2013 Featured Activists

Vengeancia (updated November 2013) Please click on the flyout menu at the left of your screen to choose a featured activist! There are soooo many! I wish I could feature them all! Thanks for visiting! Check out this map of recreational cannabis.

“99% of the world’s money is created by private, multi-national, corporate banks as a debt with interest. The money’s value is based upon humanity not the financial elite. Meanwhile, the banksters thrive in abundance while the humanity is suffering in scarcity. Solution? It’s time for humanity to issue its own money….” Read more. Check out this video. Watch, video. Save the world now!

Dear all: This is the first issue of The New Jim Crow newsletter, and I want to begin by extending a big THANK YOU to all of you who have helped to ensure that the message of this book is heard. It was my greatest hope and prayer when writing the book that it would contribute to the birth of a major social movement—- a human rights movement—-
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

…that brings an end to mass incarceration in America and breaks, once and for all, our nation’s habit of creating vast new systems of racial and social control. Many said these dreams were foolish and that few would take seriously the claims made in the book no matter how much history, evidence, and data was presented. Their pessimism was misplaced. The response to the book has been overwhelming and fills me with hope that we will, in fact, bend the arc of history toward justice and make America what it must become.—- Michelle Alexander

Anthony LaRocca at Mountain Hours Event 2012

Anthony LaRocca at Mountain Hours Event 2012

Daryl Hannah has starred and acted in over fifty films and has been an effective, passionate activist and advocate for a more ethical sustainable world for decades.

She is the founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA), which is a certification program and set of best practices for sustainably produced, harvested and distributed biofuels.

She sits on the boards of the Environmental Media Association (EMA), Sylvia Earle Alliance, Mission Blue, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, the World Futures Council and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy and activism.

Actress and activist Daryl Hannah has designed a site everyone can love!

Actress and activist Daryl Hannah has designed a site everyone can love!

Widely recognized for having the courage of her convictions, Daryl has been arrested five times for actions of conscience. First in an unrelenting effort to help save the South Central Farm in 2006 and then again at a 2009 action in West Virginia intended to usher in an end to Mountaintop Removal Strip Mining. In August 2011 Daryl was arrested at the White House in Washington D.C., along with 1,254 other U.S. citizens, protesting the proposed approval of the dangerous Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. In October 2012 Daryl once again put her body on the line when she physically blockaded construction of the Tar Sands pipeline in solidarity with a great grandmother whose Texas farm was threatened by the pipeline. On February 13, 2013 Daryl returned to the White House to engage in civil disobedience once again in joining with some of the nation’s most prominent environmental and social justices leaders and top climate scientists to protest of the Keystone XL boondoggle and to call attention to the urgent need for serious action on climate change.

In 2005 Daryl Hannah created and designed dhlovelife.com, her website dedicated to sharing solutions on how to live more harmoniously with the planet and all other living things. The site features weekly five-minute inspirational video blogs which Daryl produces and films as well as daily news updates, alerts, community and access to sustainability tools, goods and services.

Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah

Daryl has produced, hosted and shot numerous environmental awareness TV appearances; she has been a greening consultant for large-scale events and has been a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, universities and symposiums around the world. She’s written articles on self-sufficiency and sustainability for numerous magazines.

Daryl is a documentary and narrative filmmaker. Her short, The Last Supper, won a prize at the Berlin Film Festival among others. She produced, directed and shot the documentary Strip Notes and is currently editing her documentary on human trafficking.

She’s been actively practicing a low impact lifestyle for years, she’s writing a book, invented board games and toys, keeps bees, rescues stray animals, and loves music, hot springs, wild things and wilderness.

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New York,NY, June 6th, 2013 — Willie Nelson and Hard Rock International announced the launch of the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight merchandise program, benefitting the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Animal Welfare Institute. The line, a partnership between the musician, activist, author and poet and the world-renowned brand, includes a men’s t-shirt, a limited edition collector pin as well as an online exclusive pin and, fittingly, a bandanna that will be available online and in-store at participating locations on June 6, 2013. Read more.

Willie Nelson 80th Birthday at Hard Rock

Willie Nelson 80th Birthday at Hard Rock

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Willie Nelson, who turned 80 on April 29, celebrated bigtime on June 8th at the Hard Rock Café New York, Times Square, where for the first time, four generations of the Nelson Family shared the same stage.

Dubbed The Family Nelson & Willie, the event featured the Paula Nelson Band (led by Willie’s daughter), the Raelyn Nelson Band (led by his granddaughter), Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real featuring Willie Nelson (Lukas is Willie’s son), Insects Vs Robots (featuring Willie’s son Micah Nelson), Folk Uke (with his daughter Amy Nelson) and Lechuza (with his granddaughter Martha Jewelle Fowler).

Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Robert Randolph and Buddy Valastro (“The Cake Boss”) also performed….read more.