A reverse-history brain-twister to provoke imagining what victims of US firepower must feel. A ubiquitous, war criminal media, steeped in latest techniques of psyop constantly programs a reverse-reality that justifies undeclared wars meant to maintain high profitability for predatory investments and a confidence in the exceptional goodness of Anglo-Saxon America that obviates compassion for the wars designated enemies.
If Vietnam had bombed the United States for fifteen years bringing death to some three million Americans in cities, towns and countryside across America during a brutal occupation by a half-million heavily armed Vietnamese soldiers, there is no way that the US would not have brought Vietnam before the International Court of Justice.
Poetry Readings with Wyn Cooper and Ken Hebson
Monday April 29, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wyn Cooper is the author of four books of poems, most recently Chaos is the New Calm (BOA Editions, 2010), and Postcards from the Interior (BOA Editions, 2005). His poems appear in more than 25 anthologies of contemporary poetry and more than 100 magazines.
He has written song lyrics for Sheryl Crow, Madison Smartt Bell, and David Broza, among others. He works as a freelance editor of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from his home in Vermont. More information is at www.wyncooper.com.
In June, Brooks Memorial Library will be the first to join the Catamount Library Network, Vermont's new statewide partnership for resource sharing. Catamount will expand our patrons' access to resources.
We will be closed on Thursday, May 2nd, for staff training on the new system.
Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast
April 19, 2013
Gibson-Aiken Center - Brattleboro VT
Presenter: Moss Kahler
The Town of Brattleboro wanted to save money and found it could do so by boosting it's recycling rate.
What are the options for the Police/Fire project? On the one hand the project can, without further ado, go forward with its $14.1 million dollar budget. This item alone will add 9-10 cents onto the tax rate next year (beginning July 2014). On the other hand, well, anything is possible. For instance: only doing the fire station now with an extra story or two, moving the town offices there and simply making some renovations to the Municipal Bldg to get police department functions out of the basement. Postpone West Bratt for now. This would dramatically cut immediate costs. However I put this one idea out only to open the door to brainstorming. There are probably ten thousand other possibilities.
We hope you'll join us as don Francisco and doña Juana, elders of the Q'ero nation, will be in Brattleboro in early June, offering their energy medicine, ceremonies of manifestation and even an introduction to the ancient "wisdom teachings" of the Andes.
The Q’ero -- don Francisco’s and doña Juana’s people, are said to be the last direct descendants of the Inca. They historically were respected as the keepers of the knowledge, and held a place of honor at traditional gatherings and festivals. After the Spanish conquest, they remained invisible, living in small villages as high as 16,000
feet above sea level. To this day, the Q'ero live without electricity, plumbing, automobiles or even bicycles. Here they have kept alive their relationship with the spirits of the land, and practice a heart-based way of relating to the world.
Does anybody have a shrub recommendation for us?
Here's what we need:
a shrub/bush that will be about 6'-8' and dense (a good natural screen) and tough and/or resilient to having snow sliding off a roof onto it.
We've considered and rejected privet, beauty bush and forsythia.
rash of dog-bite incidents in Putney, this weeks' SeVEDS and sidewalk
upgrade meetings, the library's new plans for lecture-by-google-hangout,
the plunge for charity, and plenty more fill the roster for this
weekend's jam-packed weekend edition.
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The Windham Foundation has awarded Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity a $5,000 grant to support its 2nd Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference. The conference will be held November 7th – 8th, 2013 at the Grand Summit Hotel at the Mount Snow Resort in Dover, Vermont.
The Vermont Vision conference allows leaders from different sectors to generate actionable ideas in a participant-driven process. The conference’s unique format, facilitated by Adrian Segar, engages participants in deciding what is discussed and presented, by whom, when and how.
Tony Cape will read from his memoir, Diamond Highway: A Tibetan Buddhist Path in America on May 9th at Brattleboro Shambhala Meditation Group
Author and educator Tony Cape talks about his experiences as an early student and personal attendant to the seminal Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Around the world, humans are rediscovering aquaponics, an ancient way of cultivating fruits, vegetables, and fish together in closed systems that recycle water and nutrients. One of these humans, Mark Crowther, lives in West Brattleboro, and has constructed “barrelponic” systems in which he has been growing cold weather crops year-round in his home, with the help of a school of minnows.
Mark Crowther would like to share what he has learned with you. During this introductory presentation, Mark will talk about the history of aquaponics, the environmental benefits, and the basics of creating a system that works. Aquaponics may be a way to greatly increase the amount of food that can be produced locally, especially during cold months.
Released in 1976, this concert film was taped over several days in 1973. Aside from the concert footage itself taped at Madison Square Garden in three nights, it features several dream sequences of the band manager (Peter Grant) as a gangster and the band members in their individual fantasy vignettes, It runs just over 2 1/4 hours.
This was the tour in which nearly a quarter-million dollars was stolen from their hotel's safe deposit box and there's some footage of that as well. It's even a good portrait of NYC in the early 1970s. Enjoy.
F Troop in the People’s Republic of Vermont
Yup, I was born in Vermont, but through no fault of my own, I wound up living in the People’s Republic of Vermont. As that poet said, “Brattleboro is a socialist experiment gone deeply awry.” I would add, it is a socialist experiment, greased with payola, and incompetency that makes the F Troop look like an efficient organization.
At last...Brattleboro Cheese and Cafe is opening today for business!! It's been a long,sad wait for all the cheese lovers in town but at 11 AM today we can go to their gorgeous new shop at 39 Main Street and indulge ourselves. Welcome back, Brattleboro Cheese!!
You have been greatly missed!