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Violence prevetion

Cause & Effects of Violence On Community & Individuals

by Kitty Jellinek
Understanding the causes and effects of violence in our local communities and worldwide is the first step to prevention. Please click the image below to read “Violence prevention PDF”
community at McMurdo Station

Antarctica, Secrets Beneath the Ice

by Kitty Jellinek
The community of McMurdo Station on the West Antarctica ice shelf has a resident population of around 200 people. This number grows to over 1,000 when conditions are favourable for scientific research. Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States. But when an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed in less than a month in 2002, it shocked scientists and raised the alarming possibility that Antarctica may be headed for a meltdown. Even a 10 percent loss of Antarctica’s ice would cause catastrophic flooding of coastal […]
Our Communities

Helping Individuals and Communities to Cope in Crisis

by Kitty Jellinek
ITC is a non-profit partnership specializing in psychological trauma and emergency preparedness. We are strengthening individuals and communities to cope better with crisis. Your support of ITC’s mission in helping people in crisis is the most fundamental expression of human solidarity.
A migrant carries a child

Only a global response can solve Europe’s refugee crisis

by Kitty Jellinek
Phil Orchard, The University of Queensland The recent deaths of asylum seekers attempting to reach European shores have prompted ongoing calls for action. But, given the scale of the issue, only a comprehensive, global program can go some way to solving the crisis. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) notes that more than 366,000 refugees have arrived in Europe by sea so far in 2015. And 80% have come from the world’s top ten refugee-producing countries, including half from Syria. This can be a deadly voyage. The International Organisation for Migration reports that at least 2373 migrants have already […]
We The People

We The People – Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule

by Kitty Jellinek
Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and dismantle corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal – their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don’t want, define what we DO want. Their “Right to Water” stopped natural […]
Think Global Act Local

Think Global Act Local

by Kitty Jellinek
“Think globally, act locally” urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. Long before governments began enforcing environmental laws, individuals were coming together to protect habitats and the organisms that live within them. “Think Globally, Act Locally” Is now a global concept with high importance. This concept is taken into consideration by corporations, government officials, education systems, and local communities. Warren Heaps states, “It’s really important to recognize that markets are different around the world, and company compensation programs should reflect a balance between global corporate philosophy and […]
Neighbours

Local Communities & Neighbours.

by Kitty Jellinek
Local Communities & Neighbours. By Dan Street. Neighbourhoods are in a tough spot these days. Neighbours are increasingly less likely to involve in their local communities. Neighbourhood association involvement is at an all time low. Civic and community organizers have increasingly difficult jobs, as people change their focus from physical to virtual engagement. In the online world, people are trying to meet neighbourhood needs, yet it isn’t easy. In the increasingly social media world, neighbours have a distinct relationship that isn’t captured well by traditional tools. The relationship is strange: neighbours are not friends, and yet they are not strangers. […]
what does community mean to you

What Does Community Mean To You?

by Kitty Jellinek
To me it means common unity – people who are bound to each other through common norms such as: The area they live in. The languages they speak. The culture they grew up in. The religion they belong to. The sports they love and follow and so much more…
Time in a bottle

Time In A Bottle

by Kitty Jellinek
• How to profit from the coming cyber wars • Gold’s down. What’s up with that? • European PIGS Start to Fly In today’s Money Morning…Hillary Clinton decides private industry is safer than government…the knights of the digital round table do it for love, not just money…shooting fish in a barrel…and more… Hillary Clinton is the leading US Democratic Party candidate. That means if US primaries were on tomorrow, Clinton would win. And she would be running for President next year. But things might be about to change… As a former US Secretary of State it’s fair to say she […]
hemp housing

Hemp Housing Solution For Communities

by Kitty Jellinek
The footage highlights the stories of regional farmers Connie and Leon – sharing their experience growing and processing industrial hemp and Auntie Liz – an Aboriginal Elder who would like to see a hemp housing solution for communities.
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