Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

21 September 2006

Web 2.0

pretty corporate websites
meaningless business spin
time to make the web work
for our common dreams

there are no common people
only common wars

time to fight the system
here we go
into the jaws of the machine

11 September 2006

100 years ago we kept a man in the Bronx Zoo

Are things any different today when we keep some of the world's most magnifent animals in zoos?

One hundred years ago, on September 8th, 1906, the Bronx Zoo in New York unveiled a new exhibit that would attract thousands of visitors to come and marvel. Inside a cage, in the monkey house, was a man. His name was Ota Benga. He was 22 years old, a member of the Batwa people, pygmies who lived in what was then the Belgian Congo.

Hear the story of Ota Benga on the web:
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I wonder what our children 100 years from now will say about how we treat animals in zoos, animal parks and factory farms?

05 September 2006

Building communities, build community

"The last time the Zambian government built a secondary school was in 1979. So the community of Kachembe took charge. The women fetched sand from the river 2km away and carried it, bucket by bucket, on their heads to the site they had chosen for their school. The men dug the foundations and made the bricks. When it was done, the small room became the place where their children study Tonga, maths, religion, science, social studies and home economics." Caroline Hooper-Box reports.

I just loved this article, because it is about people coming together to build their community. The government is not doing anything, so they did it themselves. If we all (all 6 billion inhabitants of Earth) did this, we would no longer need the governments, we wouldn't have to pay taxes and we wouldn't have to work for their corporations. Viva people of Kachembe, viva!

04 September 2006

Africa - the depleted continent

Apparently satellites are revealing what we already know in our souls and hearts, that environmental degradation is running rife across the beloved continent.

This is in line with the way of the world