- Alternative Energy
- Biological Pest Control
- Buildings & Structures
- Design for Catastrophe
- Energy Efficiency in the Home
- Forest Gardening
- Patterns in Design
- Permaculture (Intro)
- Ponds and Aquaculture
- Recycling and Disposal
- Wildlife Management
Check out sites!
… Celente, Tesla, Edison. One love, Eddie Che
What is the Food Forest in Seattle?
Seattle presents a wonderful precedent whereby a city working with a land trust could preserve a large area in the center of the city.
These urban farm projects are expanding and broadening in different types of community gardens, with a 90% reported demand in increase in community gardens. Neighborhood gardens are still in most of the categories, and the small gardens are trying to do the most. Benefits from community gardening are a connection with nature, physical exercise, health and nutrition, self esteem, environmental education, personal growth, inter-cultural communications, therapy, job training, income generation, art, diet… Food production and access, Social engagement for well-being, and nutrition/improved diet, education really stand out in terms of bottom-up surveys of the real benefits.
One thing in this country as we go through this overturn of a dysfunctional government and economy is that gardening is something that we SHOULD have a lot of faith in. How can we get more of these happening in public and private locations around Oakland?
Those who have to take action are those that are most affected by our dysfunctional food system.
Eric Holtz-Gimenez, Food First.
Here is a wildly successful example of using Community Land Trust model in madison, wi. it actually incorporated mixed-income CLT housing on a 31 acre site. but similar political situation w/ an underutilized parcel of land.
UPLOADED FOR REFERENCE — CURRENT SITUATION AND ITS EFFECTS
#calcase #hillside #berkeleycops
“The Peace and Justice Commission calls the attention of the City Council and residents of the City of Berkeley to the responsibility of all nations and all local communities to abide by three United Nations human rights treaties, including regular reporting. All of the below-referenced treaties have been ratified by the United States.”
The Treaties are:
• International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR);
• International Convention on Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD); and
• International Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
With the new national Administration, we have the opportunity of a generation to fulfill the United States’ stated commitment to the rule of human rights through law. It is important that the United States, which was a participant in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, file these reports that include information at the local level.(see Background for documentation of recommendations/requirements for reporting on local level.)
“http://www2.ohchr.org/English/law/ccpr.htm” Senate advice and consent: 140 Cong Rec. 57634 (June 24, 1994) General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984
General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965.
“http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cerd.htm”Senate advice and consent
HYPERLINK “http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/”http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/ Documents by Treaty.
United Nations Treaty Reports – City of Berkeley. 29 September 2009. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
ICCPR commits signatory nations to enforce civil and political rights for all residents without regard to national origin, and to treat equally and with dignity, all residents, to protect the rights of labor unions and children and families, and to publicize the text of the treaty.
Complete text of ICCPR Treaty can be found at:
1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
3. The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
Robert Meola, Chairperson, Peace and Justice Commission, (510) 644-1102
Diana Bohn, Commissioner, Peace and Justice Commission, (510) 525-5497
Eric Brenman, Secretary, Peace and Justice Commission, (510) 981-5114
Dear Secretary Clinton: The City of Berkeley encourages the U.S. Department of State to request local reporting on implementation of the Three UN Treaties, and encourages the Department of State to provide comprehensive information on its implementation of the State and local levels in your next periodic report.
Sincerely, City Council of Berkeley, CA . 9-29-2009
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson 1221 Oak Street, Suite 536 Oakland, CA 94612
Attorney General Jerry Brown Attorney General’s Office California Department of Justice Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520
Navanethem Pillay Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights UNOG-OHCHR 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
U.S. Representative Barbara Lee Oakland District Office: 1301 Clay Street Suite 1000-N Oakland, CA 94612
Washington, D.C. Office: 2444 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515
U.S. Representative John Conyers 2426 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515
U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi 450 Golden Gate Ave. – 14th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102
Washington, DC Office 235 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515 Louise Arbour Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights UNOG-OHCHR 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
UN Ambassador Susan Rice United States Mission to the United Nations 140 East 45th Street New York, N.Y. 10017
League of California Cities 1400 K Street, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95814
National League of Cities
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 550 · Washington, DC 20004
California State Association of Counties 1100 K Street, Ste. 101 Sacramento, CA 95814
The Association of State Attorneys General
NAAG 2030 M Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Hi, no facebook event just to post this up here: Directions and time info::
come by 6-7 for open mic’ing and we’ll be gathering for the march to leave around 7
6-7 gather, Constitution Square Berkeley, Berkeley Central Bart.
City Hall/PD — have UN treaties Berkeley signed
Berkeley Copwatch 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley, CA
The Long Haul and Hispanic Center 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705
UN East Bay 2539 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94704
Cal Human Rights Center 2850 Telegraph Avenue #500 Berkeley, CA 94705
Thanks y’all see you for the GA on Sunday, 2:00 at 19th and Telegraph, Oakland!
Hoping for around 15-20 no major statement just to keep up the resistance!
This march called for by street kids of Occupy Berkeley 2.0 due to ongoing police abuses and video that will be released this next week including beatings, arrest, and ongoing polic harassment of our people in Town.
For our business owners out there, all the folks that are in homes and the 99%. Soon at http://www.occupysouthsanfrancisco.org/
Here at Occupy at South San Francisco!!! Just got the case filed with the city: they kicked us out!! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kOOvWxwvU — This is the case anonymous is filing for our freedom pro bono legal case filed homeowners and small businesses cops banks and website occupy in big support —- thanks guys ♥ Come check out our website!! soon at http://www.occupysouthsanfrancisco.org/