Saturday, July 16, 2011

Anonymous targetting tar sand developers

Intercontinental Cry reports that Anonymous announces targetting tar sands developers including Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., Imperial Oil, the Royal Bank of Scotland, "and many others."

I find this interesting, I suppose, because I've always associated Anonymous with issues? I don't know, this seems like a sea change for them, and also, given that it's Anonymous, possibly a sea change for environmental activism (or at least how its viewed).

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Help a Friend Out

I will accept donations via Paypal for this cause (at my email, sidra at vitale dot net, just note in the comments that it's to 'help a friend').

My friend P is going through a really tough time right now, she's homeless and unemployed and waiting on various housing lists but with no proper place to live right now. She's a good person who had to take some off time last year for medical reasons, and, like most of us, was only one 'medical reason' away from homelessness. And now that's happened. I have one of her cats, another friend as the other, and she is carrying her chihuahua with her.

So, now she's homeless and feels like a complete and utter failure because a mature grown-up who has worked all her life shouldn't be in these straits. She's in her 60s. She can't sleep out on the sidewalk. She needs help right away, and all the waiting lists with the Boston Housing Authority, and retirement income starting in a few months, all that *crap* won't help her put a roof over her head *right now*.

So, here I am, asking you, Internet, for help. I am trying to help this good friend of mine, who has always done right by other people, and lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years, keep her shit together for a few more months, or even longer.

If there are deities you talk to, please ask them to help. If you can help financially, please do. I will accept donations via Paypal, and if you are in the Boston Metro area and work for or with an organization that can help get this woman some immediate assistance, that won't require her to give up her pets, either, I'd be happy to hear from you via email (sidra at vitale dot net).

Thank you.