Greetings Earthlings. We are fresh back from the front in the non-violent struggle against the corporados. D.O. & Jean will report back on their trip to both the #OccupyWallStreet and #OccupyBoston. We're hoping they will add The Rights of Nature to their declarations. Also, our roving reporter, Tom Neilson will report back from the DC Occupation of Freedom Plaza, then we remind everyone that the rape of the forests and the fouling of the biosphere is all about Corporate America with Chris Matera of Mass Forest Watch who joins us once again to connect the dots. As always we venture into our E-Valley-uation segment, the Enviro Show Echo Chamber and visit the Fool-on-the-hill, but first it's time for...Revenge of the Critters! Human rights? How about bats rights!
In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we note The New York Times has discovered the importance of forests. How's that for hard-nosed reporting! Of course, we have to give them some credit for their front page, above the fold coverage of the Wall Street Occupation....but only some. And speaking of New York, how about YOU send Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly a note reminding them about the First Amendment? Did we say Occupy Wall Street? How about the State Department! And this from Grist: UK activist denied entry into The States due to super glue attack on Obama!
This week's Fool-on-the-Hill goes plural. GOP members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee get to wear the Fool's cap for their opposition to a proposed regulation that would restrict the transportation and importation of nine types of snakes, including the Burmese Python, that are invasive and threatening to wildlife. Apparently, exotic invasives are job creators! Who knew! We thought all the snakes in the grass lying about job creation were Repugnican congressmen.
Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Anonymous:
"We are legion. We are everywhere!" Well.....yeah!
After our interview with Chris we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:
Wednesday, October 12, 2pm. Occupy UMass, Student Union steps. Go to: http://occupyamherst.com/
Wednesday, October 12, 5:30pm. Join Jobs with Justice, Occupy Boston, IBEW 2222, and CWA for a day of action for working people, against the wealthy 1% that holds our government and our country hostage. We are joining forces to march from OccupiedBoston at Dewey Square to Verizon and demand that the company accept the union's contract proposal. Verizon must not cut health care, pensions, wages, and security for the workers who keep Verizon running. Contact Jobs With Justice at 617-524-8778
Wednesday, October 12,7:00pm - 10:00pm. Free screening of "Inside Job" on the side of Bank of America, 144 Main Street, Northampton. The story of how Wall Street totally screwed us. Bring a sweater--Bring a seat--Bring a friend!
Saturday, October 15, 1:00 pm. March & Rally to Stop Wars Home & Abroad. Park Street Station at Boston Common (Park & Tremont), Boston. Call: 781-285-8622
Monday, October 17, 8:30am - 6:00pm. Occupy Springfield! Court Sq, Springfield. If your incensed about being economically marginalized and angry about the democratic process being usurped by big business and corporations -- meet at Court Sq. in Springfield on October 17th at 8:30 a.m. Bring your signs and defiance to this event. Let the world know that you aren't going to remain silent and complacent. Be angry -- it's all that you have left.
October 22, 3-9 p.m. Citizens Awareness Network's 20th anniversary party at Kiwanis Park in Bernardston, MA. Cover charge: sliding scale. B.Y.O.B. Now we are creating a sustainable energy future by replacing Vermont Yankee!
• Patty Carpenter and friends – Blues / Folk Rock / Jazz
• Wildcat O’Halloran – Blues / Classic Rock
• Brook Batteau and The New Cosmology - Rock / Dance Pop
• Rae C Wright’s tips on proper radiation hygiene
• Our favorite M.C., Will Nukem
• D.J. Emporer
No one turned away for lack of funds. For information and directions:
Citizens Awareness Network • 413-339-5781 • www.nukebusters.org
Wednesday, October 26, 7-9 p.m. STUDYING MOUNTAIN LIONS WITH MARK ELBROCH . Sliding scale fee. Location to be determined. Pre-registration at Hitchcock Center for the Environment required; please call 413-256-6006.
Sunday, Oct 30, noon. Call to Action: Rally at the Gates of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor. 546 Governor Hunt Rd. Vernon, VT.
We will not allow this reactor to operate beyond its scheduled closure date. It is time to close up and clean up. Go to: http://safeandgreenenergyalliance.org/
There. We've occupied your time long enough....'til next time, that is. There is however one more thing we must add: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!