Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Genetically Engineered Enviro Show

Good news: Glen’s been recently rewired so he’ll be good for many more future shows. It was Jean on genes this time around. She shared her extensive knowledge of biotech, biopiracy and biodevastation. Also, we got a phone-in from our friend Orin Langelle of the Global Justice Ecology Project about the threat of genetically engineered trees and some direct action that’s been taking place in South Carolina during an industry conference organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations and co-sponsored by Summerville, SC-based ArborGen.(read: biotech corporados). But first...
It was time for Revenge of the Critters! Canadian geese go after the corporados!



Then we heard D.O.'s Open Letter to Deval Patrick and Patrick's response. There’s the theme, how about the countdown? Yes, it was time to trash Darth Cheney, the boy-king, and all the Bush regime neo-cons! This week: Bush Administration Maintains Its Cozy Relationship with Biotech Bully Monsanto. We never got to the corporate cronies in the National Park Service have a scheme for bio-prospecting in our national parks; hopefully we'll check up on them in a future show. Also, we never got to the strange crop circles appearing on three continents (no, not THOSE crop circles).



Laura Simon’s "GMO" from her "The future’s in our hands" disc took us to the interview with Orin. Here's one for extra points: how about trying for a dramatic reading of The Death of Organic Food at home?





Finally, it was time for the Bus Stop Billboard:

Tuesday October 17 TENTATIVE
HADLEY WAL-MART SUPERCENTER SITE FIGHT CONTINUES
7:30pm, Senior Center, 46 Middle St, Hadley. Wal-Mart may return to
the Hadley Planning Board to unveil new plans for a Supercenter. www.hadleyneighbors.org. help mobilize against Wal-Mart:
Pioneer Valley Coalition to Change & Challenge Wal-Mart,
mailto:socialchange@amherst.edu.

Wednesday October 25
PIONEER VALLEY COALITION TO CHANGE & CHALLENGE WAL-MART
6:30-7:45pm, Porter Lounge (3rd Floor), Converse Hall, Amherst
College, Rts 116 & 9, Amherst. Fighting the Wal-Mart in Hadley and maybe in Greenfield, working on Wake-Up Wal-Mart campaigns, giving mutual aid to the coalition members fighting Wal-Mart in many ways. Info: mailto:socialchange@amherst.edu.

Thursday October 26
RACE, GENDER AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
4pm, 83 College St (Rt 116), S Hadley. Giovanna Di Chiro, Mount
Holyoke College Earth and Environment Dept, explores the "politics of
articulation" linking environmental and feminist theories forged by
environmental justice activists Info: www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/fcwsrc.

Thursday October 26
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS ONE YEAR AFTER KATRINA?
7pm, First Churches, Main & Center Sts, Northampton. Malik Rahim, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, former Black Panther, and Green Party member (former candidate for public office)and co-founder of COMMON GROUND RELIEF. Over the past year Common Ground has distributed food, water, clothing, and other necessities to poor people in the Ninth and Lower Ninth Wards of New Orleans. Malik will speak of the history and plans for the future - a future that we can participate in. See http://www.commongroundrelief.org. Info:
Rick Last, mailto:r.last@comcast.net.

SOLAR ENERGY: OWN A PIECE OF THE SUN
Chris Vreeland, Energy consultant
Wednesday, October 18, 7 - 9 p.m.
(6:30 registration and refreshments)
Location: Florence Civic Center, Park Street, Florence, MA
Learn how solar energy can work for you to produce electricity or heat water, and get information on siting and sizing a system, financing options, and locating an installer. For more information, visit www.cetonline.org.

SMALL SCALE WIND
Chris Vreeland, Energy consultant
Monday, October 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
(6:30 registration and refreshments)
Location: Shutesbury Elementary School, 23 West Pelham Road, Shutesbury, MA
Learn the “nuts and bolts” of small scale wind and find out how it can work for you. For more information, visit www.cetonline.org/

HIKING THE RANGE
Ted Watt, HCE Naturalist
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - noon
meet in the parking lot at the Notch Visitor’s Center and take off on the trails that lead along the Holyoke Range for an easy-to-moderate hike. Bring binoculars and field guides, and enthusiasm for learning about what is out there. Pre-registration is requested so we know how many people to keep track of. CALL: (413) 256-6006



That's it. Next time: scary halloween! :O

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