Will Wave Of Action Become Nightmare For The 1%?

 

#RESIST! #ACTIVISM #OCCUPY #WORLDWIDE #WAVEOFACTION #Cookednews

 

Note: We don’t view te #WaveOfAction as a potential last gasp of Occupy.  It is one more series of protests and resistance efforts that will continue no matter how large the #WaveOfAction protests are.  It is up to the people how large the protests are, how creative and how effective.  This is part of the process of building a mass movement — a movement that is much more than the occupy encampments were. 

What will prove to be either the last gasp of the Occupy Movement, or its Renaissance as a social powerhouse, will lie in the success and its embrace of a highly-publicized #WaveOfAction which launches a major 90-day program of protest and resistance on April 4.

The Wave begins, symbolically, on the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King and ends, symbolically, on July the 4th.  It will run from the date of the death of a dream that will not die to the date of the birth of a vision which has yet to be fulfilled.

So, what is the purpose of this ambitious campaign, who is behind it, and what can we expect of it – and of ourselves?  The purpose is stated on its website and is quite clear.

We are a Movement of Movements

“The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th.

During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display.

Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety.

Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.”

OK, that sounds acceptable (to most of the 99%, and certainly not the 1%).  Now, who is behind this?

I confess that I can’t say that I have figured that out.  It appears to be nobody.  Or, perhaps everybody.  Or, a coterie of patriots/anarchists/misfits who – such as when Zuccotti Park came to be occupied – are taking it upon themselves to rekindle that Occupy fire.

Word has it that #OWS #Anon and its allies put out a call to action for a World Wide Wave of creative community coordination and collaboration this winter.  There were two organizing conference calls prior to April 4.  One on March 25, and the other on April 2.  (David Degrawis one of the facilitators)

For an organizing call, it attracted verifiable luminaries:  Barbara Max HubbardMarianne WilliamsonRussell BrandKevin ZeesePatricia EllsbergDylan RattiganJohn Perry Barlow, and Lee Camp.  If “you are known by the company you keep,” #WaveOfAction is keeping good company.

Whoever started it, it can be said that occupiers around the world are standing with it, and many called in to declare that support and to announce events they were planning locally.

But, they are coming up against a very familiar foe – themselves.

The Naysayers…and worse

Anyone familiar with Occupy knows that it is rife with the usual suspects:  gripers, snipers and full-blown trolls whose only purpose seems to be that of making sure that “solidarity” will never be had.  “How dare (someone/something) do/be (provide the offense).”  Everything is suspect, and anyone taking a lead roll is to be suspected.

Whether or not this will affect the success of #WaveOfAction will not be known for some time, but the offenders are being put on notice.  Activist and creater of Occu-Evolve,Sumumba Sobukwe, had this to say:

“The Irony of those complaining about this ‘Wave of Action’ is that it will only be a failure if they continue to find fault with EVERYTHING that ‘reeks’ of coordination that might make people move beyond facebook, twitter and other social media ‘activism’ as well as their own silos of causes and interests to actually go out and organize with others in the streets.”

He continues, “When did an ‘occupy’ action ever draw more than a few hundred people that didn’t have unions, grassroots or other groups involved? Who are we fooling here? Occupy has ALWAYS been made up of different groups and individuals, and that’s where the concept of the ’99%’ came closest to being real or at least unifying in theory.”

So, in addition to proving Pogo’s theorem, “We have met the enemy, and they are us,” what other odds militate against the campaign having any major effect?  Let me count the ways:

1. A largely indifferent press.  Activists deride the “MainStream Media” for not paying attention to even the largest of its protests and greatest of its triumphs.  Occupy is hardly alone.  Last year’s March Against Monsanto which attracted a half-million marchers or more worldwide did not find its way into print or broadcast in any meaningful way. (P.S.  Occupy folk helped make that march happen, as well).

  1. A police force dedicated to crushing public dissent.  Naaaah, that can’t be happening here in America, right?  That’s what you find in Russia, or Egypt, or China.  Thank God that “to serve and protect” applies to citizens in the street and peaceful protestors, yes?  Here’s a retired cop who has a word or two on that, Captain Ray Harris. Oh, and not to forget Cecily McMillan’s experience with the Boys in Blue which finds her at risk of jail time for resisting their abuse.
  2. Elected officials.  One would think that people who are elected to represent us willactually represent us, and that they will be at the front of any parade or protest demanding justice and protecting civil liberties.  Think again.  If you ain’t got the money (and few occupiers/activists do), they ain’t got the time. And, if their party can’t co-opt your movement for their betterment, they’ll be the first to applaud authorities who arrest you. Hell, they will demand that force be used.
  3. The 1%.  You can be certain that the #WaveOfAction will be countered by a #FloodOfMoney spent to discredit its work and mission.  Did I mention Fox?  CNN?  Stay tuned and see how money talks.

So, I leave it to you, the reader.  Will this be a “Wave,” or a “Wave Goodbye” on the part of Occupy and its brother and sister causes?  Will you listen to the detractors within and the enemies without and surrender to the impossible forces against you?

Or, will you take comfort in your own, amazing numbers and brilliance and continue to fight the good fight as so many have before you in America’s history. You are the dream that Martin referred to, and the nightmare that the 1% are waking up to.

When you realize that, the others in the 3.5% of the population will as well.  Won’t that be exciting.

     

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Who is an American Cool. From Madonna to Shakur. The meaning of ‘J’

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Defining who’s ‘cool’ is a slippery enterprise, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying. Bogart? Hendrix? Anita O’Day? Of course. Madonna? Hmmm.

‘Bogart was cool: no one used the word then, but it’s the term everyone reaches for now,’ writes the literary scholar Joel Dinerstein in American Cool, which he co-authored with photographic scholar and curator Frank H. Goodyear

Besides Bogie, the reach of those who make cut in this sleek book of photographs interspersed with essays includes Johnny Depp, civil rights protestors, Miles Davis as he appeared on the cover of Ebony, Elvis, Robert Mitchum, Jack Kerouac, Amiri Baraka, Bob Dylan, Anita O’Day, Madonna, Tupac Shakur, Susan Sontag, Selena, and sundry others.

For years, cool fell into the gray zone of semantics like that on which a Supreme Court justice meditated in consideration of pornography: he admitted that he could not define it, but he knew it when he saw it.

We should hope that the Supremes will attend the American Cool exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. (American Cool is the catalog for that exhibition.) This show is an impressive exercise in semantics and a grand slice of national history; the photographs are thoughtfully orchestrated, the ideas behind the concept argued with intelligence and flash.

We can picture the quickening pulse of political and news celebrities in the pagan city on the Potomac, milling about the gallery, wondering why the photographs show none of them. (The Obamas are only mentioned in the text.) But in a city where politics has degenerated into a tawdry suburb of celebrity, the edgy outsider nature of cool doesn’t sync with democracy as reduced to a muddy floor show on the nightly news.

‘Cool figures are the successful rebels of American culture,’ writes Dinerstein, the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University. ‘To be cool is to have an original aesthetic approach or artistic vision—as an actor, musician, athlete, writer, activist or designer—that either becomes a permanent legacy or stands as a singular achievement.’

That explains Brando, Duke Ellington, Greta Garbo, Muhammad Ali and of course James Dean. Obama seems to have edged into the text by virtue of being dubbed ‘Mr. Cool’ in a magazine article. The president’s charisma lands him, at least in passing prose, on the same page with an image of Walt Whitman and the front page of Leaves of Grass.

Men far outnumber women in American Cool. ‘It is rare to find an article, website, or blog post declaring anyone ‘Ms. Cool,’” writes Dinerstein, “despite the plethora of cool women in this book, from Georgia O’Keefe, Bessie Smith, and Dorothy Parker to Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, and Missy Elliot.’

Walt Whitman ‘first carved out a space for cool by valuing personal experience and bearing over education and experience.’

The gender tilt lies in “the presumed association between cool and American masculinity,” he notes, and “the persistence of a double standard where independent, sexually confident women are concerned.”

Double standards, of course, are made to be exposed.

American Cool does have curious omissions. Bill Clinton, who played saxophone with sunglasses in 1992 while campaigning on the talk show hosted by Arsenio Hall (who is absolutely cool) and went on to an impeachment drama for his sexual rebellion, did not make the cut. The book does not explain Clinton’s absence, which seems, like, un-cool.

John Wayne had a macho, bravura image that sizzled hot, but he’s in this parade as ‘the stoic tough guy’ who once said, ‘Mine is a rebellion against the monotony of life.’ Cool enough.

But the scandal of this book and exhibition is that Marilyn Monroe is nowhere depicted. One of the sexiest movie stars of all time, the woman who married Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, is not cool? Says who? And Audrey Hepburn is? And Susan Sarandon, too. No offense to them, but stiff-arming Marilyn Monroe is grounds for—well, not a congressional investigation, we don’t want to get them near this. Let’s settle on a televised debate at NEH.

Hemingway is shown on p. 89, pensive with rifle at a pheasant shoot in Idaho. ‘He wrote in a terse, clipped style that featured stripped-down dialogue and characters unanchored from society. While he portrayed man as essentially alone, he admired ‘grace under pressure,’ a phrase often considered synonymous withcool,’ writes Frank H. Goodyear III, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, who shows a wise hand and keen eye in arrangement of the images in book and exhibit.

Cool as persona and trait arose in the movies and music of the early and middle decades of the last century; it had a strong African-American stamp. Jazz was outsider music that moved mainstream, and then with bebop moved back on the edges. Musicians such as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, and Lester Young exuded the aura of outsider-as-insider. Zora Neale Hurston occupies a page in a photograph as threshold-breaker, justly so. But Wynton Marsalis is nowhere in American Cool. Maybe he’s too inside to go back outside. He’s still a study in cool.

As sports photographers gave an icon like Ali his heft in the popular culture, the oceanic coverage of rock and roll put stars like Jimi Hendrix on the cover ofRolling Stone, which is always cool.

But there are no pictures here of Scarlett Johansson or Halle Berry. The editors chose ‘a certain triangulation of factors aligned in mysterious balance’ on the selection process, which includes a ten-year period of probation or candidacy consideration for a potential Coolite, a time in which status can crash in scandal or somnolently diminish.

 ‘In the next generation it is likely that women will outnumber men for lasting iconic effect and innovative artistic impact,’ Dinerstein writes. Those who make the potential list include Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monáe, Pink, Jennifer Lawrence, Tina Fey, Ani DiFranco, Connie Britton—and (drum roll) Michelle Obama and Rachel Maddow. The First Lady will presumably achieve a plateau of cool once she is out of the White House, no longer bound by media expectations of decorum, and free to speak her piece. Michelle and Barack may be the ultimate cool in politics.

But Rachel Maddow is already cool, many times over, by treating political hypocrisy as a form of farce with intellectual agility you don’t find among other anchorpersons. If anyone in the media stands in the front line of cool, it’s Rachel.

Jon Stewart is in American Cool because he is Jon Stewart. But there is no presence for Steven Colbert. Another mystery. Was it something he said?

‘Of the actresses who emerged in the early 1990s with the moxie to walk the line of regular gal and badness,’ continues Dinerstein, ‘there was a cohort including Winona Ryder, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, and Uma Thurman. Each of these actresses let the industry shape their careers or cuddled up with the media, became cover girls, or self-destructed.’

There you have it. Media-cuddling can be a kiss-of-anomie for women on the cusp of cool. Men who are cool, or wanna be, can’t be seen as cuddling with the media though they need all the media they can get to stay in the magazines. Goodyear writes learnedly of the role magazines played in capturing those who became cool. Influential photographers who covered jazz, sports, rock, and the movie world were pivotal to this cultural process. Magazine exposure makes a difference, even today as ‘the paparazzi continue to provide largely unscripted images’ that put the cool person in a moment of drama, off-script, in the life s/he enacts.

‘Those who convey this magnetic attraction often feel as though they are living in two bodies—one that belongs to the world and another that is their own and often hides in plain sight,’ writes Goodyear. His analysis also applies to any number of garden-variety celebrities, even Chris Christie, at least the part about two bodies, or let us say “selves,” one hiding in plain sight.

With smaller photographs arranged through the text, more than half of the book is given over to full or half-page pictures of the anointed cool, with short biographical commentary. You might call this the Hot 100 but Top 100 is probably more appropriate. The range of choices is intriguing.

Number 1 is Walt Whitman, ‘who first carved out a space for cool by valuing personal experience and bearing over education and experience.’ The author of the classic Leaves of Grass was also ‘a proto-hippie and sensualist who celebrated the dignity of work, a gay man who wrote lyrically of the male body.’ Cool then, cool now, cool forever, Mighty Walt.

Fredrick Douglass the great abolitionist, heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, Georgia O’Keefe, H.L. Mencken, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, Bill Murray, Angela Davis, Hunter Thompson, Johnny Cash, and Billie Holliday, among others in this sweet romp all stood or stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of rebellion in American Cool.

Jason Berry’s books include a novelLast of the Red Hot Poppas.

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Making a Sci-fi Helmet with Fon Davis Mar. 22nd, Apr. 5th and 12th

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Learn to make movie-quality Sci-Fi armor with STAR WARS artist Fon Davis. Whether you’re a creature creator, cosplayer or casual hobbyist, this 3-week interactive online course will teach you everything you need to know to create mind-blowing, wearable art, including:

  • Building your own Vacuform Machine
  • Design & Pattern Making
  • Bucks, Vacuforming & Assembly Techniques
  • Greebling & Kit-Bashing
  • Painting, Weathering & Fine Detail
  • Electronics and Lighting

In his two decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on features such as STAR WARS, PEARL HARBOR, STARSHIP TROOPERS, GALAXAY QUEST III, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III and THE MATRIX series.

In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney’s art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and CORALINE.

More recently, Fon was the Miniatures Supervisor on Neill Blomkamp’s, ELYSIUM. Having started Fonco Creative Services in 2000 and later merging with New Deal Studios, Fon also writes and develops his own projects, frequently using his CG skills alongside practical model making. With his vast experience, Fon is well-placed to discuss the art and craft of model making for cinema, from concept design to hybrid practical and cgi effects, with a particular expertise in knowing where models and miniatures can play a role in today’s digital world.

COURSE GRADING AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

  • To earn a Certificate of Completion, the student must complete all assignments within the duration of the course.
  • To earn a Certificate of Mastery, the student must complete all assignments within the duration of the course, as well as demonstrate a clear, working knowledge of all techniques presented and an ability to apply them.

DAY ONE (MAR. 22ND, 2014 9:00AM – 5:00PM PST) :
 PROJECT OVERVIEW & VACUUM FORMING

  • VacuForm Theory and existing machine review
  • Heater construction
  • Material frame construction
  • Vacuum table construction
  • Spacers and final assembly
  • Helmet design breakdown & creating shopping list
  • Carving Vacuum form plugs
  • Prepping and smoothing vacuum form plugs

continue to … https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/webcasts/making-a-sci-fi-helmet-with-fon-davis

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New this year at VIEW Conference!

#CinemaMassimo #Turin-Italy #cookednews

New this year at VIEW Conference!

It’s your chance to narrate our VIEW story through a comic. You can choose any of the following years on which to base your comic 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. Use our website to get the materials you need to weave your comic about VIEW Conference. (Deadline August 31, 2014)

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2014, from 15th to 18th October in Torino, will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.

VIEW Conference è un importante evento italiano  sulla computer grafica che si tiene ogni anno a Torino, tra ottobre e novembre.

Nata nel 2000 come Virtuality Conference, cambia nome alla sua ottava edizione, nel 2007, e diventa VIEW: Virtual Interactive Emerging World. I contenuti si ampliano: pur mantenendo tutto quanto concerne la realtà virtuale, VIEW si apre alla tecnologia digitale di ultima generazione e alle sue applicazioni (dall’animazione agli effetti speciali, dall’architettura virtuale ai videogiochi, dal design al marketing territoriale e ai beni culturali).

Di anno in anno, VIEW si pone come obiettivo un’offerta all’avanguardia e aggiornata della realtà virtuale e delle tecniche interattive, riservando un’attenzione particolare alle applicazioni industriali, all’ambito della formazione e a quello del cinema.

A partire dall’edizione 2005 (VIEW indice), nasce il VIEW Award, un premio internazionale per cortometraggi con animazione 3D e VFX. Nel 2012 nasce un nuovo concorso, il VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST, rivolto ai creativi, ai designer e agli appassionati di grafica digitale, per introdurre temi legati all’attualità e al sociale.

Secondo gli assessori Cirio, Coppola e Giordano, ‘View Conference si lega al nostro territorio proponendosi non solo come alto momento di studio e riflessione sui media digitali – attraverso lezioni, workshop, conferenze, incontri, mostre, proiezioni – ma anche come una concreta occasione per proporre e discutere progettualità innovative, puntando l’attenzione su settori strategici per il futuro e sulle opportunità di crescita, in particolare per le nuove generazioni’.

L’edizione 2014

VIEW Conference 2014 si svolgerà dal 15 al 18 ottobre 2014. Il bando di concorso per il VIEW Award 2014 è stato reso pubblico e tutti i dettagli sono disponibili all’i ndirizzo http://viewconference.it/awards-2014.

Le categorie sono le seguenti:

VIEW AWARD per cortometraggi animati;
VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST dedicato a film, cortometraggi, video musicali e pubblicità legati a temi sociali come la discriminazione, l’immigrazione o la violenza alle donne;
VIEW AWARD GAME dedicato ai videogiochi
ITALIANMIX per opere dedicate all’Italia, ai suoi simboli e alle sue eccellenze;
VIEW DOCUMENTARY AWARD dedicato ai documentari.

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Un wikipediano in residenza al Mart

#MART #ROVERETO #cookednews

Il Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto istituisce una residenza aperta non solo ad artisti, ma anche ai professionisti emergenti che applicano vecchie e nuove tecnologie alla cultura. Periodi di sei mesi, retribuiti, per sperimentare, mettersi alla prova, proporre nuove soluzioni a vecchi problemi e coinvolgere visitatori e residenti in modo attivo nella programmazione delle diverse attività che si svolgono al Museo.

La prima residenza, prevista tra maggio e ottobre 2014, è per un wikipediano. Le successive saranno comunicate nei prossimi mesi. Aderendo al Progetto GLAM di Wikipedia, il Mart ospiterà un wikipediano, selezionato direttamente da Wikimedia Italia, la corrispondente italiana ufficiale di Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Al Mart il wikipediano lavorerà fianco a fianco con i curatori, gli archivisti, i bibliotecari e i comunicatori di un museo d’arte. Il suo lavoro consisterà nel portare su Wikipedia i contenuti di qualità sviluppati dal Museo, per rendere liberamente accessibili a un pubblico molto vasto un patrimonio di dati su argomenti come le avanguardie futuriste, le ricerche verbovisuali, la poesia sonora o gli archivi di architettura; sugli artisti trentini dell’ADAC; su autori italiani e internazionali di cui il Museo conserva opere d’arte, materiale archivistico e librario. La residenza sarà anche l’occasione per immettere in rete, eventualmente modificandone lo status giuridico in base alle esigenze del Museo, materiale iconografico e documentario di interesse per le comunità di studiosi e per il grande pubblico.
Infine, la residenza darà l’occasione al wikipediano di acquisire nuove conoscenze professionali e di confrontarsi con gli standard e le pratiche museali.

Come candidarsi
Per candidarsi basta inviare entro domenica 13 aprile 2014 il proprio curriculum vitæ in formato PDF e una lettera di accompagnamento all’indirizzo wir@wikimedia.it indicando nell’oggetto ‘Candidatura WIKIPEDIANO IN RESIDENZA – MART’.

La call è aperta a candidati di ogni nazionalità, età e genere.

Il testo completo della call è disponibile al link:
http://bit.ly/wikipedianoalmart
also available in English at:
http://bit.ly/wikipedianatmart

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#www #WaveOfAction Worldwide Wave Launch Gatherings – The People REVOLT

#WaveOfAction 4-4-14 ~ 7-4-14 #Cookednews

Now that you’ve seen The People REVOLT in Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Brazil and the Ukraine, tell me what will happen on the streets

On April 4th, we will launch the first phase of the Worldwide Wave of Action by gathering at Zuccotti Park and former occupation sites throughout the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  At 6:05pm CT, the time of his assassination, we will host vigil ceremonies and resurrect his spirit of nonviolent direct action.

People with opinions across the political spectrum are invited to unite and find common ground against corruption. We will overcome divide and conquer propaganda by forming communities of support and compassion. Together we will fight for freedom and begin engaging in a relentless campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience. People will pledge to take part in whatever tactics they are interested in throughout a sustained three-month cycle.  Here’s a basic list of tactics…

> Mass gatherings, demonstrations;
> Marches, parades;
> Flash mobs, swarms;
> Shutdown harmful corporate and governmental operations;
> Worker Strikes;
> Hunger strikes;
> Sit-ins;
> Strategic defaults, debt strikes;
> Foreclosure prevention;
> Boycotting corrupt corporations;
> Move your money out of the big banks and the stock market;
> Use alternative currencies and economic systems;
> Cancel your cable television and support independent media;
> Use independent online tools that don’t sell your info / protect privacy;
> Online civil disobedience, Anonymous operations;
> Leak information on corruption;
> Use alternative energy;
> Build urban and hydroponic farms, or get your food from them;
> Support local businesses;
> Join local community organizations;
> Take part in food banks and help develop community support systems;
> Start or join intentional and autonomous communities;
> Experiment with new governing systems, Liquid Democracy;
> Host teach-ins;
> Organize socially conscious events;
> Make conscious media;
> Guerrilla postering, messages on money;
> Help inspiring groups and organizations spread their message;
> Random acts of kindness and compassion;
> Mass meditations, prayer sessions and spiritual actions.

You know what you can do to play a part. Do whatever you feel inspired to do. Amplify what you are already doing. Think about what you are willing to do to be the change we urgently need to see in the world, and then do it.

We look forward to seeing you in action!

Organize a Worldwide Wave launch gathering in your hometown and post the details here

#WaveOfAction #WakeUp #cookednews #www #WaveOfAction #privacy

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Lutto nel mondo della musica. È morto in Messico Paco de Lucia

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Lutto nel mondo della musica. È morto in Messico a 66 anni il compositore e chitarrista spagnolo Paco de Lucia. L’artista andaluso è deceduto per un infarto mentre si trovava con i propri familiari. Pur se conosciuto come uno dei più grandi chitarristi di flamenco, de Lucia aveva prodotto diversi lavori di musica classica e si era dedicato ad altri stili musicali come la fusione tra jazz e flamenco.

Numerosi i riconoscimenti e i premi conferitigli nel corso della sua lunga carriera: Premio nazionale di Chitarra di Arte Flamenco, Medaglia d’oro al merito delle Belle Arti, Premio Príncipe de Asturias nell’Arte (2004), quindi nel 2007 l’Università di Cadice e nel 2010 il Berklee College of Music di Boston gli avevano assegnato il titolo di dottore honoris causa per il suo contributo musicale e culturale.

Nato nel 1947 ad Algeciras, in provincia di Càdiz, in una famiglia di chitarristi di flamenco, De Lucia si esibisce per la prima volta all’età di 11 anni. Nel 1962 si trasferisce a Madrid con la famiglia e poi parte per gli Stati Uniti per il suo primo tour con il fratello. La svolta arriva alla fine degli anni Sessanta quando conosce Camarón de la Isla, con il quale forma un mitico duetto artistico, interpreti del flamenco più ortodosso. Insieme registrarono dieci dischi tra il 1968 e il 1977. Più tardi, insieme e separatamente, furono i precursori di un flamenco più popolare entrando nel terreno del pop, del rock e del jazz.

Nella metà degli anni Settanta de Lucia conoscerà personaggi di spicco quali Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell e Chick Corea. È del 1980 l’album ‘Friday night in San Francisco’ inciso con John McLaughlin e Al Di Meola che ha venduto più di cinque milioni di copie.

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#salvArte: Salviamo l’insegnamento della storia dell’arte e della Geografia

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L’Italia, paese di straordinaria bellezza geografica, è scrigno della maggior parte del patrimonio culturale e artistico del mondo ed è dunque un paese con straordinarie potenzialità di crescita occupazionale nel turismo culturale e naturalistico.

Eppure la riforma Gelmini ha ridotto drasticamente le ore di insegnamento della geografia e della storia dell’arte al punto da provocarne la sostanziale abolizione.

Un vero scandalo a cui il nuovo Ministro dell’Istruzione Stefania Giannini può e deve porre rimedio, nell’interesse del nostro Paese e delle future generazioni.

Da cinque anni insegno presso l’Università Bicocca per il corso di laurea magistrale ‘Turismo, territorio e sviluppo locale’ e da due anni presso l’Università di Tor Vergata per il corso di laurea in ‘Progettazione e Gestione dei sistemi turistici’. Ho incontrato tantissimi docenti, studenti, imprenditori ed operatori turistici che ribadiscono la necessità di ripristinare e potenziare l’insegnamento della Geografia e della Storia dell’Arte nelle scuole italiane, proprio perché siamo un paese di turismo culturale.

Chiedo al nuovo Ministro dell’Istruzione e al Presidente del Consiglio, che già si è pronunciato sull’importanza dell’istruzione e della scuola, di dichiarare pubblicamente la volontà di riparare ai danni causati dalla riforma Gelmini e garantire già a partire dal prossimo anno scolastico, una chiara svolta in tal senso.

Salvare la storia dell’arte e la Geografia #salvArte. Questa petizione sarà consegnata a: Stefania Giannini, Ministro dell’Istruzione Matteo Renzi, Presidente del Consiglio.

Lanciata da Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio Italy

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Against airport Notre-Dame-Des-Landes: police attack 20,000 french citizens

Against Airport Notre-Dame-Des-Landes #Cookednews

The event attended by ten’s of thousands of French citizens against the airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes escalated Saturday afternoon in the city center of Nantes when Police blockaded the progression of the march and attacked with charges to the people protesting. Many citizens were wounded by tear gas and rubber bullets. Participants responded with fired projectiles – bottles, cans, steel balls, flares – towards the police who charged repeatedly.

About 20,000 people demonstrated in the city center of Nantes to protest against the construction of the new airport of Our Lady of Landes. Des violent clashes took place at the end of the event between violent groups and CRS. (Franck Dubray)

‘This is tens of thousands,’ assured Julien Durand, spokesman for the ACIPA, the main opposition group to the airport project, while refusing to give a precise figure.

According to him, the participation is equivalent to the previous rallies, such as in November 2012 which according to the organizers had expected 40,000 people (13,000 according to police).

In the late afternoon, the city center of Nantes showed scenes of devastation. People took out frustration from being ignored for years and beaten down when they speak out by ransacking a police station, an agency of Vinci (dealer airport project) group, but also broke several storefronts, any agency of Nantes transport or agency Nouvelles Frontières. At least two construction equipment vehicles and a barricade were also burned.

Objects were thrown at the SNCF catenary to block the movement of trains one source said. As for police, they made use of a large amount of tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons.

Protesters moved away blinded by tear gas while several hundred others continued to face the police, referring new projectiles bottles, or even own grenades forces.

‘No matter what tell the prefecture, for all of you it is a great success,’ provided at the end of the event Julien Durand.

‘An unnecessary and expensive project’
The demonstration had started in a friendly atmosphere. ‘No thank you Ayraultport’, ‘No to Ayrault pork‘, ‘Ayrault also emerges Vinci’, ‘Ni or airport metropolis, the city is ours’ we heard in the procession.

‘The mobilization is great here. We are here to show our determination to abandon this useless and expensive at this time of shortage project,’ said AFP Eva Joly MEP EELV.

Given the anti-capitalist component of the event and clashes that have marked previous events, the prefecture on Friday adopted a modification of the route so that it avoids the downtown core.

The event is organized two months after the publication of prefectural ordinances authorizing the start of pre-construction of the airport. Appeals were filed against these orders but do not have suspensive effect.However, work has still not started.

The inauguration of the future Grand Ouest Airport, originally scheduled for 2017, is now considered only ‘2019 or 2020’ by supporters of the transfer. According to an Ifop poll published Saturday, a majority of French (56%) are opposed to the future airport, 24% being positive and 20% were undecided.

This survey was conducted on behalf of Acting for the environment, Attac and ACIPA, the leading association of opponents to the project. The project of public utility in 2008, is justified by its supporters, PS as the UMP, including the risk of saturation of the current airport Nantes Atlantique.

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New video YG – ‘My Nigga’ (Remix) (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan…

Videos : YG ft. Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & Rich Homie Quan : My Nigga Remix #Cookednews

YG, Lil’ Wayne, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and   dropped one hell of a track when they linked up for the remix to the smash single, ‘My N*gga’. Earlier today the crew gave us the brand new visuals for their track. Directed by Motion Family, YG, Meek Mill, Rich Homie Quan, Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj all make cameos in the black-and-white presentation including appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Durk, DJ Mustard, and Jeezy.

Check the clip out after the jump!

YG performing ‘My Nigga (Remix)’ featuring Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj © 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

WATCH: http://mypinkfriday.com/news/202813
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