On Water Rights, the Public Trust Doctrine. Whose water? Our water!
Frac-sand mines: Impacts on marginalized communities, Amish people.
Aaron Camacho for State Senate Insight 4
How can we assist small farms’ survival? Is hemp growing a solution?
Insights,part 5: Rural infrastructure problems, question on food quality, connecting small farmers with consumers
Insights, part 6: How do we hold police forces accountable? Why don’t native lives matter as much as others? Militarizing school life in America. Questioning an Israeli company being hired to train police forces.
Full Lecture – Part 1
Here’s Clint Jones, UWSP Professor in Philosophy, on “green, white-ecology, deep ecology, dark ecology, and black ecology,” Lecture Part 1.
Lecture – Part 2
“Consider what it is to learn of the death of the last North African white rhinoceros. Where were you? What did you think? How did you feel? Can you really comprehend its extinction? More importantly: Can you empathize with a creature that just lost its being? It was you, after all, that died. It was you that went extinct.”
Question & Answer Session – 1
Question & Answer Session – 2
“The Black Ecologist is going to say something like this…” “You can’t solve a capitalist problem with a capitalist solution,” right? “It was the rhinoceros yesterday; it’ll be you, tomorrow.”
Question & Answer Session – 3
“…You want money, to access power, that’s exactly what you’re after, right? And you’ve been told that that’s success; having money, having power, that’s success. But if you take the profitability out of productivity, and you ask yourself if what you’re doing has value, that’s gonna change the way you think about how you ARE in the world. What you are becoming is what you should be worried about, not what you’re doing at the moment, right?”
“Black Ecology is revolutionary, but it’s not revolutionary, in the way you’ve been taught to think about it. It’s not, you know, in the streets, you know, fighting tear gas and trying to take The Man down by the throat while he’s trying to shoot you with rubber bullets, right? It’s re-thinking, how to co-exist. How to exist, not just interpersonally, right, but in a sort of intra-being sort of way, right? With other beings…”
Q & A part 4
“Most of our entertainment is apocalyptic. Most of the way you think about the world is apocalyptic, right? We always live on the precipice of the End Times…So how do you pull yourself back from the brink, right? I think it’s a lot of work.”
As promised, “Film at 11”
At tonight’s Listening Session with UWSP-SGA + Assembly Rep Shankland’s Listening Session at UWSP, regarding the “tech-schoolization” of UW-Stevens Point.**
Ivy Engwall gets Segment 1, because she’s an officer in UWSP College Green Party so I’m bias… (first 25 seconds are blurry because I’m not a videographer…)
**”Tech-schoolization” is a project of the Grover Norquist-Scott Walker-WIsco GOP one-party regime in Wisconsin since elections 2010. It re-defines the mission of the UW system as serving the workforce needs of Wisco-corporations.
Segment 2 features Rick Christofferson, an active person in Portage County Democratic Party and progressive groups in central Wisconsin.
Segment 3, first part Dan ___________, second part, is Karlene Ferrante, who’s also an active person in central Wisconsin progressive activities.
Savannah _______ speaking first. Mike ___________, a teacher, speaks second.
Segment5: Ann Stein.
Lenore Hitchler’s rap on the “new UWSP” plan, last evening.
Part 7 of the listening session.
The Cameraman speaks. Has to drag Karl Marx into the discussion. That’s so “Humanities!”
Segment 8: Abby
Segment 9: Adam Greuel: “Where is Bernie Patterson? And where is Greg Sommers?”
A Mathematics Major speaks out on the need for Liberal Arts majors, too!
Some video clips from “Subversion and the Environment,” talks by Professor Clint Jones, UW-Stevens Point, given March 7, 2018 at UW-Stevens Point. Series sponsored by College Green Party at UW-SP.
Subversion and the Environment IIa – Religion, Capitalism, Dominating Nature
Clint Jones delves into the religious underpinnings of capitalism as an ideological pillar for systematic domination and subordination of the environment to the needs of the capitalists.
Subversion and Environment IIb Alienation, the Urban-Rural Divide, Marx’s Environmental blind Spot
Clint Jones considers Marx’s blind spot on natural and the environment, reconciling that with his idea that only by uniting urban and rural could real communal life be achieved, free from the dominance of Capital.
Subversion and Environment IIc Community Gardens, NeoMarxism, Eco Resistance
UW-Stevens Point Philosophy Professor Clint Jones uses the popular institution of community gardens as a hint of a post-capitalism future, informed by the ideas of Karl Marx and Greek philosopher Epicurus.
Here’s a sample resolution you can provide to your County Board Supervisor for passage through one of the relevant committees dealing with mobility, aging-disability and low-income needs, environment and or “sustainability.”
Please contact email@example.com to let us know how the resolution is received by your Supervisor, and if they will act upon it.
WHEREAS, In 2009 the Wisconsin Legislature passed legislation included in Act 28, enabling the formation of Regional Transit Authorities, complete with the power of taxation necessary to fund their start-up and operations;
WHEREAS, In 2011, as part of Act 32, the Wisconsin Legislature passed legislation disabling the same Regional Transit Authorities, with no rational explanation or narrative for undoing what had been done two years earlier;
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers (WAMM) said, introducing their 2016 Legislative Priorities, “Wisconsin is the only Midwest state without enabling legislation to create these authorities. Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) are a quasi-governmental entity that provides a governance structure for a unified transportation system and has taxing authority, therefor offering a funding alternative to property taxes;”
WHEREAS, WAMM added, “Regional Transit Authorities allow for a regional and comprehensive look at transportation. They encourage connectivity and multimodal approaches since the planning takes place with one body for the whole region. A multimodal and coordinated system improves the mobility, connectedness, and quality of life for those who are unable to drive themselves, particularly older adults, individuals with disabilities and those with low incomes;
WHEREAS, WAMM further noted that “Medical centers, employers, job centers, educational facilities are very often regional in nature; why should transportation be any different? Developing transportation systems requires flexibility to create innovative services that can cross municipal and county borders and account for communities of different sizes. RTAs enable this to be done in a more efficient, effective and sustainable manner;”
Bombarier’s on-board electric-powered railcar. (No overhead wires, a clunky solution). Batteries included, LOL.
WHEREAS, WAMM concluded the 2016 document, “Transportation systems are a part of the infrastructure that helps people get to jobs, medical appointments, and remain active and engaged members of the community and local economy. Where there are strong systems and meaningful mobility choices, there are strong communities. People want to live and work in these communities and are seeking them out; and,
WHEREAS, This County places great importance on our system of mobility for the populations most in need of the services that a Regional Transit Authority could provide our residents, and residents of lower-income counties in our immediate region; and
WHEREAS, This County places high value on the principles of “sustainability,” and
WHEREAS, lack of mobility for low-income workers and retired persons is a factor contributing to their lack of “sustainability,” while Regional Transit would allow easier access to jobs, schools, health care, and basic needs;
THEREFORE, This County calls upon the Wisconsin Legislature to quickly craft and pass Legislation once again enabling Regional Transit Authorities in Wisconsin;
FURTHER, that there be no limitations placed on the number of such Authorities, barring duplication of services or geographic overlap;
FURTHER, that Legislative obstacles to proceeding with near-100% renewable energy power for such RTAs be removed, keeping in mind future tightening of petroleum and natural gas supplies; and,
FURTHER, that agencies and Legislative Committees charged with overseeing transportation needs, make the creation and link-up of these RTAs into one seamless working statewide system a top priority.
The dark side of America’s so-called “shale revolution” in oil & gas should frequently be made known — and seen — by all Americans who live an utterly unsustainable life, but are gleeful at being able to motor around on relatively cheap petroleum.
Frac-sand mining in Wisconsin: The oil and gas industry, with the blessings of Wisconsin’s Ubercorporate Governor Walker and the Kochlegislature, looks like this: