Monday, April 22, 2013

Tim DeChristopher Climate Activist Freed!!!

It was December 19, 2008 when climate activist Tim DeChristopher staged a protest at the Bureau of Land Management where a lease auction of 116 parcels of public land in Utah's Redrock country was up for purchase. DeChristopher disrupted the process by successfully bidding on 14 parcels of land (totaling 22,500 acres) for $1.8 million with no intention to pay for them. DeChristopher was removed from the auction by federal agents, taken into custody, and questioned. Shortly after the auction and a subsequent court injunction, the Interior Department cancelled many of the leases, saying they had been rushed into auction with insufficient environmental and scientific review. DeChristopher served 21 months in prison, from July 2011 through April 2013.

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Sankofa in Sumter

Afrakan culture is alive and attempting to flourish in the small town of Sumter South Carolina. Natilie Williams the founder and director of the Sankofa Connection hosts its 7th Annual Cultural Festival on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 11:00am til 5:00pm @ Mt Pisgah AME Church, 217 West Barlette St. The events include Presentation of Afrakan Queens, live performances, exhibits, vendors and food. Their mission is to promote cultural awareness and to stimulate historical learning. Their motto...Know Thyself.