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NEWS Installment:

“The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling…their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.  Remember this: We be many and they be few.  They need us more than we need them.  Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.  On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”  Arundhati Roy


A critique of the economic and environmental value of electric cars
 
http://dogandlemon.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/the-emperors-new-car.pdf


 First GM Plants Found in the Wild

This is the stuff of my nightmares: Genetically-modified (GM) plants escaping the confines of agriculture and invading the wild. We thought regular invasive species were bad? They seem tame compared to genetic contamination of the wild. Even more alarming: Some of the plants had a mix of modified genes, indicating that they are reproducing on their own.

http://laudyms.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/us-first-gm-plants-found-in-the-wild/


announcement excerpt:

“… We are a group of Canadian cross-media activists and artists concerned about the erosion of democracy in our country. We refuse to let the mainstream media shape the story of the G8/G20. The site provides a political and artistic response to our mainstream media’s failure to report the real issues that motivated thousands of people to protest the G8/G20 Summits.

We curate citizen media: video, film, photography and editorial works by artists, activists, social justice organizations and independent media. Share your experience and join the growing conversation!”

http://therealg8g20.com/


EVENTS Installment:

Critical Mass Ride

Fri. Aug. 27, 6 p.m. (leave at 6:30) (and the last Fri. of every month)
Spadina and Bloor

All cyclists welcome to take to the streets en masse.


Planet in Focus presents Mixed Greens (Monthly Screening)

Pancevo: The Dead City – 27 min., Italy
The Golden Beach – 58 min., Sweden/India

Friday August 27th, 6:45 p.m.
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park
Pay-What-You-Can ($7.00 suggested)

More info and film descriptions: http://www.planetinfocus.org/pif-365/mixed-greens-monthly-screening


ECO-MENTORS CONFERENCE

Environment conference for Ontario youth 15 to 24 with workshops and a talk by Spirit Bear Youth Coalition founder Simon Jackson.

Sat. Aug. 28, 10 am-5 pm.

Free.

George Brown College, 200 King E

surveymonkey.com/s/pmk3k6q


LIVE GREEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

Sat. and Sun, Aug. 28/29
Music, family activities, cultural performances and more.
Free.
Yonge-Dundas Square

ydsquare.ca.


PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY IN KENSINGTON

Sun. Aug. 29, noon – 10 p.m.

Kensington Market, College and Augusta

Enjoy the Kensington Community Air Show on the car-free streets of the market.

pskensington.ca.


Fresh: the movie ~ A Community Screening

Mon. Aug. 30, 8 p.mm.
Sorauran Park

Come join your friends, neighbours & community for a movie night under the stars…
Following the weekly Sorauren farmers’ market, WEFC will be screening “FRESH the movie.”

FRESH: “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system…forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.”

For more information: melissa@westendfood.coop 
Please BYOB (Bring your own blanket)


GREEN SCREENS presents:

WORST CASE SCENARIO

43 minutes, 2001, directed by Glynis Whiting
Wed. September 1 at 7 PM

At the NFB (National Film Board), corner of John and Richmond

FREE

This documentary looks at the risks of a proposed sour gas well near Clearwater River, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Farmers and landowners all share concerns. Residents opposed to the well fear a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak. Shell Canada says it must drill to meet energy needs. When mediation talks break down, both sides anxiously await a ruling from Alberta’s Energy and Utilities Board.

Green Screens partners films from the NFB with experts and panellists selected by the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy.