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Monday, December 17th, 2007

Subject:Art and writing to support unemployed writers and staff
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:3:46 pm.
Reposted from my journal:

Inviting everyone to check out and consider volunteering creative talent for strike_support to benefit writers and non-union creative techs out of work due to the WGA strike. How it works is that people offer to make icons or sketches or write short fiction or poetry as a gift for someone in exchange for that person's donating to a fund to provide emergency help with rent, food, healthcare, etc for unemployed workers in the television industry.

I know many of you are incredibly talented with writing, poetry, music, graphic design, etc - and it's a good cause. Many people in the writing industry are not wealthy - they're 'starving artists' looking for a chance to survive while following their dream and working one or more dayjobs between gigs. And this is a creative, democratic, (discordian!) response to the whole situation.

Here's the community's information:

Everyone knows that the writers are out of jobs because they're on strike. It's what being on strike means, and it's a risk they decided to take.

But hundreds of other people are also out of jobs: actors, technicians, staff, crew. These people had no say in whether the writers went on strike or not. They didn't choose to lose their jobs.

Fans have done a lot to support the strike, so that it ends as quickly as possible. But that end is still far out of sight.

But there's a way that you can help now the people who need help the most. strike_support is a general fandom community dedicated to helping those affected by the strike, who don't have their union's funds to fall back on. We're doing this through two charities: The Actors' Fund, based in NYC, and The Motion Picture & Television Fund, based in LA. If you know another charity that supports "below the line" people, please contact esotaria
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Friday, April 6th, 2007

Subject:Quantum Consciousness and the Fifth Dimension
Posted by:indiriverflow.
Time:12:02 am.
Mood: contemplative.
Quantum Consciousness and the Fifth Dimension

By Indi Riverflow

“Where ya comin’ from?”

Our worldview is largely a function of our location. The range of what we can experience and imagine is bounded by the culture that spawned us, and the place that we hold within it. Transcending locality is key to comprehending quantum consciousness.

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Subject:Blues4Kali- Chuck 'em if they can't shake a yoke!
Posted by:indiriverflow.
Time:4:21 am.

What will Winter Solstice bring in 2012?
...an instant of Karma? ...an ethereal spiral dance of the collective soul? ... cosmic judgment leveled against civilization's expanse? ...destruction of the world as we know it? ...a chance for a new start? ...the rise and the revenge of the Goddess? or simply another day in the life of paranoia?
These are the false prophesies that your pastor warned you about!
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Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Posted by:onyxravnos.
Time:1:53 am.
This is not any work of mine but felt it defently counted for this groups focus.
I felt it was very moving and wanted to share it.

(link takes you to google video where it will automatically load.)
War is Not a Game Music Video

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Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Subject:for anyone in the "new england" area
Posted by:seatouch.
Time:3:18 am.

hey everybody,

this message might be off topic but it can help a lot of people, so i'm asking that it's kept on the journal. understandable if it needs to be edited out and all, but i urge you to give a quick read before making a decision.

i'm going to build homes with habitat for humanity in the new orleans area. there are groups of activists going down in june for 5-day blocks. (i was thinking about staying 5-15 days). if anyone is interested in going please let me know - the bigger the group, the lesser the expenses, the better job done. collaboration would be awesome, especially if someone has a car - gas would be much less expensive than a flight+rental/cabs. this is an independent volunteering/activism project available for anyone able to come help out, but time and space is limited so please get back to me asap if it sounds like something you'd be interested in. habitat for humanity asks for a $20/night donations, which aren't necessary but encouraged (I won't be paying the maximum .. poor college student). So anyway, if you want to come on the flight, or have a car, and want to come down with a group to do something progressive for our {sick} society - get back to me! or e-mail me at nbose@ic.sunysb.edu.

(additional benefits are a great tan, good workout, new friends, and a new orleans vacation ;) the u.s. government wanted to cut grants to organizers building for katrina recovery - programs for which are difficult and time-consuming to get into.. so independent volunteering is really needed.)

i do run an activist organization called the social justice alliance at stony brook university.. just so you don't think i'm a weirdo looking to scam a hot date..

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Subject:Call-in day for Sudan
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:4:54 pm.
This national call-in day is a part of an escalation campaign that is building citizen pressure to push the Bush Administration to use this window of opportunity to take the action necessary to stop genocide. We will issue a new alert each week in January and early February with ways to get involved. Mark your calendars for our next call-in day to the United Nations on February 1st and the rally in Washington, DC on February 2nd.


Take 2 minutes to help stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan!!!!!

In February, the U.S. will become the President of the UN Security Council for one month, creating the perfect opportunity to push the international community to intervene to stop the genocide in Darfur. Please take a moment on January 18th to call the White House (the comment line is 202-456-1111 and the switchboard line is 202-456-1414) and State Department (202) 647-4000 to urge the introduction of a resolution that would give the African Union mission in Sudan a stronger mandate and provide for UN peacekeeping forces to be deployed to Darfur. They won't take action unless they know they have US citizen's support! You may choose to use the following phone script.

Hello. My name is __________ from ____________ calling in regards to the genocide in Darfur. I commend the administration's declaration that the crisis in Darfur, Sudan is indeed genocide and am calling because genocide is such a severe crime that it can not be allowed to continue. Due to the deteriorating situation in Darfur the international community needs to strengthen their efforts to stop the violence. When the U.S. becomes president of the UN Security Council in February, it should introduce a resolution to strengthen the mandate of the African Union Mission in Sudan. The U.S. should also use its role as a leader of the Security Council to propose sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Darfur to support the AU Mission in Sudan. Thank you very much for your time.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Subject:Submit visual or written art to raise $$ for Katrina victims
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:1:03 pm.
Accepting Submissions: C2A's Art Book Guidelines

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Subject:New Orleans literary montage threatened by Katrina
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:5:26 pm.
These people worked to produce a literary montage of New Orleans, to counteract the stereotypes of crime/gangs and to add to the culture and heritage of the area.

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Katrina, they lack the funds to get their project off the ground.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Subject:Address for cards/letters for hurricane victims
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:12:38 pm.
For everyone who told me they were interested in sending cards and letters of encouragement to the Hurricane Katrina victims - I have finally been able to locate an address to send them.

This is a church and school in Lafayette, Louisiana that's spearheading a drive for supplies and cash - but also specifically said they would love it if people just sent cards and messages of support (even if that's all they sent), and that they would give them out to people who've been affected. This is a secular, nonpartisan relief effort - the church just volunteered its space to store items and some of its people to process them.

They can be reached at:

Our Lady of Fatima School
2315 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-2464

Our Lady of Fatima Church
2319 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 232-8945

This was posted online on a community effort to list websites that would provide help to those in Katrina's wake. http://www.showandsport.com/disaster_relief.htm
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Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Subject:Help the Hurricane Victims for Free - in 5 min
Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:1:57 am.
I still send my prayers and best wishes to all affected by the hurricane. Here are some easy, free ways to help:

1. My friend jhood is putting together a benefit art show/sale for the victims of Katrina. He lives down there so he knows what's going on. If you'd like to, send him some of your writing/visual art at ihavechapstick@hotmail.com

2. Oxygen.com will donate $1 for every new person who signs up on their webpage (this takes 15 seconds and is spamfree as far as I know). Here's the link: http://speakup.oxygen.com/campaigns/neworleans/impact/4fce139cf4342e1d430c44ed7c406724/
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:5:29 pm.
Hey - I was wondering if there's a way to help this guy or raise $$ or awareness for him.

China's infant castoffs find home - Yahoo! News

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Monday, July 25th, 2005

Posted by:ladycatherina.
Time:6:32 pm.
Mood: contemplative.
Hi, I'm Cristina, and I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've just moved back in with my parents after finishing a degree in literature at the University of California - Davis.

I'm an aspiring novelist with a few short novellas already written - one of which is somewhat anarcho-feminist and addresses domestic violence, racism, poverty, ageism, materialism/consumerism - a lot of issues, through a cast of unusual characters. Another one is more traditionally "literary," but touches on poverty and the plight of low wage workers and foster children.

I was wondering if there are any other writers in this community, and, also, how do people here conceive of maintaining a balance between the "artistic" aspects of their work and the message they want to project? I struggle with that a lot - I feel that my work is either purely literary and ignores real issues, or it's pure activism and perhaps too hard-hitting and obvious.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Subject:Theatre Workshop
Posted by:blueprintbones.
Time:1:06 am.
Writing on Your Feet -
Playwrighting workshop with Jean-Claude van Itallie

August 19 - 21, 2005
Rowe, MA

Jean-Claude, well-known playwright, the author of The Playwright’s Workbook, teaches an exciting new writing technique he perfected writing his recent play Light. Jean-Claude says, “Writing, like other arts, is a physical process carried on the breath. In Writing on Your Feet, holding an image in mind and moving physically, words are born in your belly. You speak them aloud and they are recorded. Working in this way, writing is a profound physical process, and the result is astonishingly visceral and alive on the page.”In Jean-Claude’s unique non-judgmental and disciplined workshop you’ll move in different modes, meditate, and “on your feet” tell experiential stories, dreams and anything you wish to write. You’ll listen to and encourage others. A partner will record your words, and you’ll edit. Writing or performance experience is welcome but not needed. The workshop is open to anyone who’s previously taken a workshop with Jean-Claude. People are invited to develop works-in-progress.

Jean-Claude van Itallie, founder and artistic director of Shantigar, was a central force in the explosive American theatre of the sixties. His more than thirty plays include America Hurrah, The Serpent, The Tibetan Book of the Dead and translations of the major plays of Chekhov. He’s taught play writing at Amherst, Columbia, Esalen, Harvard, Naropa, New York University, Omega, Princeton and Yale.  In 1999 he performed his one-man show, War, Sex and Dreams at Highways in Santa Monica and at LaMama in NYC.  In 2002 he received the New England Theatre Conference award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre. In October, 2004, his play Light premiered at the Theatre at Boston Court in Pasadena. His newest play is Fear Itself, secrets of the White House.

More info and registration: www.shantigar.org
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Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:8:02 am.
"Tears for Earth" mini-print

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:9:07 am.
"Pet: Revolt Against Domesticity"

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Monday, April 25th, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:9:59 am.
"Bunnista's Beret" original oil painting, 12"x16".</b>

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:4:28 pm.
Artists are being targeted by the Secret Service. This affects free speech in general. I just sent the following editorial to a few publications. Opinions welcome...

Fear and Art

I admit that it frightens me. On April 7, Secret Service agents arrived just before the opening of an art show in Chicago and launched an investigation into one of the pieces hanging there, a set of mock postage stamps by local artist Al Brandtner. The image on the stamps is a revolver pointing at the head of President Bush with the caption "Patriot Act."

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:10:46 am.
Bunnista stickers

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:9:12 am.
"Bathed in the Blood of My Parents" mini-print

This image is based on photographs taken of an Iraqi girl whose parents were shot by U.S. soldiers in January. Here is an article about the incident.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

Posted by:minimumsecurity.
Time:8:55 am.
"They Fall Even On the Babies" mini-print

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