PAT PERRY: Here’s a poster I just finished writing and illustrating for the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands. I’ll have prints of it available soon, but decided to also offer it as Creative Commons. You can download your own, and print it out. Here’s the text accompanying the artwork:

“On July 22nd 2013, four people locked themselves to construction equipment outside of Lansing, disrupting expansion of Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline, the same pipeline that burst into the Kalamazoo River in 2010 causing the largest land-oil spill in US history. Four actions took place over the summer; others involved skateboarding into a pipeline, tree sits, and soft blockades.The four arrested on the 22nd are members of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS), and are now facing felony charges equivalent to that of “assaulting an officer” for their acts of nonviolent civil disobedience. 

Enbridge’s Line 6B carries tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest and most destructive fossil fuels on the planet. The tar sands process rapidly boosts carbon emissions and is quickly accelerating the climate crisis. Because of large gaps in oversight and accountability, Enbridge has successfully laid the groundwork for an explosion of new tar sands development in Canada that is being piped through our state as the tar sands are transported to the East Coast for export. This increase exposes the already threatened Great Lakes to larger and more toxic pipeline spills. In addition to the 2010 Kalamazoo river spill, Enbridge is responsible for 700 other spills in the past ten years. 

The Enbridge extraction projects continue to jeapardize the health and safety of Michigan’s citizen’s and Michigan’s ecosystem, while the EPA estimates that 80,000 to 280,000 gallons of tar sands oil still remain in the Kalamazoo River. We can no longer let the state, and the fossil fuel industry decide our relationship to the environment and to each other. We can no longer wait for others to protect our state for us. Stand in solidarity with “the Felonious Four”, take your own action, and learn more about MICATS at http://www.michigancats.org

While this image appears to me more inspired by the Canyon County Blockade, Pat Perry did a great job on this image.