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SOS Juice is a solar-powered for-profit/non-profit hybrid that will sell juice, smoothies, and compost in order to improve health, promote sustainable agriculture, and create green jobs for low-income youth and formerly incarcerated individuals.
To launch our business we need your help!
Check the video and the indigogo link for more info and ways to contribute.
The video is a urban gangster movie turned on its head — instead of street thugs coming in to steal money and groceries, this films shows guys in suits put things ON the shelf. The real damage to our kids and America is from these men at the top; the crimes of Big Ag at a convenience stores is so much worse than what anyone could ever do during a stickup.
The educators and artists behind viral hit Plastic State of Mind and Earth Amplified launches FOOD FIGHT, a revolutionary “edutainment” tool — a short musical hip-hop story, accompanied by a high school curriculum — for teaching kids about the realities of our food system and its effect on their bodies, their community, and their planet.
For more INFO, & FREE DOWNLOAD of the SONG & accompanying CURRICULUM : www.sosjuice.com/foodfight
To support the SOS JUICE MOVEMENT: www.sosjuice.com
On Monday June 18th. 2012, as world leaders converge in Rio for the Earth Summit, Earth Amplified, the Bay Area’s celebrated green hip-hop/reggae band is releasing a new mixtape and music video, “Global WarNing,” to promote an international campaign launch to end fossil fuel subsidies.
Earth Amplified has teamed up with national environmental and social justice organizations Green For All and 350.org to launch the twitter storm #endfossilfuelsubsidies. Their new music video, Global WarNing offers a powerful message to sound the alarm about the growing climate crisis, fueled by the fossil fuel industry. At the end of the video, viewers will have the opportunity to tweet their network, and get a free download of Earth Amplified Mixtape Vol 1.
Get the album here! http://earthamplified.bandcamp.com/
Also, peep the new musicvideo from the mixtape called Global WarNing
Earth Amplified unites hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, dubstep, ancient chant, soul and funk in their all original songs and bumpin’ live performances to support both social and environmental justice. With 100% positive lyrics, smashing beats, conscious rappers and danceable melodies, they have been performing the past couple of years at dozens of events with green themes in the Bay Area and beyond, including Green Festival in San Francisco, Earth Day, Santa Rosa and San Francisco, Fox Studios L.A.,The Maker Faire in San Mateo, Summer of Peace in Oakland, World One Festival in El Cerrito, and more.
Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch… Hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency… Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the Earth’s treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal. Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised… Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.” –Rebecca Solnit
On March 3rd, Earth Amplified will be performing for a world renowned group of scientists, celebrities and leaders as part of Singularity University’s VIP SESSION: “EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES EXECUTIVE PROGRAM.” The event is hosted by Fox CEO, Jim Gianopulos, Actor and Producer Danny DeVito, PhilanthropistsLyn and Norman Lear; Managing Editor of The Washington Post Raju Narisetti; Actor, Writer and Producer Rob McElhenney; Founder of Lotus 1,2,3 Mitch Kapor; American rapper/musician (and technologist) Will.i.am.
Singularity Organization puts on programs to teach people about exponentially changing technologies and how to use those solving humanity’s grand challenges. They offer 10-week summer program, we have 80 ‘students’ (last summer from 35 different countries) live at our campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mt View and the final 3 weeks they undertake team projects to come up with a business, product, or service to positively impact 1 billion people within 10 years! Some really cool stuff is coming out of it!
Some of the confirmed participants include Will.i.am., Ashton Kutcher, John Cusack, and Rob McElhenney, Aneesh Chopra, US CTO, Assistant to the President, Hon. John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado, Norman Lear, Activist & Philanthropist, to name a few.
The purpose of the event is to educate a select group of leaders on the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world. Advances in fields such as robotics, AI,computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine and nanomaterials are allowing small teams to do what was only once possible by governments and large corporations. These exponential technologies will allow us to address many of the grand challenges: Education, Water, Food, Shelter, Health and Security.
In addition to SU’s normal world-class faculty (See below), joining us at the event will be Dean Kamen, inventor of the wearable infusion pump, advanced prosthetic arm, water purification system, Segway, Dr. Sebastian Thrun, leading Stanford University’s AI program and development of Google’s autonomous car; Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet” as the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet; and Dr. Craig Venter, one of the greatest scientists in the 21st Century, who will speak about using synthetic life to create fuels, food and vaccines.
Exponentially growing technologies exert a tremendous influence in our world. The tools of creativity, innovation and disruptive change are in everybody’s hands. Conversations during this exclusive VIP Executive Program at Fox Studios will focus on how these powerful technologies can be used to solve Humanity’s Grand Challenges.
THIS EXECUTIVE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING GRAND CHALLENGES:
— Abundant Clean Water
— Elimination of Poverty
— Global Health
— Safety and Security
— Clean Renewable Energy
Just days right after the Oakland PD made downtown Oakland look like a war zone, Michael Moore made a guest appearance. After listening to his inspiring talk, I joined a conversation with, Bay Area activist and emcee Sellassie (http://www.myspace.com/sellassie), J.R. from KPFA, Prison Radio, and the Block Report (http://www.blockreportradio.com/), and others about the current status of the Occupy Movement and if/how it could serve people of color. In the midst of all the discussion a few of us became more committed to create a plan to do more direct service for our community versus expecting the government to fulfill our needs.
We took inspiration from the Black Panther Party Free Breakfast Program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Breakfast_for_Children). It was the perfect example of the community taking power into their own hands. It is clear why the Panthers and their community program were such a threat: nourish the people, grow the movement. The
S.O.S. Juice – W/ United Roots & Earth Amplified // Mending News
Panthers pointed out the failure of a society who could pay for bombs but not breakfast for children. A secondary threat was that such community programs that were proliferating across the country were nuturing the next generation of youth committed to self-determination. Futhermore, addicted and undernourished people are not in a strong position to lead a nation toward sustainability and justice. We have all heard the statistics regarding health in low income black and brown communities: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. are all symptoms of poverty, lack of access to healthy food choices and nutritional education. We owe this awareness to a powerful and growing food justice movement. We occupy to decolonize. In order to effectively decolonize our minds we must detox or bodies and restore our souls. We must get the system out of our system.
Earth Amplified, as artivistas inspired by the Black Panthers, the principles of Landmark Education (http://www.landmarkeducation.com), indigenous wisdom and medicines, and documentaries such as Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/) and Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days (http://www.rawfor30days.com/index5.html) is creating a live juice, nutritional education, and urban healing series to combat the illness in our communities.
S.O.S (System out of your System) Juice is happening every last Friday of the month. From 3-6pm Earth Amplified is offering FREE live juice and food, nutritional/health education, and music for the youth and staff @ United Roots: Oakland’s Green Youth Arts and Media Center. (www.unitedrootsoakland.org). This is a partnership between Food Not Bombs (http://www.foodnotbombs.net/), RBG Fit Club (http://www.rbgfitclub.com/), Green For All (www.greenforall.org), Phat Beets (http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/), Planting Justice, People’s Grocery, the Regenerative Design Institute, Pursuit of a Green Planet, and countless other local farms, farmers, and community supporters.
Connect with us here or at our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Amplified/116350365042817
Earth Amplified was humbled and honored to be invited to perform at the Liberation Day of the Land and help honor the warriors of Wounded Knee 1973 this past Monday Feb. 20th, 2012. There was great storytelling from Ms. Jessie Riddle, the spiritual advisor for Leonard Peltier. The event also featured movement updates from Tony Gonzales from American Indian Movement West, Corrina Gould and Wounded Knee DeOcampo from the Sogorea Te Warriors, Roots, Rap, Reggae artist Ras Ceylon, and poet Mariposa. The message was loud and clear: Native Americans have been at war with this government since 1492 and so has humanity been at war with the Earth since humanity has forgotten the wisdom of the ancient ways. Let all nations pray together for future generations. Without respect for Mother Earth 100% of us are destined to fail, not just the 99%. Instead of occupy, lets decolonize. The ancestors are calling and the children are watching. For more information on how to protect the indigenous people’s sacred sites worldwide go to http://protectsacredsites.org/