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I have been developing a way to help local people in 3rd world countries communicate their present situation through positive web-series for many years.
I am currently working on a project in Sri Lanka. I am making a fun, interesting, web series to show a side of the country that tourists wouldn't usually get a chance to see — hopefully inspiring visitors to have an open heart towards local people. At the same time I am a volunteer teacher in schools and orphanages. I also give travel advice and information.
Through this web-series I hope to develop a greater understanding and empathy between people from different cultures and transcend common contemporary problems by giving the local people a chance to tell us about their point of view in an objective manner.
RAW EDIT (SOME POOR AUDIO) These interviews and this footage just came hot off the fire line of the October 2014 Klamath River Training Exchange (TREX) in which approximately 40 local and out of the area "fire-lighters" learned to use prescribed fire around homes in the fire-adapted and fire-starved mountains of the Klamath and Salmon Rivers. Interviews are both from TREX participants and local Klamath and Salmon River residents. This was a very important and healing event for our communities, multiple burns were implemented in areas with great cultural significance to Karuk and Yurok people.
For three years Op De Valreep has created valuable infrastructure for people living in Amsterdam East and has provided opportunities to build community. Despite campaigns to legalize the space, the city of Amsterdam and the developer OCP are moving to evict the squatted community center.
Supporters of “Op de Valreep” have constructed massive barricades to block the city government and the police from carrying out the eviction.
The eviction is expected to occur on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Originally Posted on www.uneditedmedia.com
Come and Take a Walk with Me
Finally, I bent over and picked a sprig of sage – whose ancestors in 1890 had been nourished by the blood of Red babies, ripped from their mothers dying grasp and bayonetted by the evil ones – As I washed myself with that sacred herb I became cold in my determination and cleansed of fear. I looked for Big Foot and YellowBird in the darkness and I said aloud —
”We are back my relations, we are home”. Hoka-Hey
by Citizen Journalist Exchange
Hunter Kaminskas, a 9-year old, recently spoke at the International Day of Peace , Sept. 21, 2013 at the Courthouse Green Fort Wayne, IN
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Red Ribbon Grand Jury ~ Chadron, NE ~ June 24th 2008
Testimony regarding specific crimes and specific injustices which exemplify the atmosphere of fascism in Dawes county Nebraska.
While covering the plight of the Lakota in Chadron the NOmadjik Media bus was sabatoged with deep red clay in the fuel lines. We were immobilized and all mechanics who responded to fix it changed their minds a day after agreeing to do the job. During this period a little research showed that a month earlier a journalist who had been studying racism in Chadron and had dissappeared several years before had just been unearthed in a local park... not all that well hidden in a relatively populated area. The public was to believe the body had been there for several years without being detected in the numerous man hunts that had combed the area after he went missing. We were lucky enough to be a AAA member with towing privledges; so after a week or more of being harassed by local police & kindly not helped by local businesses, we were able to be towed 100 miles to the safety of a real international truck shop. At this point we had not yet published anything about the issues in Chadron. Along the way our tow truck driver confided to us that he used to work as a guard at the local prison (where the current police chief had been warden). We were a little concerned about that since he was taking us "somewhere".
The majority of humans on Earth have their minds focused on things that directly concern them. They think about bills, what to have for dinner, what TV shows to watch, how much gas is in the car, visiting friends or family, & often times politics that pertain to their lives in some form or another. But there’s something that everyone should be concerned with, especially given the time frame left for it’s prophetic beginnings (per Ray Kurzweil) coming in 2045.
I’m talking about what’s known as Transhumanism. In a nutshell, Transhumanism is simply the merging of humans with technology into a sort of techno-organic-symbiosis. Which, at first sounds rather innocent, if not just plain cool. The imagination can run wild with ideas of having the internet in your eyeballs, controlled by your thoughts. A semi-telepathic network via having telephone calls operated by thought & having the receiver directly inside your ears. Also, great medical breakthroughs can be imagined for the paraplegic. Technology in that regard has already been developed & is currently in the improvement phase for better practicality.
Before we get into what’s so concerning to me, lets look at some of the technology they’re looking at producing.
***SPOILER ALERT*** Game of Thrones plot-line revealed in the video. You have been warned.
What’s ironic about this post, is that I just started watching “Game of Thrones.” As I usually do when dealing with heartbreak, instead of escaping into substance abuse, I escape into the world of TV for a day or two and binge on two or three seasons of a tv show. Yep, probably not the healthiest, but it helps me cope. Yet, I’m glad I’m not the TV addict I was in my teens. So much time wasted watching stupid shit, fills me with regret.
Last year I took a break from activism, to work on my website, quit smoking, and get in some sort of shape. In the evening I would curl up with my laptop and watch hours of TV shows to relax. Then I caught myself “holy fuckin shit, it is happening again”
All this to say, that the promise of the personal computer / mobile phone + the internet, as tools of two way, global communications, free information, blah-fuckin-blah, have become the new passive one way mass hypnotizer that TV once was, sedating billions with non-reality, while the fuckers up top laugh all the way to the bank. “Feel of poppies” reminds us of this. Words by A. Person, music and edit by Jordan B.
As if the process of growing up and going to high school isn't hard enough. Our youth today face struggles of being accepted in social circles, the occassional school shootings, bullying and harrasment as well as trying to get a decent education.
Imagine the struggle of transgendered student Issak Wolfe. Issak who received massive support from other students and faculty for his transition being fully acknowledged by his new name, decided to run for prom king of Red Lion High School. (Red Lion Highschool is located in Pennsylvania) Many students pledged their support to vote for Issak this year, and his name was added to the ballot. He pretty much had it won based on speaking with other students.
On the day of voting, Issak went to place a vote for himself as prom king. He was shocked, embarrassed, and humiliated to discover that he was removed from the ballot as prom king.
Issak went to principal's office to find out why he was removed from the ballot and was told he was unable to meet with Principal Shue (head principal of Red Lion High School.)
Eventually Issak learned that the reason he was removed from the ballot for prom king was that head principal Mark Shue wasuncomfortable with the boy running for prom king being transgendered.
Calls to Red Lion high school, Principal Mark Shue, and Superindent Dr.Dailey (This reporter has left 2 voicemails for each) Emails to Mr. Shue have been bounced back as undeliverable using the emails listed from the School's website.
Hippie Digest: Storm Thorgerson, RIP – Berkeley Hippies Attack… – Laos Hippies during Vietnam – ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ – Ours
Legendary album art designer Storm Thorgerson, RIP
Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band’s management has confirmed.
A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations.
Most-famously he designed the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon.
His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse.
His family released a statement saying he died peacefully on Thursday surrounded by family and friends.
“He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003,” it said.
“He is survived by his mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia.” More…
Video: Homeless Berkeley Hippies Attack Stanley Roberts
A pair of dreadlock-sporting vagrants in Berkeley attacked noted KRON 4 reporter (and SFist favorite) Stanley Roberts this week while he was doing a segment outside Amoeba Music on Telegraph Avenue.
The journalist, best know for his “People Behaving Badly” news segments, was preparing a report on problematic panhandlers. He soon found himself on the receiving end of some bad behavior by said mendicants. More…
Accidental Racism, Pop Culture, and White Supremacy:
Alykhan critiques the new country-pop record that’s just been released by Brad Paisley, featuring LL Cool J.
Accidental Racism is still Racism by Alykhan Alani (@DJALYKHAN)
(link to original article: bit.ly/16NGEi8 )
By Diana May-Waldman,CJE-I would like to think that I am a kind person. Yeah, yeah, I am a bleeding heart. But, I am somewhat of a contradiction, because at times I have no filter. I open my mouth and say what comes to mind. This normally happens when I see or feel something that I think is unjust.
And hypocrites? Hypocrites drive me crazy. I personally think they are fucking morons and they make my blood boil. You know those people who get smashed –drunk every chance they can, make fun of other people, then come Monday they are preaching the word of God? Those who go to church every Sunday but use the words, “faggot” and “nigger?”
I love a good debate and I love learning from other people. It’s part of what makes the world go around. But, I confess that I automatically tune out when you start spouting off about God and Jesus and the Bible. I know what the Bible says. I was raised Catholic (against my will). It took me years to wash off all that Catholic guilt.
Then I had to rewash when I learned about all the Priests molesting little kids–rewash again when nothing was done about it. It felt like rape and violation to me. Oh wait–IT WAS.
My mother always said something like, “Birds of a feather, flock together.”
So, yeah no thanks, I’m not flying with that crowd. Kind of makes me feel like an accessory to the crime.
US Magistrate Robert Mitchell announced moments ago that former Pittsburgh Police chief Nate Harper has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy and tax evasion (4 counts). A warrant for Harper's arrest was issued shortly after the indictment.
Nate Harper resigned last month amid a FBI and IRS investigation into misappropriation of funds from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police's special events department which handles special officer securty details at bars, events and more. Investigators accuse Harper of redirecting funds from the special events department into Police credit union accounts. Using the funds for lush condos for VIP's during Pittsburgh's G20 Summit, a party for an officer's promotion, nights out on the town including visits to Silky's gentlemen's club in Mckee's rocks as well as multiple other unexplained expenses.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's body guards were also given debit cards from these credit union accounts. Harper is also accused of giving preferential treatment to friends when it comes to police contracts for new equipment in the police cruisers. The FBI and IRS will hold a press conference at 1 pm to discuss the charges.
In a press conference investigators told media that Harper failed to file taxes from 2008-2001, and used public funds to furnish his home, install a xm satellite radio for his car, and withdrew over $30,000 from the credit union for personal use. "These allegations represent the worst kind of corruption, these monies belong to the tax payers and were taken by theft." said US Attorney Hickton. Harper has also made over $400,000 between 2008 and 2011. Mobile Broadcast News will bring you more on this story as it progresses.
It was a cold night as i pulled in and parked my rented UHAUL makeshift media van behind NBC and diagonally from the Fox News production trucks. I made makeshift tags identifying the van as Mobile Broadcast News, and set up my gear in the back.
I lay down on the cot, and pull my zero degree sleeping bag over my head after hours of trying to sleep.
MY father came from a farm in Nine Mile, Jamaica. There, he learned deep respect for nature and humanity that helped guide his life. His dream was to return one day,” says the charming Rohan Marley, with a flick of his dreadlocks which remind you of his father, cult reggae singer Bob Marley. He’s famous for using his music to promote freedom, peace, reconciliation, and equal rights for all. More…
WS – “Grups, bonk,bonk on the head” Grown – ups’ need to grow up. She’s a girl. Period!
FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Coy Mathis was born a boy. But after just a few years, biology succumbed to a more powerful force.
A buzz cut grew into long hair. Jeans gave way to pink dresses. And the child’s big cheeks trembled with tears when anyone referred to Coy as male.
Halfway through kindergarten, after consulting with doctors, Coy’s parents informed their child’s school that Coy identified as a girl and should be treated as one — whether that meant using feminine pronouns to describe her or letting Coy wear her favorite dresses.
“It became really clear that it wasn’t just about liking pink or feminine things,” said Kathryn Mathis, Coy’s mother, recounting how Coy had anxiety attacks when people treated her as a boy. “It was that she was trying so hard to show us that she was a girl.” More…
Today is “Forgive Mom and Dad Day” - Take your therapist to lunch.
By Dr. Woody,CJE – I’ve decided that my main interest in the new Pope is to make Catholics uncomfortable about him, as the SPIRITUAL HEAD of their Church, right from the from the start, such that they will want to reject him and whatsoever “teachings” he propounds, and leave the Church in disgust and shame and confusion over the cognitive dissonances of it all.
He could NOT have been a person high in the Church hierarchy during the Dirty War and NOT have known what the Generals were doing
By Sherry Pasquarello,CJE – Old habits die hard. I was glued to the television at the first wisp of white smoke. I haven’t been in a church other than weddings or funerals for decades. But I wasn’t going to miss this bit of history. Besides, there wasn’t a darn thing on other than the Vatican pick- a -pope anyway. I can tell you this much, if I had been in Vatican City today I would have been indoors watching it on a T.V. not standing in the dark and rain. I may be a history buff but I’m not courting pneumonia to see anyone!
By Diana May-Waldman,CJE-”Rape Culture is concept used to describe a culture in which rape and sexual violence are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norm, practices, and media normalize, excuse, tolerate and even condone rape”
Allegations of rape have rocked Steubenville, Ohio after two high school football players have gone on trial for raping a 16-year old girl.
The trial began on Wednesday and it was ordered that no cellphones, laptops or electronic devices be permitted in the courtroom.