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In the Trans-Pecos, While a Pipeline Stalls Autonomous Resistance Calls

October 11, 2015 Leave a comment

In the Trans-Pecos, While a Pipeline Stalls Autonomous Resistance Calls

Revised RFC re TRE Co-operative Articles of Agreement Draft Version 0.1

To our allies in the global struggle against the Capitalist Hydra:

The Terlingua Resource Exchange Collective (“TRE”) is in process of formation and hereby issues a Request for Comments on its Co-operative Articles of Agreement (Draft Version 0.1) available for your review here:

http://pastebin.com/47aGQ7p0

TRE has five tracts of land in the Trans-Pecos we intend to develop as autonomous sustainable co-operatives modeled after the Zapatista Caracoles of Chiapas and the Kurdish Cantons of Rojava. If (a) you are an anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, eco-activist, fractivist or libertarian; or (b) you are #Anonymous, a cyberactivist tired of hiding behind sock puppets and proxies, or a slacktivist awakening to the fact that your online protests and petitions are feel-good mental masturbation and rarely change anything; and/or (c) you are ready to once again #Occupy the real world and make a difference IRL, then we invite you to take the first step towards joining us by responding to this RFC. Please address your comments, suggestions, input or feedback to “trec@riseup.net”.

In Solidarity,

TRE

“a TRE grows in Terlingua”

P.S. Pigs and posers replying should prepare for public exposure.

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Peak Water US Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign With Compelling Eco-Friendly Perks

January 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Hydroactivist startup rewards crowdfunding contributors with BPA-free Klean Kanteens, Anvil Sustainable tees made from recycled water bottles, deep discounts on Ecoloblue water from air and Sawyer water filtration products plus much more.

Tweet: Peak Water US #Hydroactivists Launch #Indiegogo #Crowdfunding Campaign With Compelling #EcoFriendly Perks: http://ctt.ec/9X80a+

PeakWaterUS.com Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign With Compelling Eco-Friendly Perks Packages

PeakWaterUS.com is a social enterprise platform under development whose focus will be raising awareness of, empowering activism regarding, and offering self-sufficiency preparedness for “peak water” – the point where demand for safe clean freshwater begins to exceed the combined abilities of nature and man to replenish and supply it. This week they launched a crowdfunding campaign under Environment on Indiegogo.com, their goal being to raise $100,000 in contributions. According to T.R. Shirley, the seasoned activist behind the project:

“Climate change from corporate greed is reshaping our planet. We are entering the era of Peak Water and the Water Wars have begun. Unseen by many, here in America a battle is raging to determine whether the last drop of groundwater pumped from the last exploitable aquifer will be diverted for fracking by Big Oil, contaminated with pesticides by Big Ag, polluted with prescription drugs by Big Pharma, or bottled in plastic and sold for a king’s ransom by Big Water. But if enough concerned American parents and eco-friendly patrons support the buildout of the PeakWaterUS.com platform, the outcome of the above can be none of the above.”

PeakWaterUS.com Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign With Compelling Eco-Friendly Perks Packages

Peak oil is here – and vast amounts of America’s dwindling freshwater supply are being diverted and contaminated in a desperate effort to postpone it. Peak water is near – we can’t drink oil, and we can’t keep sacrificing our drinking water to get it. If we don’t get proactive about safe clean water today, there won’t be enough safe clean water to sustain us tomorrow. PeakWaterUS.com will empower that proactivity.

The PeakWaterUS.com hydroactivist platform will consist of three planks: peak water awareness, hydropolitical activism and freshwater scarcity preparedness. It will leverage a freemium business model with membership subscription revenues augmented by the sale of proven and innovative water self-sufficiency solutions, all promoted by eco-friendly affiliate marketing. The proceeds from their crowdfunding will be applied to the web development, software integration, vendor engagement, content production and promotional costs associated with building out the platform and making it operational.

PeakWaterUS.com Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign With Compelling Eco-Friendly Perks Packages

Contribute to the PeakWaterUS.com crowdfunding campaign and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference for yourself, your children, fellow humankind and future generations – and your reward won’t end there. Here is a summary of all the compelling eco-friendly perks PeakWaterUS.com is offering:

https://peakwaterus.com/perks

A $35 contribution entitles you to a generous perks package including an exclusive 50% discount on a Sawyer MINI Water Filter, and $50 gets you the same for a Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System. Everyone contributing $100 or more gets their choice of an Anvil organic (made from GMO-free organic cotton) or sustainable (made from recycled water bottles) tee included in their package. With your $100 contribution you can elect to receive an exclusive 10% discount on Ecoloblue “water from air” atmospheric water generators worth at least $380 – or with a $500 contribution opt for a 20% discount worth $645 or more. Perk packages including authorship recognition, sponsorship visibility and advisory board status are available for dedicated hydroactivists, concerned hydrophilanthropists and eco-friendly enterprises at the $1000, $5000 and $10000 levels. And once campaign proceeds meet or exceed $100,000 in total, the first 100 contributors from day 1 (6 January 2015) at any level ($25 or more) will be rewarded with a 16-ounce BPA-free stainless steel insulated Klean Kanteen.

For more details logon to the PeakWaterUS.com Indiegogo Environment Crowdfunding Campaign page:

https://peakwaterus.com/indiegogo

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Keywords: water, peak water, water scarcity, groundwater depletion, water contamination, water pollution, water privatization, water conservation, water filtration, hydroactivism, social enterprise, indiegogo, crowdfunding, perks

Hashtags: #water, #peakWater, #waterScarcity, #groundwaterDepletion, #waterContamination, #waterPullution, #waterPrivatization, #waterConservation, #waterFiltration, #hydroActivism, #socialEnterprise, #indiegogo, #crowdfunding, #perks

Contact: T.R. Shirley, PeakWaterUS.com, water@peakwaterus.com, 877-919-0326

Archive: http://pressroom.prlog.org/peakwaterus/

Long Distance Motorcyclist IronBoltBruce Rides Through 1,534 Miles of Fracking Ecocide in 22 Hours

September 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Fracking Ecocide

A record-holding endurance motorcycle rider and biker activist experiences first-hand what America is sacrificing to maintain the myth of energy independence and other false promises of natural gas hydraulic fracturing.

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Tuesday 2 September 2014 marked the end of 5 days and 3,755 miles in the saddle for me. My two-wheeled trek began with what the Iron Butt Association should certify as my 55th IBA ride and 22nd Bun Burner GOLD 1500. The BBG1500 requires a documented ride of at least 1,500 miles in 24 hours or less, and in this case I covered the 1,534-mile distance from Miami Beach Florida to Del Rio Texas in 22 hours and 1 minute.

At 8:07am ET Thursday 28 August 2014 I logged a gas receipt in South Beach to mark the start of my ride up the Florida Turnpike through Orlando to I-75 North, then west on I-10/I-12/I-10 through the Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana into Texas, where from San Antonio I continued west on US-90 arriving in the border town of Del Rio at 5:08am CT the next morning.

As a Native Texan exiled in South Florida, I have ridden deep into the heart of the Lone Star State and back again many times. And like many times before, the weather was warm and dry from end to end so I rode the entire stretch with my face in the wind. But unlike any rides of the past, this time riding mostly lidless and always shieldless from SoBe to South Texas exposed me to more than just sunshine and starlight:

Hidalgo – my 1999 Harley-Davidson FXDS – has a stock 4.9 gallon fuel tank which requires me to stop and refuel every 2 to 3 hours. And at almost every pit stop from Okeechobee on, I had to take my faded blue bandanna and wipe off a thin film of some kind of gunk that was collecting on my shades. What was coating my sunglasses and no doubt entering my lungs I can’t say, but when I typed “substances found “ into a search box Google quickly added “suspended in the air”

https://www.google.com/search?q=substances+found+suspended+in+the+air

… and when I typed “pollutants in “ Google’s recommended completion was “the air”:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pollutants+in+the+air

The air was different – and so was the sky. I’ve ridden west into more sunsets over Louisiana than I care to count, but the skies over Hammond around 7:00pm that Thursday simply did not look like they used to. The sky was still basically blue, the sparse clouds basically white, and the sun setting behind them basically yellow with pink glows and red radiants – but the colors were all softer or milkier than, and the clarity and contrast not as sharp as, they used to be. I can’t really put into words what I saw or why it seemed different, but the the impact of pollution on sky colors may explain it:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pollution+impact+on+sky+colors

By the time I rode across the Sabine River bridge into Sweet Mother Texas the sun was completely down and the light of a crescent moon somewhat obscured what might otherwise have been a star-filled night sky. But after crossing over the backbone of the ongoing fracking ecocide that is the Eagle Ford Shale Play, I was reminded once again that what filled the cool night air was not starlight:

http://stories.weather.com/fracking

The beard on my chin is about 4 inches long and normally white with a touch of gray in color. But after completing my ride and checking into single-star accommodations on the Del Rio US-90 strip, the beard I saw on my soot-covered face in the mirror was as black as asphalt! It took a whole bottle of motel shampoo, most of a bar of motel soap, and several minutes of scrubbing to get all the sticky tar-like goop out of my matted whiskers. When I was finished, the rinse water in the sink looked as nasty as backed-up sewage. And thinking about what the lining of my lungs looked like has made me mad enough to march:

http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

I know it takes oil to keep my Harley on the road. But if we have to poison the land we love, pollute the air we breathe, and condemn our grandchildren to life in a Mad Max ecological wasteland to produce it, I’d rather ride a horse.

IronBoltBruce

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