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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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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De La Soul talks free downloads, new music at Sxsw

Damon Albarn, right, is joined by #DeLaSoul’s Vincent Mason while performing during the SXSW Music Festival Friday March 14, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) #cookednews

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Get ready for a lot of new De La Soul music.

Dave Jolicouer, a member of the classic hip-hop group, says a new mixtape will be issued in the next week or so and the trio is working on two full albums they hope to release later this year.

A little more than a month ago, De La Soul gave away its entire catalog for free on Valentine’s Day, and the result showed the trio there’s plenty of love still out there 25 years after issuing the landmark release ‘3 Feet High and Rising.’

‘It motivated us even more,’ Jolicoeur said before a surprise South By Southwest appearance with Damon Albarn on Friday night. ‘We’re already in the process of recording two albums, but actually it made us feel like we really, really need to get this done. People are still fans, still really love the music and let’s do it for them.’

The response to the group offering seven full-album downloads online went beyond modest expectations — demand was so heavy that it temporarily overwhelmed the servers and the hip-hop group had to ask fans to be patient.

The numbers were ‘insane, I’m afraid to say it,’ Jolicouer said. ‘I’m not really allowed to, but I’ll say I was expecting it to be somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 people. Man, you can multiply that by whatever number you can throw in the air, so it was ridiculous.’

He said the move was not a marketing campaign, but a gift to fans, who only had to provide an email address. The group’s music is difficult to find for a number of reasons, including tangled sample and ownership issues and now-shuttered labels.

‘I thought it was really cool,’ Jolicoeur said. ‘We had an opportunity to speak to our attorneys, and, you know, in hindsight it was maybe not the smartest thing to do. But in the midst of it, a lot of people think, ‘Great campaign, great promotion, great publicity stunt,’ but it really wasn’t. …

‘It was just, ‘What can we do for Valentine’s Day? Yo, we can give away our catalog. Yeah, why not?’

Of the new two albums the group is working on, he said one will be sample-based and one will be recorded with a live band, Los Angeles’ Rhythm Roots Allstars. The mixtape will include some new songs as well as some reworked material.

‘But in a De La fashion, it’s just not a mixtape with 11 songs,’ Jolicoeur said. ‘There are skits and things. It’s cool. That’s coming out in about a week, and hopefully God willing more De La music.

‘That’s all we do. There won’t be any movies. There won’t be any fashion lines, nothing like that. Just music.’

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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

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Adidas against sexual tourism: it’s the request of Brazilian Tourism Board for the next Wold Cup 2014

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How very original. Adidas released–and has now pulled–these two new t-shirts to promote the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Get it? Because Brazilian women are oh-so-sexy and obviously exist for your viewing pleasure. In fact, you can go ahead and think of the entire country as–literally–one big piece of ass.

And it’s not just that these tees play on sexist, racist stereotypes of exotic Latina women. ‘Looking to score?’ is not just a hypothetical play on words here. While there’s little evidence to support the oft-repeated myth that sex trafficking increases around large sporting events, sex tourism is popular in Brazil and there are concerns that the flood of tourist that the World Cup attracts will exacerbate the problem of child sex trafficking in the country. The head of the Brazilian Tourism Board Flávio Dino was not pleased. ‘We don’t accept that the World Cup be used for illegal practices, like so-called sexual tourism,’ he told O Globo. ‘We ask that Adidas put a stop to the sale of these products.’

Thankfully, they promptly did.

(H/t @Kelleyk43Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

Adidas said the shirts would not be sold anymore, adding in a statement that they were from a limited edition that was only on sale in the United States.

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What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry #RedBullMusic #Cookednews

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy has teamed up with award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg to create a full-length feature film. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music includes Brian EnoLee ‘Scratch’ PerryGiorgio MoroderNile RodgersRichie HawtinJames Murphy and many more talking about the ups and downs of a life devoted to music.

Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York and produced by Schmerberg’s Berlin-based artist collective Mindpirates, the film focuses in on the creative process – but ends up asking questions about life itself. Following the young artists attending the Academy as well as featuring talking head interviews with musicians who have seen the twists and turns of the music industry, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music is full of (direct and indirect) insights.

After premiering on February 17 in more than 60 cities across the globe, we’ve made What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music available for free, in full. Check it out below. You can also grab the free download either here (SD) or here (HD).

To find out more about the movie, check outhttp://www.rbma15.com. To find out more about the Red Bull Music Academy, check out http://redbullmusicacademy.com

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One Billion Rising: 48 hours of global activism!

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As February 14th dawns across the world, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE begins 48 hours of global activism designed to focus the world’s attention on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and ending the rampant impunity that prevails globally. This day of action is part of a two year long activist led campaign highlighting the work of thousands of groups on the ground, deepening the connection of injustices, escalating pressure on government and media through constant activity and invigorating local and national movements through global solidarity and dancing.

For 48 hours as 14 February rolls across the globe, one billion women, men, and youth from 200 countries will peacefully gather outside places where they are entitled to justice – court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not – to shine a spotlight on injustice and to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

FOLLOW THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

For months, activists planning One Billion Rising for Justice events have used media, social platforms and the Internet to connect to one another and on Friday, they will continue to do so on a global scale like never ensuring their personal visions of justice heard.

Details on following One Billion Rising online and the campaign’s Live Streams:

One Billion Rising Homepage (www.onebillionrising.org) The homepage of OneBillionRising.org has been transformed into a social media and digital activism platform, a one-stop location to follow the global campaign in real-time with updates from grassroots organizers, access to live stream events, links to coverage of the campaign, and statements of support, and of defiance, from across social media.

#rise4justice and #1billionrising Online activists are rising together on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, and Soundcloud, among others. This year, the campaign is using the hashtags #rise4justice and #1billionrising to connect a creative community of supporters and to highlight the thousands of photos, videos, and art, including original songs, videos, poems, and dance, that are being shared at rapid speed.

Around the Clock, from Around the World – Live Stream Schedule

Kicking off with a flash mob outside of the Presidential Place in the Philippines, One Billion Rising will live stream more than two-dozen events from around the world from Lima, Peru to Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.

One Billion Rising for Justice Live Stream Schedule (subject to change)

One Billion Rising for Justice Live Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Philippines

10:30am-12pm PHT / 9:30-11pm EST (2/13) / 2:30-4am GMT (2/14)

India (Ahmadabad, Gujarat)

11:30am – 12:30pm IST / 1-2am EST / 6-7am GMT

Bangladesh Time

TBD

Philippines

3-8pm PHT / 2-7am EST / 7am – 12pm GMT

Congo

12pm CAT / 5am EST / 10am GMT

London

12pm – 1pm GMT / 7am – 8am EST

Cape Town

2:30pm SAST / 7:30am EST / 12:30pm GMT

Hungary

2pm – 3pm CET / 8am – 9am EST / 1-2pm GMT

Italy

2:15pm CET / 8:15am EST / 1:15 GMT

Pakistan

6:30pm PKT / 8:30am EST / 1:30pm GMT

Italy

4pm CET / 10am EST / 3pm GMT

NYC: JustLove

10am – 6pm EST (break 2-3) / 3pm – 11pm GMT (break 7-8)

Atlanta

10am-2pm (break 11:30-12:30) CT / 11am – 3pm (break 12:30-1:30) EST / 4-8pm (break 5:30 – 6:30) GMT

Guatemala

11am – 12pm CST / 12-1pm EST / 5-6pm GMT

Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

10-11am PST / 1-2pm EST / 6-7pm GMT

Santa Fe

12PM MT / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

Guyana

4pm – 5:30pm GYT / 3-4:30pm EST / 8-9:30 GMT

Los Angeles (Downtown LA)

4-5pm EST / 9-10pm GMT

Miami

5-7pm EST / 10pm – 12am GMT

Peru

6pm PET / 6pm EST / 11pm GMT

San Francisco

4-6pm PT / 7-9pm EST / 12-2am GMT

NYC: RISE NYC

8pm – 11:30pm EST / 1am – 4:30am GMT

Mexico City (2/15/14)

11am CST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT

Disclaimer: As with any live-streaming event, there are technical considerations that may be beyond our control. V-Day will do its best to make sure that the events listed are streamed in their entirety; however, we cannot make any guarantee of 100 percent uptime.

On this day, 14 February, 2014, V-activists will shine a spotlight on the darkness of injustice and make the connections between their visions of justice and the ultimate goal of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls by RISING, RELEASING and DANCING in the light.

 

To get involved with V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE:

·SIGN UP at www.onebillionrising.org

·LIKE US on Facebook at Facebook.com/vday

·FOLLOW on Twitter @VDay and #rise4justice

·RECEIVE text message updates, text BILLION to 50555 (US only)

·REGISTER your event on the One Billion Rising For Justice map

·SHARE “What Justice Looks Like” to you, via video, words, song, art, poetry…

·READ blog content from Global Coordinators and activists

·WATCH the new One Billion Rising For Justice short film

·MEET Global Coordinators

For more information, visit http://www.onebillionrising.org.

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About V-Day

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.  V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls. www.vday.org

#1BillionRising#CookedNews#Rise4Justice

Ziggy Marley announces new album, ‘FLY RASTA’ on April 15th

Happy Birthday, BOB! Iron Lion Zion. #bobmarley #tuffgong #reggae #visualfunk #jimmahfood

With his recent GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album, Emmy and five-time GRAMMY-winning Reggae icon Ziggy Marley has just announced plans to release his fifth studio album, FLY RASTA, on April 15th via Tuff Gong Worldwide. Produced by Ziggy – with additional production by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups) – the album will feature former Melody Makers’s bandmates and relatives including Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, and Rica Newell. Starting today, the album’s title track will be available on all streaming services, and as an instant grat track on the exclusive album pre-order on ZiggyMarley.com.

To hear ‘Fly Rasta‘ (feat. U-Roy) now, watch the video below featuring Marijuanamangraphic-artist Jim Mahfood as he paints an original new piece of art inspired by the song.

Make sure to stay connected with Ziggy’s website/socials, as a major U.S. tour is underway for 2014, including the worldwide album release party at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Additional dates to be announced soon.

#CookedNews,#CookedNews,#bobmarley #tuffgong #reggae #visualfunk#jimmahfood

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