Monday, 21 May 2018

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election - The New York Times

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election - The New York Times

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

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Donald Trump Jr. met in Trump Tower in the summer of 2016 with a representative of two wealthy Arab princes who said they were eager to help his father win election.CreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times
By Mark MazzettiRonen Bergman and David D. Kirkpatrick
WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.
The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s first year in office, according to several people with knowledge of their encounters.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Rave Music + footage (Mainly Early 90s House mix)

Happy Clappers - I Believe (12 " Master)

Unity - Unity (Usa Mix) 1991

Subliminal Cuts - Le Voie Le Soleil

Analysis - Climax *old skool piano classic

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Rhythms Of Resistance at Reclaim Love 16 02 13

Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile

Iranian women threw off the hijab - what happened next? - BBC News

Iranian women threw off the hijab - what happened next? - BBC News

Iranian women threw off the hijab - what happened next?

Masih AlinejadImage copyrightMASIH ALINEJAD
Image captionThe image of Masih Alinejad that sparked a movement
It is five years since Iranian Masih Alinejad started a movement - since joined by thousands of women - protesting against the compulsory wearing of the hijab, or headscarf, in her country. It spread on social media and led to unprecedented demonstrations in the streets - but is it any closer to achieving its goal?
It began with a seemingly innocuous event: a woman driving on a mountain road in Iran, enjoying the simple freedom of feeling the wind in her hair. 
It is a freedom most women take for granted, but one that Iranian women have been denied since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Masih Alinejad captured this moment in a photograph and five years ago posted it on social media.
She then encouraged other women to also share their secret moments of freedom. As a result she was "bombarded" by pictures from women all over the country. 
That was the beginning of my #MyStealthyFreedom, a social media movement opposed to the mandatory headscarf. 
Iranian women wearing whiteImage copyrightMY STEALTHY FREEDOM
Image captionThe campaign has cut across generational boundaries
It has since spawned other hashtag movements: from #whitewednesdays, to #girlsofenghelabstreet to #mycameraismyweapon. 
Masih has more than 2.5 million followers and has become a force for the Iranian government to reckon with.

The architects behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

The architects behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Project Serpo: Humans-Aliens Exchange Program in Zeta Reticuli

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April 29–May 26, 2018
Opening Sunday, April 29, 2-8pm
An exhibition and event series about the 50-year-legacy of the global uprisings in 1968.

Audio Interference 50: Center for the Study of Political Graphics

“It’s like we’re always reinventing the wheel, but some of these posters tell you what worked and what didn’t work a generation ago or more.” – Carol Wells

Situationist Speakeasy

Friday, May 18, 2018
7-10pm
Come join Interference Archive and Common Notions Publishingfor themed-drinks and snacks while we watch détourned and Situ-films, including Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (René Viénet, 1973), Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord, 1973), and more.

The Sounds of 1968

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:30–9pm
A journey into politicized sound! Collective listening and discussion of vinyl records produced by and documenting 1968 movements, with music, experimental sound, field recordings, and radio reportage.

Report: Trump Admin Eliminates NASA Program to Monitor Carbon & Methane | Democracy Now!

Report: Trump Admin Eliminates NASA Program to Monitor Carbon & Methane | Democracy Now!

Report: Trump Admin Eliminates NASAProgram to Monitor Carbon & Methane

HEADLINEMAY 14, 2018
H4 nasa carbon monitoring program eliminated
Science Magazine is reporting the Trump administration has eliminated NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, which measures the carbon dioxide and methane levels in the atmosphere. The cancellation of the program is the latest effort by the Trump administration to curtail scientific research on climate change.

Community Food Growers Network – a London-based support network of food projects putting land into community use

Community Food Growers Network – a London-based support network of food projects putting land into community use

Solo: A Star Wars Story | "Making Solo" Featurette

Reports in of Big Reclaim the streets style party outside Georgian parliament ,protest occured day after Police raided a club party and the youth massive got the rig out the next day and avin it large outside parliament, Go Georgia, reclaim the streets, reclaim your freedom to party reclaim the future ......


Reports in of Big Reclaim the streets style party outside Georgian parliament , protest occured day after Police raided a club party and the youth massive got the rig out the next day and avin it large outside parliament, 
Go Georgia, reclaim the streets, reclaim your freedom to party reclaim the future ......

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sex work 101: Sex workers opera hosts a workshop for workers + allies on the law, self organisation and mutual aid. 7pm sharp at freedom bookshop, 84b Whitechapel high street e1.

 Sex work 101: Sex workers opera hosts a workshop for workers + allies on the law, self organisation and mutual aid. 7pm sharp at freedom bookshop, 84b Whitechapel high street e1.

Monday, 14 May 2018

A Daily Mail journalist goes rogue, exposing a 'scandalous' £200k payment by Boris Johnson | The Canary

A Daily Mail journalist goes rogue, exposing a 'scandalous' £200k payment by Boris Johnson | The Canary

Tentsile tree tents: floating treehouses mimic spider webs

Living with landscapes | Inquirer Business

Living with landscapes | Inquirer Business

Here are some successful examples that integrated landscapes with resilience and climate solutions.
Multi-use public spaces
The Rotterdam Water Square. An amphitheater, a garden area and a stormwater catchment all in one. The water square is an example of public space designed by both experts and communities, creating a merge between better environmental quality and neighborhood identity.
The Red Ribbon-Tanghe River Park, China. The vivid red, curving 500-meter ribbon corridor helps preserve the river habitat
 and at the same time serves as a boardwalk, a seat to enjoy nature and a plant grower. Its glow provides light, it addresses urban issues, such as sprawl and safety and it provides art in a unique way.

Healthier, friendlier transport solutions
Rails-to-Trails. This conservancy creates walkable and cyclable spaces across the United States, where rail lines and networks are developed with trails for people to use. Promoting walking and cycling encourages better health and livability of communities. The trails also give appreciation to the rural setting, and celebrate connectivity.
Hypar-Nature (Wildlife Crossing Bridges). These bridges serve and protect crossing wildlife, such as bears and reindeer, and have addressed roadkill by deviating from the usual highways that are car-centric. These innovations have also helped transform roads into better places.
The Rotterdam Water Square is an example of space that combines environmental solutions with community inputs. —Source: www.dutchwatersector.com
Smaller blues and greens
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Pollinator gardens. This challenge across the US goes back to the basics: create gardens so that the bees, birds, and butterflies will be healthier, because the healthier pollinators are, the better plants reproduce, the better food we have, the better it will be for the environment. While there are numerous benefits from flowering plants that are aided by pollinators—such as soil erosion prevention—flowering areas are just simply a delight to passersby.
The green roof policy of Toronto. Green roofs are building roofs that have vegetation, and Toronto, Canada, has made an entire industry of roofscapes out of its municipal policy. Vegetated roofs contribute to improved stormwater management, reduced air pollution, and  increased urban agriculture and biodiversity, among many socioeconomic and urban benefits.


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Energy Revolution

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Ray McGovern: Gina Haspel Supervised Nazi-Era Interrogation Techniques (Pt. 1/2)

Ray McGovern: Gina Haspel Supervised Nazi-Era Interrogation Techniques (Pt. 1/2)

A new documentary explores one of the most effective acts of civil disobedience ever | The Canary

A new documentary explores one of the most effective acts of civil disobedience ever | The Canary

A new documentary explores one of the most effective acts of civil disobedience ever

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A new documentary is shining a light into one of the most explosive acts of civil disobedience of the 20th century. But far from being consigned to the history books, the event resonates right to this day.

A radical film company

WellRedFilms is based in Sheffield. Former members of political party Left Unity founded it in 2015. The group has made over 30 videos since it started, and it says its aim is to give a voice to those people not normally represented in the mainstream media. And its gritty films and raw production values showcase this. But in a departure from its most recent work, Meltdown, WellRedFilms has now turned its attention to a celebrated act of civil disobedience in the 1930s, and turned it into a visually stunning documentary.
The Canary caught up with producer and chair of WellRedFilms, Alan Story, to discuss the documentary, its inspiration, and whether or not 21st century British society could see such an effective, large-scale protest as the subject of the film: the ‘Kinder Mass Trespass‘.

'From coal to clean' – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF | Business | The Guardian

'From coal to clean' – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF | Business | The Guardian

Sunset over Walney offshore windfarm, Morecambe
 The WWF has called on the government to reconsider support for solar power and onshore windfarms, both of which have had subsidies axed. Photograph: Ashley Cooper / Barcroft Images
The UK has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued.
The gap can instead be filled by renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies, allowing the UK to go from “coal to clean” and skip new gas completely, according to a report by the environmental group.
The analysis challenges the orthodoxy that phasing out coal will require large new gas plants.
Amber Rudd, when energy secretary in 2015, said: “In the next 10 years, it’s imperative that we get new gas-fired power stations built.”
Big energy firms including Drax and Germany’s RWE want to build large-scale gas plants on the sites of former power stations in Yorkshire and Essex, respectively.
Almost half of the gas industry’s hopes for new power stations for Europe are slated for the UK but developers have failed to win subsidy contracts through the main route to market, the government’s capacity market.
The government is planning to launch a review of the scheme later this year, which renewables proponents fear could tilt the balance.
Gareth Redmond-King, the WWF’s head of climate and energy, urged ministers to ensure the review does not open the door to gas.
He said: “If we don’t need large-scale gas, if it can’t compete with renewables and there’s no need for it, why would you need a route to market for it?
“It is essential the government does not substitute one dirty power source for another.”
The last large gas plant to be built in the UK was in Carrington in 2016 – the first since 2012.