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Sept 24 2017

Los Cedros Summary Update Click Here

Sept 3 2017

A weekend  of  deep ecology events in Bathurst NSW to  benefit Los Cedros. Friday night  a talk on deep ecology for “Green Drinks” organised by the Sisters of Mercy “Rahamim Ecology Centre”. They posted a video of my talk onto youtube as well as a 5-minute clip and the two Drew Dellinger raps I opened and closed with: The Universe Jam and Word to the Mother. Then a gorgeous weekend of experiential deep ecology. The best part is that, in spite of being the facilitator,  I’m able to fully  participate as well and, just as for the other participants, I get to soak in the healing and empowerment returning so refreshed to my family and work.

May 10 2017

My old friend, the permaculture legend Jeff Lawton, posted my Los Cedros rave to his news site  and also filmed a passionate 7-minute video which went out to some 60,000 subscribers to his “Friday Five”

April 2017

Los Cedros, the  Biological Reserve in NW Ecuador which we launched back in the late ‘80’s with the help of a grant from the Australian Government’s development assistance bureau is facing its most serious threat – The Ecuadorean government has secretly signed a mining agreement covering Los Cedros and other “protected” areas with the Canadian company “Cornerstone Capital Resources inc”. Many of the international scientists who have worked at Los Cedros have signed a letter attesting to the irreplaceable scientific value of this, the best -forested watershed in Western Ecuador. You can support this fight by signing the petitition here:

Sept 16 2014 My son River (9 months) and granddaughter Jala (4 months)
July 12 2014 “Megan River and I have joined the Narara Ecovillage. Click here for YouTube Video
June 7 2014 One month old today, my granddaughter Jala Star Seed, welcome, blessings of the Universe pour upon you endless from the eternal fountain”  Here’s her 6-month old uncle, my son River with his mama and nagymama
May 17 2014 Me and River at his first blockade the day before the NSW Government caved in in the face of people power and suspended Metgasco's licence to frack and their share price plumetted to 5c.
May 7 2014 Hallelujah! My grand-daughter was born this morning.  
April 24 2014 A glorious Easter in the rainforest and some memories sparked by the death of Neville Wran.. con't >
Apr  9  2014 Photos of our son River 6 weeks to 4 months Note* When the page opens-Doubleclick top left photo, click on   "slideshow" top middle, move cursor to bottom of screen and hit play
Feb 11 2014 River is 2 months old today, endless delight, plenty to keep us both busy. Booked my first gig since his birth - offering some deep ecology at the Regrowth Festival March 1-2  - hope they dont schedule me while Bodhi Seed is playing - Saturday 11.30am DJ SeeD, 1.30pm with Lub Dub and midnight with Syren link
Feb  3  2014 “The naming of our son “River"
Dec 23 2013 Wedding lunch Megan and John
Dec 11 2013 11/12/13 The birth of our son. Hallelujah!
Nov 26 2013 Organised a great evening with world-leading Amazon rainforest conservationist - Atossa Soltani at the University of Technology and launched Amazon Watch Allies Australia
Nov 23 2013 Beautiful 8-minute piece on ABC's 7.30 Report  last night about the launch of the events celebrating the 60th anniversary of my 93 year old mother, Judy Cassab's  first painting exhibition.Nov 14 2013 organised fund raising for sustainable agriculture in Zimbabwe and screening  "The Chikukwa Project" film premiere in Sydney July 8 2013 With Dana Lyons and NEO, the great band that he somehow persuaded to come down from Darwin, at our benefit for food security in Zimbabwe at Chapel by the Sea, Bondi Beach link photo dana
Nov 23 2013 Beautiful 8-minute piece on ABC's 7.30 Report last night about the launch of the events celebrating the 60th anniversary of my 93 year old mother, Judy Cassab's first painting exhibition.
July 8 2013 With Dana Lyons and NEO, the great band that he somehow persuaded to come down from Darwin, at our benefit for food security in Zimbabwe at Chapel by the Sea
May 31 2013 Book Launch - Stories of the Great Turning What a great night, 120 people celebrating The Great Turning, Sydney Rocks!
Nov 22 2012 Raised over $6000 (see Oct 24  post) . Crowdfunding rocks! Thanks Do Gooder.
Oct 24 2012  Please help us to stop invaders 
from destroying the Los Cedros Biological Reserve in the Amazon headwaters of Ecuador
Sept 12 2012  Some reminiscences upon AID/WATCH’s 20th birthday  |1980 documentary first eco-blockade in the world  
Aug 25 2012  John Seed and Megan Wallace marry.
July 16 2012  Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises?
June 28 2012  CLIMATE CHANGE, DESPAIR & EMPOWERMENT, JOHN SEED & RUTH ROSENHEK Social Alternatives Vol. 31 No.1, 2012
June 8 2012  After our great experiential deep ecology workshop at Mooncourt, Glenys and Taffy recorded “Child of the Universe” which I had sung to accompany the Cosmic Walk .
June 4  2012  completed due diligence and funded tree planting in Kenya
April 2012 engaging with food security in Zimbabwe
Feb 6 2012  keynote address to APNEC: “Deep Ecology & The Conservation of Nature” now posted to youtube.
Nov 22 2011  Council of All Beings to-day, my last event in Taiwan.. Yesterday keynote address to APNEC: “Deep Ecology & The Conservation of Nature”. Earlier, an Ecopsychology and Eco-Spirituality panel and before that Ecophilosophy and Council of All Beings at Providence University. Also delivered some money I raised for the aboriginal communities I met last time I was here, to stop the dams that threaten their lands and way of life.
Oct 30 2011 uploaded a bunch of my music
July 2 2011 UWS publishes SOCIAL ECOLOGY including my chapter The Religion of Economics
May 8 2011   Deep Ecology Mandarin website
April 17 2011  Ecology or Extinction? Raise your voice! Nothing short of a revolution in consciousness can now prevent the demise of the Cenozoic Era and all of complex life. Is it really that bad? Find out. Check out Chris Hedges, “This Time We’re Taking the Whole Planet With Us” Derrick Jensen, “Beyond Hope” Clive Hamilton, “Requiem for a Species” John Greer “The Long Descent” and Reg Morrison “Plague Species“. What to do? I reckon  its time to get annoyed, I’m organising a series of “Climate Change, Despair and Empowerment” workshops around Australia and see who else is feeling annoyed. And you?
March 31 2011  2011 Deep Ecology tour of Taiwan, photo essay
March 21 2011 Sydney action against the Borneo timber Mafia photos
Feb 28 2011 Writing an  article about my great few days with kick-ass activists  at the Southern Forests Convergence in Tassie.
Jan 25 2011   Played music with my son Bodhi at the most excellent Rainbow Serpent festival. Also gave some deep ecology talks and workshops and sang the World Bank song. Loaded some of my music to Reverbnation. A friend made a slideshow to ”Word to the Mother”. Getting ready for gigs in Tasmania next month and Taiwan in April.
Aug  2010  

Great news: following the 3000 emails which you sent to environment minister Jairam Ramesh, news is in to-day that Vedanta’s controversial bauxite mine on Dongria Kondh tribal land at Niyamgiri in India has been stopped. You can see the story in The Guardian or theMinistry of Environment and Forests decision  itself on the ministry website. Furthermore, Ramesh has been quoted as saying that  Vedanta had committed ” very serious violations of environment act and forest right act,” and that his department was looking at taking punitive action against the company. The news sent Vedanta shares down 6%.

For more on this issue, see  the amazing 10-minute film: “Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain“ or this  great 5 minute clip and a couple of recent articles one by Arundhati Roy

great new painting for Arunachala (the  sacred mountain we’ve been reforesting for 20 years) .

First music gig in 20 years with my son Bodhi.

Draft  chapter  ”The Religion of Economics” for”Handbook of Social Ecology”.

Indian Journal of Ecocriticism interview with Swarna

3rd exhibition of “The Two of Us” – my sculptures along with paintings by my mother Judy Cassab,  Canberra July 31

Recent interview on ABC Radio National “The Spirit of Things” – transcript

Have you been wondering what the “Maoist insurgency” in India is about. Great article by Arundhati Roy and interview by Tehelka.