Today is day 54 of the Muskrat Falls Solidarity Chain Fast, a coast to coast to coast support campaign for those water and land protectors on the front lines trying to stop cultural genocide in Labrador and end the Trudeau government's $9.2 billion investment in a megadam that will poison and likely drown thousands downstream.
For the past few days i have been fasting in solidarity with @labrador_land_protectors.
Here are the Muskrat Falls Solidarity Chain Fast demands:
1. Immediate implementation of the original recommendations from a major 2016 Harvard University study (seconded by an Independent Experts Advisory Committee) for full clearance of brush, trees, and topsoil, along with the capping of the wetlands, at the Muskrat Falls reservoir to prevent the bioaccumulation of the neurotoxin methylmercury.
2. Immediate appointment of an independent inquiry into the instability of the North Spur, because no study has proven that it is secure enough to prevent a catastrophic dam break and mass drowning.
3. The federal government, provincial government, and Nalcor (the crown corporation behind the dam) must halt all work on the dam until they have received the free, prior and informed consent of all Indigenous peoples affected by the dam, as well as that of non-Indigenous downstream residents.
More at https://homesnotbombs.blogspot.com/2018/06/oin-muskrat-falls-solidarity-chain-fast.html (Second photo borrowed from @workersunionunc )
Super excited to be going to a writers retreat starting tomorrow! I’ve never done anything like this before; wish me luck.
Closing off the retreat will be a spoken word concert open to the public on Saturday at the Arts Court. Thank you @justjamaalthepoet and @theotherpanos for organizing this!
Throwback to my Aaliyah tribute set at @black_squirrel_books for @diy_spring presents the @dorotheapaas and @babycages tour
Thank you @granbwasemwen for coming to the show, buying my CD, and this shot!
SOUL CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
#Repost @houseofpaint ・・・
@kingkimbit rocking the Mic #SoulCity . Urban Arts is alive in the city! Stay tuned for more info about #HoP2018#HoPRewind (August 25th!)
My first full day back in the country will consist of hosting the @urbanlegendsott WOMXN’S SLAM! This slam is the qualifier for Women of the World Poetry Slam, meaning that the winner on Saturday will represent Ottawa at the international competition next year in Texas! Be there if you want a say in our city’s representation! 👐🏽💙💛💙🐩 #ottawa#Slam#womxn#Texas#wowps2019
#Followmychapter @cusgrho ・・・
Tonight is the night our chapter president will be going for gold at the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 57th Biennial Boule Undergraduate Talent Contest, which will take place during the Do It For The Culture - Stomp The Yard p.2 step show! Check our stories for more updates straight from Dallas, TX. 💙💛🐩✊🏽 #sgrhoboule#sgrho1922#canadianpoodles#ottawa#dallas