Category Archives: Rock on-Peace Out

Kunst – wo die Freiheit nicht grenzenlos ist

Source: Kunst – wo die Freiheit nicht grenzenlos ist

Saarbrücken. Eine Vernissage in der Saarbrücker Justizvollzugsanstalt mit Gästen von außen: Wie Leslie Hupperts Kunstprojekt Wirkung zeigt. Von Ilka Desgranges

So wurden Vernissage-Besucher wohl noch nie empfangen: „Kein Alkohol, keine Drogen, keine Waffen“. Die Mobiltelefone müssen in ein Schließfach am Eingang, und ohne Ausweis gibt es keinen Einlass. Nachdem sie die Aufnahme-Prozedur hinter sich haben, werden die rund 30 Besucherinnen und Besucher in den älteren Teil der Justizvollzugsanstalt Saarbrücken geführt. Von den Künstlern, deren Wandmalereien besichtigt werden sollen, ist niemand in dem kahlen Raum. Die Vernissage beginnt ohne sie. Begrüßung, Lobrede auf die Kunst und die Künstler, kaltes Buffet, kalte Getränke.

As a proud Israeli I want peace. Killing Gazans won’t bring that | Maya Ilany | Opinion | The Guardian

Israel’s rightwing politicians claim to be the only ones who can be trusted with the country’s security, yet they show a reckless disregard for the dangerous consequences of their policies. Though Netanyahu’s government only has a majority of six seats, in the absence of a well-functioning opposition, he is still seen by Israelis to be the only leader who can provide them with security. The chair of the Knesset defence committee, Avi Dichter, said he isn’t worried about the prospect of a border breach because “the IDF has enough bullets for everyone”. The deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, said that the events in Gaza have nothing to do with the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

As a proud Israeli who wants my homeland to be safe and secure, these hollow and simplistic statements just won’t do. The Israeli government, which leads a state founded by Jewish refugees from all over the world 70 years ago who chose to take their fate into their own hands, is saying that the status quo is the only option. Meanwhile Palestinians are paying for the lack of brave leadership with their blood. Even if – for the sake of argument – all those who were killed on Monday had been terrorists, and the soldiers had no other choice, what next? What is the Israeli and Palestinian leadership doing to avoid the next round of violence and avoid further loss of life? If our leaders have no answers to these questions, then we need new leaders. • Maya Ilany is the deputy director of Yachad, and spent three years in the Israeli Defence Force

Source: As a proud Israeli I want peace. Killing Gazans won’t bring that | Maya Ilany | Opinion | The Guardian

Not all trees sleep the same – High temporal resolution terrestrial laser scanning shows differences in nocturnal plant movement – Research – Aarhus University – Trees Sleep! and have equivalent of heartbeat!

We confirm the existence of overnight “sleep” movement for some trees, but conclude that circadian movement is a variable phenomenon in plants, probably controlled by a complex combination of anatomical, physiological, and morphological factors.

Source: Not all trees sleep the same – High temporal resolution terrestrial laser scanning shows differences in nocturnal plant movement – Research – Aarhus University

Donald Trump World Cup tweet targeting bid opponents shows ′cowboy mentality′ | Africa | DW | 28.04.2018

Trump’s message did not go down well in Morocco.

“The US president acts like one would expect from an imperial power,” Nabila Mounib, the general secretary of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), told DW. “We’ve been observing this behavior in all relationships between the US and countries of the global south.”

“Trump is well versed in the language of intimidation and threats, but we Moroccans should no be concerned by the logic of the jungle,” Mounib said, insisting that every country is entitled to make a bid. “Instead, we should try creating a more humane, fraternal and just global order.”

Source: Donald Trump World Cup tweet targeting bid opponents shows ′cowboy mentality′ | Africa | DW | 28.04.2018

Southwest passengers tried to save woman as pilot showed ‘nerves of steel’ | World news | The Guardian

Source: Southwest passengers tried to save woman as pilot showed ‘nerves of steel’ | World news | The Guardian

“She has nerves of steel. That lady, I applaud her,” said Alfred Tumlinson, a passenger from Corpus Christi, Texas. “I’m going to send her a Christmas card … she was awesome.

Unknown to the passengers at the time, Shults had remained absolutely calm as she attempted to save the jet, as revealed by her communications with air traffic control (ATC), captured in a recording.

“Southwest 1380 has an engine fire. Descending,” she tells ATC in a monotone.

“You are descending right now?” an incredulous voice on the other end says.

“Yes, sir. We are single engine. Descending,” Shults replies.

Tammie Jo Shults.
 Tammie Jo Shults. Photograph: Kevin Garber/AP

A voice asks her where she would like to land. With just the faintest hint of exasperation, Shults replies: “Give us the closest … we are looking at Philly.”

The communications continue calmly, as the captain tells ATC she has injured passengers and relays from her cabin crew: “They said there is a hole and someone went out.”

After landing, Shults tells the ATC personnel: “Thanks, guys, for the help.”

Diana McBride Self, a passenger, thanked Shults on Facebook for her “guidance and bravery in a traumatic situation”.

“This is a true American Hero,” McBride wrote. Others on social media agreed and compared Shults with Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who guided his US Airways plane to safety in New York’s Hudson river in 2009 after birds flew into the engines after take off.

When contacted by the Washington Post, Shults declined to be interviewed.

But family told how she had battled from the late 70s onward, against almost blanket refusal from the military, to become a fighter pilot, eventually succeeding.