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A total miscarriage of justice in the Gulf of Mexico.
This was a free concert for all fishermen (recreational and commercial), oil workers, clean up workers, concerned citizens, activists and leaders.
In addition, the first ever Gulf Coast Clean Air and Clean Water Awards were given to individuals and groups who have answered the call to stewardship on behalf of our area, ecosystem and people.
Kindra speaks specifically to the ignorant regulation of the fishing industry that is forcing people out of business while playing favorite to corporate controlled fishing much like the family farmers have been pushed off their land the family fishing industry is also in danger of going extinct.
the rest of the festival is archived from the live stream here
Public Comment 1 minute each session.
This is from the 2nd meeting of the Presidential executive order created Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. This will be distributed very raw CSpan style. After Mardi Gras I'll have time to put it in context with a short wrap up video.
Feel free to remix this long form content, linked credit makes it nice, for profit organizations can pay me something, right? Much higher quality footage available upon request.
There is much more coverage of this event @
Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster is hosting a series of forums called Truth-Out for the Gulf, focused on how the Deepwater Disaster is affecting our health and daily life. The next forum will be March 19th. If you have information to share, please contact us.
References made in this video to "that young man" etc are referring to this
Cherri Foytlin - Co-founder, Gulf Change, based in Grand Isle, Louisiana
Dennis Rednour - Resident, Longbeach, Mississippi
C.J. Troxler - Unemployed Shrimper, Lousiana Shrimpers' Association
Robin Young - Guardians of the Gulf, Orange Beach, Alabama
Principle Speaker for the Truth Out for the Gulf Forum
Dr. Wilma Subra, Louisiana physiological biochemist interviewed in the award-winning documentary "Gasland", reports on her recent blood test results on the residence of the Gulf Coast. Test most Dr's refuse to perform, tests lawyers disbelieve; tests that proof that corexit is making it's way into our food supply.
She is founder and president of the Subra Company of New Iberia. She has been providing blood testing to those exposed to the dispersant Corexit that proof the chemicals are finding there way into the seafood and our bodies.
more info @ http://leanweb.org
filmed February 5th 2011
more from this event @
thanks for posting, I was going to get around to it. ;~)
This is the highlight of the public response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission's final report. January 12th 2 members of the commission, after presenting their findings to the president, revealed their conclusions directly to some of those affected by the disaster.
A longer edit of the Oil Spill Commissions findings will be available tomorrow @
To Watch the entire 84 minute Oil Spill presentation &/or download the documents, go here
This video was filmed by Kindra Arnesen and produced by FluxRostrum.
This is the 1st installment of what will become a feature length documentary titled
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
perspective's on Gulf Coast Disaster w/ Kindra Arnesen
full EisE play list @
December 10, 2010
As the final negotiating sessions unfolded, youth from around the world lined the front of the Moon Palace conference center in a final appeal for a science-based target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C in any agreements coming out the Cancun negotiations.
In front of a banner displaying ‘Climate Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’, they tried to count to 21,000, which according to Oxfam, represents the deaths resulting from climate-related disasters in the first nine months of 2010.
‘Climate justice means ensuring a sustainable future for communities and the ecosystem around the world,’ said Carra Cheslin a youth climate activist from the U.S. ‘It is imperative to protect vulnerable and underrepresented peoples who suffer from the harshest consequence of our climate crisis.’
As delegates from around the world inside the hall were praising the administrators of the conference for running a tight ship, UN security started to forcibly load the youth delegates onto a bus to remove them from the conference center.
After the protest was forcibly put down by UN security, Kumi Naidoo, Chair of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA) said:
"There is deep concern that the challenge and urgency to take action on climate change contrasts with the pace of negotiations. Both Civil Society and young people have consistently stood with the United Nations recognising that it is governments inside the process who are responsible for blocking progress. After two weeks of difficult negotations, I fully understand the anxiety of youth taking part in tonight's event. Their future is at stake, as are the lives and well-being of millions of people around the world already suffering the impacts of climate change. This peaceful activity was intended to remind delegates of their responsibilities as this conference comes to a close. Bearing this in mind, the response from UN security seemed excessive."
An accredited press photographer attempting to document the event had a confrontation with UN Security. The photographer was forcefully pushed onto the bus by multiple security personnel as other press supported his right to freely document the events taking place.
More COP16 @
Robert Zoellick President of the World Bank Speaks at the COP16 Avoided
Deforestation Partners Advancing Redd+ New Pathways and Partnerships
More Info @ http://redroadcancun.com
Jane Goodall at the Avoided Deforestation Partners Advancing Redd+ New Pathways and Partnerships Press Confernce.
more COP16 coverage at
Caravans arrive from dozens of cities across The Americas to converge for climate justice at the COP16 in Cancun, Mexico.
For Much More Coverage From the Cancun COP 16 by Mobile Broadcast News
A Caravan consisting of more than 400 members from the State of Chiapas belonging to the National Social Justice Movement, La Otra Campaigna, was prevented from entering the sacred Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza, declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.
La Otra Campaigna attempted to hold Mayan prayer ceremonies in the temples of their ancestors with members of several Indigenous nations from multiple countries including Canada, Guatemala and the United States Friday night.
The caravan was denied entry into the park when they arrived at 6pm on Dec. 3 due to a nightly tourist light show that was being set up.
As an expression of religious freedom Caravan members did not pay what would have been a collective entrance fee of at least $1,400 Dollars or four $USD per person to enter their religious site.
The Caravan, including several buses and more than a dozen smaller vehicles, was only permitted to enter long enough to make a U-turn and file out.
The Caravan then traveled a short distance to the town of Piste. Locals in the town had planned to hold the second night of a carnival with music, dancing and a Bull Fight in the town Zocolo when the Caravan arrived.
But the Piste carnival was delayed for an hour as the Caravan's vehicles circled the Zocolo. Young guitarists played while banners were rapidly painted denouncing their exclusion from Chichen Itza.
Many hoisted their printed black and red flags, which read "National Liberation Movement," an initiative spanning the country prompted by self-governing Zapatista communities.
Speakers from Indigenous Nations rallied the crowd, performed a spiritual ceremony and sang.
The Caravan continued towards Cancun to take part in a convergence of approximately 10,000 other Caravan riders arriving Friday and Saturday from across Central and South America. They plan to take part in more than a week of protest actions to counter the conferences surrounding the COP16.
Otra Campaigna Caravan drivers concurred that they were pulled over by the Federal Police more than a dozen times and had their luggage searched during their two-day drive to Cancun.
15,000 Federal Police now occupy the city, with many security checkpoints. Maritime activity has been suspended for approximately15 kilometers out to sea around Cancun, costing local fishermen dearly.
At the Cancun City limits Federal Police vehicles began to tightly follow the Caravan, with vehicles in front, behind and in the parallel lane. The Caravan successfully continued to a convergence center prepared for them in Cancun's city center.
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Stephen Baldwin, Dean Blanchard and Karen Mayer Hopkins speak of the corruption and neglect of BP and the Obama Administration in regards to the fisher people of the Gulf of Mexico and what they're willing to do to protect themselves and way of life.
More videos from the Rally @
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