August 20, 2005

Mercy Mercy Me

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Makes me wanna holler

It seems incredible that this year is the 35th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On” a song that was to become the title track of an album that followed less than a year later. A seamless collection of songs that refused to be track hopped, it is a masterpiece. I wore out my first copy (I’m on my third) and all this time later it still sounds as fresh and as relevant as it did then.

For me the track “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” Marvin’s comment on the state of the environment is all the more striking 35 years on. For the forests and wildlife, the planet, 1970 seems like the good old days. In his despair for the earth Gaye asked the question “How much more abuse from man can she stand?”

It scares me to consider it.

August 19, 2005

Any one listening?

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What do we need to do

Did you notice any change? No neither did I … It’s time for a little Gandhi Work!

Most of the time we’re really good citizens we get up and go to work; conform and consume. That’s our part of the deal isn’t it? And their (the government’s) part is to supposedly listen to our views and ‘represent.’

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August 16, 2005

I wanna a crash, dummy!

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Time to jump?

Worried about a property value crash? It could be the best thing that ever happened to you. It seems the media can’t make it’s mind up about property values. A year or so ago the press was clamouring for the govenment to intervene in rocketing house prices. Now there’s doom predicted for home owners in the falling values, it’s either a crash or a soft landing depending on who you listen to. Well I say bring on a crash! (more…)

August 10, 2005


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Iceland could be canned

Stop the Icelandic government and Alcoa destroying Europe’s last remaining wilderness for an aluminium plant!

Work has already begun on a colossal $1bn dam which, when it opens in 2007, will cover a highland wilderness – and all to drive one US smelter. Environmentalists are furious, but the Icelandic government appears determined to push the project through, whatever the cost.

The Karahnjukar dam project in the Icelandic highlands is well under way… But it can be stopped!

Find out how you can help


A Violent response to non-violence

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Olympic challenge?

Sometimes we wonder at the sources of the violence that surrounds us.

When a state sanctions extreme violence against an organisation built on the principles of non-violence we must ask is it right to support such a regime?

this short film is not for the squeamish

Free Tibet!

credit http://www.kinaboykot.dk/

August 5, 2005

Lost Sock

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find the other half

Find love with a sock

This site will reunite you with cherished hosery

Lost Ape

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answers to the name EXTINCT

Maylasia and Indonesia’s forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

Indonesian Borneo according to The World Bank will be logged out by 2010! Up to half of the Orang-utan population has been killed already. Could this truly wonderful creature be extinct before the London Olympics?
Illegal logging seems to be beyond the control of govenment, or is it that they just don’t don’t care? Illegal logging was on the agenda for the G8 Summit in Scotland but in the end deemed not worthy of a mention.

Don’t buy rainforest destruction in the form of garden furniture.

August 4, 2005

Pulp Friction

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Talking with the loggers

Introduced by Belinda Fletcher, Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace

As magazine publishers like the BBC, IPC and EMAP increasingly come under fire for sourcing paper from controversial forest areas, author Ken Finn went to visit Greenpeace’s Forest Rescue Station in Lapland, Northern Finland to see for himself the effects of relentless logging by the Finnish Government on the last Sámi reindeer forests. The Sámi are indigenous reindeer herders who rely on Lapland’s remaining old-growth forests to provide vital food for their herds during the cold winter months. The reindeer forests have been reduced piece by piece by the government’s own logging company, Metsähallitus, which carries out most of the logging in Lapland.

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August 1, 2005

Picnic with a Remarkable Tree

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This summer I am working with schools to bring kids closer to nature through activity based events. See more click image Picnic with a Remarkable Tree - Kids get close to nature