Buffalo torture 2010: Firsthand witness account of Tuesday's haze
by Jim Macdonald
Here is something to keep in mind before reading any further. When describing through any medium the cruelty of a buffalo haze (forced march), you need to keep in mind that these moments are highly edited moments. We followed this haze for six hours - mostly on foot - it continued for hours longer. It's probably going on right now as I begin to write this account. You miss the step after painful step; each whoop and holler and whistle of an agent on a horse; each desperate breath prolonged over time; each blade of grass or sagebrush plant trampled under foot. I cut out many points of dialogue, many repetitive words of desperation.
Buffalo Allies of Bozeman is hosting a free screening of Crude: The Real Price of Oil. It's the movie Chevron doesn?t want us to see. CRUDE is a gripping and award-winning documentary about the humanitarian crisis of the indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon due to oil production. It's like Avatar in the Amazon, but this time it's real! CRUDE will be shown at 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 23 in room 339 of Leon Johnson Hall, Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.
If you can attend, please RSVP at http://events.ran.org/aw/events/show/11028
Check out TV cable's Planet Green - on Bresnan in Bozeman, that's channel 201 ... at 8PM (the flyer says 10PM, but that's for Eastern time; local listings say 8PM!)
This really focuses on last spring's haze and what Buffalo Field Campaign had to go through to document all the bad things happening to the herds in Greater Yellowstone.
Please check it out and spread the word!
For more on the show, see http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/buffalo-battle-show.html
The Beehive Collective presents their innovative True Cost of Coal graphic – a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal Mining
For immediate release
Buffalo Allies of Bozeman
November 5, 2009
The Beehive Collective presents their innovative True Cost of Coal graphic –
a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal Mining and Resistance
(Bozeman, Mont.) A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective, a non-profit, volunteer driven, political arts organization based in eastern Maine, is headed this way. They are out to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that deconstruct complex global stories for use as educational and organizing tools.