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2012 in review

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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As Long as the Rivers Flow: The Story of the Grassy Narrows Blockade

December 7, 2012 1 comment

Created in the winter of 2002/2003

“On December 3rd 2002, a group of people from the First Nations Reserve of Grassy Narrows, acting independently of their band council, began blockading logging roads to protect their traditional landuse area from clearcutting.

To many people, the blockaders are fighting against the ongoing processes of colonialism and to assert rights guaranteed in treaties signed nation to nation.

To others, they are seeking improvements to Ontario’s forestry “consultation process”.

And to many, this blockade is an inspirational act of direct-democracy in a world where corporations are pushing to control everything and everyone.”

This documentary is almost an hour long, watch the first part and the rest will play automatically.