Elkin Gordon Atwell's blog
This was one event were I was invited to give a talk on Alternative Energy in the Permaculture section...
The Sunrise festival was held for five days over the summer solstice period. This was a massive undertaking for the organisors and covered apx 600 acres , they pulled off the first 24hr music license for such a long festival here in the UK and had the whole site served entirely by compost loos (thats another story they worked well).
For the past 30 days much of the planet will be glued to radios and TVâ€™s as a festival of football unites diverse people from Angola to Australia and from Sweden to Saudi Arabia. Much to my annoyance as I'm not football crazy...
But how do you choose who to cheer for when your own team isnâ€™t playing (or if they didnâ€™t qualify!!!)? What about the coolest flag design (probably Brazil)? Maybe the best holiday destination or food?
The absolute ban on torture, a cornerstone of the international human rights edifice, is under attack. The principle we once believed to be unassailable â€“ the inherent right to physical integrity and dignity of the person â€“ is becoming a casualty of the so-called war on terror.
So warned Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Meanwhile, photographs, news reports and official investigations into abuses at Abu Ghraib, Bagram Air Base and Guantanamo Bay suggest a policy of systematic torture on the part of the US government that extends all the way up the chain of command.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Motion Picture Association of America of hiring a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by Torrentspy.com parent Valence Media, doesn't identify the man the company says was approached by an MPAA executive. But the suit calls the man a former associate of one of the plaintiffs and alleges that he was asked to retrieve private information on Torrentspy.com, a search engine that directs people to download links.
Topless women on skates, bikes and foot drew a surging crowd of grateful gawkers in Columbus Circle yesterday when they doffed their shirts to affirm the right to bare a lot more than arms.
The 10 or so women gathered and showed nearly all to protest the arrest of Jill (Phoenix) Feeley, who said she was taken into custody this month after going half naked on the lower East Side.
But Feeley and friends soon found out that taking such a revealing stance in New York can be risky.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant (1885 - 1981)
For those of you who were unable to see what was censored here are the images.
I was asked to remove them from public display as deemed inappropriate...
Art not oil is a very interesting art group.
http://art.not.oil.org.uk ------ Clik the links above to find out more...