Dr. Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Speech & Debate as well as Lecturer of English & Feminist Evolutionary Theory at Binghamton Universtiy has brought the 25th Annual Central New York Peace Studies Conference to Rooms UUW324 and UUW325 on the B.U. campus from 12PM to 7PM December 7, 2013. The theme of the conference is: Security, Surveillance and U.S. Imperialism.
Moderated presentations by panelists lasting 20 minutes each will be followed by a 30 minute audience Q & A period. Panels include "Peace in Education", "Resistance for Peace" and "Drone Warfare". An Open Round Table for Peace discussion follows the panels.
Awards will be given for:
1. Undergraduate Scholar of the Year
2. Graduate Scholar of the Year
3. Media of the Year
4. Peace Studies Undergraduate Paper/Project of the Year
5. Peace Studies Graduate Project/Dissertation of the Year
6. Peace Studies Faculty Paper/Project of the Year
Tabling begins at noon in Room UUW325. Academic and activist orientations for promoting peace are the focus of the conference. The public is encouraged to attend.
Mark Urban, a local videographer who has been documenting the Dept. of Public Art activities has produced a new video of the second air brush school taught by Bruce Greig. Watch it here:
Bruce Greig airbrushing workshop #2 from Markeee on Vimeo.
I am writing with an update on the political situation here in NY, and several important upcoming events.
As most know, we have succeeded in holding off the most powerful industry in the world for over five years now. This is a testament to incredible amounts of hard work and the breadth and depth of our movement. We are now at another really, really critical time with Governor Cuomo's election approaching. He has promised to make an announcement before his campaign ramps up. We need to keep pressure up on him and keep building our movement!
Here are events which are happening before Thanksgiving. Now is the time to get more involved!
Today until December 4- LNG Regs:
Due to our fantastic work and a flood of comments we have succeeding in getting an extended comment period on pathetic regulations which would allow massive facilities that liquify fracked gas to be built. We need to not let up and get friends and family to make comments. Please use Dr. Sandra Steingraber's simple website here to make comments: http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/
Thursday, November 21, 6pm Binghamton University Science Building 1 Room 149- Frackenomics Featuring Dr. Janette Barth:
Dr. Barth has done extensive research on the economics behind fracking, its boom and bust nature, and how the conditions are ripe for a new renewable economy here in New York. Please see attached picture for how to navigate campus.
Co-sponsored by NYPIRG and Vestal Residents for Safe Energy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200327013485517
Wednesday, November 20th, 7pm- A Statewide Conference Call to Ban Fracking!
New Yorkers Against Fracking will be holding another statewide call to update in greater depth about the NYS political situation and important mini campaigns we are working on. Come and get inspired by the amazing work going on all around the state!
If you want to get on the call, please dial in as follows:
PHONE NUMBER: 559-726-1200
PARTICIPATE CODE: 776632
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429403287275316/
Very important: SAVE THE DATE for State of the State: January 8!
Last year, we had over 2000 people who lined the Concourse in Albany to send a loud and clear message to Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. This day is incredibly significant because it is the only day all year that we know for certain in advance where the Governor will be. We will be running busses from all over the state, including Binghamton, with details to be announced very shortly.
Ongoing- Donate to help fracking victims!
Right now, our friends only 10 miles south of the New York/PA border in Franklin Forks, PA are literally fighting for their lives against fracker WPX, who contaminated their water and is now threatening to remove their tanks. Every dollar you donate goes to help the victims get water delivered.
It takes a huge amount of courage to continue to be vocal against the most powerful industry in the world. Please support our PA friends!!
A very short video promoting the video competition entitled: "Really...?! Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competiton, deadline Jan. 6, 2014.
In a Precedent Setting Move, Bank of America Deeds Back House Back to Catherine Lennon Without a Mortgage
Rochester, NY - On Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:30am Take Back the Land Rochester will hold a press conference with Catherine Lennon at 9 Ravenwood, Rochester, NY 14619 to announce and discuss the significance of Ms. Lennon’s historic foreclosure fight victory. Lennon, who was called “the Rosa Parks of the foreclosure crisis,” by former Obama Administration official Van Jones gained national attention when she defended her home from eviction and then committed a daring act of civil disobedience by openly moving back into her foreclosed on Mother’s Day of 2011.
Posted on: Friday, September 20, 2013
A Man Who Worked Too Hard
By Andrew D. Coates, M.D., F.A.C.P.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Sept. 20, 2013
Influenza rocked our community hospital for weeks last winter just as the first snowstorms came. Our hospital medicine service was swamped with patients. I was working the night shift.
One emergency physician dramatically recounted how a queue of ambulances had clogged the parking lot. Once all of the emergency department beds, hallway spaces, and waiting room seats were taken, patients waited outside in ambulances. With the usual triage system in gridlock, he had climbed into ambulances one by one to help triage or stabilize patients.
Such are the undignified consequences of a system that encourages hospitals to run themselves like factories or just-in-time warehouses.
One patient’s admission stood out.
The 3rd Bob Johnston Memorial Photography
Show and Competition
Sponsored by Cooperative Gallery 213
and Twin Rivers Photo Club
January 3th- 18th, 2014
The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photo Club are sponsoring the Bob Johnston Photo Show and Competition January 3-18th, 2014. This second Exhibit is a tribute to the art embodied in the photography of Bob Johnston, a founding member of the gallery who died in 2010. The open themed Photography Show and Competition is open to all photographic media and all photographers. Photographs will be judged by a local judge guided by this sentiment from Bob Johnston’s artist’s statement:
“For me, the successful photograph is one in which both
the abstract elements and the subject matter of the image reinforce each other to
provide an emotional experience for the viewer.” –Bob Johnston 1917 - 2010
Are you a beginning farmer looking for a place where you can grow your farm business? You’re not alone—there are many farmers facing the challenge of finding a farm under conditions that work for them.
American Farmland Trust has assembled a team of experts to help you develop a personal strategy for making this happen. Come to Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies & Protecting Farmland, November 20 in Albany, and participate in Farmland for the Next Generation of Farmers. This day-long track of workshops will help farmers learn about and develop strategies for accessing farmland.
At the conference you will learn about:
A local newsletter with news and information for Latino-Americans. Click to download.
Bridge: Rich David, your opponent in the Mayoral race, has called for 20 more police in his recent public safety statement. The Police Association has just endorsed him. Is that a surprise?