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Beehive Killah Bees- we on a Swarm!

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[http://www.beehivecollective.org/mailings/2009_spring/shoutout.html]

DEAR FRIENDS AND ALLIES....

The Bees are on tour this Spring!

Warm greetings from the Beehive Collective--
We hope this note finds you well and inspired for the New Year...

We Bees are currently plotting our 2009 tour schedule,and we'd LOVE to collaborate with you to organize a Beehive presentation in your area. Read on for more information, or jump to sections in this email using the links to the right.

IN SEARCH OF WORKERBEES
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This Spring, we are also seeking qualified, committed
collaborators to join our organization and work with us on our
Mesoamerica Resiste Graphics Campaign and Maine Outreach &
Machias Valley Grange Hall Project.

Visit the Wannabees Page
[http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/wbee_newroles.htm]" section of our website to learn more about these opportunities to join forces with the Hive!

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS ON TOUR
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On tour with giant, portable murals, the Bees use art as a tool
for popular analysis, education and organizing. We offer a
variety of high energy, interactive, graphic-based picture
-lectures that speak to the overwhelming and complex picture of globalization, militarization, and resource extraction, as well
as the small-scale changes and actions we can undertake to build another world.

The Beehive's innovative, arts-based education strategy can
benefit your community, school, or organization by provoking
discussion, raising hard questions, and offering a hopeful story
in an era of too much bad news.

We can work with you to craft a Beehive presentation that meets your group's needs. Please see below for details about differentoptions for booking the Bees, and know that we can be flexible and adapt to your venue! If you are interested in collaborating, or if you know someone else who might be, please read on and be in touch....

Please visit our tour SCHEDULE
[http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/tour.htm]for current
dates.

NOW BOOKING: SPRING TOUR 2009

Picture-lectures and workshops to be understood by anyone - not
just the experts and political analysts! JOIN IN as we de
-construct the complex and overwhelming issues that are shaping
our world, using bio-regionally accurate depictions of animals
and insects as metaphors to link cultural and ecological
diversity.

MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL

the true cost of coal

Long exploited as a resourcce-extraction colony within the US,
the Appalachian Mountains are home to a fight for survival whose
outcome will determine in part the industrial power ofthis
country. Without coal, there would be no 'cheap' electricity.
Today's energy corporations and government bodies are continuing
to show the extent of their violence and greed as they push
their extractive agendas in the "New Coal Rush."

Our insatiable demand for cheap power has lead to the most
extreme, devastating form of coal mining yet, Mountaintop
Removal (MTR). The TRUE COST OF COAL graphic uses MTR in
Appalachia as a lens through which to understand the historical
and contemporary story of ENERGY, RESOURCE EXTRACTION and of
AMERICAN EMPIRE accelerating throughout the world. We will
expose the DECEPTIONS of CLEAN COAL technologies and bring to
light the ensuing CLIMATE CHAOS facing the world today.

With a gigantic portable mural-in-process teeming with intricate
images of plants and animals from the most bio-diverse temperate
forest on the planet, the Bees will share (and seek) stories of
how coal mining and Mountaintop Removal affect communities and
ecosystems throughout Appalachia and beyond.

This graphic also looks to the future, raising questions about
resistance, regeneration, and remediation while celebrating
stories of struggle from mountain communities. The TRUE COST OF
COAL will challenge all of us who casually flip on a light
switch to examine our own connections to MTR- and...

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