Idle No More Gulf Coast Prayer Offering, Round Dance, and More: Jan 20 11 am Pavilion 1 City Park

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We, the Indigenous peoples of the Gulf Coast, call upon all people to join us in honoring Indigenous sovereignty and the protection of air, land and water in solidarity and support of the grass roots movement, Idle No More.

In honor and recognition of Chief Theresa Spence and the Attawapiskat people, Idle No More – Gulf Coast invites you to attend an event set to be held on January 20, in City Park’s Pavillion number one, New Orleans, Louisiana, at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe and Ilse de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe can relate to the issues of our Attawapiskat brothers and sisters as we battle issues that directly affect our way of living – including land loss, loss of tribal sovereignty and industrial pollution. Our hearts go out to Chief Theresa in what are dire times for the people of Mother Earth.

This event will include an offering of prayers, round dance, presentations, and more, as we unite in one voice for all of our relations and in protection of our Mother Earth. We invite all indigenous people; musicians, artists and poets. Come, let our voices be heard, let us take action, let us be Idle No More!

In addition, we will be collecting blankets, monetary donations and household goods, which will be sent with respect to the Attawapiskat people. We believe that while Chief Spence denies herself on behalf of First Nations everywhere, it is our honor and responsibility to raise the voice and impoverished living conditions of our Attawapiskat relatives.

RSVP to Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/108932609283283/

Feel free to contact Mike Chenier with questions! chenier327@gmail.com

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Occupy New Orleans

Is austerity a crime against humanity?

Yes!

According to Steve Rushton, “A German human rights lawyer has brought charges to the International Criminal Court (ICC): austerity enforced on Greece is a crime against humanity.

The charges broadens too, to  include financial powers, both political and international bankers, especially Goldman Sachs, Bilderberg, and Deutsche Bank.

In legal terms, a crime against humanity is judged if someone purposefully attacks a population or acts knowing this [reducing the rights, welfare, employment and state provisions] will happen.”

Read all the charges HERE

Join Occupy NOLA to take a stand against Austerity Crimes on December 14.

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Solidarity Tar Sands Activists on Day 11 of Hunger Strike

Solidarity with Diane and Bob, who are on a Hunger Strike to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. See more photos and read their full blogs here: http://tarsandsblockade.org/diane_bob_blog_day11/

“All my life the Gulf Coast has been an environmental sacrifice zone, and enough is enough,” declared Diane Wilson, who spent over twenty years organizing to stop chemical plants from dumping toxins directly into Gulf waters. “Keystone XL will bring the dirtiest fuel on the planet right down to the Gulf, where already overburdened communities like Manchester will be forced to suffer even more. After decades of toxic air in Manchester, I refuse to just let them continue to punish this community. I won’t eat until Valero divests from Keystone XL.”

–Diane Wilson, co-founder of Code Pink, the Texas Jail Project, Texas Injured Workers, Injured Workers National Network, Executive Director of the San Antonio Bay Waterkeeper’s.

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Tar Sands Blockade reports: “Bob Lindsey and Diane Wilson on the 11th day of a Sustained Hunger Strike to demand that Valero completely divest from the KXL Pipeline and vacate the Manchester community of Houston that they have been poisoning and exploiting for decades.  They are pictured here wearing masks as a display of solidarity with all those who do not have the privilege of having their identity exposed.  In the neighborhood of Manchester many people have differing levels of “legal” status.  Let us make their struggle our struggle as well.”
Read more Tar Sands Blockade website.

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Solidarity with Diane and Bob, who are on a Hunger Strike to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. See more photos and read their full blogs here: http://tarsandsblockade.org/diane_bob_blog_day11/

“All my life the Gulf Coast has been an environmental sacrifice zone, and enough is enough,” declared Diane Wilson, who spent over twenty years organizing to stop chemical plants from dumping toxins directly into Gulf waters. “Keystone XL will bring the dirtiest fuel on the planet right down to the Gulf, where already overburdened communities like Manchester will be forced to suffer even more. After decades of toxic air in Manchester, I refuse to just let them continue to punish this community. I won’t eat until Valero divests from Keystone XL.”

–Diane Wilson, co-founder of Code Pink, the Texas Jail Project, Texas Injured Workers, Injured Workers National Network, Executive Director of the San Antonio Bay Waterkeeper’s.

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Occupy New Orleans

DECEMBER 14th: STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST AUSTERITY 12 pm.

Charivari and Puppet Theater!

Austerity is a crime against humanity.

Join Occupy NOLA in solidarity with the Gulf Coast People’s Convention in a Charivari to resist austerity attacks on public services and increased privatization. The motive of those implementing austerity is to create a transfer of wealth by squeezing the 99%, and we should not have to pay for the mistakes of the rich!

We are not alone; austerity is a consequence of a failed economic system and people around the world are rising up. We act in solidarity and take inspiration from the peoples of Greece, South Africa, Quebec, Chile, and beyond who are fighting austerity and the destruction of their communities.

#COMMUNITY

#RESISTCUTS

#STRIKEDEBT

#STOPAUSTERITYCRIMES

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Occupy NOLA, acting in solidarity with the Gulf Coast Peoples Convention, invites you to participate in a call to action to say no to…

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GULF COAST WIDE HOLIDAY TOY AND GIFT CARD DRIVE FOR HURRICANE ISAAC AND BP OIL DISASTER SURVIVORS

GULF COAST WIDE HOLIDAY TOY AND GIFT CARD DRIVE FOR HURRICANE ISAAC AND BP OIL DISASTER SURVIVORS

From Today until December 21 – See Facebook Event

In collaboration with The Mother’s Project, Plenty International, Coastal Women for Change, the Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese American Fisher Folks and Families, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, the Alabama Fishery Cooperative, Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Lower Mississippi River Keeper, Pointe-au-Chien Tribe and the Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, The Front Room and 28 Stones – A Gulf Coast Media Project,

YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON A LITTLE BRIGHTER FOR AN UNDERPRIVILEGED GULF COAST CHILD

In an expansion of the vision of The Mother’s Project we hope to be able to make Christmas memories a reality for the children of America’s Gulf Coast, whose families’ are still experiencing severe financial distress since Hurricane Isaac and the BP Deep Water Drilling Disaster.

COLLECTION SITES FOR DONATIONS MADE BY MAIL HAVE BEEN SET UP ACROSS THE GULF, AND GIFTS WILL GO TO LOCAL NEEDY FAMILIES WITHIN THE AREAS SELECTED; INCLUDING:

Pointe-au-Chien Tribe and the Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw,
Chief Albert Naquin
100 Dennis Street
Montegut, LA 70377

The Alabama Fishery Cooperative
8550 East Street
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509

Coastal Women for Change
671 Division St.
Biloxi, MS 39521

MS Coalition for Vietnamese-American Fisher Folks and Families
Attn: Thao Vu
Innovation Center
1636 Popps Ferry Rd., Suite 228
Biloxi, MS 39532

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
6731 Harrisburg Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77011

The Front Room
1301 Avenue A,
Scott, Louisiana 70583
Lafayette, Louisiana

Louisiana Environmental Action Network
162 Croydon Ave,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

The Mother’s Project, Inc.,
2753 Broadway,
NY, NY 10025

PLEASE MAIL YOUR DONATION BY DECEMBER 21 IN ORDER FOR THE FAMILIES TO RECEIVE THE GIFTS IN TIME.

TO MAKE AN ONLINE CASH DONATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE MOTHER’S PROJECT WEBSITE AT: http://www.mothersforsustainableenergy.com/environmental-threats/2012/11/15/toy-drive-for-native-american-children-bayou-louisiana

THE GILLESPIE MEMORIAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Dec 8, 10am – 12pm

THE GILLESPIE MEMORIAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Presents: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery: Greater New Orleans, United States, and Global Manifestations.

Featuring:

Lindsey Boettinger
Case Manager for the Catholic Charities Refugee Services Program, and an Outreach Specialist for the Rescue and Restore Human Trafficking Program

Sue Weishar
Migration Specialist, Jesuit Social Research Institute of Loyola University

Saturday, December 8, 2012

First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av. New Orleans
(Enter via posted signs at Soniat and South Claiborne)

10:00am –Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast Pastries*
and Progressive, Social Justice Community Networking
11:00am to Noon– Featured Speakers

*$3.00 suggested donation welcome

For more information, contact us: admin@thecommunitybreakfast.org

Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee since May 1983.

Please visit  http://www.thecommunitybreakfast.org for details!

A BAYOU CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND TOY DRIVE December 13, 6-8:30 pm

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GULF COAST WIDE HOLIDAY TOY AND GIFT CARD DRIVE FOR HURRICANE ISAAC AND BP OIL DISASTER SURVIVORS!

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And in collaboration with The Mother’s Project, Plenty International, Coastal Women for Change, the Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese American Fisher Folks and Families, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, the Alabama Fishery Cooperative, Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Lower Mississippi River Keeper, Pointe-au-

Chien Tribe and the Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, The Front Room and 28 Stones – A Gulf Coast Media Project,YOU ARE INVITED TO “A BAYOU CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND TOY DRIVE”

December 13, 6-8:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 5401 S. Claiborne Ave in New Orleans

MUSICIANS INCLUDE: DREW LANDRY, SASSAFRAS, AND FRIENDS!!
FOOD!
FAMILY FUN!
DOOR PRIZES!

Cost to enter is an unwrapped toy or $10 donation.

In an expansion of the vision of The Mother’s Project we hope to be able to make Christmas memories a reality for the children of America’s Gulf Coast, whose families’ are still experiencing severe financial distress since Hurricane Isaac and the BP Deep Water Drilling Disaster.

COLLECTION SITES FOR DONATIONS MADE BY MAIL HAVE BEEN SET UP ACROSS THE GULF, EVEN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE CONCERT PLEASE CONSIDER GOING HERE AND MAKING A TOY OR GIFT CARD DONATION TO ONE OF OUR COLLABORATING COMMUNITIES: https://www.facebook.com/events/418460594892231/

TO MAKE AN ONLINE CASH DONATION, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THE MOTHER’S PROJECT WEBSITE AT: http://www.mothersforsustainableenergy.com/environmental-threats/2012/11/15/toy-drive-for-native-american-children-bayou-louisiana

Community Event! Gulf Coast Mothers and Grandmothers Round Table – Dec 13 12 – 2pm

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Gulf Coast Mothers and Grandmothers Round Table

— December 13 12pm-2pm

Facebook RSVP

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First Unitarian Unilateralist Church 5212 S. Claiborne Ave.
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MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, WOMEN OF ALL AGES:

In collaboration with The Mother’s Project, Coastal Women for Change, the Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese American Fisher Folks and Families, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, the Alabama Fishery Cooperative, Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Lower Mississippi River Keeper and 28 Stones – A Gulf Coast Media Project,

YOU ARE INVITED to attend a ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION concerning the protection of current and future generations through “global-grassroots organization, powered by the voices of mothers,” dedicated to protecting children in our communities.

Speakers for the day will include representatives from the organizations listed above; including, ANGELA MONTI FOX, mother of “Gasland” famed Josh Fox and founder of the global organization, The Mother’s Project – United for Sustainability.

All voices needed and respected, as we gather to discuss regional environmental and social injustices that continue to threaten our children’s future, and how we can mobilize to change that.

Refreshments will be served. Also there will be DOOR PRIZES!

If you would like to donate, which is not necessary, please bring one new unwrapped toy to help provide a Christmas memory to a Gulf Coast child in need. http://www.mothersforsustainableenergy.com/environmental-threats/2012/11/15/toy-drive-for-native-american-children-bayou-louisiana

Advocates for Louisiana Public Hospital – Rally for Prosperity Not Austerity Dec 10

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Advocates for Louisiana Public Healthcare (ALPH)
Rally for Prosperity NOT Austerity
Medicare for All
Monday December 10, 2012
(United Nations Human Rights Day)
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Hale Boggs Federal Building Plaza
Camp and Poydras Streets
New Orleans CBD

More information:
ALPH — POB 71221, NOLA 70172
Brad Ott (504) 269-4951

Download the linked flyer from Healthcare Now!