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Fix or Nix: The Environment & Technology

How can technology best be used to foster environmental sustainability? Journalist Mark Hertsgaard – the environment correspondent for The Nation and author of the recent book, Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth – will raise that question and others at what promises to be a provocative dialogue with two environmental thought leaders: Stewart Brand and Winona LaDuke.

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Video Highlights from Winona LaDuke and Stewart Brand Debate

On July 21st, Honor's Executive Director, Winona LaDuke, debated Stewart Brand, publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog and more recently known for asking environmentalists to reconsider opposing nuclear power and GMOs. The event was hosted by Earth Island Journal in Berkeley, CA, below are some video highlights of the event.

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We Have a Shot to Stop the Tar Sands

Topic of Discussion: The Alberta Tar Sands; the Heavy Haul and Using the Columbia River as a Means to Transport Coal and Oil Drilling Equipment.

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It's Time To Call the Indian Wars to An End

That the death of Osama bin Laden was relayed with the words "Geronimo EKIA [Enemy Killed in Action]" prompted a din of protest in the halls of Congress.

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Winona LaDuke Explores The Militarization of Indian Country From Geronimo to Bin Laden

Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and twice Ralph Nader's Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate , has written a dramatic and prescient book, The Militarization of Indian Country (Honor the Earth). Completed in February 2011, the book is currently at press and comes on the heels of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, also known as "Geronimo EKIA" (Enemy Killed in Action). When the code name for bin Laden was revealed, Native American groups sat up and took notice. Harlyn Geronimo, a great grandson of the legendary Apache chief, asked Congress for a formal apology.

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Winona Featured On Democracy Now! Newscast

This morning, Winona was featured on Democracy Now's War and Peace Report to discuss the use of "Geronimo" as a code word for Bin Laden, along with her new book The Militarization Of Indian Country. Watch the interview in two parts below.

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New Book Released - The Militarization of Indian Country

Latest LaDuke book addresses military impacts on Native Americans- from naming of military lands to toxic waste dumps.

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Big Oil Wants to Truck Through Nez Perce Land

When 750 Nez Perce, accompanied by 1,000 horses, fled the U.S. Cavalry on a 1,200-mile route through the mountains, valleys and rivers of Washington, Idaho and Montana in 1877, their path took them past the Heart of the Monster, from whence the Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu people, originated, and through their precious Bitterroot Mountains. Their route was treacherous but their determination to survive was unshakable.

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Tar Sands Heavy Haul: Into the Heart of Darkness

When over 750 Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu people, accompanied by 1,000 horses fled the Cavalry on a 1,600 mile route through the mountains, valleys and rivers of Oregon, Idaho and Montana in l877, the route was treacherous and the determination to survive as a people deep. During the War of 1877, their journey moved beyond the Heart of the Monster, from whence the Nimiipuu were created, passed the precious and historical trade route of Indigenous people that predates Lewis & Clark through the Bitterroot Mountains. It is some l40 years later and a new industrial road seeks to follow a similar route, pushing through the heart of Nez Perce homelands into the darkest chapter of American oil expansion.

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Clean Air Act is Under Attack

As a member of this community and someone who enjoys our clean lakes and air, I’m very concerned about the health and environmental effects of air pollution. With energy companies such as Otter Tail Power burning coal so close to home (less than 60 miles to be exact), Detroit Lakes’ health is already being impacted by the many toxic particles that contaminate our air, fall into our rivers and lakes, and eventually end up in our food. So, it naturally disturbs me that Congress is planning to roll back our clean air protections as a favor to such big corporate polluters. This should also disturb you.

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