One of my Radical Resolutions for this year is to be more proactive and disciplined with celebrating, supporting and sharing other people’s stuff.
These were the most noteworthy, interesting and inspiring things from Ann Narkeh Media’s ideological echo chamber this week, for your edification and lulz.
I’m not normally into the old sports and that, but these two stories caught my eye.
There was a great #NoDAPL #Divest banner drop at the US Bank stadium in Minneapolis on New Year’s Day.
And Tunisia’s Club Africain fans displayed these “created by the poor, stolen by the rich” banners before their friendly against Paris St Germain:
The 70-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf grew another 11 MILES in December alone. That leaves just 12 miles before an iceberg the size of Delaware snaps off into the Southern Ocean.
Wednesday was #FatCatWednesday when UK bosses had ‘earned’ more than the average worker’s £28k annual salary in just two and a half days…
On Thursday, London breached it’s annual air pollution limit for ALL of 2017 – In Just FIVE DAYS!
Hooray for Finland who have become the first country to put #Basic Income into practice!
2017 is going to be another busy year for the UK’s anti-fracking movement.
Fracking monsters Cuadrilla have started drilling in Lancashire. Reclaim The Power made this statement regarding the odious corporation’s move.
Massive love and respect to whoever got the Anti-Fracking RickShaw Banner Response Unit together within hours of the news breaking…
Seems a good time to tweak this graphic which I rushed together for the last Cuadrilla comms blockade. (called off by Tina Rothery after winning her court case just before Christmas last year…)
Simultaneously, INEOS are preparing to frack historic Sherwood Forest. Get yer tights on – it’s Robin Hood time!
Drill or Drop‘s Ruth HayHurst put together this great roundup of some of this week’s protests against dirty fuel. frack-off.org.uk have published this map detailing all the current threats and the growing resistance around the country.
People are also mobilising against the latest round of PSPOS being used to criminalise and persecute the increasing numbers of homeless folk in the UK.
Sadly, yet another Ro̶u̶g̶h̶ ̶Sl̶e̶e̶p̶e̶r̶ Homeless HUMAN BEING has already frozen to death after being found in a Liverpool city centre gateway.
Scottish musician, Alasdair Codona has ended his 24 DAY hunger strike after MSPs finally agreed to talk about changing Scotland’s homeless laws. He had been starving himself to death outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to protest at the treatment of homeless people by local authorities. For 24 DAYS. He is currently recovering in hospital.
THIS article by Ed Jones for opendemocracy.net is a MUST READ for citizen journalists and everybody actually. It gets a bit scary towards the end, but being unaware is more scary in my very humble opinion.
Amongst many factoids about media corruption which may be familiar to this site’s filter bubble, the author offers this brilliant list of co-operative media sources – trustworthy alternatives to the fake news peddled by corporate controlled tabloid media;
Alternative media such as openDemocracy, Indymedia, Democracy Now andRed Pepper have existed for years, while The Canary was launched online a year ago. There has also been a resurgence of co-operatively owned media after some failed experiments in the 1970s, with The New Internationalist (now apparently the UK’s oldest workers’ co-operative) still surviving from that period. These media co-operatives are either owned by their workers, their readers or both as multi-stakeholder co-operatives. Corporate Watch and Strike! Magazine – both workers’ co-operatives – have been running since 1996 and 2012 respectively. The Morning Star has been a reader owned co-operative for several years. Ethical Consumer converted into a multi-stakeholder co-operative in 2008. The Bristol Cable has recently been created by local residents as a co-operative. Positive News has recently been crowdfunded by its readers to be a co-operative. STIR magazine is planning to transition to a co-operative structure. In the UK the co-operative movement founded their own publication in 1871 to report on the co-operative movement – the Co-operative Press – which continues as Co-operative News to this day.
The list continues, detailing co-operatively owned media sources around the world.
Another great article I missed towards the end of last year was by The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum. An honest, uplifting account of his visit to the #NODAPL protest camp at #StandingRock : How Standing Rock solved my 2016, First World problems. Initially frustrated by his inability to make himself useful, Andy meets a “sexy, sassy, long-haired gay Navy vet named Hey” and many others who offer insights into why so many are compelled to help the long arc of history bend towards justice at standing rock and around the world.
Protesters are still being arrested at #StandingRock. The fight is not yet over there yet, it looks like it might be just beginning.
ALTERNATIVE MEDIA LIST: RECOMMENDATION
I was recommended The Wrong Kind of Green, which is a 100% volunteer, critical-thinking collective which stands united behind ‘The Peoples Agreement’ to protect the rights of mother earth, agreed upon in Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 2010.
The site’s content focuses on exposing Big Green corruption, from spin doctors to false front NGOs to the doings of the Global Shadow Government and Military Industrial Complex.
This site has been added to the Alternative Media List.
This toon by @SKZCartoons on the sickness of in 2017…is tragic, but brilliant.
The ARTIST TAXI DRIVER, @chunkymark is crowdfunding BREXSHIT The Movie.
I’ve got no money to spare at the moment, so I made this poster for him instead.
Really pleased that he liked it enough to make it his profile picture! 😀
Click here if you can spare a few quid to help him out.
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