miércoles, octubre 31, 2012

Carmelo Ruiz: El prisionero y el kayakero

Para leer el artículo entero: http://alainet.org/active/59224&lang=es

Por Carmelo Ruiz Marrero

Un acto político inusual y muy original. Un hito atlético. Una hazaña de resistencia humana ante los elementos. Un viaje riesgoso. Estas y muchas otras expresiones han sido usadas para describir el viaje marítimo del puertorriqueño ambientalista y defensor de los derechos humanos Alberto De Jesús “Tito Kayak” a través de las antillas caribeñas el pasado verano. En el amanecer del 21 de junio, día del solsticio, De Jesús partió en kayak desde la península de Paria en Venezuela hacia la isla de Granada, comenzando así una travesía de sobre mil millas náuticas hacia Puerto Rico.
De Jesús, quien no aparenta los 54 años de edad que tiene, no hizo este viaje extraordinario para impresionar la gente- aunque ciertamente lo logró. Estaba en una misión política, una cruzada marina por la libertad. El ha señalado esto en toda oportunidad que ha tenido, ya sea en entrevista de prensa o conversación personal. De Jesús kayakeó el Caribe para llamar atención y recabar apoyo internacional para la causa de la liberación de Oscar López Rivera, un boricua que lleva 31 años encarcelado en Estados Unidos.

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lunes, octubre 29, 2012

Occupy the dialectic


Mutant corn is turned away from participating in the 12th International Symposium of Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms in St Louis, Sept 17 2012. Photo: Orin Langelle/GJEP

Occupy Monsanto: Occupy the Dialectic

According to Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, Western powers have been grabbing seeds from the global South for centuries in order to develop new plant breeds. His talk provided a political and historical context to the current global battle around the patenting of seeds and crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero speaks at GMO Free Midwest, Sept 16 2012

It was September 16, the first day of GMO-Free Midwest, the St. Louis portion of Occupy Monsanto. On the panel with Carmelo was Dr. Ollie Fisher, whose first job after getting his Chemical Engineering degree was working at Monsanto. He left that position after becoming distressed with the way the company uses its technology to subjugate Africa and coerce it into producing food that compromises human health.

Dr. Ollie Fisher speaks at GMO Free Midwest, Sept 16 2012

Priti Gulati Cox was also on the panel “GMOs as a Weapon of Global Domination.” She described effects of GMO crops on her native India. Monsanto advertises heavily to persuade farmers to switch to its new wonder seeds. After multiple crop failures, thousands of Indian farmers have committed suicide, unable to deal with the shame that bankruptcy has brought.

Priti Gulati Cox speaks at GMO Free Midwest, Sept 16 2012

The following day, September 17, Occupy Monsanto sponsored actions across the globe. By beginning with a day of panels, the St. Louis event encouraged a dialectical interplay between thought and action. Dialectics can help understand historical processes that develop over centuries and can guide the growth of a particular struggle.

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domingo, octubre 28, 2012

'Moogfest' Celebrates The Synthesis Of New Sounds


October 26, 2012
This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 28, 2000.
Follow NPR's All Songs Considered (@allsongs) this weekend for reports and photos from the 2012 Moogfest. Check NPR Music next week for concert recordings from the festival and explore our 2011 archive here.
Courtesy of the Bob Moog Foundation
Bob Moog, namesake of the annual Moogfest music festival in Asheville, N.C.
Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music, takes place on Saturday and Sunday in Asheville, N.C. — the city music pioneer Bob Moog called home. Moog was the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. He died in August 2005 at age 71.
Electronic music has become so pervasive that we now take it for granted. But it was a new concept in the mid-1960s, when Moog created his first synthesizer. Invented in 1965, the product went on to usher in a new era of rock and electronic music. The Beatles used a Moog synthesizer on their 1969 Abbey Road album.
The synthesizer became more accessible to musicians and composers after Moog made his first portable, the Minimoog, in the early '70s. Moog also had a lifelong interest in the theremin, an electronic instrument that produces ethereal otherworldy sounds and has been used on many science-fiction soundtracks.

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sábado, octubre 27, 2012

Cloud Atlas: You are better off reading the book, says NPR film critic

'Cloud Atlas': You're Better Off Reading The Book

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viernes, octubre 26, 2012

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, 10 October 2012 – Audio


Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2012.
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
On a U.S. tour with their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope (forthcoming August 2012 by Haymarket Books), Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan showed how the work of ordinary people—the silenced majority—is pulling back the veil of corporate media and changing the world.
This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.
Denis Moynihan is the co-founder of Democracy Now! Since 2002, he has participated in the organization’s worldwide distribution, infrastructure development, and the coordination of complex live broadcasts from many continents. He lives in Denver where he is developing a new noncommercial community radio station.
Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host of the daily, independent global news hour Democracy Now! which airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman has interviewed several Lannan guests including Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, and Robert Fisk.
Goodman has also won numerous awards for the radio documentary she co-produced with journalist Allan Nairn, “MASSACRE: The Story of East Timor,” including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from AP, UPI, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In 1991 Goodman and Nairn survived a massacre in East Timor in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down more than 250 Timorese. The Indonesian military banned them from returning. Goodman twice attempted to re-enter East Timor to cover the historic referendum on self-determination. Citing her name on an army blacklist, the Indonesian regime deported her both times.
Goodman has reported from Israel and the Occupied territories, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti and this year became the first journalist ever to interview the jailed U.S. citizen Lori Berenson, serving a life sentence in Peru. Goodman also recently broadcast the first U.S. radio interview with imprisoned East Timor rebel leader Xanana Gusmao. In addition to her daily radio shows, Goodman speaks around the country on university campuses, as well as to human rights, church and community groups about media activism. She also runs workshops at community radio stations on grassroots coverage.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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miércoles, octubre 24, 2012

Y pensar que Irlanda era un modelo que proponía Collado Schwarz para Puerto Rico!

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Las Carpetas

Venezuela: Victoria de pueblo

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martes, octubre 23, 2012

This American Life: Getting Away With It

477: Getting Away With It

Getting Away With It

OCT 19, 2012
Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or for a greater good. Some really don’t care. And, unlike the mealy weaklings you usually hear on this program: None of these wrongdoers seem regretful about what they’ve done in the slightest.

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The Dinner Party Episode 171: Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, and Fake Presidents


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This week: Ben Gibbard, of the band Death Cab For Cutie, goes solo… Political comedian W. Kamau Belllists his favorite fake presidents… Swedish rocker Jens Lekman tells of his fake almost-marriage… Advice for debate-watchers and couch-crashers from the Emily Post Institute kids… Top chef Michale Cimarustimakes a big deal about little fishes… and John Paul Getty III’s ear-ie kidnapping. Plus: a new track fromKanye West, the science of disgusting, andtrampolines ‘cross the Seine.

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domingo, octubre 21, 2012

Genetic Roulette trailer

This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. Uploaded on Aug 8, 2012

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viernes, octubre 19, 2012

Open Sesame, a film about the history of seed

Seeds are the foundation of our food supply. They are as critically important as the air we breathe, or the water we drink but given much less attention. Unfortunately seeds face serious dangers that undermine the safety and long-term viability of our entire food system. 'Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds' looks at the challenges and opportunities facing our seed supply while inspiring viewers with the beauty and mystery inherent in seeds.

Please support the film makers on Kickstarter www.thestoryofseedsmovie.com

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jueves, octubre 18, 2012

This American Life: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple

172: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple

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24 Hours at the Golden Apple

The This American Life producers document one day in a Chicago diner called The Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, various assorted drunks, and, of course, cops.

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Jóvenes del Caño Martín Peña hacen una canción sobre Vandana Shiva y la amenaza de las semillas transgénicas

13 de octubre, en el Mercado Agrícola Natural del Viejo San Juan, justo en medio de las celebraciones de la Campechada 2012.

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miércoles, octubre 17, 2012

Peter Gabriel, guest DJ

October 16, 2012
Last week on All Songs Considered we talked about how much we love Peter Gabriel's classic album, So, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special deluxe edition and live tour. This week, Peter Gabriel himself joins us to share some of the music he loves by other artists, including early music by The Beatles, soul legend Otis Redding and the inimitable jazz singer Nina Simone. We also check out that deluxe version of So (out Oct. 22), which includes remastered versions of the original songs, a concert DVD and some amazing outtakes, or what Gabriel calls the "DNA" of his songs.

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Mil Voces, 15 de oct 2012


15 de octubre 

Mil Voces Nº 191

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En un nuevo día global de resistencia, las organizaciones indígenas realizan convocatorias a la movilización en defensa de los territorios y la Pacha Mama. Repasamos las movilizaciones en varias partes de América Latina y compartimos un reporte desde la Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones Indígenas. Asimismo, desde Chile nos informa Viviana Catrileo de ANAMURI.
Seguidamente en este programa en vivo de Radio Mundo Real, nos concentramos en varias situaciones de violencia hacia organizaciones y líderes campesinos. En Honduras, donde campea la impunidad por los hechos de violencia hacia los movimientos sociales, el coordinador de La Vía Campesina Internacional Rafael Alegría recibió información de que se preparaba un atentado contra su vida. El modelo sojero-empresarial se cobró una nueva víctima en Argentina. En este caso fue Miguel Galván, campesino de la provincia de Santiago del Estero y del MOCASE.
Por último en Guatemala y a una semana de la masacre de Totonicapán, la Fiscalía demostró la responsabilidad de los militares en los hechos.
Desde Centroamérica viajamos a la India, para conocer el desarrollo de la XI COP de Diversidad Biológica en India, desde donde escucharemos el reporte de Isaac Rojas, coordinador del programa de Bosques y Biodiversidad de Amigos de la Tierra Internacional. En Uruguay se realizó una masiva marcha en defensa de los bienes naturales y contra la megaminería. Radio Mundo Real estuvo ahí y comparte las impresiones de la marcha y parte de su proclama.
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Tig Notaro goes 'live`

Tig Notaro On Going 'Live' About Her Life 

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"Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?" That's how comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. As she uttered those words to the audience, there was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in response. Comedian Louis C.K. was there that evening, and tweeted this about her performance: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." It has been an eventful four months for Notaro. Before her cancer diagnosis, Tig had pneumonia and contracted a severe intestinal virus, for which she was treated in the hospital. Shortly after being released, her mother died in a freak accident -– and then Tig and her girlfriend broke up. So when she got on stage that evening, Notaro tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, she was "in a very vulnerable, raw place." "I had no idea what was in front of me," she says. "It was really just taking blind steps." When Notaro conceived of the idea, "It just made me laugh so hard just in the shower" — but she wavered as to whether to include the cancer diagnosis in her set that night. Describing herself as a "dry, deadpan, one-liner comic," she says she rarely performs material as personal or revealing as her set at Largo was. "I was scared of offending people and confusing people," she says. "You know, thinking about people that maybe did have cancer in the audience, or had somebody that they loved that had cancer. And then the reality hit me that I have cancer — this is my story." After a double mastectomy, the cancer has been contained and Notaro's prognosis is looking very good. Still, she says, "this is something that is pushing me so far out there in a way that has never been." Notaro has appeared on This American Life and Conan. Her set at Largo, titled Tig Notaro: Live, has been released exclusively on comedian Louis C.K.'s website.

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The Dinner Party episode #170

Welcome to The Dinner Party - an hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend’s get-together. 


Courtesy CBS FilmsMartin McDonagh

Episode 170: Martin McDonagh, Ed Asner, and Real American Cheese

This week: Playwright & "Seven Psychopaths" filmmaker Martin McDonagh laughs in the face of death... TV legend Ed Asner calls us out... Mary Elizabeth Winstead lists some sobering cinema... '5 under 35' honoree Justin Torres reads from his celebrated novella... New Yorker critic David Denby divines film's future... and Brendan seeks the *real* American cheese. Plus, a historic Niagara fall, a crushed dinosaur dream, and a wild new track from Tame Impala. Read more...


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martes, octubre 16, 2012

Roxy Music on NPR


More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music 


October 15, 2012 

Roxy Music's eight studio albums have just been collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Roxy Music is the only band I can think of that had an oboe player in it, and that's because the oboe player, Andy MacKay, knew the manager of another band, King Crimson. An unemployed ceramics teacher, Bryan Ferry, had auditioned for lead vocalist with them, and although he hadn't been selected, the manager thought MacKay should meet him. As it happened, Ferry had been fired from his teaching job for singing in the classroom — songs he'd written — and MacKay liked them enough to call his friend Brian Eno, who played keyboards and loved to mess around with electronic equipment.

To read or listen to the whole article: http://www.npr.org/2012/10/15/162937724/more-than-this-the-complete-roxy-music

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