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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

hypnotizing patriotism

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Art: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm



I am one share

of all, and

I am myself (to fixation)


I am

a glimpse in the mirror

I am

a covert plan

a mantra of fate

locked up

inside a metal safe of the soul


but you shall never find the key

to open it

( sleep, you are sleepy)

hence I woke up

at the noon of awareness


giving light to ignorance easily hurt


hungry and thirsty



– I’m on my last breath

– apparent is the dominion over the people

– apparent is the exploitation of workers

there’s no need for any kind of investigation


I’ve examined the creases of the ape’s brain

gaining the control to audit dreams

but I’m suspicious of myself

my astuteness is still…

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Verbannen wir Glyphosat von den Äckern! … Let’s ban glyphosate from the fields!

Stella, oh, Stella

Grafik: Umweltinstitut München

Der englische Text folgt nach dem deutschen in einem Block. Siehe auch den Aufruf auf der Webseite Pollinis auf Französisch.

… The English text follows after the German in one block. See also the article by Pollinis in French: Pollinis Website


Glyphosat ist noch immer das weltweit am meisten eingesetzte Pestizid. Auch in Deutschland sind die Absatzmengen zuletzt wieder angestiegen. Und das, obwohl das massive Artensterben unaufhörlich weitergeht, zu dem Glyphosat und andere Pestizide maßgeblich beitragen. Für uns ist schon lange klar: Es muss sich etwas ändern – das gefährliche Gift Glyphosat muss endlich vom Acker!

Nächstes Jahr läuft die Zulassung auf EU-Ebene aus. Und es besteht Hoffnung, dass sich unter den EU-Mitgliedstaaten keine Mehrheit für die Verlängerung findet. Daher kommt es jetzt auf uns an! Um eine Mehrheit gegen das Gift zu sichern, braucht es im kommenden Jahr eine unermüdliche Aufklärungs- und Kampagnenarbeit.

Wir wollen…

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Inspiring Gen Z eco-warriors

Darcy Hitchcock

If you don’t think there’s much you can do to address ecological problems facing us, check out these five inspiring young people from around the world. They’re addressing everything from climate change, bees, invasive species and water conservation.

Products made from invasive water hyacinths from Lake Victoria

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La Biblioteca de Tombuctù.

when the clouds are weighed down by pain

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Photography: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


when the clouds are weighed down by pain

the congesting sadness

a storm

clouds stuck in your throat

you can’t breath


no matter how loud you shout

how much you want to disappear

you’re more choked up

dark clouds are dark clouds

in the end, once you give up


since it didn’t just rain

it would pour

each burning drop

soothing you thought, but instead

the cloud is set on smothering you to death



you give in to it 

breath in and out

the fear


all the aspects of sadness

the sombreness of the rain

the attempts to endure an undiminishing eternity

the peak of age-old talentless

delusions of perseverance

inevitably into itself



you now and then would survive the dark clouds

you now…

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‘Eco’ wood burners produce 450 times more pollution than gas heating – report | Air pollution | The Guardian

“Ecodesign” wood burning stoves produce 450 times more toxic air pollution than gas central heating, according to new data published in a report from Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England.

Source: ‘Eco’ wood burners produce 450 times more pollution than gas heating – report | Air pollution | The Guardian

Tiny, Menacing Microclots May Explain Long COVID’s Symptoms

Early in the pandemic, doctors noticed the sickest patients had high numbers of blood clots, which caused problems and killed patients long after they left the hospital. Some long COVID researchers suspect something similar may cause puzzling symptoms of long COVID.
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