Demonstreren of niet?

7168_10200317032185772_38459867_nZe loopt door de straat, niet alleen, er waren velen die ook haar kant uitliepen, naar de dam, allemaal protesteren tegen de genomen maatregelen, de mensonterende en onbegrijpelijke maatregelen.
Weet dan niemand die het daarboven/in dat torentje die het dus voor het zeggen heeft, hoe het echt werkt, hoe het is? Het kan toch niet zo zijn dat als je het niet aan de lijve hebt meegemaakt je er dan dus niet over kan oordelen, of in elk geval op deze manier oordelen?
Wat een zakken, wat een oneerlijke gemene mensen zijn dat. Negeren en delegeren dat is dus ook een vak.
Maakt het ze echt niet uit, of hebben ze gewoon geen compassie, geen belevenis, zijn ze wel aanwezig, bewust?
Soms lijkt het wel of ze haar moeder hoort vertellen van de oorlog, hoe ontzettend bestial er is omgegaan met mensen, door mensen, die vinden dat ze hun best doen, als eerste willen opvallen om een betere opdracht te krijgen, of een klopje op de schouder van die man, die dit alles toen heeft teweeg gebracht, die was niet alleen, miljoenen mensen hebben hem geholpen, maar min of meer gedowngen, of anderszijds niet in staat er tegenin te gaan. Wat hebben we ervan geleerd??
Maar dat was toen, of is het ook nu, als er een moord wordt gepleegd krijgen sommigen een taakstraf, als je op school gepest bent worden de ouders verzocht het gepestte kind maar een paar dagen thuis te houden.
Dat is dus fout, heeft dan niemand door dat er zo een opvoeding/omgeving wordt gekweekt die ervoor zorgt dat je als je jong bent alles/zoveel mogelijk gaat negeren, welke kant moet je opkijken om te zien hoe het wel hoort/kan, kunnen we het tij nog keren? ALs je naar de tv kijkt niet, vreselijke hysterische shows, publiek en series. Uiteraard zijn er uitzonderingen, maar willen we niet liever dat juist die ”goede” uitzonderingen norm worden.
IEDREEN VINDT DAT HIJ HET RECHT HEEFT, MAAR WIE VINDT NOG DAT IE DE PLICHT HEEFT??
Ze is op de dam aangekomen, gelukkig zijn er velen die dit ook niet willen, dat zal toch wel iets helpen, in elk geval geven we hier een signaal af, denkt ze, want anders gebeurt er echt niks.
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Ai Wei wei, one of the real people.

chinese artist and fighter for rights

Ai Wei Wei chinese artist and fighter for rights

Son of poet Ai Quing (1910-1996).

Date of Birth 28 August 1957, Beijing, China

Chinese filmmaker and dissident Ai Weiwei has been part of the jury for the International Film Festival Rotterdam giving the event a whiff of political protest. Ai  joined a jury that includes Russian screenwriter and filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (“The Revue,” “My Joy“), Dutch director Kees Hin (“Shadowland“) and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival José Luis Cienfuegos. The jury consists of another artist who has run afoul of a politically repressive regime –Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamedarya, who has been banned from acting in film, theater » But this man has so much more, he is a real figther for human rights, beginning with the chinese government itself, his father has been in jail and so he learned as a young boy what is different according to the rules in China or elswhere, he wrote blogs, till the chinese goverment closed it down, now he is twittering, which cannot be prbehitted by the chinese gv.

April 2011) Book: Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009. Translated by Lee Ambrozy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN-10: 0-262-01521-8

NEVER SORRY 2012,

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Quote wikipedia

Ai Weiwei (born 18 May 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highl and openly critical of the Chinese Government‘s stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called “tofu-skin schools” in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing airport on 3 April, he was held for over two months without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of “economic crimes” (tax evasion). In October 2011 ArtReview magazine named Ai number one in their annual Power 100 list. The decision was criticised by the Chinese authorities. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin responded, “China has many arteing telephatic, which is neede t.o save earth, but first we need to save us, away with the violence, difference of social classes, nobody want and needs hunger, being shut up, or used as slaves, raped or killed for actually being cruel with eachother.

the first time outside of China, his photographs of his time in New York City from 1983 to 1993 were featured in a 2011 exhibition presented by Asia Society. The earliest photographs were from 1983, while he was living in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 1985, he moved to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where he lived in two different apartments until he returned to China in 1993 to be with his ailing father. The exhibition included images of the poets Allen Ginsberg, Gu Cheng, and Bei Dao.The exhibition, showcasing 227 photos, opened on 29 June and lasted until 14 August 2011.The show moved from NY to Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin. In April 2012, with the participation of Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, exhibition called New York. 1983-1993 opened at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. Another exhibition in 2011–12, Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn at the Victoria and Albert Museum, featured a selection of ceramic works including Coca Cola Vase and a pile of sunflower seeds. In his ceramic works Ai engages with issues such as the loss of historic material culture due to rapid modernization as well as broader themes including perceptions of value, mass production, globalization and the concepts of ‘real’ and ‘fake’

In summer 2012, Ai teamed again with Herzog & de Meuron on a “would-be archaeological site [as] a game of make-believe and fleeting memory” as the year’s temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Kensington Garden.

On 4 October 2012, Ai premiered a new installation at the Art Museums of Bergen in Norway. His installation was a part of the exhibition “Real Life Stories”, also featuring nine other leading contemporary artists from China.

On 7 October 2012, Ai’s exhibit entitled “According to What?” opened at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture in Washington, DC. He was unable to attend the opening in person because his passport was being held by the Chinese authorities, as part of his ongoing legal troubles. The exhibit showcased some of his art from previous exhibitions, including his work with Han Dynasty vases, and photographs of his time in New York and Beijing. The exhibit “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads”, that was previously on display in New York was also featured at the Hirshhorn and put on display in April 2012.

Awards and nominations.

2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Lifetime Achievement

2009 GQ Men of the Year 2009, Moral Courage (Germany); The Art Review Power 100, rank 43; International Architecture Awards for Tsai Residence, Anthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago, USA

2010 In March 2010, Ai received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Faculty of Politics and Social Science, University of Ghent, Belgium

In September 2010 he received Das Glas der Vernunft (The Prism of Reason), Kassel Citizen Award, Kassel, Germany.

Ai was ranked 13th in ArtReview‘s guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art: Power 100, 2010. Ai is now on top of ArtReview‘s guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art: Power 100, 2011. In 2010 he was also awarded Wallpaper Design Award Best New Private House for Tsai Residence.

2011 In December 2011, he was one of four runners-up in Time’s Person of the Year award. Other awards included: Wall Street Journal Innovators Award (Art); Foreign Policy Top Global Thinkers of 2011, rank 18; The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Award for Courage; The Art Review Power 100, rank 1; Membership at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany; The 2011 TIME 100; The Wallpaper* 150; Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; and Skowhegan Medal for Multidisciplinary Art, New York, NY, USA.

2012 Along with Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif and Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, Ai received the inaugural Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent of the Human Rights Foundation on 2 May 2012. In 2012, Ai was also awarded an Honorary Degree from Pratt Institute, honorary fellowship from Royal Institute of British Architects, elected as Foreign Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, and recipient of The International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Award.

Beijing National Stadium

The Beijing National Stadium at night during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Ai was commissioned as the artistic consultant for design, collaborating with the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, for the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics, also known as the “Bird’s Nest.”Although ignored by the Chinese media, he had voiced his anti-Olympics views. He later distanced himself from the project, saying, “I’ve already forgotten about it. I turn down all the demands to have photographs with it,” saying it is part of a “pretend smile” of bad taste. In August 2007 he also accused those choreographing the Olympic opening ceremony, including Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou, of failing to live up to their responsibility as artists. Ai said “It’s disgusting. I don’t like anyone who shamelessly abuses their profession, who makes no moral judgment. In February 2008, Spielberg withdrew from his role as advisor to the 2008 Summer Olympics. When asked why he participated in the designing of the Bird’s Nest in the first place, Ai replied “I did it because I love design.

Sichuan earthquake student casualties investigation

On 15 December 2008, Ai supported an investigation, started by another Chinese artist, into student casualties in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Called the “citizen’s investigation”, it aimed to compile a list of students killed in the earthquake by 12 May 2009, the earthquake’s first anniversary.

As of 14 April 2009, the list had accumulated 5,385 names Ai published the collected names as well as numerous articles documenting the investigation on his blog which was shut down by Chinese authorities in May 2009 He also posted his list of names of schoolchildren who died on the wall of his office at FAKE Design in Beijing.

Ai suffered headaches and claimed he had difficulty concentrating on his work since returning from Chengdu in August 2009, where he was beaten by the police for trying to testify for Tan Zuoren, a fellow investigator of the shoddy construction and student casualties in the earthquake.On 14 September 2009, Ai was diagnosed to be suffering internal bleeding in a hospital in Munich, Germany, and the doctor arranged for emergency brain surgery. The cerebral hemorrhage is believed to be linked to the police attack.

According to the Financial Times, in an attempt to force Ai to leave the country, two accounts used by him had been hacked in a sophisticated attack on Google in China dubbed Operation Aurora, their contents read and copied; his bank accounts were investigated by state security agents who claimed he was under investigation for “unspecified suspected crimes.

Shanghai studio controversy

In November 2010, Ai was placed under house arrest by the Chinese police. He said this was to prevent the planned party marking the demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio.The building was designed and built by Ai upon encouragement and persuasion from a “high official [from Shanghai]” as part of a new cultural area designated by Shanghai Municipal authorities; Ai would have used it as a studio and to teach architecture courses. But now Ai has been accused of erecting the structure without the necessary planning permission and a demolition notice has been ordered, even though, Ai said, officials had been extremely enthusiastic, and the entire application and planning process was “under government supervision”. According to Ai, a number of artists were invited to build new studios in this area of Shanghai because officials wanted to create a cultural area.

Like other activists and intellectuals, Ai was prevented from leaving China in late 2010. Ai suggested that the authorities wanted to prevent him from attending the ceremony in December 2010 to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to fellow dissident Liu Xiaobo. Ai said that he had not been invited to the ceremony, and was attempting to travel to South Korea for a meeting when he was told that he could not leave for reasons of national security.

In the evening of 11 January 2011, Ai’s studio was demolished in a surprise move by the local government.

Other engagements

In 2011, Ai sat on the jury of an international initiative to find a universal Logo for Human Rights. The winning design, combining the silhouette of a hand with that of a bird, was chosen from more than 15,300 suggestions from over 190 countries. The initiative’s goal was to create an internationally recognized logo to support the global human rights movement.

2011 Arrest

South China Morning Post reports that Ai received at least two visits from the police, the last being on 31 March – three days before his detention – apparently with offers of membership to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. A staff member recalled that Ai had mentioned receiving the offer earlier, “[but Ai] didn’t say if it was a membership of the CPPCC at the municipal or national level, how he responded or whether he accepted it or not.”

On 24 February, amid an online campaign for Middle East-style protests in major Chinese cities by overseas dissidents, Ai posted on his Twitter account: “I didn’t care about jasmine at first, but people who are scared by jasmine sent out information about how harmful jasmine is often, which makes me realize that jasmine is what scares them the most. What a jasmine!

The caption (草泥马挡中央, “grass mud horse covering the middle”) to Ai’s self-portrait sounds almost the same in Chinese as 肏你妈党中央, “Fuck your mother, the Communist party central committee“.

On 3 April, Ai was arrested at Beijing Airport just before catching a flight to Hong Kong and his studio facilities were searched. A police contingent of approximately 50 officers came to his studio, threw a cordon around it and searched the premises. They took away laptops and the hard drive from the main computer; along with Ai, police also detained eight staff members and Ai’s wife, Lu Qing. Police also visited the mother of Ai’s two year-old son. While state media originally reported on 6 April that Ai was arrested at the airport because “his departure procedures were incomplete the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on 7 April that Ai was arrested under investigation for alleged economic crimes. Then, on 8 April, police returned to Ai’s workshop to examine his financial affairs. On 9 April, Ai’s accountant, as well as studio partner Liu Zhenggang and driver Zhang Jingsong, disappeared while Ai’s assistant Wen Tao has remained missing since Ai’s arrest on 3 April. Ai’s wife said that she was summoned by the Beijing Chaoyang district tax bureau, where she was interrogated about his studio’s tax on 12 April.

Response to Ai’s arrest

Analysts and other activists said Ai had been widely thought to be untouchable, but Nicholas Bequelin from Human Rights Watch suggested that his arrest, calculated to send the message that no one would be immune, must have had the approval of someone in the top leadership. International governments, human rights groups and art institutions, among others, called for Ai’s release, while Chinese officials did not notify Ai’s family of his whereabouts.

State media started describing Ai as a ‘deviant and a plagiarist’ in early 2011. The China Daily subsidiary, the Global Times editorial on 6 April 2011 attacked Ai, saying “Ai Weiwei likes to do something ‘others dare not do.’ He has been close to the red line of Chinese law. Objectively speaking, Chinese society does not have much experience in dealing with such persons. However, as long as Ai Weiwei continuously marches forward, he will inevitably touch the red line one day. Two days later, the journal scorned Western media for questioning Ai’s charge as a “catch-all crime”, and denounced the use of his political activism as a “legal shield” against everyday crimes. It said “Ai’s detention is one of the many judicial cases handled in China every day. It is pure fantasy to conclude that Ai’s case will be handled specially and unfairly.”Frank Ching expressed in the South China Morning Post that how the Global Times could radically shift its position from one-day to the next was reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland

Tate Modern in London, home to Ai’s ‘Sunflower Seeds’ exhibition, put a large sign on their exterior that reads “Release Ai Weiwei”

Michael Sheridan of The Times suggested that Ai had offered himself to the authorities on a platter with some of his provocative art, particularly photographs of himself nude with only a toy alpaca hiding his modesty – with a caption『草泥马挡中央』 (“grass mud horse covering the middle”). The term possesses a double meaning in Chinese: one possible interpretation was given by Sheridan as: “Fuck your mother, the party central committee”.

Ming Pao in Hong Kong reacted strongly to the state media’s character attack on Ai, saying that authorities had employed “a chain of actions outside the law, doing further damage to an already weak system of laws, and to the overall image of the country.” Pro-Beijing newspaper in Hong Kong, Wen Wei Po, announced that Ai was under arrest for tax evasion, bigamy and spreading indecent images on the internet, and vilified him with multiple instances of strong rhetoric. Supporters said “the article should be seen as a mainland media commentary attacking Ai, rather than as an accurate account of the investigation.”

The United States and European Union protested Ai’s detention. The international arts community also mobilised petitions calling for the release of Ai: “1001 Chairs for Ai Weiwei” was organized by Creative Time of New York that calls for artists to bring chairs to Chinese embassies and consulates around the world on 17 April 2011, at 1 pm local time “to sit peacefully in support of the artist’s immediate release.Artists in Hong Kong and Taiwan demonstrated and called for Ai to be released.

One of the major protests by U.S. museums took place on 19 and 20 May when the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego organized a 24-hour silent protest in which volunteer participants, including community members, media, and museum staff, occupied two traditionally styled Chinese chairs for one-hour periods. The 24-hour sit-in referenced Ai’s sculpture series, Marble Chair, two of which were on view and were subsequently acquired for the Museum’s permanent collection.

On 16 May 2011, the Chinese authorities allowed his wife to visit him briefly. Liu Xiaoyuan, his attorney and personal friend, reported that Wei was in good physical condition and receiving treatment for his chronic diabetes and hypertension; he was not in a prison or hospital but under some form of house arrest.

He is the subject of the 2012 documentary film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman, which received a special jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and opened the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, in Toronto on 26 April 2012.

Release

On 22 June 2011, the Chinese authorities released Ai from jail after almost three months’ detention on charges of tax evasion. Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., a company Ai controlled, had allegedly evaded taxes and intentionally destroyed accounting documents. State media also reports that Ai was granted bail takes on account of Ai’s “good attitude in confessing his crimes”, willingness to pay back taxes, and his chronic illnesses. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, he is prohibited from leaving Beijing without permission for one year.

In November, Chinese authorities were again investigating Ai and his associates, this time under the charge of spreading pornography. Lu was subsequently questioned by police, and released after several hours though the exact charges remain unclear.

In June 2012, Ai’s bail was lifted. Although he is allowed to leave Beijing, the police informed him that he is still prohibited from traveling to other countries because he is “suspected of other crimes,” including pornography, bigamy and illicit exchange of foreign currency.

In October, authorities revoked the license of Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd for failing to re-register, an annual requirement by the administration. The company were not able to complete this procedure as its materials and stamps were confiscated by the government

So Ai Wei Wei, thank u for being here and show ppl whats is happening, in ur country and also by writing blogs, books, u show what could be and is not, what should be and has been denied, show us how not to be, but the ones who have freedom of word, they should cherish it and more, they should use it more, to be of some importance for the rest, which cannot speak out, for the ones who are voiceless.

Lots of above was taken from other sources and i end with a quote, from an interview in 2006:

There are two things we are interested in with your urban work. The first concerns your thoughts about the contemporary city: what’s happening right now with Chinese urbanization? The second is the approach you take in your own urban interventions. I thought we could begin by talking about some of your recent projects. What made you start making work like that, what made you start documenting the city?

Ai Weiwei : It’s not exactly documenting. It has that function, but it has no documentary purpose. It’s not being used as evidence or testimony for anything, but rather to materialize our physical life, its condition in the moment. If you are in place A or on line A or line B, then that present there or that movement is simply as it is. We’re living in a constantly changing world and everybody sees it and knows it, but as an artist who is also involved in issues of design and urban planning, I always try to find a way to most efficiently capture what I call fragments, or very small pieces which carry the flavor or carry the essential meaning of the city. So it’s a very small effort that I have made, even if it looks quite massive in terms of the length of the videos, its just one section of a fact – the concrete world.

Queen will go, King will come on the 30th of april 2013

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In a pre-recorded address broadcast on TV, she said she would formally stand down on 30 April.The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years and that now was “the moment to lay down my crown”. Queen Beatrix has been head of state since 1980, when her mother abdicated.In the short televised statement, the queen said it was time for the throne to be held by “a new generation”, adding that her son was ready to be king.Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, is married to Maxima Zorreguieta, a former investment banker from Argentina, and has three young children. He is a trained pilot and an expert in water management.So its nearly 125 years ago we, the dutch were ruled by a king, well ruled, its more a role which has to be performed and he married like most of the royal european kings or queens did a common girl, the only real royal marriages were 2 in the whole off eu9813072rope, so there goes the blue  blood story, somehow it feels strange, but on the other hand, if u look very close u see there has been mix ins before due to royals who were not able to deliver a child from themselves, wellknown or secretly, it doesn not matter, because we all know, its just another way of living agnolishing a royal , their power is reduced to being a monarch presenting their country, of course for lots of money, but most are already rich, the only thing is, should common citizens pay with their taxes for a role playing act/issue/item, while they already earn and have enough money?

I really have no answer, it would be nice if nobody would be poor in those countries where the royals live their special rich and able to get all lives…….But back to the next ruler,  he will become the Netherlands’ first king since Willem III, who died in 1890.Bea trix is always been a good Queen, she is one of the most popular ruling monarchs in Europe. Prince Willem-Alexander’s wife, Maxima, is arguably the most attention-generating member of the Dutch royal family. She is expected to be given the unofficial title Queen Maxima, somehow i think thats odd, prince Claus was not given the King title and now it will happen for a woman?

The queen will hand over to her son on Queen’s Day on 30 April – already one of the biggest celebrations on the Dutch calendar, seemly this day will be shuffled to another day approximately  to the 27th of april in the next year, this year queensday will be still on the 30th i guess, Queensday colors all the dutch, they party wear orange clothes, are able to drink and sell anything they want in the streets anywhere in Holland.

Beatrix is the sixth monarch from the House of Orange-Nassau, which has ruled the Netherlands since the early 19th Century. Under Dutch law, the monarch has few powers and the role is considered ceremonial, like i already explained, but still its a dream for many people to be a princess or queen. In recent decades it has become the tradition for the monarch to abdicate, Queen Beatrix’s mother Juliana resigned the throne in 1980 on her 70th birthday, and her grandmother Wilhelmina abdicated in 1948 at the age of 68.

Somehow i did not expect this this year, but given the fact that she is not entitled anymore to be involved in politics as of last year, i have the feeling it was the last blow for her, however most kings and queens in Europe already were unable to be involved, also the loss of many members of the family the last 10 years, her sons Friso who is still  comatuous  must have been very heavy for her.

Dear Beatrix, relax, enjoy ur freedom and be the grandmother for ur own grandchildren, u were a good Queen, a bit old-fashioned, somehow, but also a rock, a loyal and compassionate queen. THANK U FOR BEING HERE FOR US 33 YEARS

 

One 2013 coming up!!

418239_300657916662279_173769822684423_842753_929827665_a27yr.jpg.levensspreukwe all join earthdayWhile the pope tells the world he is against gay marriage QUOTE

Pope Benedict  XVI attacked gay marriage during a Christmas speech Friday, calling  heterosexual marriage an “essential” part of the human experience.

Benedict’s remarks came during his greeting to the Roman Curia (the papal  court), Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.

The pope said God’s natural design of family was founded on the marriage of a  man and a woman, without whom “figures fundamental to human existence disappear:  the father, the mother, the child,” and without whom “essential dimensions of  the experience of being a person fall.”

Benedict’s comments came just about a week after he said publicly he believes  gay marriage could cause “serious harm to justice and peace.”

Read more:  http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/12/21/Pope-attacks-gay-marriage/UPI-92671356109897/#ixzz2FvCaTojb 

The catholic church has soon forgotten pedophiles were pretty common during the fifthties and sixties, i was one of the victims, but in this case nuns took advantage of me, during the 7 months i was in a orphan-house lead by nuns, i was only 5 years.

So the pope thinks he knows it all and the church still silences about all the bad vibes they spread around during ages, misuse of power, loyalty, money, children, faith and conscious ppl.

But i think somehow the end of this is near, as is the end of misuse of they way money has been pushed upon us, banks will have to change their systems, or money is on its way out, ppl now already are more aware of using each others talent, time, help, knowledge and so on, i could give u tremendous examples, but that’s not the point now.

2013 that’s the point, the first year where more honesty will pay off instead lead to victimizing, firing, losing all, because u told the truth about businesses, means of dealing, politics, fabrication, safety, education, or anything which will open eyes, ofcourse this will take longtime, but as time goes faster so will getting the truth on top, the real value, more right views, but most of all towards a more environmental aware society.

The pope is not important after all, if u dont consider that, so is nobody except u and only if u are not egoistic, selfish, and prepared to widen ur window on the world, u will find out that its more important to be more for another, in be more present, in what u do or say and it will make u feel more part of the world we should have around us and the only way is, start with urself, u will see how soon others will either be content with that and make u feel more content, then there will not be a halt to it, its like a domino-string, one after another they make the other go.

Woman in many countries will be free of dominance because of religion believes and rules, like money all gets less important… why,? well because we have to get wiser, time is running out, earth will slowly take back what we took, nature will not be healthy enough, if we dont act, get aware and actually it does not matter where we start, because it will be like domino, one after the other items will come up and fall.

But 2013 is the first year, so it may well be or look like things are getting worse and for many it will, because first things will have to get to the bottom, that’s the way we live, the only way we know.

This indicates too that every year after that will somehow be better, but it will take 50 years before we will all know that and air, earth, water, insects and many natural issues will be at their lowest, helas.

Just be happy it finally will start, the beginning of a new mankind, more aware,  better and in the end easier living, with attention for life as it is, love, power, money, health, on regular basis, leveled up to each other, if u want to see/witness this, just act towards this and do lots urself, u will meet others doing the same.

 

 

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This is a very interesting story i copied, so see for urself…

Recent polling data shows 74 percent of Americans now believe in climate change, and 68 percent view it as dangerous. The problem environmental activists are facing is in converting those favorable polling numbers into grassroots action.

The math, McKibben explained, works like this. Global leaders recently came to an international agreement based on the scientific understanding that a global temperature raise of 2°C would have “catastrophic” consequences for the future of humanity. In order to raise global temperatures tothis is an interesting issue, ….. this catastrophic threshold, the world would have to release 565 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Here’s the problem: Fossil fuel companies currently have 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide in their fuel reserves—and their business model depends on that fuel being sold and burned. At current rates of consumption, the world will have blown through its 565-gigaton threshold in 16 years.

To prevent the end of the world as we know it, it will require no less than the death of the most profitable industry in the history of humankind.

“As of tonight,” McKibben said, “we’re going after the fossil fuel industry.”

Obviously no easy task. The oil industry commands annual profits of $137 billion and the political power to match. As McKibben noted, “Oil companies follow the laws because they get to write them.”

However, there are some numbers on McKibben’s side. Recent polling data shows 74 percent of Americans now believe in climate change, and 68 percent view it as dangerous. The problem environmental activists are facing is in converting those favorable polling numbers into grassroots action.

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Enter “Do the Math.”

Using McKibben’s popularity as an author, organizers are turning what would otherwise be a lecture circuit into a political machine. Before rolling into town, Do the Mat smartly organizes with local environmental groups. Prior to McKibben’s lecture, these groups are allowed to take the stage and talk about local initiatives that need fighting. Contact information is gathered to keep the audience updated on those efforts. Instead of simply listening to McKibben, as they perhaps intended, the audience has suddenly become part of their local environmental movement.

It’s a smart strategy, and an essential one—because the problem of climate change is almost exclusively a political in nature. Between renewable energy and more efficient engineering, the technology already exists to stave off catastrophic global warming. Though its application is lagging in the United States, it is being employed on a mass scale in other countries. In socially-stratified China, with its billion-plus population and tremendous wealth inequalities, 25 percent of the country still manages to use solar arrays to heat its water. Germany—Europe’s economic powerhouse—in less than a decade, has managed to get upwards of half of its energy from sustainable sources.

The same can happen here in America—provided we have the will to make it happen. McKibben says the key to realizing that goal is to battle the lifeblood of the fossil fuel industry—its bottom line.

To start, he’s calling for an immediate global divestment from fossil fuel companies. “We’re asking that people who believe in the problem of climate change to stop profiting from it. Just like with divestment movement in South Africa over apartheid, we need to eliminate the oil companies veneer of respectability.”

In conjunction with the divestment regimen, continued protests against unsustainable energy projects will also be crucial. McKibben will be in Washington, D.C. on November 18 to lead a mass rally against climate change and the Keystone Pipeline. “We can no longer just assume that President Obama is going to do everything he promised during his campaign. We need to push him.”

“I don’t know if we’re going to win. But I do know we’re going to fight.”

Do you think that Bill McKibben’s strategy to “divestment” in fossil fuels will work to stop climate change? Discuss in the COMMENTS below.


Matthew Fleischer is a former LA Weekly staff writer and an award-winning social justice reporter in Los Angeles. Email Matt

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Op het lepelkruisplein stonden prachtige bomen, wel 20 meter hoog. In Amsterdam worden niet zomaar bomen gekapt denk je, en deze bomen waren niet goed meer werd er verteld, maar daar is niks van waar, enkele bomen hadden te weinig schors, dus misschien dat dat niet zo best was, maar de meeste hadden niks, nu is er een stuk grond vrijgekomen en daar gaat het dus om, het is een schande en ondanks acties van de buurtbewoners zijn ze dus gewoon omgezaagd, geen wonder dat … Continue reading

Every Brasilian, please we need u to act now!!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17851237

Please ask any Brasil friend to participate in this, it is important for the future of this earth!! READ THIS it is a copy i made from the article u will see if u use the url, but please don’t forget to ask all Brazilians u know to act now!!!!!

Brazil’s powerful farmers’ lobby argues that the changes will promote  sustainable food production. But environmentalists say the new forest code will be a disaster and lead to  further destruction of the Amazon.The bill now goes to President Dilma Rousseff, who may use her veto to remove  some clauses. Wednesday’s 247-184 vote in favour of the new forest code capped a year of  political wrangling. Brazil’s farmers have long pushed for changes, arguing that uncertainty over  the current legislation has undermined investment in the agriculture sector,  which accounts for more than 5% of GDP. Severe environmental restrictions have also forced many smaller farmers off  their land, they argue.

Missed targets?Rural producers would have “more stability and political support,” said  Deputy Paulo Piau, who drew up the Chamber’s version of the bill.

“Production and the environment will only benefit from that. With a confused  law there is no benefit,” he said.

Aerial picture on 29 November 29, 2009 shows a sector of the Amazon forest, in the state of Para, in northern Brazil, illegally deforested Cattle farming, crop production  and logging are the main drivers of illegal clearing of the rainforest

But opponents said the new law was a step back.

“Over the years, we have slowed deforestation and intensified production. Now  we are going to modify all the things that resulted in the decrease of  deforestation by changing the legislation,” said Deputy Sarney Filho.

Greenpeace urged President Rousseff to veto the changes, saying: “It is  unbelievable that the forest code is being eroded weeks before Brazil hosts the  Rio summit (on sustainable development).”

Several former environment ministers had warned that Brazil would miss its  emissions targets if the code were weakened, Greenpeace noted. Deforestation of the Amazon has slowed in recent years, as a result of better  law enforcement, with authorities using satellite images to track clearance. Under the Forest Code, which dates back to 1965, landowners must conserve a  percentage of their terrain forested, ranging from 20% in some regions to 80% in  the Amazon.

This provision remains, but environmentalists say other changes to the code  will erode key protections.

Under the new bill, farmers will be able to cultivate land closer to hilltops  and riverbanks, which are especially vulnerable to erosion if trees are chopped  down. The bill also provides an amnesty from fines for illegally clearing trees  before July 2008, although larger landholders would have to replant most of the  cleared area or preserve the same amount of land elsewhere.

President Rousseff faces a political dilemma, correspondents say, as she  seeks to combine support for economic development, but also uphold environmental  pledges made during her election campaign in 2010

Brazils deforesting-map

Brazils deforesting-map

Here u see the map, it is already bad, but if we cannot help it now, Brasil will keep on disforesting and the whole world will get less air, water and so on, this is major important!!!!

Facebook……..Economy-information about USA (and us all) and comments!!!

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Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the world is awakening, and the experience is something outside the normal rules of social interaction, causing excitement in those who are not served by the current system… and fear in those who are pampered by it.

A country of aggressively ignorant fucking cowards. Yes. That’s America. Don’t watch this 2 hour movie. It might cause you pain. Go buy something instead. (but if you do watch it be sure to share it)

Shit. Might have to try and watch this tomorrow, but I know I won’t like it….

“A country of aggressively ignorant fucking cowards. Yes. That’s America.”!Marketed into oblivion,we slam our dope and slurp 40 0z. sodas on our way to Starbucks.The monkey mind just wants.
 Marketed into oblivion,we slam our dope and slurp 40 0z. sodas on our way to Starbucks.The monkey mind just wants
Sad that I actually have to agree with Bruno
I fucking love it!!!!
 Pop culture is our communion
Yer a commie pinko anarchistic hell bent conspiracy theorist, Jeff. ♥
Owned & Operated – Hook line and sinker, and Sunk.
 ‎”Aggressively ignorant.” I love this phrase. Being a writer and one who’s completely given up on this burning blimp of a Republic, I can usually come up with my own phrases but I may just have to steal this one.
Thanks for the link
Ta Jeff
sad actually, because there will be lots of ppl in america who want to be different, or would they have a chance to see it in another way, or get the just information…….
‎”Aggressively ignorant.”? I’ve got a lot of friends family that fully qualify for this title.

Riffles, guns and wapons free, but not for the freedom, on the conterary………

Remember Oklahoma in 1995? or Ohio, Virginia 16th april where at least 30Image   ppl lost their lifes, its a constitunional right to have a gun and again the winning (winning in again a law for being able to have guns) ones are the yet minorety mostly white, somewhat older ppl, who dont belong anymore, they start to realize this and are loosing their feeling with the USA, they claim its the faullt off the blacks, the gays and immigrants, sounds familiar?, yep all over the world this becomes a problem, but nowhere are ppl allowed to buy giuns/wapons in for instance a yearmarket, like there are in states all over the USA, like Ohio, no background checks, anybody just buys lots of guns, weird….20 years ago the now older white ppl were not the minorety, the rightwinged Texans and any other state in the USA were the best example of having realised the American dream, now they feel slowly being pushed away, due to many other groups which raised their voice, actions and wishes.

In the Netherlands the law is u cannot own a gun or any wapon without a permit and very strickt background checks, one boy shoots some ppl last year in a shopping mole, the police has to defend themselves for the bad background check and the fact they actually knew he never had be permitted to have guns, or being a member of a shootingclub, because thats all one is able to do here with guns. become a memebr and shoot in special places created for these events, no where else. So in the Netherlands it is a real shock like the shoppingmoleshooting, not like the 17.000 murders in USa every year, apart from the mobkillings and the policekillings,

So why do these somewhat older, white ppl claim there rights from owning a gun, to be able to defend themselves against the goverment?, their neighbours, or their feeling to be someone, without a gun u are just a pebble, a chopstick, a fork, without the knife…….

Its even dangerous to proclaim rights according to own guns, some ppl even try to defend the democraty with it, while actually either it has nothing to do with democraty, nor with the socalled dream of America, where freedom is the big header.

Freedom of what? to be gay?, black, jewish, or immigrant, while everybody started as immigrant this is easy forgotten,  freedom is abig word and easy used as ideal…….money is the other header of the socalled dream of America,  but the system of money is dirty, it gives power to the wrong ideas, the wrong ppl and it holds down freedom more then it gives freedom.

Again i am content i live in Europe, not only because of the guns, but also because of the more realistic news, the freedom of getting to know what u want, mind me, 1200 chanals in the USA and no single one says what is actually happening, even CNN, somehow its a tirdworld cojntry with the poverty they have now, ofcourse there are very rich ppl and this is the point what is the American dream, get rich, without empathy for anything else, then u are one of the great, but dont look behind u, dont go far away, u might see the real truth, ppl are without homes, food and so on, who’s fault, their own ofcourse, they lost their jobs.wont be able to buy education for their spous and no healthcare… and then u are lost every way…..thats the American way too. Not much to dream anymore.

And to come back to the wapons, it does not make ppl free, it is no right, its not a defending tule, cause if everybody would be prevented to own a gun, nobody would have to defend themselves with guns……….and the actually dream of America would get one step closer to a real dream….less cruel, less treatening(hope i wrote that right), sorry if my english is not to good, i tried……….:)

I know this will be offending lots of american ppl, but i am aiming towards the ones who want to stay stiff, keep their importance in being free in having it all, no matter what they have to do for it, no matter how.

So why try to keep this law pro guns?… that has to do with the same powerfeeling, the macho, i really hope the USa will not going on in making killing a easy issue, but dont forget the money what has been earned by this wapons, did not Bush has a great commercial interest in wapons, one of the reasons he went into war, exept for the oil deals?

So the fight for the ppl who dont want this free waponlaw anymore is much heavier then we are able to imagine…….

Marriage same sex still a diffivult option in the USA.

This article is a quote from the url i include, its strange how this comes and goes, the law for same sex marriage, if u see how in the netherlands its common to marry no m,atter what sex u are, even the ppl who are the ceremonyleaders have to agree, if u dont want to marrying same sex ppl then u are not allowed anymore to even be present as such in any marriage, some ppl are from a certain church and they protested to go against their own believe….well now they are out off the function to marry ppl at all…….. the big USA still is quarreling about same sex marriage, as they did 10 years ago and before, i remember in the  70ties it all was lot more loose,  in the USA, the 60-70 years the hippies could florish…and yes i am a hippie still……

lovely girls in love

lovely girls in love

I want to apologize my english, i am dutch, in school we learned 4 languages, well in the 60-70…..:)

QUOTE: Today I stand before you as governor of the state of Washington. And as a wife, a mother, a student of the law, and as a Washingtonian with a lifelong commitment to equality and freedom.

Today, I’m announcing my support for a law that gives same-sex couples in our state the right to receive a marriage license in Washington – the same right given heterosexual couples.

It is time, it is the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it.

Once again, the call for equality is sweeping through our nation – and this time it’s for our Gay and Lesbian citizens.

Make no mistake, America has been here many times before.

In our long, hard road for equality, history shows we have faltered, but we have always fought hard when it comes to protections against discrimination.

read the rest via this url, if u want:)

http://www.worldwidehippies.com/2012/01/09/governor-chris-gregoires-marriage-equality-speech/

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