March 25: Jae Muzzin: Guerilla Gardening, Abayomi Azikiwe: Michigan emergency law

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Our guest today was Jae Muzzin of the Guerilla Gardening Collective in Windsor. Later in the program we talked to Abayomi Azikiwe in Detroit about the implications of the Emergency Manager Law passed in Michigan.

Spring is officially here and planting season is almost on us. Backyard or community gardening is becoming a political act (perhaps it always was) and the turmoil in the world due to capitalist violence and chaos will surely mean rising fuel prices, and, just as surely, an end to what James Kunstler called the “3000 mile Caesar Salad” – where we truck food in from thousands of miles away.

Click on image for gardening techniques

What about guerilla gardening then? We’ll have a discussion on the politics of local food production, how it can empower us and how we can learn to cooperate with each other in a society dominated by a consumerism, capitalism and private property.

Windsor Guerilla Gardening Collective’s Sustainable Food Once A Day Challenge

Jae mentioned the term seven layer food forest. Click on the image below to find out more:

Music featured on the program: The Locusts Have no King

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3 Comments on “March 25: Jae Muzzin: Guerilla Gardening, Abayomi Azikiwe: Michigan emergency law”

  1. med November 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Shameful OPRIG has proven to conspicuously and consistently single out Israel for condemnation, yet they claim to be fair and unbiased!

    • opirg November 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

      Have to call it as we see it.

  2. med November 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    On various campuses, Hillel is launching campaigns to pull funding from PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) because of the strong stand taken by some PIRGs around the issue of Israeli Apartheid. Hillel launched a campaign to pull funding from QPIRG McGill (http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view…) and, although not directly linked to Hillel, there has been an online and on campus campaign against OPIRG Toronto because of their Palestine solidarity work (http://www.geocities.com/optoutopirg/).

    Most recently, Hillel at the University of Ottawa approached OPIRG Ottawa to endorse one of their events. OPIRG refused on the grounds that as a social justice organization, they cannot work with Hillel because of their support for Israel. In response, Hillel contacted the local media, who have joined in a smear campaign against OPIRG Ottawa (see links below). Now, the President of Ottawa University is threatening to pull funding from OPIRG Ottawa (http://www.president.uottawa.ca/blog/tag/opirg/).

    Hillel and its supporters are working hard to send their message to the University of Ottawa and the general public. OPIRG Ottawa needs Jewish, anti-Zionist allies to write letters of support for OPIRG and in condemnation of Hillel for supporting Israeli Apartheid. Jewish involvement is important to counter claims that OPIRG is being anti-Semitic by refusing to work with Hillel. We need to send a clear message to President Allan Rock that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism and Hillel does not represent all Jewish students on Canadian campuses. Let him know that many Jews actively support the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society organizations to conduct a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid.

    Hillel does not speak on our behalf and we must confront them when they launch campaigns of political intimidation against organizations like OPIRG.

    OPIRG has asked for letters of support (please let them know if they can post them publicly), which can be sent to:

    opirg@uottawa.ca

    Please also send letters to:

    Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa: allan.rock@uOttawa.ca

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