‘Blue Pouter Cock’ from Cassell’s Pigeon Book, 1874
“We invented everything before you humans”
May 25 - March against Monsanto on Flickr.
From ‘Victoria Regia’, (1854) by John Fisk Allen , chromolithography by William Sharp
Moulin à Ombres (Shadow Mill) avatar (Second Life)
Photo taken in one of the free builds - based on real life architecture - by William Weaver: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/112469
Circus Bicycle Act
It is deeply disturbing to learn that the courts have blocked efforts to evacuate children from the Fukushima site, though acknowledging the health risks. Nothing tells us more about the moral level of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable, in this case its most precious possession, its children. I hope and trust that this grim decision will be reversed.
Noam Chomsky —
More infos: http://fukushima-evacuation-e.blogspot.com/
I’ve grown up in the Himalayas — there’s no cash economy there. People are wealthy at zero dollars a day.
The point is that you need to have a clean stream. If your forest is intact and your stream is flowing and your knowledge is with you, and you can grow your food and you recognize the herbs that can cure you and you have mutuality of labor exchange, so that you come and work on my farm, and I come and work at your farm, why on earth would you need either dollars or rupees? On the other hand, if the water is commodified, if our seeds are commodified, if our medicine is monopolized, if there are no jobs. If the entire system is meant to merely be a source of profits for a handful of corporations, actually, you just have do your arithmetic, life becomes too expensive to buy. You can’t buy life. And now that they are trying to commoditize the very basis of life and own it and sell it back to us, basically the consequence is disposable people. Because for most people, then, life becomes unaffordable in any case, a life of that kind, even for those those who can afford it, is not life anymore. — Vandana Shiva (via la-hija-del-quinto-sol)
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
(Source: journalofanobody, via catherinewillis)
Why the world faces climate chaos - FT.com -
“We will watch the rise in greenhouse gases until it is too late to do anything about it” by Martin Wolf
(you need to create a free account to read this article)
A powerful & reasoned article to share with colleagues who are unaware of of the consequences of climate change - and what can be done to address the issue…” - http://www.rtcc.org/
“Shopping cart lounger” - http://www.recyclart.org/2011/05/shopping-cart-lounger/
Chutes d’Images: “I shop therefore I sit ?” (new barbecue system?)
Paris. - Notre-Dame. - Chimère. Postcard. France, 1930s.
Echo-In est un concept d’innovation numérique sonore et musical dédié à la nature. Plateforme d’édition d’une collection numérique originale, un Portail sonore répertoriant une large palette de contenus audio numérisés de la Sainte-Baume est mis à disposition pour mixer, composer et proposer sa propre pièce musicale. echo-in.com vous invite à conjuguer votre propre univers sonore et musical avec celui de la Sainte-Baume, le téléchargement des sons est gratuit. (…)
Echo-In is an innovating digital concept devoted to nature that invites you to combine your own personal sound and musical universe with that of Sainte-Baume’s. With a unique digital collection edition platform, a sound library* containing a large palette of digitized audio content from the Sainte-Baume region is made available for sampling, mixing, etc. to compose an original musical piece.
United States diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show that the US Department of State lobbied across the globe on behalf of the Monsanto company and other biotech corporations that peddle genetically-modified crops. -> read the article
Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed by construction company in Belize -