Originally published 25Aug2011
CSG poll, Burning movie, Tas Forests Mandys book
NEWSLETTER 98 - 24 August 2011
COAS SEAM GAS
Vote in the SMH poll (last day)
Article: 7 Ways the Oil and Fracking Industry is Buying Fracking Policy (and what you can do about it) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wenonah-hauter/fracking-oil-gas-industry_b_929170.html
MOVIE: THE BURNING SEASON
This Friday night 26 August at Mullum Civic great movie to inspire and hearten the inner activist! Made by local film-maker Cathy Henkel: food by Santos from 6 pm, film at 7 pm. Set in Indonesia the movie looks at deforestation from the point of view of the farmers who want to survive growing palm oil, survival of orangutans who are injured, orphaned or loose their homes in the fire, and of course planetary survival in view of climate change. This movie has drama as well as suspense.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE over the last two weeks has seen 220 people arrested including activist Bill McKibben who was put in jail for 48 hours. Its "game over for climate" says top scientist referring to the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline (if it goes ahead) from Canada tar sands in Alberta to Texas refineries, 1700 miles. For more info, videos and petition: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/
HOT SHORTS" 12 locally written 10 minute plays will be competing at the Drill Hall Mullumbimby over 2 weekends, late October. Anyone interested in being a director or actor there are lots of roles available for those aged between 18 and 80. Contact Mike Russo, Artistic Director, drillhalltheatre(at) gmail.com
UPCOMING TASSIE FOREST FUNDRAISER AND DEEP ECOLOGY EVENTS
Tasmania's forests fundraiser
hello sweet forest lovers! please come to our rocking forest fundraiser 'n help spread the word!
Sun August 28th 5-11pm
Lismore Bowling Club
5PM - BBQ included organic meats and delicious vegan options
with nature loving sounds from acoustic musician Terri Nicholson and mellow tunes from DJ Snug.
7-9PM - 4 half hour rounds of same gender and opposite gender speed-dating, facilitated by lovely Cupids
Analogalicious MCs and DANCE w/ DJ Pappa J, DJ Snug and Space Tapes
Chai and cakes available
$20/15 con/kids by donation (+ fees per dating round)
Please come and support this community event sponsored by the Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) and Sustainable Futures. RIC will match dollar for dollar contributions. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Events with John Seed
September 11-16 Deep Ecology Yatra (A Sacred Pilgrimage in the Nightcap National Park) John Seed, Ken Golding, Ronny Hickel
September 17-24 Nightcap Dharma Yatra (A Pilgrimage/Walkabout in Northern NSW) Victor von der Hyde, Carol Perry, Ronny Hickel
Sept 30 - Oct 2 Earth Spirit Action Deep Ecology workshop with John Seed and Skye Etherington Bournda National Park (nr Bega) NSW
November 4-7 Nourishing Ecological Identity - A Wild Journey in the Tarkine with John Seed
Nov 25 Dec 2 Buddha by the Beach Dharma Gathering, Mid-north Coast NSW
And finally a plug for Mandy Nolan, comedienne and social commentator extraordinaire, who has written brilliant pieces about Woolworths and its potential impact on Mullumbimby - see http://www.echo.net.au/opinion-piece/gross-prophets
and of course last year"s http://www.echo.net.au/opinion-piece/i-feel-wool-worth-less
I'm very excited, my very first book is about to make it's way into the world. It's called What I Would Do If I Were You and is what I am calling a Breeder Reader - its a collection of my triumphs and failures, all centred around parenting and family...I hope you enjoy it. To celebrate I have a stack of launches around the country - they also have shows attached.
I am launching here in Byron Bay with a comedy breakfast on Thursday 13 October at 9am at the Beach Cafe - it's $25 for a gourment breakfast and a full hour show from yours truly. (Tix can be bought at the venue - limited - 80 only)
I would love it if you could come - I would love it even more if you could tell your friends in other places - I have launches/shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Caloundra & Brisbane all through October.
I have attached a pdf that gives a bit of a run down & details about the shows if you want to help me tell a few peeps
(contact MCAN if you"d like me to send you a copy of the pdf). Deb.