Gratitude to Trees by Shepherd Bliss

Weeping Fir Tree

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

by Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 13, 2012

Morning: Listening

Trees transform, shield, shade and provide oxygen, fruit, and beauty. They offer many other gifts. Without trees, humans would not survive. Through the magical process of photosynthesis, tree leaves and other green plants release oxygen by transforming carbon dioxide and water.

As our human learning community walks into the woods here beyond the Dominican University of California, I invite you to experience the plant community. Continue reading

Arrests of Protesters at Occupy Monsanto + Occupy Monsanto Stops GMO Seed Distribution

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Occupy Monsanto

Image by Daquella manera via Flickr

Sent to DS by Derek C. Wallace (guy with the bullhorn; Symbolic “CEO of Monsanto”)

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Monsanto employee confronts protesters at second driveway blockade and tells them they have 10 minutes to leave.

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Chris Hedges: The Disease of Empire

Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 15, 2012

Sep 11, 2012 by lauraflanders

What happens when you force communities, families and entire ecosystems to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace? You get what Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, calls “sacrifice zones.” From Appalachia to North Dakota to Camden, New Jersey, these zones, ravaged by the excesses of capitalism, prefigure our collective future.

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