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Gala Highlights (28C3)

Jan 23rd, 2012 No comments

BEST OF GALA DER NEUEN LEICHTIGKEIT

copyleft 2011 by “Europa: Neue Leichtigkeit“, Lix & 28C3 (FEM)

Person to Person

Oct 29th, 2011 No comments

Thank you, Wim Wenders. – You just unblocked the frog, which was stuck in my throat.
In his short film, focusing on the aims of the “Millenium Goals”, the yet unspoken message is clear: “We don’t need the governments”. – Correct! One has to act himself.
Keep the promise. – Act now. Person to Person.


Direct Link to video file

Africana Critical Theory

Aug 22nd, 2011 No comments

Rabaka_2009_Africana Critical Theory – Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral

Rabaka, R. (2009). Africana Critical Theory – Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral. New York.

Boshongo

Aug 4th, 2011 No comments

In the beginning there was only darkness, water, and the great god Bumba. One day Bumba, in pain from a stomach ache, vomited up the sun. The sun dried up some of the water, leaving land. Still in pain, Bumba vomited up the moon, the stars, and then some animals: the leopard, the crocodile, the turtle, and, finally, some men, one of whom, Yoko Lima was white like Bumba.

Source

 
More religions:
Principia Discordia
Church of the flying spaghetti monster / Pastafarianism
GASM / Mind Fuck
Eris’ Apple
Church of the Subgenious
Institute for Erratics

“Bloody Niggers”

Jul 21st, 2011 No comments

Exterminate all the Brutes” is a quote from the famous book “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad, a great writer who invented and described an exemplary character “Colonel Kurtz“, a radical imperialist and “Nigger hater”, imposing western doctrines and establishing structures to exploit under-developed countries’ resources.

The character was later picked up by Francis Ford Coppola and fondly influenced the story of “Apocalypse Now” the role of Marlon Brando, a “jet d’oeuvre” and histrorical film documentary and “anti-war” film in Vietnam.

In our days it’s is even worse. – Instead of exploiting in a straight and honest way, using the language of domination and repression, neo-imperialism appears in the cloak of development aid and salvation. Through disinformation and continuous feeding of stereotypes like the poor, starving black children in Africa, massive amounts of donations are abused and controlled to introduce neo-liberal structures of economical exploitation. The prime examples are: All oil drilling companies (under the argument of producing “green power”, they slaughter african cultures), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which undertakes pharma experiments with humans, arguing to make humanity healthier), Agricultural companies (e.g. Monsanto, testing their genetically manipulated seeds on soils they exploit. To generate sterile seeds, which can’t be used after harvesting, but need to be re-bought every season and can’t be reproduced, as they are patented), development aid companies such as “Save the Children” and “World Food Programme” massive amounts of donations and United Nations Development funds are abused and returned into the structures of western economies.

This brood of exploitation and hatred against less developed races needs to be extinguished and exterminated. The heteronomous circles of deception and self-distruction has to be broke-up. Third world cultures deserve the possibility to establish and rule their own future with integrity and the respect of human rights.

Source: “Exterminate all the brutes”

Saving Biodiversity

Aug 17th, 2010 No comments

Very intelligent talk! … there’s nothing much to add.

TED talk by Peter Eigen about exposing the corrupt

Feb 9th, 2010 No comments

I strongly recommend the following talk by Peter Eigen, ex Director at the Worl Bank in Nairobi, who talks about how to expose the corrupt.

Further let me at this point remind you of my Blog post about Neoimperialism that I wrote during my project in Malawi.

Scatterlings of Africa

Jan 19th, 2009 No comments

Lyrics of “Scatterlkings of Africa”:

Copper sun sinking low
Scatterlings and fugitives
Hooded eyes and weary brows
Seek refuge in the night

Chorus
They are the scatterlings of Africa
Each uprooted one
On the road to Phelamanga
Where the world began
I love the scatterlings of Africa
Each and every one
In their hearts a burning hunger
Beneath the copper sun

Ancient bones from Olduvai
Echoes of the very first cry
“Who made me here and why
Beneath the copper sun?”
African idea
African idea
Make the future clear
Make the future clear

Chorus

And we are the scatterlings of Africa
Both you and I
We are on the road to Phelamanga
Beneath a copper sky
And we are the scatterlings of Africa
On a journey to the stars
Far below, we leave forever
Dreams of what we were

Pirate 2.0

Dec 15th, 2008 No comments

There has been a lot of excitement lately around the Somalian pirates. The western “1st world countries” are beeing hurt on a sensitive nerve, especially in a time of “financial crisis” when they cannot really afford it. Maybe it’s time for Africans to take back for what they have been betrayed over centuries…

Here’s a nice song by George Harrison:

And maybe one needs to know how to talk like a pirate?

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