Archive for December 4th, 2012


Diane Wilson Released from Jail!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

This just in from Tar Sands Blockade, Diane Wilson, author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw and An Unreasonable Woman has been released from jail!:

After being held for nearly a week under the torturous and inhumane conditions of the Harris County Jail, Diane Wilson has been bailed out!

Diane is a 4th generation shrimper and a lifelong Texan. She is the Executive Director for the San Antonio Bay Waterkeeper’s, and a founding member of the following organizations: Code Pink-Women for Peace, the Texas Jail Project, Texas Injured Workers, and Injured Workers National Network. While in jail Diane was denied water for over 78 hours and will soon be giving a first person account of her experience.

On Thursday, November 29th, Diane locked her neck to an industrial tanker that was hooked up to a pumping station outside the Valero refinery in the Manchester neighborhood of Houston. She is also on the 7th day of a sustained hunger strike, demanding that Valero divest from the Keystone XL Pipeline and vacate the community that they have been poisoning for decades.

Diane is pictured here with a member of Tar Sands Blockade; they are 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. ¡Compañer@s en la rebeldía!

To learn more about the inhumane conditions of the Harris County Jail please visit: www.texasjailproject.org

For photos and information about last Thursdays action: http://tarsandsblockade.org/13th-action/

NO REFINERIES! NO PIPELINES! NO COMPROMISE!

The 2012 ACRES Conference Starts Thursday

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Acres U.S.A. is North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming. The annual Acres U.S.A. conference is an event where you can find farmers and consultants from every side of eco-farming who come together to share their experience and expertise.

This year, the conference will be held on December 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky, and three Chelsea Green authors will be speaking. You can get more information here, including a full schedule and how to register.

Janisse Ray, author of The Seed Underground, will give a keynote speech on December 7 at 7:30 PM. Ray’s most recent book explores the quiet revolution underway as gardeners across the country learn how to save seeds from rare and beloved crops. In a world of crisis and fear, Ray reminds us, “There is no despair in a seed.”

Sandor Katz, fermentation evangelist extraordinaire, will give a talk on, you guessed it: fermentation! Katz’s most recent book, The Art of Fermentation is a New York Times Bestseller, and a sauerkraut- or sourdough-maker’s dream come true. Packed with information about the long history of ferments and in-depth discussion of how the processes work, The Art of Fermentation is quite simply the best book available on the topic. Katz’s talk at Acres will be on Thursday December 6 from 2-5pm, and will include a demonstration of some basic ferments.

Last summer, Acres published an in-depth interview with Katz, which you can read here.

New author Rebecca Thistlethwaite, of the just-released book Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business, speaks on Friday December 7 at 2pm. Thistlethwaite’s book is a collection of ideas that work to make small farms functional, fun, and sustainable — both for the soil and for their hard-working owners. Her talk at Acres will explain how to get from the concept of running a small farm to planning for the reality of this exciting but challenging way of life.

For more information about the Acres Conference, visit their website.


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