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Monthly Archives: May 2013


Move over God, the biotech companies are here | Climate Connections

Note: God Move Over, indeed.  Proselytizing abounds at the Tree Biotech 2013 conference here in Asheville.  Due to massive protests throughout the week, the conference has been dominated by discussion on how to convert the GMO-skeptical public to “believe” in the…

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Decolonial Aesthetics (I) | TDI/Transnational Decolonial Institute

Transnational identities-in-politics have inspired a planetary revolution in knowledge and sensibility. The creativity of visual and aural artists, thinkers, curators and artifices of the written word have affirmed the existence of multiple and transnational identities, reaffirming themselves in their confrontation…

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Noam Chomsky: Wrecking Nature For Short-Term Profit + Q&A

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
Dandelion Salad with Noam Chomsky Image by DigaoSPBR via Flickr docdissent May 8, 2013 Recorded May 7 2013 in Denver, Colorado at an event organized by community radio station KGNU (http://kgnu.org). Noted social critic Noam…

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New book: Reclaiming Indigenous Planning

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
From McGill-Queens Press: Reclaiming Indigenous Planning Centuries-old community planning practices in Indigenous communities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia have, in modern times, been eclipsed by ill-suited western approaches, mostly derived…

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This week in review … Study examines indigenous knowledge for climate change adaptation in Australia

Originally posted on Traditional Knowledge Bulletin:
Indigenous knowledge offered for climate change adaptation Science Network Western Australia, 22 May 2013 KIMBERLEY, AUSTRALIA: Researchers have been studying traditional Indigenous knowledge of ecology and weather with the Mirriwoong people of the Ord…

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Meeting prep: Paris annual biodiversity conference: biodiversity and traditional knowledge

Originally posted on Traditional Knowledge Bulletin:
Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: how can they be protected? 7 June 2013 (Paris, France) Organized by IDDRI and the Fondation d’enterprise Hermès, in collaboration with the National Library of France, this conference will feature…

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Follow Me To…

Excitingly different visual images of travel destinations . Beautiful photography. So glad to meet this artist. Thanks to DK. Make Something Mondays! Surely you’ve seen the Follow Me To photography series created by Photographer, Murad Osmann. He documents his travels by…

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Let The Race Begin: Reflections on Te Ikaroa Rāwhiti By-Election

Originally posted on Te Wharepora Hou:
There is without doubt a true political shift happening amongst our people that is being shown clearly and definitively in the nominations that are lining up to stand in the Te Ikaroa Rāwhiti seat.…

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Friday Night: John Butler – Lead.Learn.Live.

Friday Night: John Butler – Lead.Learn.Live.. One of my all-time favourite guitarists..born in the US, raised in Australia, lead performer in the John Butler Trio.

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CA stops field testing of GMO eggplants

CA stops field testing of GMO eggplants | Inquirer News. In a 26-page decision issued on May 17 but only announced Friday, the appellate court’s Special 13th division through Associate Justice Isaias Dicdican ruled that “the field trials of genetically modified…

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