Philo, Films and Issues
Stay Pensive is a casual reminder that its important to spend the time unpacking life’s intricacies, the world will be a better place because of it.
Elizabeth Warren delivers a perfect and simple answer when asked about gay marriage. We need a voice like Elizabeth’s that is about uniting and defending everyone. twitter.com/ewarren/status/1182482749661368320
We are running out of fish! Nat. Geo: The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it
It’s a sad reality, our border, and all the contributing factors. Here is yet another article, this time from the Rolling Stone, documenting the dramatic and ghastly journey people seeking asylum must go through. Rolling Stone: The Deadliest Crossing
Here is a great article that gives readers a glimpse of the sad reality that is our southern border apple.news/AIDYMPttST4qomQndiJtA9g
Climate change is severely straining the world’s oceans, creating profound risks for coastal cities and food supplies, a U.N. report finds. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/climate/climate-change-oceans-united-nations.html
Decide yourself, but in my opinion, this is yet another tactic at limiting the amount of asylum cases accepted. We have a historical and moral obligation to hear each asylum case. While that may seem like an intimidating task it is a challenge we must address with pragmatic and long term solutions. Simply setting upContinue reading Border Patrol agents, rather than asylum officers, interviewing families for ‘credible fear’ →
The current administration is working hard to stop the migration flow of immigrants coming up from the south. Forcing Mexico to be a “safe third country” and coercing Central and south American countries to bolster their own border security forces. All of these attempts to “fix” the immigration crisis are aimed at containment but thisContinue reading Solutions that will only cause more problems… →
On September 20th, young people and adults across the US and world will strike to tell the UN and leaders across the world that we want climate action. By growing and uniting the multigenerational climate movement, the strike is the launch of a new era for just and equitable climate action. Come join Philo inContinue reading SEPTEMBER 20 US YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE COALITION DEMANDS →
Here is an article updating you in the most recent Supreme Court ruling. It is not a victory for our country but will inevitably be a stain in our history books. Simply put we are making it damn near impossible for the most vulnerable people to seek refuge in the “land of refuge.” We canContinue reading Supreme Court Says Migrant Asylum Can Be Restricted…this is not a victory →
apple.news/AAZJn61Z-RhWWteGiODNOkw This is another eye opening article from the Atlantic that reminds us of yet another way black families in the US have been robbed of equal opportunity.
apple.news/AeJWaE0DuRByrgBMX6C1dFQ As if Climate Change wasn’t already enough of a threat on its own the countries and businesses looking to take advantage of the melting frontiers pose there own threats. More specifically, the mentality of these entities as they relate to climate change, compounds the problem by creating apathy for the current travesties and aContinue reading Economics vs Reality →
apple.news/A4ORKpw3ATwek61xu74Wlcw This article in Nat. Geo is yet another example of an element contributing to the ever more rapidly developing climate crisis. As the world gets warmer so do these mammoth sized plates of frozen organic material causing them to release large amounts of carbon into the air speeding up the earths warming process. ThisContinue reading Permafrost; another global warming agent we didn’t account for →
Thanks to a 61% approval vote from the people of Toledo, Lake Erie now has legal protection against pollution and contamination. — Read on http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/first-of-its-kind-law-grants-civil-rights-to-lake-eerie/ If businesses can be people so can lakes!
Waking up this morning in gorgeous Seward, AK is a real treat. The tall snow capped mountains and the wild sea all peacefully met me for my morning cup of joe. I am looking forward to working here for the day with AK, Starfish. Our goals are to take some promotional photos of her newContinue reading Seward, AK →
I went to go visit Penny, she’s the orator in charge of creating a Podcast about the necessity of salmon, the potential devastating effects of the pending pebble mine, and the magic of the region in general. My reason being there; I went to see if Penny’s project was the right one to receive donationsContinue reading Podcast for Salmon →
It’s a gorgeous day to be in Homer, AK! While waiting for our VR meeting I decided to go for a walk on the beach and gather some more BitterRoots. Today the kids decide on what scene in Homer to recreate. If I were them I would recreate this view… Regardless of what they comeContinue reading 02/13/19 →
Usually, a new year is ushered in by a fleeting best self. But, after a year like 2018, there was a lot of room for retrospection and ultimately some very substantial goals. While I can not set goals for my community, state, or country, on my independent list, I can make some serious changes ofContinue reading Learning to Stay Pensive →
After being on the road working different gigs PHILO is inevitably on the cold outskirts of people’s attention. For that reason we wanted to bring Philo back in a big way. In years past our communication regarding our projects has been very isolated to those we are working with. Now in an effort to keepContinue reading Philo 2019 →