UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Oct 18, 2010 (IPS) – Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent
food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money out of
agriculture, a Dutch professor says.
Where does the difference go to? “To food empires,” Van der Ploeg says. “The
market is more and more dominated by industrial trade conglomerates, like
Ahold, Nestle, Cargill, and many more, governing production, processing,
distribution and consumption of food. Those empires are able to manipulate
markets and squeeze wealth out of agriculture. In this regime, small
disequilibria in the markets translate into huge price fluctuations.” Read more at ipsnews.net
Video: Paladino Says “Fuck ‘Em” To Having NYC Terror Trial
According to National Journal, the questioner says, “If you were the chief executive of New York, what would your response be to the attorney general of the United States deciding to hold terrorist trials in Manhattan?” Paladino answered, “Fuck him. Fuck him.” WAtch the video—the question is at about the 2:10 mark.
Mobile X-ray trucks deployed for anti-terror use and then tested at random and used to find drugs is dumb and a boys-with-toys approach to what ought to be serious work. The headline designed to feed fear and conspiracy nuts is just sort of unbelievable by the Christian Science Monitor. Shows how much do/say anything to get noticed has infect American culture. Shame enough to go around here – don’t you think?
‘Feds radiating Americans’? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets
As an antiterror measure, the US government has deployed mobile X-ray technology to randomly scan cars and trucks. But the measure is riling privacy proponents.
On Tuesday, a counterterror operation snarled truck traffic on I-20 near Atlanta, where Department of Homeland Security teams used mobile X-ray technology to check the contents of truck trailers. Authorities said the inspections weren’t prompted by any specific threat.
Leslie, I met during a project of hers called The Robe. Using burgeoning e-mail networks in 1987, she gathered together people to submit bits of cloth and clothing and the stories that went with them for a 10 meter tall “robe” that people could enter into and experience the spirit of those who contributed to it. A “real” story board – grin. The Hut is a project follwing similar thoughts and based on her experience with Namibia, I believe. I don’t read German, so our German speakers will have to help out here if it will help and they are interested.
Während des internationalen Workshops in Okakarara habe ich eine weitere Version von ‚Home sweet home‘ in einer alten Lehmhütte umsetzen können. Hierbei habe ich den Küchentrakt unseres Aufenthaltsortes gezeichnet und auf die Innenwand der Hütte malerisch übertragen und dabei mehrere Personen schemenhaft eingebunden. Über den Köpfen der Personen schweben Worte in Oshi-Herero, die deren Hoffnungen, Ängste,
Wünsche und Erfahrungen widerspiegeln. Am Boden in der Mitte der Hütte war ein Video einer Autofahrt zum Waterberg zu sehen und des Weiteren das Melken einer Kuh. Beide Elemente sind sehr wichtig für die Herero.