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Monday, November 24, 2008

Yard Work and the ARK in Berea - ICEALITY as viewed from Heaven.

ICEALITY as viewed from Heaven - Yard Work and the ARK in Berea, a project of the International Center For Environmental Arts (ICEA).
(Rich L. overheard this in a conversation between God and St. Francis)
God: Francis, you know all about gardens and nature; what in the world is going on down there in the U.S.? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistles and the stuff I started eons ago?I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought, and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees, and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of color by now. All I see are patches of green.

St. Francis: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. They are called the Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers "weeds" and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.

God: Grass? But it is so boring, it's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, bees or birds, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want grass growing there?

St. Francis: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it has grown a little, they cut it....sometimes two times a week.

God: They cut it? Do they bale it like hay?

St. Francis: Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

God: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

St. Francis: No sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

God: Now let me get this straight...they fertilize it to make it grow and when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?
St. Francis: Yes, sir.

God: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.

St. Francis: You aren't going to believe this Lord, but when the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

God: What nonsense! At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep the moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves become compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.

St. Francis: You'd better sit down, Lord. As soon as the leaves fall, the Suburbanites rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

God: No way! What do they do to protect the shrubs and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

St Francis: After throwing the leaves away, they go out and buy something called mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

God: And where do they get this mulch?

St. Francis: They cut down the trees and grind them up to make mulch.

God: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. Saint Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

St. Catherine: "Dumb and Dumber," Lord. It's a really stupid movie about....

God: Never mind--I think I just heard the whole story from Saint Francis!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fourth of July Peace Message from the ARK in Berea.

Peace Message on the 4th of July from the ARK in Berea

ARK in Berea News- Two hundred thirty two years ago, 55 men from 13 Colonies signed our "Declaration of Independence" and so began our United States of America. We consider the 4th of July to be one of the most meaningful and significant of American holidays because it celebrates the fundamental principles upon which our nation was founded.
The Declaration begins with the explanation that "When in the Course of human Events...", it becomes necessary for people to separate themselves from despots and declare their independence and freedom, it is necessary to set forth the reasons why they are compelled to take such action. "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Those immortal words begin the second paragraph of the Declaration. Equality, Unalienable Rights such as Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness thus became our nation's raison d'etre.
The signers set forth, in 27 separate paragraphs, a long list of grievances against the King of England. Included in the indictment are: obstruction of the Administration of Justice, quartering of armed troops in the colonies without consent, imposing taxes without consent, exciting domestic insurrection and waging war against the colonies.
Reasoning that " in every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress" but to no avail the signers believed they had no choice. As they so eloquently stated: " We, therefore, the Representatives of the United Staes of America, in General Congress, Assembled, ... do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, free and independant States ; that they are absolved from all Allegiances to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independant States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and do all other Acts and Things which independant States may of right do."
On July 4,1776, 232 years ago, the United States of America was born.
On September 17, 1787 our Constitution was approved by a Constitutional Congress made up of representatives of the 13 original colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Four years later, on December 15, 1791, our Bill of Rights –the first ten amendments –became part of the Constitution.
Today, as we approach our 232nd birthday, it is important for all Americans to reflect on our heritage and to appreciate our constitutional system. Although they have some serious flaws, these documents collectively set forth wonderful and fundamental principles and values that our nation needs to adhere to more consistently. Our late mentor, Ione Biggs, a superb civil rights advocate from Cleveland, and a great American always said that if we only adhered to the principles and values in our constitutional system, our nation would be much better. She believed that no matter what problems arose, these American guidelines provided the way for resolving them as a nation. Ione was correct.
This 4th of July, we along with other family's from other civic minded groups will come together and celebrate our American treasures. The celebration will be sponsored by the International Center for Environmental Arts and held at the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) in Coe Lake Park during the Berea Grindstone Festival, at noon.
I invite you to join us and to share in this wonderful peace experience.
The 4th of July, Grindstone Festival, people celebrating the principles central to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal protection under the law, due process of the law and other milestones of American values–it will make you feel good. It is a message Americans need to absorb.
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July.
Peace Friends on Independence Day.
American Cultural Ambassadors,
David & Renate Jakupca


The historic home and museum of 

American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca.
Summary:     A.R.K. stands for - Architektur Recycled Kulturstall.
The historic A.R.K. in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  Hand built in 1994 as a work of art by Environmental Artists David and Renate Jakupca. It is a practical design study for the 'Theory of Iceality in Environmental Arts' for future buildings and for the global headquarters of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and Cleveland’s Eco Village.  It is also a pioneer structure for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998.
The A.R.K. is hybrid structure utilizing cob, straw bales, aluminum cans, used tires, and recycled construction materials, It helped to address the environmental problems through 'iceality' of large urban areas and the trend of rebuilding rather than remodeling existing structures. The ARK in Berea is used as an eco-museum, community center, and art studio of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca. It is recognized as the 'Home of the Environmental Art Movement and is registered with the Berea Historical Society, Western Reserve Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society.

ICEALITY For the Kidz: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/july4/

STILL AMAZING NEWS:  :  5 years ago in Geneva, Switzerland the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) received another award by the United Nations......... We were very honored that the United Nations recognized our Co-founders, American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca with the award on behalf of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) and for continued peace advocacy efforts in the last 20 years.

Really a BIG THANK YOU to every single team member involved in the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) Project, our families, activists in our clubs, board, partners, founding partners and all our supporters everywhere around the World. IT CANT GET ANY BETTER!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Cleveland's Eco-$yndicate, Elected Officials and Corruption in the Service of $pecial Interests


Is the history of the civil war between the people and special interest groups. It chronicles for posterity the hostile takeover of the Greater Cleveland non-profit sector, particularly highlighting the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA).  It also describes the deteriorating situation for human and environmental rights activists concerned in the Greater Cleveland Area.  Calling the situation very alarming, it expresses the hope that efforts on behalf of the public society will stop repression of protests and activists and denounces the attempt to prevent human defenders of Iceality from exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression, as well as the right to form and maintain an organization.   This information was requested by Investigators following up a fraud inquiry.
What is at stake besides money? The Science Behind Global Peace and Harmony:
The "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms!   The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
Divide and Conquer for Control to Exploit "Internecine Matrix"
What happens when corporate big business sets up bogus shops using SIN TAX Dollars for charity and undercuts legitimate non-profits that have been serving the townsfolk for generations? Answer: You’re once booming community begins to host more and more boarded up/white washed store fronts and forcing your workforce into welfare while shutting down necessary community services.
This is not true ‘charity’.   What we have here is ‘complicity’.

"The Environmental Art Movement in Cleveland is still largely in danger of failing, thanks to the people who 'drive the economy' by doing imaginary and fraudulent things. There is nothing original taking place there.  What they have, they bought or stole, and there just isn’t much money left to spare for the people who do original work anymore.  'DIVIDE & CONQUER >  CONTROL to EXPLOIT: These are the Ways of  appealing to the People if you are trying to organize a mass base of corruption for policies that are really intended to
crush them in the end".

 In this atmosphere of aggressive  political and public repression, ICEA and its colleagues continue to breathe new life into a broad spectrum of parties and movements, creating a dialogue between different political and public forces, and to give citizens real peace of mind with knowledge about how to defend their honor, dignity and rights in this city.

These organizations need to
consolidate its different components
under Iceality to remain an
effect global force.
“We were deceived, betrayed, and cheated by some of our own colleagues,” David Jakupca says. “Those people involved in this plot were nothing but hypocrites, liars and traitors and were waiting for the right moment to switch sides to whoever pays them the most at the expense of the Greater Cleveland Community.”

The Internecine Matrix concedes that the “Syndicate” had gained the upper hand by persuading ordinary people with their money to act as shills and charlatans, exploiting their greed to entice them into replacing legitimate protestors, activists and workers to do the Mafia’s chores.

In a direct reference to the Syndicate's brutal tactics, he said of the Syndicate and their Mafia allies: “The Syndicate and the Developers launched their campaigns against us and we found ourselves in a circle, not being able to move, organize or conduct operations in Cleveland.  The illegal sanctions imposed on us continue to this day.”

He said of the loss: “This created weakness and psychological defeat in Cleveland activists, and this also created panic, fear and the unwillingness to stand for what is Right. The morale of the community went down,  and  there was a total collapse in the security structure of the non-profit sector.”

“I'll tell you one thing that Cleveland History will document:   When the people stop caring and fighting for what they believe in and have built for themselves, it will be taken away from them.   In times of emergencies like this, we have to show unity of efforts that transcends boundaries and issues. "

What ICEA seeks first and foremost, is that twenty  year odd sanctions against the International Center for Environmental Arts by the Foundation Syndicate be removed immediately.  Secondly, a mandatory Arbitration Board be convened to mediate a reconciliation between Cuyahoga County Administration  / Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and the International Center for Environmental Arts to check for fraud and to correct any balance sheet errors and mistakes that can have serious ramifications if not corrected.  A federal auditor who reviews both organizations' statements in accordance with federal regulations to find material errors, failure of controls, a material misstatement and/or material weaknesses. Without this accurate financial information, Cuyahoga County officers cannot make well-informed decisions on the Iceality of Arts and Culture so that the Sin Tax figures are in agreement.    

In 1999, Ambassador Renate Jakupca was awarded the Helen Prize for her efforts, primarily for opposing the development of the Lake Erie Shoreline and for playing a prominent role in ‘stimulating interest in international society’s reform.

Chief Wahoo People "PEOPLE NOT MASCOTS" designed by David Jakupca
The 'People Not Mascots' Logo is meant to be a Native American protest caricature of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. It was originally painted by David Jakupca of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), it has drawn criticism from some sportswriters, fans and local businessmen, but gained immediate acceptance among humanitarian, religious groups and Native Americans. It gained international popular attention when it was it exhibited by ICEA at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna, Austria and has become one of the most recognized anti-racists logo's in existence.
It also caused repercussions for the groups connected with the logo and this has been documented in the INTERNECINE MATRIX :


Not Your Mascots

The Curse of Chief Wahoo

Newest Michigan museum showcases Racist Artifacts

Injunuity is a reflection on the Native American world, our shared past and our undiscovered future.

World Conference on Human Rights, 14-25 June 1993, Vienna, Austria

A part America's and the City of Cleveland's history.

Cleveland's Eco-$yndicate Environmentalism in the Service of $pecial Interests

THE GODFATHERS/TRUSTEES, this elite small group of private people
control and set policy for Cleveland's environmental scene and are the Power Centers for the Eco-Syndicate.

THE LIEUTENANTS/ FOUNDATIONS. this public group sets the policies in motion, handles the money and protects the Godfathers/Trustees from the
public scrutiny.

THE SOLDIERS/ COALITIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, these groups initially formed and primarily financed by the foundations form the core of Cleveland's Eco-Syndicate. These special interest groups' public and hidden "agenda" is dictated by funds they receive from the foundations. By surrounding themselves with legitimate concerned citizens, they are able to have a degree of respectability. However, by investing, advertising and
promoting and intimidation and discrimination, they have created a
monopoly to carry out the political, ideological and methodological interests of the Power Centers in a city that claims to be democratic.

The GREEN MAFIA dates to the early 1990s and was directly responsible for the money to pave the way for the Clevelands ECO-YNDICATE. Green
Building Coalition, Eco-City Cleveland, Sustainable Communities, Earth Day Coalition, Community Arts Partnership Plan are all related and connected and have all power to implement policy and affect environmental regulations for BIG BUSINESS while the Green Mafia is a protected private group that can set the corporate and political agenda.

Within days of this first being published , David Bergholz of the Gund Foundation and Steve Minter of the Cleveland Foundation were fired, but subsequently rehired later in different capacities.
National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media

Chief Wahoo; The Curse of Cleveland
http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/sport-chief-wahoo-curse-of-cleveland.htmlReal Cleveland Indians
Real Cleveland Indians

Unitarian Universalist Associationhttp://archive.uua.org/ga/ga01/vigil.html

Letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)

Chief Wahoo / "People not Mascots" Logo

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Corporate Espionage and the Secret War Against Citizen Activism - From infiltration to spying to mass hacking, new report exposes corporate espionage against social justice organizations.  - Sarah Lazare, staff writer