jueves, junio 30, 2016

Respuesta de Greenpeace frente a la carta de premios Nobel pidiendo que revise su postura respecto al “arroz dorado”


Manila, Junio 30, 2016 – En respuesta a la reciente carta de premios Nobel pidiendo a Greenpeace que revise su postura respecto al arroz modificado genéticamente, conocido también como “arroz dorado”, Wilhelmina Pelegrina, responsable de agricultura de Greenpeace Sudeste de Asia, dijo:
“Las acusaciones de que alguien está bloqueando el desarrollo del arroz genéticamente modificado, son falsas. El “arroz dorado” ha fallado como una solución y actualmente no está disponible para la venta, incluso después de más de 20 años de investigación. Tal como se reconoce en por el Instituto Internacional de Investigación del Arroz, no se ha demostrado aún que pueda para hacer frente a la deficiencia de Vitamina A. Así que para ser claros, estamos hablando de algo que ni siquiera existe”.

“Las empresas están promoviendo el “arroz dorado” para allanar el camino hacia la aprobación mundial de otros cultivos de ingeniería genética más rentables. Este costoso experimento no ha logrado producir resultados en los últimos 20 años además y ha desviado la atención de métodos que sí funcionan. En lugar de invertir en este ejercicio sobrevaluado de relaciones públicas, tenemos que hacer frente a la desnutrición a través de una dieta más diversa, el acceso equitativo a la alimentación y la agricultura ecológica. “

Sobre soluciones alternativas:

La única solución que garantiza acabar con la desnutrición es una dieta variada y saludable. Al proveer a las personas con comida real basada en agricultura ecológica no solo hacemos frente a la desnutrición, también damos una solución para adaptar la agricultura al cambio climático.

Hemos documentado diferentes comunidades en Filipinas que siguen expresando su preocupación acerca de usar el “arroz dorado” como una solución. Es irresponsable imponer el “arroz dorado” transgénico como un remedio rápido para las personas que padecen estos problemas pero que no quieren esta solución, sobre todo cuando existen opciones seguras y eficaces ya disponibles.

Greenpeace está trabajando con otras ONG y agricultores en Filipinas para impulsar la resiliencia climática. Existe una oportunidad aquí para que los gobiernos y las comunidades filantrópicas apoyen estos esfuerzos mediante la inversión en agricultura ecológica y resiliente al clima así como capacitar a los agricultores para acceder a una dieta equilibrada y nutritiva en lugar seguir tirando el dinero por el desagüe para obtener “arroz dorado”.

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miércoles, junio 29, 2016


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lunes, junio 27, 2016

Naled en Puerto Rico

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Brian Tokar on Global Warming and Climate Justice

domingo, junio 26, 2016

Bruce Davidson & Matt Dillon on Lasting Impressions

Award-winning photographer Bruce Davidson's prolific body of work includes documentations of the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the gritty underbelly of New York City in the late 70s. He came to the Library this spring for a conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Matt Dillon, who is a great admirer and collector of Davidson’s work. In this riveting discussion between the two great artists, Davidson and Dillon talk about images, storytelling, and the joy of working in silence.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, great podcast

Bullseye: Rachel Bloom & Esperanza Spaulding

Rachel Bloom on her love of musical theater and gaining confidence in Hollywood.
Rachel Bloom is a comedian whose humor often involves her bursting into song. She embraces the classic tropes of the Hollywood musical comedy adding her own contemporary twist on her CW show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show has already earned her a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award.
A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Bloom has also worked on television shows Allen Gregory and Robot Chicken. But it was her absurdist and hilarious musical videos that first brought her to the industry's attention. The video for her song, Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury went viral and earned Bloom a Hugo Award nomination. She has released two albums including Please Love Me and Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).
Rachel Bloom sat down with Jesse to talk about her love for musical theater, gaining self-confidence in Hollywood and the logistics involved in being lifted in the air in a giant pretzel.
Episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can seen on Hulu and at CWTV.com.

Esperanza Spalding on The Song That Changed My Life: “Petrouchka” by Igor Stravinsky
Singer, songwriter, bassist and cellist Esperanza Spalding explains how Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky introduced her to a world of sound that she hadn’t known existed.
The Grammy Award winning artist’s latest album is Emily’s D+Evolution.
Find Esperanza Spalding online at EsperanzaSpalding.com.

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viernes, junio 24, 2016

Cine agroecológico boricua

jueves, junio 23, 2016

Junte este sábado

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martes, junio 21, 2016

Start Making Sense

Orlando was one of the most gay-friendly cities in the South—and still is, says Nadine Smith of Equality Florida.

Also: Bernie won the war of ideas in the Democratic party—what does that mean for Hillary now? Harold Meyerson comments.

And historian Adam Hochschild talks about the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, American leftists who fought the fascists in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.

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domingo, junio 19, 2016

Writer's Voice podcast


Richard Zacks talks about his new book about Mark Twain’s world lecture tour to get himself out of debt. It’s called Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour.
Then we re-air the 2012 interview Zacks gave Writers Voice in 2012 about his book Island of Vice. It’s about Teddy Roosevelt’s stint as New York City’s crusading anti-vice Police Commissioner.

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jueves, junio 16, 2016

A educarnos sobre la Junta de Control Fiscal y la Deuda

miércoles, junio 15, 2016

Bullseye: John C. Reilly & Shamir [r]


John C. Reilly: "Freedom and Anarchy" On Set, and Honesty in Acting
John C. Reilly has shown off his talent for comedy in movies like Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. He's also played a number of dramatic roles in movies like Magnolia and Gangs of New York, and was nominated for an Oscar for playing the cuckolded husband in the movie version of Chicago.
For the past few years, Reilly has also produced and starred in a bizarre show called Check it Out with Dr Steve Brule. So why does a movie star have a faux cable-access show that runs in the middle of the night on adult swim?
John C. Reilly tells Jesse why he chose to take on the goofy, open-hearted and blustery Dr. Steve Brule with comedy duo Tim and Eric, his summer of fun working on the set of Boogie Nights, and what he thinks his duties are as an actor.
Check it Out with Dr Steve Brule is currently airing on Adult Swim. Reilly's new movie The Lobsteris in theatres now.

Shamir: Adding Light to Darkness With His Music
Shamir is a musician who is really hard to pin down. His countertenor voice adds a distinctive flair to his infectious, sometimes poignant dance music but it’s a quality that’s also led to confrontations with classmates who were unaware of his Taekwondo training.
With his debut LP, Ratchet, Shamir drew inspiration from his life in Las Vegas. Shamir's Vegas had nothing to do with The Strip and instead was dominated by tumbleweeds and the distinctive odor of a hog farm.
As Shamir describes it, “I kind of decided to make my music more danceable and lighthearted to take away from the heaviness of the lyrics. Because why not, why does your music also have to be heavy if your lyrics are?”
Shamir tells Jesse about constructing a creative identity in a city known for producing more entertainers than artists; how his love for country music inspired him; and how his mother’s proclivity for earth magic isn't quite his thing.
Shamir's latest album is called Ratchet. He's currently on tour in the US and Canada. You can find more on his website.

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A decade after ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ Michael Pollan sees signs of hope


By Michael Pollan June 6

In the 10 years since I wrote “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” many things about the American food system have changed for the better, but perhaps the most important development — and potentially the most challenging to the long-term survival of that system — is the fact that the question at the heart of my book has moved to the heart of our culture.

I hasten to add this is not my doing. When I wrote the book, Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation” and Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” had already helped pique the curiosity of Americans about the system that fed them. Yet, in general, all writers can really do is lift a sensitive finger to the cultural breeze and sense a coming change in the weather; very seldom do they actually change it themselves. (Or as one of my mentors once explained, “Journalists are at best short-term visionaries. Any more than that, no one would read them.”) In fact, during the four years I spent researching the book, most of the time I felt like I was late to the story. Something about the public’s attitude toward food and farming was already shifting underfoot, and I became convinced my book was going to be dated on arrival. Food safety scandals, such as mad cow disease in England and outbreaks of E. coli contamination in fast food hamburgers in America, had raised disturbing questions about how we were producing meat. At the same time, climbing rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes had led many to wonder if perhaps Americans had developed a national eating disorder of some kind. Food, which is supposed to sustain us and give us pleasure, was making people anxious and sick. Why?

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martes, junio 14, 2016

Presentaciones de Ricardo Alarcón en Puerto Rico

lunes, junio 13, 2016

En la radio

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domingo, junio 12, 2016

Día de solidaridad

Writer's Voice: John Muir Laws, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing


Naturalist and environmental educator John Muir Lawstalks about his book The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling. Then we talk with author Corinne Smith about another great lover of nature, Henry David Thoreau. Her latest book about the great 19th century writer isHenry David Thoreau For Kids, His Life And Ideas, with 21 Activities

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sábado, junio 11, 2016


viernes, junio 10, 2016

Los juicios contra Albizu

jueves, junio 09, 2016

Taller fotográfico en Casa Aboy

What happened in California?

Everything you need to know about the California primary—John Nichols explains it all to producer Alan Minsky.

Also: Andrew Cockburn of Harper’s magazine explains how Obama’s drone “kill list” is approved—and what happens after.

Because politics isn’t everything, we talked about the great Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai with John Powers—he’s critic at large on “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.”

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miércoles, junio 08, 2016

Zika, mosquitos transgénicos y la teoría del shock


Por Elizabeth Bravo


Según los científicos de Abrasco la mayoría de madres de niños con microcefalia viven en las zonas más pobres donde los sistemas de saneamiento ambiental son deficientes, hay una creciente degradación ambiental, una inmensa presencia de los residuos sólidos de los hogares y deficiencias en el drenaje de agua de lluvia. Su acceso al agua es intermitente, y por eso las familias tienen que almacenarlo, lo que no sólo daña su calidad, sino que es un nicho ideal para la reproducción del mosquito Aedes aegypti.

Enfermedades como el zika, dengue, malaria se incrementarán a medida que se agudiza el fenómeno del Niño, que es otro de los factores que ha influido en la proliferación de estas epidemias. Mientras se mantenga el sistema que prioriza la generación del capital a costa de la salud y la naturaleza, será difícil.

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lunes, junio 06, 2016

Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything takes on the craft beer subculture

Your host sets out to better understand America’s craft beer scene. The latest food trend? Or oppositional culture? And can it survive the attention from Megabrew Corporations?

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Are US Elections Being Hacked?


Are American Elections Being Hacked? Jonathan Simon: Code Red & Commissioner Virginia Martin

Voting machines are black boxes: designed, run and read by private corporations with proprietary control. The public pays for them, but has no access to them. And most voting machine companies are highly partisan from the right wing of the political spectrum.

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HEROÍNAS DEL AMBIENTE: Katia R. Avilés-Vázquez

Lillian E. Agosto Maldonado
Especial para Mi Puerto Rico Verde

A sus 37 años, Katia asegura que toda la vida ha experimentado la causa ambiental. Sin embargo, estableció que el inicio formal de esta etapa en su vida, se remonta a la creación del primer Club de Ecología en su escuela superior en la adolescencia.

Su contacto temprano con la naturaleza, sirvió de vínculo para unir a Katia con su actual rol como directora ejecutiva de la Oficina del Bosque Modelo Nacional de Puerto Rico. Con dos meses al mando, Avilés aseguró que han concretado una gran diversidad de logros.

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sábado, junio 04, 2016

Claridad cumple años esta semana


Carmelo Ruiz Marrero
Artículo publicado en junio de 1999, en el 40 aniversario del periódico


Se reunieron en Mayagüez en enero de ese año para crear un comité que organizaría para más tarde ese año la asamblea constituyente de una organización unitaria no partidista llamada Movimiento Pro Independencia.

El comité discutió la necesidad de crear un vehículo de comunicación para esta nueva agrupación, y un joven abogado llamado Juan Mari Brás se entregó a esta tarea. El mayagüezano Mari Brás entonces subió al montañoso barrio de Indiera en Maricao para reclutar la persona que a su juicio sería idónea para cooperar en este proyecto: César Andreu Iglesias. La colaboración entre ambos llevó a la creación de este periódico que usted lee ahora.


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viernes, junio 03, 2016

Cientos marcharon en Ponce contra Monsanto y empresas transgénicas en Pu...

Solidarios con Elizam

Elizam Escobar, artista extraordinario, veterano combatiente independentista, quien pasó casi 20 años encarcelado por el imperio, necesita de nosotros.

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jueves, junio 02, 2016

Green islands in Isla Verde (II)


by Carmelo Ruiz

...the prices are sky-high. Omelet with vegan vianda cheese and green salsa for $12, gazpacho (a tomato-based cold vegetable soup) for $7, vianda soup for $5 to $8 depending on serving size, papaya and yerbabuena pancake with pineapple syrup for $11, baked pasta with chili and chayote on cream au gratin for $12. Dear reader, we do not know about you. We do not know if you live in elite and pricey San Francisco or Manhattan, or in the more affordable North Dakota or Central Vermont, but these prices are simply unaffordable for us. We simply cannot eat here. You can lecture us all you want about the high price of cheap food and shower us with Vandana Shiva and Michael Pollan quotes, but no words change the fact that we have to eat elsewhere. In fact, most people we know could never afford any of this fare.

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miércoles, junio 01, 2016

Solidarios con Oscar y con Ana Belén