mom-washing + tar sands + environmental PR bullshit

It’s been ages and ages since I’ve written. No excuse for my absence and blogging complacency other than to admit that I’ve found other people are saying things way better than I can say them these days.  Case in point, this EXCELLENT blog-ticle about mom-washing – marketing not-so-cozy industry as cozy-loving-caring.

earth day – happy?

It’s been a crazy while and a winter that never was which may suddenly be making a comeback while tulips pop and cherry blossoms and forsythia bloom.

The earth is a miracle.

And there is only one.

Remember to always respect and love your mother.

AdBusters + Occupy Wall Street + Revolution

Hopefully this link will work – it’s from a CBC interview with Kalle Lasn, the editor and cofounder of ADBUSTERS – and the man who suggested/invented/inspired the OCCUPY movement. The revolution where the people aren’t sheeple and do their best to take back their lives and futures. And for your visual enjoyment, this was my Halloween costume. I was OCCUPIED!

peace + love + tolerance

#occupybaystreet #occupywallstreet #wearethe99%

Just back from occupybaystreet, occupycanada which was actually at st. james park near the st. lawrence centre since bay street was already closed for the big marathon tomorrow, which is ironically sponsored by a big bank. all in all seemed like a pretty chill gathering with peeps shouting about love and inclusion.

#occupywallstreet + we are the 99%

#occupywallstreet + we are the 99%.

#occupywallstreet + we are the 99%

Like loads of people, I am fascinated by the momentum of this movement. This new form of ECO-activism -where ECO is both about the physical environment and the economic environment. This weekend, it arrives in my hometown of Toronto, Canada. Bringing it back to its country of origin. Here I’d like to brag a little bit – and share some #occupywallstreet history. The genesis was an idea in the amazing ADBUSTERS. Inspired by the Arab Spring movements for democracy in the middle east, on September 27th, 2011, they issued a call to action for citizens to take charge of the economy – to encourage the power of the people. #OCCUPYWALLSTREET/Adbusters – which always has the pulse of environmental and social justice issues around the world has this very cool thing – a petition brought to life by a digital counter on Wall Street – aiming for 1 million signatures. So even if you’re not in New York, if this is something that resonates with you, the idea that like we do in Canada, American banks should be regulated and the wealthiest people should pay more taxes – you can add your presence to this monumental moment in world history – when the people try to take back democracy and make the world a better, more equitable place. COUNT YOURSELF IN

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