By Frida Berrigan, Waging Non-Violence in Truth-Out
By now, my inchoate hopes that our nation will just wake up from the bad dream of Trump — or even more remotely that he’ll be impeached by a radicalized Congress — have turned to dust and floated away. He seems here to stay, and I need to figure out how to stay human, stay upright, with him in the White House. I need to be thinking about the long haul, about a life and a lifestyle of resistance, as opposed to a posture of resistance.
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I used to think the word “feminist” reeked of insecurity. A woman who needed to state that she was equal to a man might as well be shouting that she was smart or brave. If you were, you wouldn’t need to say it. I thought this because back then, I was a Swedish woman. Continue reading
Here’s a quotation my brother Tom sent me a long, long time ago. I find it comforting – a simple and stunning thought that helps quell angst. Jean
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”- Arundhati Roy
Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian author. She is best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. Roy Biography
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Why we exist
Asheville has a vibrant music community, but reading through dozens of venue websites can be tedious and time consuming. With so many shows happening each week, it can be easy to miss one of your favorite bands. Asheville Music Guide (AMG) is an independent, locally developed online resource that aims to help fans of live music stay up to date with shows happening at all of the venues in Asheville.
Being avid concert goers, musicians, and Asheville residents, we realized the need for something to keep track of upcoming concerts in the area, and then decided to build it. From intimate acoustic sets to dirty rock ‘n roll bands to nationally-known headlining artists, AMG is the home for all things Asheville Music. But, we’re more than just your run of the mill online event calendar. We recognize that you have certain preferences and your own eclectic music taste. Build and save a personalized schedule of your can’t-miss shows, favorite musicians, and go to venues. There’s an everest of music out there, let us be your guide.
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We believe Asheville is ready to support a unique, multicultural, progressive, vegan gathering spot for activists, artists, educators, community organizers, and others. Here we can come together to socialize, dream, and to create positive social change in Western North Carolina and beyond – over reasonably-priced sustainable wines, artisan beers, classioc craft cocktails, and light, vegan, organic fare. THE BLOCK off biltmore functions as a local melting pot for people who thirst for a more just, inclusive, and peaceful world.
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ASHEVILLE, NC – We are excited to announce that YWCA Asheville has been chosen as one of the top three nominees for YWCA USA’s nationwide Association Excellence Award for Racial Justice!
You may have heard the news about Google’s launch of their eBooks program this week.
Google eBooks is partnering with the American Booksellers Association so indie bookstores can provide an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy hundreds of thousands of e-books at competitive prices.
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Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 828-255-5166 to register.
Homebuyer Education – ($50.00 participant fee, add 3 credit reports and FICO scores for $15.00) held at OnTrack WNC Offices)
Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm
Book release and celebration of JIMMIE MARGARET GILLIAM and TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT
We will celebrate the life and work of Jimmie Margaret Gilliam and the posthumously published TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT, a book 20 years in the making, edited by Paula Paradise and published by White Pine Press. Jimmie was the first poet to read at Malaprop’s. This event includes a reading of the book by Jimmie’s friends and family, including Malaprop’s owner Emöke B’Racz.
Upcoming Events at BMCM+AC
June 22—PRESENTATION: Robert Motherwell*
Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), will discuss the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep intellectualism and consideration of literature, music, and politics. Motherwell’s background will be covered as well as the artist’s Surrealist roots. 7 pm, 56 Broadway, FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 non-members
By Paul Raeburn
This month, the Supreme Court struck down a law that treated unwed mothers and fathers differently when granting citizenship to their children born outside the United States — the requirements for fathers were stiffer. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, authoring a majority opinion joined by five other justices, wrote that the law was based on gender stereotypes that violated the notion of equal protection. (photo from Naturally Healthy Parenting) Continue reading
The Fitzsimon File: GOP pulling out all the stops to maintain its unconstitutionally elected majority
Legislative leaders are scrambling for their political lives after the conservative U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the legislative districts they drew to lock in the power they gained in the 2010 election were unconstitutional because they were racially gerrymandered.
by Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times offered by Ed Raiola
Physical activity, even including walking, can substantially reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, encouraging new science shows, in part, it seems, by changing how her body deals with estrogen.
Evidence has been accumulating for some time that exercise reduces the risk of many types of cancer, including breast malignancies. But the physiological mechanisms involved have not been well characterized, nor have scientists known what kinds and amounts of exercise provide the surest protection. Continue reading
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In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Learn more about how 100 years of care, education, and activism have changed everything.
There is nothing out here to highlight the scale of these machines. A blue-grey sky hangs behind the enormous structures; the boat we are on, 4 miles (7km) offshore from Liverpool, bobs excitedly up and down on the swell of the sea. We’ve come to the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm to see an engineering marvel: the largest wind turbines in the world.
When one of the turbine’s blades swings to its highest point, it reaches 195m (640ft) – making these structures nearly twice as tall as Big Ben. The diameter of the turbines’ three colossal blades is greater than that of the London Eye. As the huge wings sail by, cutting the air, they make a gentle swooshing sound.
The very first offshore wind farm was a Danish project. But Britain now leads the world. The largest offshore wind farm on Earth is the UK’s London Array, a massive site of 175 turbines in the outer Thames estuary. Up to 5.2GW of electricity are provided by the country’s offshore turbines – almost as much as the rest of Europe’s sea-based wind farms put together, with more than two-thirds of continental Europe’s capacity. Beyond Europe, the rest of the world’s offshore wind totals just a few gigawatts.
| May 30, 2017
In Tuvalu, climate change is a feminist issue.
Asita Moloti has been leading workshops on gender equality and climate change in the tiny nation of Tuvalu since 2004. “While men’s and women’s lives are both impacted [by climate change], they are impacted differently,” Moloti said. “We have learned that women are more at risk than men.”
Following traditional roles, Tuvaluan women are responsible for cooking, monitoring water usage, and managing family welfare with whatever resources are available. Continue reading
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