How the Earth observation community can learn from Indigenous Peoples and a Lakota worldview. Interview with James Rattling Leaf Sr.

Blog / James Rattling Leaf. Sr. & Diana Mastracci / June 3, 2020 GEO Indigenous Alliance JRL: One overarching term that we use in our everyday life is Mitakuye Oyasin, it means that we are all related. It’s a unifying concept, unifying way of knowing or understanding our place in the universe. These high-level concepts are important because with this framework we …

Watch the Condor and the Eagle

Hosting Host an event MAKA SI TOMNI LAKOTA GREY EAGLE SOCIETY – EVENT INFO: Date and Time Still To Be Determined- This event will support Maka Si Tomni Lakota Grey Eagle Society – committed to peaceful education of all children and a thriving Lakota language and culture, creating a regenerative traditional…MORE INFO A POWER SHIFT NETWORK EVENT – EVENT INFO: …

The number of birds in North America has fallen by a third since 1970 and climate change is making long distance migration more difficult

The number of birds in North America has fallen by a third since 1970, and climate change now seems to be making long-distance migration—always something of a miracle—much more difficult. Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change By Dharna Noor New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday shows that the climate crisis may …

Police Unions Have Been Supporting Police Brutality

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/melissasegura/police-unions-history-minneapolis-reform-george-floyd Police unions have become increasingly rightwing as a backlash to the Obama administration and Black Lives Matter — and that’s bad news for the cities they police.Melissa SeguraBuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on June 1, 2020, at 7:05 p.m. ET Tweet Share Copy More than a year before a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pinned George Floyd to the ground in …

Take action now to make public banking a reality

Adapt for your state! Please Take Action NOW to Make Public Banking a Reality in Colorado. As an economic crisis unfolds along with our current respiratory health crisis, we look to you, our elected leaders, to create bold, visionary solutions and to chart new paths forward that are innovative and solutions-focused. Establishing public banks now would help Colorado handle its …

The End of War as We Know It

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch.May 27, 2020 | EDUCATE! The Coming Of A Social-Distancing Version Of War The Future of Forever War, American-Style Covid-19, an ongoing global human tragedy, may have at least one silver lining. It has led millions of people to question America’s most malignant policies at home and abroad. Regarding Washington’s war policies abroad, there’s been speculation that the coronavirus might, in …

Conversion to [solidarity with] the people requires a profound rebirth. Those who undergo it must take on a new form of existence; they can no longer remain as they were. What is needed, according to Freire, is for us to “stop making pious, sentimental, and individualistic gestures, and risk an act of love.”

Humanization, a movement toward greater freedom, dignity, inclusivity, and possibility. We are one, and through solidarity we more clearly identify and name the systems that separate us… – Paolo Friere By Richard Rohr, OFM, May 2020 Paulo Freire rarely used religious language or metaphors to make his point. Yet his teaching on solidarity was that “Conversion to [solidarity with] the people requires a profound rebirth. Those who undergo it must take on a new form …

The Collapse of Rush Hour: A Deep Dive

By Jarrett Walker, May May 27, 2020 in General 2 Covid-19 has understandably caused steep declines in public transit demand, but the pattern of that fall is important.  Peak (rush hour) demand has fallen much more than all-day demand, mirroring a change in travel demand overall. This chart is from the daily updates we’ve been getting at the Transit app website.  This chart covers …