Inhospitable Planet

There may be water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth?earth-683436_640
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th September 2015
Evidence for flowing water on Mars – this opens up the possibility of life; of wonders we cannot begin to imagine. Its discovery is an astonishing achievement. Meanwhile, Martian scientists continue their search for intelligent life on Earth.

We might be captivated by the thought of organisms on another planet, but we seem to have lost interest in our own. The Oxford Junior Dictionary has been excising the waymarks of the living world. Adders, blackberries, bluebells, conkers, holly, magpies, minnows, otters, primroses, thrushes, weasels and wrens are now surplus to requirements.

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URGENT: Máxima Acuña receives death threats from Yanacocha worker

Maxima Acuña de Chaupe, the human rights defender who has stood up to the world´s second largest gold producer and refused to leave her land, has received numerous death threats from a Yanacocha worker allegedly acting on orders from the company.maxima-3

The worker, who is employed by Yanacocha to supposedly watch the alpacas that Yanacocha strategically placed in front of Maxima´s home, threatened to ´make her disappear´, reported Maxima´s son Daniel on Thursday, 30th July.

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Here is another good article.

International Women’s Day: A hommage to Maxima Acuña de Chaupe

Over the last 4 years, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has led her peaceful struggle against US-based Newmont Mining Corporation and its Peruvian subsidiary Yanacocha. By doing so, she is also defying a deeply entrenched system of impunity and injustice that afflicting communities and activists engaged in the ongoing conflicts over resources in Peru.

Here is the CEO off Newmont Mining Corporation. Guess he does not give a damn. His hands are bloody.

Gary J. Goldberg


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Life is easy, but not for you. Why?

Great video here on the madness of normal everyday life that we’ve been led to believe. Time to open my eyes again. Wake up!

“Jon’s unconventional choices are a result of his philosophy on the best way to live. “It isn’t necessarily natural building that I’m interested in,” he said. “It’s self-reliance, and shelter is one of our four basic needs. If we cannot rely on ourselves, we have no freedom. I like to be free.”