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Skagit County/The Right to Local Self-Government

Kai Huschke of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund will speak about Democracy School and a Community Bill of Rights on Fri., May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Burlington. Democracy School teaches the right to local, self-government that enables communities to reject unsustainable economic and environmental policies set by government and enables legal framework that charters sustainable energy production, sustainable land development and sustainable water, among others. A Community Bill of […]

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The Deadly Connection: Endless War and Economic Crisis


Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, and member of Veterans For Peace -Bruce Gagnon will speak on U.S. expanding militarism, and its impact on the economic crisis here at home. He will stress the need to promote the conversion of the military industrial complex to sustainable production if we hope to have any impact on climate change.

Washington State Speaking Schedule

April 23 –Olympia –To be […]

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Bottle the Skagit?

Contact: jim justice jim@fidalgo.net 360-856-2529 skagithrf.wordpress.com

Thurs., March 22, 2012 , 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon, Washington

Skagit Human Rights Festival – Whose Valley is it Anyway?

Defending Water

In the spirit of assembly and free speech, Sandra Spargo of Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin will present the film TAPPED and relate the film to the contract that the City of Anacortes signed […]

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Whose Valley is it Anyway?

The 9th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival March 2012 Whose Valley is it Anyway? Corporate Power or Community Power? March is Human Rights Month in Skagit County, and the Skagit Human Rights Festival has some great events planned to put relevant conversations on the community table. Lee Mann Exhibition–Art opening, Thurs., March 1, 5 p.m, Skagit Valley College multipurpose room. Letters and photos of longtime Skagit Valley human rights advocate Lee Mann on display. His son, Bryce Mann, to make […]

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Skagit Human Rights Festival

Skagit Human Rights Festival 2012

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Mother Earth Water Walk Photos!

The Mother Earth Water Walk, Eastern Direction: This Native American Ceremony started in Machiasport on Saturday, May 7 to raise awareness of the life force of water, and our need to respect water in our culture.


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Statement on World Water Day

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As the world reels from the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe in Japan, a disaster which was never supposed to happen, we have an opportunity today on World Water Day to look into the future and pledge to take action to prevent another impending disaster. We must not allow corporations to gain control of water on which all life depends. Action must be taken at all levels, […]

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Free Movie night in Dexter March 4th

Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition’s (DDATT) film series on Food and Farmers

Friday March 4th 7 PM at the Abbott Mem Library in Dexter

“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is a 2007 movie made about a maverick mid-Western farmer, an outcast in his community who bravely stands amidst a failing farm economy, vicious rumors, and even violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and […]

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“Tapped” showing in Belfast, September 15th

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO WATER SUPPLIES ON OUR PLANET? WHO IS TAKING WATER SUPPLIES FOR PROFIT? ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES SAFE? “Tapped” is a new film about public Water Supplies and resources that are now being tapped and used for private profit. “Tapped” looks at how a few corporations– specially Coca Cola, Nestle, Pepsi Cola–are benefiting from an unregulated industry– bottled water. These companies are depleting huge aquifers or taking large quantities of water from public water supplies. It discusses how […]

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UNH Events: Maude Barlow 3/31 + Film Speaker series