Writing and art by Christopher Luna. Poetry events in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, and beyond.
Monday, June 14, 2010
A message about the Gulf Coast disaster from Michael Rothenberg, editor of Big Bridge
Dear Friends of Big Bridge,
My apologies for writing you all on issues that are not related to Big Bridge. But we have come to a moment in our existence as a species in which "propriety" is less and less meaningful.
As you all know Big Bridge has always been vocal on political and social issues and so the time has come for us to speak out against OIL!
Many of our friends living in the Gulf Coast are seeing their lives destroyed forever. An entire ecosystem appears doomed. The impact is global.
Everyday it seems more certain that we are witnessing the worst man-made environmental holocaust in history and I feel we must be heroic in our actions to make something positive out of this horror.
Over the last few weeks, I have focused attention to my facebook communications, posting as many articles and pieces of information on the "spill" as I can, hoping that the spread of information will make a difference in how we do things. I have organized three events, fundraising benefits for The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, http://www.labucketbrigade.org/ , a non profit environmental health and justice organization tracking the impact of the BP oil spill and prevaenting the impact from being "swept under the rug." Two events in Petaluma, June 27(poetry and music fest) and July 10th (an art auction), and another event in Pacifica, CA (poetry and music and art auction) on August 7. For details please contact me.
It is time to make a real change. Not just leave it to government to show us the way. Please, get out in the street, wave signs, write friends, spread the word, organize!! We are into a new age. Stop Oil! Stop Global Warming! Stop Corporate Ownership of the Planet! There is no time left to waste.
If you have news that you want to get around please send it to me or join me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/michael.rothenberg. If we are not "friends" yet, I would be happy to add you. Again forgive me for using Big Bridge mailing list to send this message but I could not hold back.
My sincere best in these sad and terrifying times. Hope lies in real change not in promises!
Big Bridge, http://www.bigbridge.org/
Posted by Christopher Luna at 6:39 PM
Labels: Big Bridge, community, David Madgalene, David Meltzer, Gulf Coast Disaster, Michael Rothenberg, Neeli Cherkovski, poetry, Terri Carrion
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