Bharat’s pocket scraps August 25

What I found interesting this (travel) week.

A very short set of readings. I spent most of the week in a conference, and Friday in a 12 hour meeting, needless to say, I wasn’t reading much other than escapist fiction, and of course, making slow progress on Damnificados (one fine book!)

Storm’s coming

Climate chaos, civil strife: a guide to surviving the years ahead Disclaimer: this post contains profanity and themes that may be upsetting to some readers. I’ve spent the last couple weeks at my family’s fixer-upper farmstead in northern B.C.

Kai Nagata became famous in progressive circles by writing one hell of an exit interview blog post, then settling into campaigning for Dogwood. He’s a good writer, and makes a persuasive case for facing the upcoming crises by participating and organizing, and not by going off the grid.

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Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television

If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex.

Wow wow wow, Octavia Butler and N K Jemisin books for TV, might get me watching TV again!

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How Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson Built a Bird Sanctuary

Step outside. Behind the cars and construction, the lawnmowers and dogs, you’ll likely hear the chirps, coos, warbles, whistles, peeps, cries, and trills of birdsong.

Cute! Now I want to go to Pelee island. Thanks Sarah for the link :)

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Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice

There’s nothing like the giant oil companies to provide us all with lessons about power and prejudice.

I leave you with a powerful article on how to organize on environment issues while remembering to include gender and race in your organizing.

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