AGROFLORESTAR: alternativa sustentável para a agricultura, sem destruir o planeta

Agroflorestar, apresenta a fascinante trajetória dos agricultores de Barra do Turvo, no Vale do Ribeira. Originalmente trabalhando com a derruba e queima, suas terras já estavam desgastadas. O filme mostra como a introdução do sistema agroflorestal revolucionou a vida de mais de 100 famílias. Hoje quase 17 anos depois do inicio do Cooperafloresta, através do projeto Agroflorestar, as ideias de uma agricultura florestal sustentável chegaram ao MST, aonde em áreas degradadas pela monocultura, florestas de alimentos estão sendo plantadas. Como Seu Zaqueu disse no filme: “o MST tem a tecnologia de ajuntar gente, e a Coopera tema tecnologia de ajuntar plantas.” De forma positiva o filme demonstra como podemos ter uma alternativa sustentável para a agricultura, sem destruir o planeta.

Projeto agroflorestar 1

Agroflorestar, Sprouting a world of love, harmony and abundance.
Film showing the trajectory of farmers Cooperafloresta, and now through the project Agroflorestar ,MST(workers without land) settlers who are implementing this technique aswell. Planting food forests.

Projeto agroflorestar 2

1ª Declaração Oficial do Movimento de Ocupação de Wall Street #OccupyWallStreet

Vejam este documento histórico  e entendam porque a “primavera árabe”, “los indignados” de Madrid, “rioters” de Londres, e a ocupação de NY têm uma causa comum. DECLARAÇÃO DA OCUPAÇÃO DA CIDADE DE NOVA YORK

Ao nos reunirmos em solidariedade para expressar um sentimento de injustiça massiva, não devemos perder de vista aquilo que nos reuniu. Escrevemos para que todas as pessoas que se sentem atingidas pelas forças corporativas do mundo saibam que somos suas aliadas.

Unidos como povo, reconhecemos a realidade: que o futuro da raça humana exige a cooperação de seus membros; que nosso sistema deve proteger nossos direitos e que, ante a corrupção desse sistema, resta aos indivíduos a proteção de seus próprios direitos e daqueles de seus vizinhos; que um governo democrático deriva seu justo poder do povo, mas as corporações não pedem permissão para extrair riqueza do povo e da Terra; e que nenhuma democracia real é atingível quando o processo é determinado pelo poder econômico.

Nós nos aproximamos de vocês num momento em que as corporações, que colocam o lucro antes das pessoas, o interesse próprio antes da justiça, e a opressão antes da igualdade, controlam nosso governo. Nós nos reunimos aqui, pacificamente, em asssembleia, como é de direito nosso, para tornar esses fatos públicos.

Elas tomaram nossas casas através de um processo de liquidação ilegal, apesar de que não eram donos da hipoteca original.

Elas receberam impunemente socorro financeiro tirado dos contribuintes, e continuam dando bônus exorbitantes a seus executivos.

Elas perpetuaram a desigualdade e a discriminação no local de trabalho, baseados em idade, cor da pele, sexo, identidade de gênero e orientação sexual.

Elas envenenaram a oferta de comida pela negligência e destruíram a agricultura familiar através do monopólio.

Elas lucraram com a tortura, o confinamento e o tratamento cruel de incontáveis animais não-humanos, e deliberadamente escondem essas práticas.

Elas continuamente arrancaram dos empregados o direito de negociar melhores salários e condições de trabalho mais seguras.

Elas mantiveram os estudantes reféns com dezenas de milhares de dólares em dívidas pela educação, que é, em si mesma, um direito humano.

Elas consistentemente terceirizaram o trabalho e usaram essa terceirização como alavanca para cortar salários e assistência médica dos trabalhadores.

Elas influenciaram os tribunais para que tivessem os mesmos direitos que os seres humanos, sem qualquer das culpabilidades ou responsabilidades.

Elas gastaram milhões de dólares com equipes de advogados para encontrar formas de escapar de seus contratos de seguros de saúde.

Elas venderam nossa privacidade como se fosse mercadoria.

Elas usaram o exército e a polícia para impedir a liberdade de imprensa.

Elas deliberadamente se recusaram a recolher produtos danificados que ameaçavam as vidas das pessoas, tudo em nome do lucro.

Elas determinaram a política econômica, apesar dos fracassos catastróficos que essas políticas produziram e continuam a produzir.

Elas doaram enormes quantidades de dinheiro a políticos cuja obrigação era regulá-las.

Elas continuam a bloquear formas alternativas de energia para nos manter dependentes do petróleo.

Elas continuam a bloquear formas genéricas de remédios que poderiam salvar vidas das pessoas para proteger investimentos que já deram lucros substanciais.

Elas deliberadamente esconderam vazamentos de petróleo, acidentes, arquivos falsificados e ingredientes inativos, tudo na busca do lucro.

Elas deliberadamente mantiveram as pessoas malinformadas e medrosas através de seu controle da mídia.

Elas aceitaram contratos privados para assassinar prisioneiros mesmo quando confrontadas com dúvidas sérias acerca de sua culpa.

Elas perpetuaram o colonialismo dentro e fora do país.

Elas participaram da tortura e do assassinato de civis inocentes em outros países.

Elas continuam a criar armas de destruição em massa para receber contratos do governo.

Para os povos do mundo,

Nós, a Assembleia Geral de Nova York que ocupa Wall Street na Praça Liberdade, os convocamos a que façam valer o seu poder.

Exercitem o seu direito a assembleias pacíficas; ocupem os espaços públicos; criem um processo que lide com os problemas que enfrentamos; e gerem soluções acessíveis a todos.

A todas as comunidades que formem grupos e ajam no espírito da democracia direta, nós oferecemos apoio, documentação e todos os recursos que temos.

Juntem-se a nós e façam com que suas vozes sejam ouvidas.

Estas demandas não são exaustivas.

* Tradução de Idelber Avelar.

Fonte em português: Revista Forum  Fonte em inglês: Occupywallstreet

PROPOSED LIST OF DEMANDS (please help edit/add so this can be submitted for consideration to those maintaining the official list)

Posted 5 days ago by 

(Please click on this link if you haven’t yet read the introduction called “OUR TURN”: https://occupywallst.org/forum/our-turn/ . Feel free to share this link with anyone you like).

TACTICS FOR “DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS”

We should make the demands below very publicly at a press conference a few days after arriving in DC. When doing so, we should give a clear deadline of 3 days for a firm written commitment with signatures from at least 60% of members of House and 60% of the members of the Senate to pass these bills by the end of the year. If this commitment on the full slate of demands is not met by midnight on the 3rd day (which it won’t be) we should be prepared to non-violently block access to all or part of the Capitol complex the next morning by traditional proven non-violent tactics. The purpose is to bring the leaders of the House and Senate to the negotiating table.

NOTE: There are always entrances because there is always a point where people who work there have to leave the public street and enter secure space. We should focus our non-violent direct action and civil disobedience on those entrances no matter where they move them because these are, by definition, always accessible.

LIST OF PROPOSED “DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS”

  1. CONGRESS PASS HR 1489 (“RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT” http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489 ). THIS REINSTATES MANY PROVISIONS OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act — Wiki entry summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively removed the separation that previously existed between investment banking which issued securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most economists believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to gamble with their depositors’ money that was held in commercial banks owned or created by the investment firms. Here’s detail on repeal in 1999 and how it happened: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act#Repeal .
  2. USE CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS who clearly broke the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis in the following notable cases: (insert list of the most clear cut criminal actions). There is a pretty broad consensus that there is a clear group of people who got away with millions / billions illegally and haven’t been brought to justice. Boy would this be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It would also be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the solidly researched and awared winning documentary film “Inside Job” that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other research, it wouldn’t take long to develop the list.
  3. CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION which essentially said corporations can spend as much as they want on elections. The result is that corporations can pretty much buy elections. Corporations should be highly limited in ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and no matter what the form of media. This legislation should also RE-ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN SEASON. The same should extend to other media.
  4. CONGRESS PASS THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES AND ENACT A PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero or negative taxes. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their fair share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have the place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires, billionaires and corporations even higher…back to what they once were in the 50′s and 60′s.
  5. CONGRESS COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it at all levels with proven professionals who get the job done protecting the integrity of the marketplace so citizens and investors are both protected. This agency needs a large staff and needs to be well-funded. It’s currently has a joke of a budget and is run by Wall St. insiders who often leave for high ticket cushy jobs with the corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.
  6. CONGRESS PASS SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE LAWS LIMITING THE INFLUENCE OF LOBBYISTS AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF LOBBYISTS WRITING LEGISLATION THAT ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS.
  7. CONGRESS PASSING “Revolving Door Legislation” LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS THAT THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don’t get to work at the FDA for five years playing softball with Pfizer and then go to work for Pfizer making $195,000 a year. While they’re at it, Congress should pass specific and effective laws to enforce strict judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning conflicts of interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of corporate attorneys the 1% will retain control.
  8. ELIMINATE “PERSONHOOD” LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS. The film “The Corporation” has a great section on how corporations won “personhood status”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg . Fast-forward to 2:20. It’ll blow your mind. The 14th amendment was supposed to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you “can’t deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of law”. Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so they basically said “corporations are people.” Amazingly, between 1890 and 1910 there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th amendment. 288 of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African Americans. 600,000 people were killed to get rights for people and then judges applied those rights to capital and property while stripping them from people. It’s time to set this straight.

NOTE 1: This is from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”:

“Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks to so dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent-resister may sound rather shocking. But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word “tension.” I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth. Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, we must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.”

“The purpose of our direct-action program is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation. I therefore concur with you in your call for negotiation.”

Here’s the entire “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”: http://abacus.bates.edu/admin/offices/dos/mlk/letter.html . It’s a treasure and is as timely as ever.

NOTE 2: Here’s a short video from BBC to inspire you. It gets pretty extraordinary about halfway through: http://youtu.be/lqN3amj6AcE

NOTE 3: If you haven’t seen these 3 award winning documentaries — INSIDE JOB, THE CORPORATION, and WHY WE FIGHT — I highly recommend them.

NOTE 4: There needs to be a very well researched and concise addendum that contains a list of the top 50 corporate crimes / harmful actions during the past 15 years. This ought to really blow people away and will help increase support both on the ground in DC and in living rooms across America as the story unfolds. We can’t assume everyone knows why these demands are necessary. We must demonstrate.

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. Frustrated protesters have been speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality on and near Wall Street for the past two weeks. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James)

Protesters with Occupy Wall Street march up Wall Street towards the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, on Monday, September 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) #

In the midst of protests, New York City police officers stand near barricades surrounding “Charging Bull”, the 7,100 lb bronze sculpture that symbolizes Wall Street and New York’s financial district. September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY David Shankbone) #

People protesting the economic system flood financial district sidewalks as office workers head to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #

An Occupy Wall Street protester wearing an “anonymous” Guy Fawkes mask holds up a sign in New York’s financial district on September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James) #

Police officers erected barricades as people protesting the economic system flooded financial district streets and sidewalks while office workers headed to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #

New York City police officers use a flexible orange net to block and pen in Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and some curious onlookers as well. Photo taken on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

People protesting the economic system walk on a financial district sidewalk as office workers head to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #

Businessmen look at demonstrators opposed to corporate greed on a Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Police arrest a person in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Police detain a woman in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Police arrest a man in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. The officer at right has been identified as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who appeared to have pepper-sprayed several peaceful protesters in a number of videos found on YouTube. The NYPD has launched an internal probe into the allegations. Video of the incident can be seen here. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Milk pours down a man’s face, used to treat his eyes, which were affected by pepper spray used during an Occupy Wall Street protest on September 25, 2011, in New York City. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Demonstrators protesting corporate greed march from nearby Zucotti park to Wall Street amid heavy police presence, on September 20, 2011, in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) #

Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest set up laptop computers in New York’s financial district, on September 20, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

A reporter with Russian Television International speaks to Occupy Wall Street protesters who have camped out in New York’s financial district on September 20, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Former New York Governor David Paterson (center) stops to talk to demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign in Zucotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A protest sleeps in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 19, 2011, where demonstrators against the economic system have been gathering since Saturday the 17th. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #

A reporter speaks to a video camera in front of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, on September 19, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #

Demonstrators gather to call for the occupation of Wall Street, Saturday, September 17, 2011, in New York City. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #

An Occupy Wall Street protester speaks to New York City police officers on September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Mike Fleshman) #

Philosopher Cornel West (center) stops to talk to demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign in Zucotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #

A protester holds up a sign in Zuccotti Park, in New York City, on September 28 2011. Original here. (CC BY David Shankbone) #
Filmmaker Michael Moore waves during a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park in New York, on September 26, 2011. The protesters, many of whom are camping out in the lower Manhattan plaza to speak out against corporate greed and social inequality, got a morale boost from Moore, who told the crowd they were the start of something big. (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith) #

A protester from the Occupy Wall Street campaign sleeps underneath a plastic sheet in Zuccotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #

Morning commuters walk past Occupy Wall Street campaign protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York, on September 27, 2011. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) #

Chris Parisi (center) stands with a sign in Zucotti Park during a demonstration by the Occupy Wall Street campaign near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #

Demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Police carry away a participant in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street in New York on Saturday September 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) #
A protester with Occupy Wall Street holds up a sign and an American flag on September 26, 2011, in New York City. Original here. (CC BY Sasha Kimel) #

Across the country, in San Francisco, Nick Galloro, of Berkeley, holds a sign during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #

A group of demonstrators scuffles with a Charles Schwab employee (right) at the door during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #
A group of demonstrators are detained by police inside a Chase banking center during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. The demonstrators were later released. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #

Brenda Reed (center), speaks after being released by the police after earlier being detained while protesting inside a Chase banking center during a rally against banking institutions in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #

A woman holds up a sign reading “Compassion is Revolutionary” during the Occupy Wall Street protests happening in Zuccotti Park, in the financial district of New York, on September 26, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Paul Stein) #