Villagers Hold Officials Hostage in Vietnam Land Dispute

Feminist Primitivism

Saturday, May 6th, 2017  from The New York Times

DONG TAM, Vietnam — Residents of Dong Tam, a village on the outskirts of Vietnam’s capital, have been holding hostages for nearly a week to protest a government attempt to evict villagers from disputed land. The standoff has riveted a nation where farmers’ land is often taken from them for development.

Some of the more than three dozen officials and police officers taken hostage last weekend were later released, but others were still being held in Dong Tam on Friday, according to rights activists and state news outlets. Residents had erected barbed-wire barricades to block access to a part of the village where the hostages were said to be held.

The episode has developed into one of the more dramatic confrontations in recent years between ordinary Vietnamese and their authoritarian government. The top city official in Hanoi, the capital, was expected…

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Mass Extinction and Mass Insanity by Raul Ilargi Meijer

Industrial Civilization - A Death Cult

Mass Extinction and Mass Insanity

December 8, 2016 Posted by Raúl Ilargi Meijer at 4:05 pm Finance Tagged with: climate change, delusion, denial, entropy, extinction, Hawking, insanity, Mars, murder, vertebrates, waste
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Caters Extremely rare albino elephant, Kruger National Park in South Africa

Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back …
Springsteen, Atlantic City

“Erwin Schrodinger (1945) has described life as a system in steady-state thermodynamic disequilibrium that maintains its constant distance from equilibrium (death) by feeding on low entropy from its environment – that is, by exchanging high-entropy outputs for low-entropy inputs. The same statement would hold verbatium as a physical description of our economic process. A corollary of this statement is that an organism cannot live in…

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Study suggests humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed

The first Americans: Clues to an ancient migration

Researchers base opinion on tools found next to mastodon site in San Diego

Photo of Nicole Mortillaro


April 26, 2017

Unbroken mastodon ribs and vertebrae, including one vertebra with a large, well-preserved neural spine.

Unbroken mastodon ribs and vertebrae, including one vertebra with a large, well-preserved neural spine. (San Diego Natural History Museum)

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A team of scientists believe they have found evidence of human activity in North America that dates back 130,000 years — more than 100,000 years earlier than believed.

The evidence comes from an archeological site in San Diego County, Calif. In 1992, a site was uncovered containing mastodon bones, along with stone anvils and hammerstones. Dating the tools proved to be challenging. However, using recent technology, including uranium dating, the team believes they have firm evidence that humans were using tools to break apart the bones and make other tools.

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Human-Induced Evolution Caused by Unnatural Selection Through Harvest of Wild Animals

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FRED W. ALLENDORF* and JEFFREY J. HARD

Human harvest of phenotypically desirable animals from wild populations imposes selection that can reduce the frequencies of those desirable phenotypes. Hunting and fishing contrast with agricultural and aquacultural practices in which the most desirable animals are typically bred with the specific goal of increasing the frequency of desirable phenotypes. We consider the potential effects of harvest on the genetics and sustainability of wild populations. We also consider how harvesting could affect the mating system and thereby modify sexual selection in a way that might affect recruitment. Determining whether phenotypic changes in harvested populations are due to evolution, rather than phenotypic plasticity or environmental variation, has been problematic. Nevertheless, it is likely that some undesirable changes observed over time in exploited populations (e.g., reduced body size, earlier sexual maturity, reduced antler size, etc.) are due to selection against desirable phenotypes—a process…

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What’s Scaring Scientists? Human Extinction Through Artificial Intelligence.

Executive director of Climate Nexus Jeff Nesbit suggests that humanity might be extinct by 2050. “The human race could vanish in the blink of an eye within our lifetimes … there is a dark, threatening side to the AI story, and it is only now being discussed publicly.” Nesbit Nesbit draws from the fears of individuals […]

via What’s Scaring Scientists? Human Extinction Through Artificial Intelligence. — Feral Culture

Indigenous Artist gofundme (my kid’s fiancé)

https://www.gofundme.com/indigenous-artist-dreams-detroit

Indigenous artist dreams to add flare to Detroit’s renaissance!

Liliana Paz, an aspiring Spanish-speaking Afro-Darienite tattoo artist from Columbia dreams to marry her fiancé Shawn and join him in Detroit’s budding art culture.  She has a burning creative vision, a burning love for her fiancé, and a burning desire to be a part of a healing community, but is stranded in a place far away. The only hope is her and Shawn saving up tens of thousands of dollars off his modest income and her $8/day subsistence wage for a fiancé visa.

Liliana and Shawn’s vision is to jump through all the immigration hoops (including demonstrating $60,000 assets to prove self-sufficiency). They plan to marry, then use those assets to buy an abandoned Detroit house, revitalize it into a home and turn it into a thriving refuge of healing and creativity for neighborhood people. Liliana would give tattoos and cook her traditional food while Shawn would open a gallery for local artists.

Also, she will continue to support her little brother in his dreams to go to college back home in Colombia.

Liliana and Shawn are seeking $30,000 to match their very hard earned $30,000 to meet the immigration asset requirement, and then convert the funds to make this dream come true.  Liliana is offering tattoos to people who donate over $200:

Whether or not you can give, feel free to spread the word electronically through social media and/or by distributing this flyer.

To learn more about Liliana’s Afro-indigenous culture, see The Africans Who Discovered America Thousands Of Years Before Columbus, Race and History, Columbian Africans Under Extreme Pressure, and the book A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times.

Muchas gracias!!!

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