John Seed and Dana at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Dana & John Seed

Dana & John Seed

With John Seed at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia discussing The Chikukwa Project, one of the most successful permaculture projects in Zimbabwe which brought 7,000 people from hunger to abundance, and the efforts to stop a giant dam in the rain forests of Cambodia.

20-minute trailer for a longer 50-minute film called THE CHIKUKWA PROJECT:  http://vimeo.com/33761246

Dana and John are doing a fundraiser for this project in Sydney on July 6th. http://cowswithguns.com/shows/benefit-concert-with-john-seed/

Chinese planning to build a dam that would flood the heart of the rainforest in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia. You can read about the issue here: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861238/National/last-days-of-a-valley-damned.html

Singing “Cows With Guns” to the Washington State Legislature

Dana with old friend, environmental leader, and now, State Representative Gerry Pollet.

My old friend and outstanding environmental leader Gerry Pollet was recently appointed to the Washington State Legislature. On his third day in the capitol, he overheard the chair of the Ways and Means Committee singing “Cows With Guns” as he was walking down the hall.

Gerry asked him how he knew the song and the chairman explained that “Cows With Guns” had become one of the theme songs for the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. At the end of every session when things were getting intense, they would sing “Cows With Guns.”

So Gerry invited me to go to Olympia and sing the tune for the house Democrats. Continue reading

Dana Interviews Paul Cienfuegos

Paul Cienfuegos, democracy activist, is interviewed by Dana Lyons at the capitol building in Olympia, Washington, during a Labor and Occupy Olympia rally. Paul discusses how corporations were given constitutional rights by corporate leaning supreme courts of the last 150 years, rights that are meant for people, not corporations. Paul Cienfuegos discusses how 130 towns and cities across the US have passed ordinances banning corporations from doing certain types of business (fracking, giant corporate hog farms etc). Paul also sings a song by “Sweet Honey and the Rock.”