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Arundhati Roy writes:

“The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out.” — Arundhati Roy

via Sit Down, Fight Back – “The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out.” — Arundhati Roy

showing up and speaking out

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resist, teach, organize

banner-for-undiciplied-may30When the going gets tough, the tough get reading. Well… that’s not quite how the saying goes, but it is exactly what we needed to hear. That’s why we put together this list of 12 brand-new Bitch Reads titles that’ll energize you for the year ahead, and offer a brief escape from our terrifying Trumpian reality.

via Mail – Lisa Figge – Outlook

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EnergyTransfer.com – Investor Relations – Board of Directors of the company trying to build the Dakota pipeline on First Nations land. tell energytransfere to stand down and disband.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kelcy L. Warren Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ted Collins, Jr. Director

Michael K. Grimm Director

Marshall S. McCrea Director

James R. Perry Director

Matthew S. Ramsey Director

David K. Skidmore Director

Contents:
Investor Relations
Company Overview
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Profile
Non-GAAP Measures
News Releases
Presentations & Webcasts
SEC Filings
Corporate Governance
Audit Committee Charter
Board of Directors
Committee Composition
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Compensation Committee Charter
Contacting a Director
Corporate Governance Guidelines
Ethics for Senior Financial Officers
Partnership Agreements
K-1 Tax Information
Tax Information Related to
Mergers & Acquisitions
Information Request
Distribution Information
Susser Holdings Acquisition

via EnergyTransfer.com – Investor Relations – Board of Directors

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Connecting the Dots: design, heritage, and the art of saving the past.

via City finds buyer for old broom factory | The Kingston Whig-Standard

City of Kingston has been out looking for an architect to redesign the old broom factory which recently narrowly escaped being torn down. Yay, for Laura Murray and others for dedication to heritage. I agree it needed saving. At first i was annoyed because the heritage committee seemed out to make access to new spaces a crap shoot shit show if the building was acclaimed under the heritage rubric. Especially regarding not allowing business to put ramps in.This is a very sore spot. A claim made by several businesses that are established along the perimeter of market square is that the city would not let them put a ramp in. Weird, right? Well the effect is palpable.  It screams out to us, disability not welcome.

In sharp contrast, there is knowledge of what access might look like at the Kingston City Hall. The new heritage room is disability friendly design. room to manoeuvre if you use a mobility device. low counters. chairs to sit in. it’s up to standard in the heritage room. Weird. Right? So there is something else going on at city hall producing new exclusion over and over in historical path dependant ways. and it’s in the administration. We are invited after the admin already has a running start. well, i’ve been trying to get up to speed to understand and participate. to be ready. as they say. that is art.

So anyway back to the broom factory. While i was deep in the writing process of my dissertation and really overshooting the mark in leaps and bounds there was a coordinated community effort to protect the space ! yay.

I’ve been busy, super busy, immersed in the rarefied air, finishing my Phd in Cultural studies in May 2016.  now i’m thinking up art ideas and studying the ground on queen and princess street which is my disability news beat. here is a reason to go read a #disabilityheard news report on accessibility, politics, policy, and the interwebs we weeve. In all of this spattle and proposal making access to the business of proposal writing is key. without access, we, everyone not being represented is left feeling attacked and left out. this includes people with disability from all different places within the city and all levels of institutionalization. from the locked up patients with alltimers to homeless. prisoners bared in or walled up. and individuals living solitary. and alone.  And that’s not how we want things to be. I’m not saying you can’t be alone. I am saying you need to have access to society to thrive. and that it denied us more often than ablebodied people are aware of or sometimes willing to acknowledge.

but i’ve just got this notice about thee old broom factory being bought by a Toronto Company, RAW Design Inc. for $1 and i want to know more. Don’t you? Who are they and how did they become the proposal for redoing the broom factory?

Why didn’t i know about the $1 pricetag? 🙂 That is weird. Why is it so? Right? i’ts an odd thing to do.

so i think i should go to the meeting tuesday. if its already started then that really sucks. i’d like to go. or stream it. that would be cool. 🙂

Continue reading “Connecting the Dots: design, heritage, and the art of saving the past.”

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Disability News

320 queen street

Do i seriously think what the world needs now is a disability film institute network? yes i do.

I think it’s time, for there to be disability film and media studios around the globe. They need to be accessible in all kinds of ways. Open to the public and the pride of disability culture and production.

And there it is, my dreams.

So my dream includes a media stream of the things i am thinking about and the conversations i am part of building. That’s the context of my scholarship and art practice. As a filmmaker i’ve been battling for access to the institutions that teach film. But i’m still on the far outside. Oh well. Back to work. The work i do includes amplifying the reach of actual news and the context of the battle for Standing Rock. News streams that are reporting what is happening come to me via internet and local organizers. But mostly the internet.

Who is being violent and where their funding comes from is a key indicator of the temperature and actual will behind the scenes. If we can look from that side of things and be in the room with the board members talking, then anyone or all of us can and should take those funders to task in different ways. Research is one way. If we have no idea what is compelling the harshness of the push into Standing Rock we can continue to unravel and then understand how vital it is to the survival of people everywhere. Survivors are the canaries in the coal mine. They that live down in the mine till they died of poison, so the workers could be warned to leave the toxic place. Actually i don’t know how the miners actually worked or if any company actually did this to canaries. But i’ve heard about it in stories. So people get the metaphor. Canaries are disposable, biopolitical fodder for an industry that has been very difficult and polluting since inception. So that is not new. And they have been winning at this war for a very long time indeed.

 

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look at the power Kinder Morgan – Canada has and excercizes over us all

Trans Mountain currently transports approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and refined petroleum from the oil sands in Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia and Washington state. We are pursuing a proposed $5.4 billion expansion of Trans Mountain, which would increase capacity to 890,000 bpd. Canadian producers and oil marketing companies have signed firm contracts supporting the project for approximately 708,000 bpd. Pending regulatory approvals, we expect the expanded pipeline to be completed in 2019.

via Kinder Morgan – Canada

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Incarcerated Deaf People Locked in American Prisons become ASL interpreters for other prisoners

The members of Silent Voices and a dozen or so classmates are all part of the Louisiana Department of Corrections’ ASL interpreting program, which Griffin touts as one of a kind, at least in the US. Qualified prisoners can earn a certificate in ASL interpreting, which could potentially lead to job opportunities if they are released. Louisiana also uses these “offender interpreters” to interpret for the deaf population in its vast prison system.

via No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison