From : 2 October (Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth anniversary)
Until : 16 October (World Food Day)
A global call for action to stand up for our diverse & free food heritage.
Click here to watch a video message from Vandana Shiva, and take action!
“Our seeds and food are vital to life. We cannot afford to allow the destruction of the planet and our health to continue. We cannot allow seed slavery and food dictatorship to continue. We must take back our seeds, our food, our freedom.”
– Vandana Shiva
The newest video from The Story of Stuff Project, “The Story of Solutions, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.” Here at Media for Peacebuilding, we are all about transformative solutions for a better world!
Watch this documentary on greening deserts by documentary filmmaker and ecologist, John D. Liu.
Visit Liu’s interactive storytelling website here: www.whatifwechange.org
Watch this episode of Al Jazeera’s Witness, “Alfred’s Free Press.”
“One innovative journalist has found a way to get daily news and information to Liberians — with the aid of a blackboard.”
The KONY2012 video has gone viral with just short of 12mil views in 48 hours. In terms of online advocacy, this is a massive success. While the video is spreading awareness about a war criminal, Joseph Kony, we at Media for Peacebuilding have some questions about Invisible Children’s analysis of the conflict, and thereby their solution. Does a foreign military intervention to “stop” Kony decrease or increase violence in the region? What happens after his arrest? Are the hands of the Ugandan government “clean” in this conflict? Following are a number of links to add perspective to this dialogue. We leave you to your own conclusion.
The Problem with Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012”
Reflections on Kony 2012
A Reader’s Digest of KONY2012
Kony is Not in Uganda (and other complicated things)
On Kony 2012
Let’s Talk about Kony
Watch this film to gain insight on the growing anti-nuke movement in Japan, post March 11th, 2011.
Japan has the rare opportunity to turn an unprecedented disaster into a beacon of hope by becoming a leader in the world to turn from nuclear power to a safer, cleaner future.
All of Japan’s nuclear reactors are scheduled to be shutdown for stress tests by the summer of this year, and many groups and individuals across Japan are coming together in solidarity to ensure this becomes a massive leap towards a future free from the repeat of such a disaster.
Watch this informative video about urban farmer, Novella Carpenter.
* warning: some images of animals killed for food.
Watch this video interview with Will Allen, an urban farmer who has managed to produce ONE MILLION POUNDS of organic food in just 3 acres.
At a time when the mainstream media is having trouble wrapping their heads around the Occupy Movement, here is one of the best videos I have seen about the spirit behind Occupy Everywhere.
The newest video from the Story of Stuff Project, “The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let’s build it better.”