Sunday, October 31, 2010

Swansea Telly




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Friday, October 29, 2010

The world's smallest solar powered cinema- BBC report


http://www.thesolcinema.org/

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Was a time traveler captured on camera in 1928?

This short film is about a piece of footage George Clarke found behind the scenes in Charlie Chaplins film 'The Circus'. Attending the premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA - the scene shows a large woman dressed in black with a hat hiding most of her face, with what can only be described as a mobile phone device - talking as she walks alone.Is she a time traveler on a mobile phone?



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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Activists find undercover cop in their midst

Eco activists in Nottingham have uncovered a police officer working as an undercover cop. Mark 'Flash' Stone is now recognised as a policeman.
More on this and photos
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/10/466477.html?c=on#c258293

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IPTV seeks manager- paid work

The World Development Movement (www.wdm.org.uk) and Corporate Europe Observatory
(www.corporateeurope.org) have funding to run a one-year pilot project to increase the presence of attractive,educational and informative video-content that addresses global justice issues,on the web. The project is aimed at influencing rich world opinion leaders and decision makers through ensuring increased coverage of environment and anti-poverty messages across mainstream on-line news sources. Global Justice TV is the current working title for this project.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to run the project for the duration of the pilot period, with a possibility of extension beyond the period, after an evaluation of the project,and if funding is renewed.
For more information see here:
http://www.wdm.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/global-justice-tv-pilot-project-manager



Interested applicants should send me a CV and cover letter
by 10th Nov to deborah.doane@wdm.org.uk


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

California to legalise Cannabis?


Cannabis is California's number one cash crop. This fall, voters will decide whether or not to fully legalise the drug and transform US drug policy.

The implications are huge if it passes. It will have a profound effect on the state's struggling economy, the overburdened criminal justice system and even the raging drug war in neighbouring Mexico that has claimed nearly 30,000 lives.

In the meantime, no politicians running for statewide office are supporting the measure. What does that say about the politics of cannabis?

On this episode of Fault Lines, Josh Rushing travels deep inside the world of cannabis in California to explore the implications for the economy, politicians and the criminal justice system. What will it mean if the state votes to legalise it?
http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/faultlines/2010/09/2010930122157461130.html

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Monday, October 18, 2010

LEDs- a guide

Idiots guide to LED's
The LED will have a long leg, and a short leg.
The long leg is the Positive connection.
An LED need's maybe about 1.6v to run.
To work out what value resistor you need to place between the positive connection on the power source and the long leg of the LED, you need to use Ohm's Law.
Voltage divided by the Current equals Resistance.
If you have a 3 volt supply, and you have a 30mA LED you would require a 1k Ohm resistor.
3 divided by 0.003 equals 1000
Then you have to ask yourself if you're connecting the LED in Series or Parallel?
If you're connecting then in Series, one after the other in a chain, you'll need add all the LED's together.
So a 3v supply will run 2 LED's, and a 9v supply would run about 5 LED's.

If you connect them in Parrallel, (all the positive connections together and all the negatives together) Witchcraft happens, and you can connect lots of LED's together but you have to add all the currents together ensuring they don't exceed the maximum current of your power source.

LEDs have a specified current, which you should match within a reasonable tolerance. Since D is for Diode, you also have to satisfy the forward voltage drop across the LED. The resistor gives you somewhere to shunt the remaining voltage and a means to control the current. The forward voltage and the expected current vary. There are some standard values which are often right, but you should really check the specifications for the parts you're going to be using. Alternately, have extras and know how to use a multimeter to verify your estimated values by trial and error.

Looking at it as a way to "limit the current" is in the right ballpark but not really entirely correct. It does set the current, and it is chosen such that given the supply and forward voltages the LED will receive its specified current. But its purpose is not to prevent an over-current condition and it doesn't have a way to stop it from occurring if something happens outside the ideal expected conditions.

This is pretty handy for single LEDs and this one for arrays, especially if you don't grok circuit analysis. On the other hand, you don't need much more than Ohm's Law for this, which you should really pick up ASAP if you're going to be doing electrical stuff. Note that the array wizard will give you results which are of varying stability. One resistor per LED is the most stable (1xN array), but this is not always desirable. The overall circuit including the supply and other elements will determine whether this works in any consistent or usable fashion, so you should stick to single-LED or 1xN arrays if possible.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lusty Luddite Looking to Seduce Lonely Steam Punk

An online novel about a girl looking for a guy who can pimp up her life (and her laptop)

I had a dream, years ago, that I’ve never been able to shake. It was one of those dreams where you wake up to profound disappointment because you don’t actually have the thing you had in your dream — the perfect pair of elf-cobbled gypsy-toe boots or dead Dad not dead. It was one of those mornings and I hung my head. I’d gotten lost in a department store of fairy tale oddities and was winding through a maze of small majicks, when the “electronics” section beckoned. (An only in dreams rarity. I’m a low-tech Luddite. I still haven’t succumbed to a cell phone.) The mythic machine that called my name was something awesome strange. A “computer” with claw-feet and typewriter keys, a disc of abalone shell in lieu of a mouse pad. I traced my finger over the smooth oceany spot and felt the pulse of the machine. It wanted me as much as I wanted it. It craved stories and hungered for books. I was just the girl it was looking for.

I’d only heard the term steampunk used when referring to a certain segment of the sci-fi genre so I had no idea that such a thing existed outside of my own brain.. http://creamscenecarnival.com/2008/10/25/lusty-luddite-looking-to-seduce-lonely-steam-punk/


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Is the future of watching films an inhalable gas?

At the start of the decade, I was receiving shows to review on clunky VHS tapes. By around 2005, roughly half the offerings arrived on DVD. Now online previewing is the norm. In five years' time, most shows will probably come in the form of an inhalable gas which makes visions dance in your brain.
Charlie Brooker

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

What if the Nazis had invaded Wales in 1944?

A new movie will be shot in Wales soon. Michael Sheen plays Tommy Atkins, a secret service agent in this adaptation of the debut novel of one of Wales’ most celebrated authors and poets Owen Sheers.

Due to be shot around Abergavenny, South East Wales (Sheers’ home town), the film is set in an alternative-history when a German counter-attack lands on British soil. Within a month, half of Britain is occupied.

The Story
Sarah Lewis, a 26-year old farmer’s wife, wakes to find her husband Tom has disappeared. She is not alone. All the other women in the isolated Welsh border valley of Olchon have also found their husbands gone. They must have left to join the resistance. The women regroup as an isolated, all-female community and wait, hoping for news.
Read more
http://www.filmagencywales.com/Film-Agency-for-Wales-to-fund-Owen-Sheers-first-feature-film-Resistance

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BBC Storyville "Why Poverty?" - get a commision

The deadline for the BBC Storyville/ Joseph Rowntree Foundation call for
proposals has been extended to this FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER at midday.

We're looking for proposals for short (6-10 min) documentaries about UK
poverty, to be screened as part of the BBC Storyville "Why Poverty?" season
in 2012.

We'll be making a long shortlist that afternoon so make sure your proposal
is in by midday at the latest.

Find out more here:
http://mosaicfilms.com/2010/08/why-poverty-uk-shorts.php

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1977

20-30 October 2010
At 229 High Street, Swansea, and on tour
Volcano continues its unique explorations and transformations of Swansea's
undiscovered or abandoned places. In Shelf Life earlier this year we re-opened the
old Swansea Central Library in Alexandra Road. Previously we brought to life a
former copper rolling-mill in Landore and invited people to explore the Lord Mayor's
Mansion House in Ffynone. This time we are moving into retail! In the current
climate, empty shop floors in our High Streets are an all-too familiar sight. We
will take over one such space and transform it into a unique promenade theatre bar
for ten days of performances.

The show takes us back to the year 1977. A thriving year for plane hijackings, and a
busy period for the terrorists of the Red Army Faction. The Sex Pistols and the The
Clash released their seminal albums, and with Franco gone, Spain's fascist regime
gasped its last breaths. The Vietnam war, of course, was over, although its meanings
for American culture and global politics were anything but finished. In Manila,
Francis Ford Coppola was struggling to make an ending to his classic Vietnam War
epic Apocalypse Now.

Volcano's 1977 begins on the set of the notoriously troubled movie. As Coppola,
Sheen and the crew go mad in the jungle, we transport you to a very different event
taking place on the other side of the world - a conference is gathering in Wales
that aims to take the temperature of a "dying century". Among the thronging
intellectuals there are two very particular young delegates. Their lives and stories
unfold, with shattering consequences, against the twin backdrops of the conference
rooms and Coppola's film.

With music by The Doors, Patti Smith and Gang of Four. Expect love, politics,
movie-stars, and some very loud drums...

Swansea Performance times: Wed - Fri 7:30pm (Except Tues 26th 8pm), Sat 6:30pm. Bar
opens half an hour earlier.

2010 Tour Dates
SWANSEA | 229 High Street | 20-30 October | 01792 60 20 60
CARDIFF | Chapter | 12 & 13 November, 8pm| 029 2030 4400
COLCHESTER | Lakeside Theatre | 17 & 18 November, 7:30pm | 01206 573948
BEDFORD | University of Bedfordshire | 20 November | 0800 328 5334
WOLVERHAMPTON | Arena Theatre | 23 November, 7:30pm | 01902 321321

1977 is directed by John Hardwick
Featuring Paul Davies as Eleanor, Francis Ford Coppola, and various conference
delegates.
Philip Ralph as Keith, Martin Sheen and various conference delegates.
Peter Webb on drums, and as the older Keith, the journalist, and various film crew.
Movement Advisor: Catherine Bennett
Design for site-specific performances by Holly McCarthy
A 2009/10 production by Volcano Theatre Company and Taliesin Arts Centre
www.volcanotheatre.co.uk


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Howard Marks on Drugs

This new documentary sees Howard Marks, whose nefarious drug trafficking antics are the subject of upcoming biopic Mr Nice, examine the effects of the prohibition of drugs.Are governments the world over making a big mistake?

Psychoactive agents like amphetamines, heroin and LSD are all designated as controlled substances under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
The UK government currently designates an ever-expanding list of substances as illegal drugs, deemed too dangerous and too harmful to be openly available to the general public.
But is this the right approach?
In this documentary Current TV writer, broadcaster and celebrity drug dealer Howard Marks goes on a journey to explore whether Britain is taking the right approach to drug prohibition. Exploring all sides of the debate he will examine why drugs are illegal, the dangers of prohibition and how decriminalisation of drugs could effect society.
Take a look at this clip in which Marks argues that the prohibition of drugs is "a disastrous social experiment".
http://tv.sky.com/howard-marks-on-drugs


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Guns and climate change

Mad advert here-Democrat WV Governor Joe Manchin takes aim at climate change legilsation -- literally with a gun. Only in America.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How to fund a film- using your imagination

Having spent 10 years producing documentaries for television, Emily didn't doubt that she'd be able to make the film for either Channel 4 or the BBC. But selling the idea to commissioning editors was riven with difficulties. "I was asked to sit down and write a treatment for a commission and I was in tears," she recalls. "The executive producer kept reminding me that I had to be objective and journalistic about this story. They seemed to believe that in order to attract an audience to the film you had to have a negative critical perspective on the people that were in the film because that was the way to get your two million viewers at nine o'clock. I just thought to myself, 'I can't sell out all the people who had put their trust in me.'"
Find out how she is making her film and how you can help

Meet the crew behind the film in this funny video


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OddSocks - Changing your name to confuse the police computer



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Protests kick off international day of climate action

This morning activists from Bristol and Bath Rising Tide (1) dropped a
banner reading 'IMPORT CO2AL: EXPORT POVERTY' from Avonmouth bridge near
the docks, as part of a global week of action for climate and
environmental justice.

The Royal Portbury Docks contains one of the largest coal import terminals
in the UK. There are currently plans to build several new coal power
stations in the UK, and over 2/3 of coal used in Britain is imported. (2)

Tracy Jones from Rising Tide said “Fossil fuel extraction devastates
communities, from villages destroyed by floods in Pakistan to land grabs
in Colombia, and is being resisted around the world. The failure of the
Copenhagen climate summit shows that governments have their hands in the
pockets of corporations and cannot be trusted. It's up to ordinary people
to take direct action to stop climate chaos.”

October 12 – 16 is the Global Minga (3) in Defence of Mother Earth, an
international week of action for climate and environmental justice called
by indigenous peoples from the Americas, social movements and allies
around the world. Further actions are happening in London (4), which
people from Bristol will be attending.

Notes for editors
(1)In April activists from Bristol and Bath Rising Tide chained themselves
to the railway at Ffos y Fran, the largest opencast mine in the UK, to
stop a train carrying coal to Aberthaw power station. In August they
received conditional discharges. For a full report see:
http://risingtide.org.uk/node/353
(2)http://www.coalimp.org.uk/9.html
(3)In the Quechua language of Ecuador, minga means the coming together of
a community for the betterment of all.
http://intercontinentalcry.org/global-minga-in-defense-of-mother-earth-october-12-2010/
http://www.beyondtalk.net/action/atlas-of-resistance/
(4)16 October in London – 'A Crude Awakening' mass action against the oil
industry. http://www.crudeawakening.org.uk/

For further information, see:
http://www.risingtide.org.uk
or contact:
bristol@risingtide.org.uk





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Monday, October 11, 2010

Get off your arse and help these guys

There’s an amazing documentary film being made but it can’t get finished
without your help.

It’s called Just Do It and it’s going to be a feature film about climate
change activists, it’s going to be funny and inspiring. They’re making it
totally independently (ie no big backers) and planning to give it to us for
free. But money doesn’t grow on trees, so they need our help.

Go over to their website, check it out, and make a donation. RIGHT NOW Lush
are doubling donations so get in there and make it count.
www.just-do-it.org.uk



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Banksy creates new Simpsons title sequence

UK graffiti artist Banksy has created a controversial title sequence for long-running US animation The Simpsons.The intro, which was shown in the US on Sunday, opens with the street artist's tag scrawled across the town of Springfield.

It closes with a minute-long sequence showing dozens of sweatshop workers in a warehouse painting cartoon cells and making Simpsons merchandise.
Watch it here
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

The New Look Foundation funds for projects

The New Look Foundation can give grants to local schools, community
groups and charities. The priorities for its local giving are:

* Educational activities aimed at helping people to help themselves
* Activities aimed at regenerating local communities and promoting
a positive community spirit
* Activities which help people to feel included in local community
life who might otherwise feel excluded
* Activities which promote positive self-esteem and confidence.
For more information see the New Look website
http://www.newlookgroup.com/index.cfm?page=1016



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A Minority Pastime- my review

I joined the audience last night in Swansea Environment centre to watch a film about Fox Hunting last night called A Minority Pastime

When 55year old Nisa Ward witnessed a deer torn apart by out-of-control hunting hounds in 2005, she was shocked and the film follows her journey of discovery as she tries to understand why the right to hunt and kill animals for sport is so important to a small, but very powerful, group of English people.

Film maker Michael Dixon does well under pressure to get the shots needed but tends to use too much, presumably deliberate, camera shake. Perhaps he is trying to re-create the look of CSI but it get's in the way and becomes annoying after 40mins which is less than half way through in the long film. And the film does feel long- 100mins which detracts away from it.However the quality of his footage is excellent.
About 10% of the audience left before the end so i think a 75min edit would be helpful. The music put me off too.

Fantastic Fox from Minority Pastime on Vimeo.

It did give a useful insight into the world of hunting, explaining the hunters and followers techniques to kill foxes with hounds despite it being illegal.

A notable point of the film was that just about everyone in the film was above 55, some much older than that. One hunt saboteur jumping out a land rover must have been 70!

Nisa Ward said
“Like most people I supported a ban on hunting but I would never have become involved in any campaign against it until this happened to me. I want the public to know what’s happening and to see it. We will be filming over the winter season and into the spring, they can follow the story on our website, see the film and judge for themselves.”

It is interesting to see more and more feature length films made by activists. But we need to learn how to keep the pace going for the full film!. Other than that, A Minority Pastime needs to be viewed to understand what the Tories want to legalise once again.

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Soap makers supporting climate activist movie

Just Do It is the upcoming feature documentary from Emily James, a behind-the-scenes portrait of UK climate change activism. Drawing on over 300 hours of observational material, the film will tell the inside story of the country's biggest troublemakers. Their adventures will entertain, illuminate and inspire, whilst inciting you to get off your arse and change the world.

How you can help?
The film is being crowd-funded through donations so that when it's
finished it'll be free to watch and free to share. In support of this, from
12th October Lush Cosmetics will be matching donations made to the film
online at www.just-do-it.org.uk, pound for pound. The challenge: 20K in 20 days - you give half, Lush the soap makers gives half.

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Undercurrents called 'Pioneers' by The Ecologist

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda
The Ecologist

Eifion Rees reports for the Ecologist on Undercurrents-
the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media
Read the article here

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Mr Nice - the movie

The movie was premiered last night in Cardiff


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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

The Foundation makes grants under two main categories: Peace and Sustainable
Security and Environmental Sustainability. The Foundation funds organisations that
are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international
level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or
organisations with a broader remit. They give particular consideration to small
pioneering headquarters organisations. Although primarily supporting UK registered
charitable NGOs, they also support organisations or projects that are not UK
registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to
receive funds on their behalf. They usually give grants of between £5,000 and
£15,000 per year, for up to three years; and support organisations for whom this
would represent between 5 per cent and 50 per cent of their annual income
(organisations with an annual income of between £10,000 and £300,000 approximately).
Larger organisations are ineligible for funding. The deadline for applications is 1
September 2011.
More information.:
http://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/



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Funding for projects

Henry Moore Foundation:
supports a wide range of projects and activities in the visual arts in the UK in
the following six categories: new projects; collections; research and development;
fellowships for artists; conferences, lectures and publications; post-doctoral
research fellowships. Applications can be made at any time and are considered on a
quarterly basis by the grants committee. The final deadline for applications in
2010 is 19 November 2010.
http://www.henry-moore.org/grants/applying-for-a-grant1/make-an-application

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Funds for older people- over 60s

Fund aims to support pioneering and exemplary practice by UK arts organisations,
producing and presenting arts made by older people. In 2011, the Foundation will
support around 15 arts organisations undertaking projects which enable older people
aged 60 and above to take part in high quality arts practice. The maximum single
grant is £30,000. The deadline for applications is 5 November 2010.
http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/sendingin.htm

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Hundreds of children walked out of school in protest

Great to see an active youth.Police were called to a school in Kent after hundreds of children walked out of lessons in protest over changes to the timetable.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11472534
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Monday, October 04, 2010

No Pressure: An ill-advised piece of climate change communication

Imagine you were part of a highly successful environmental campaign group, that had spent the best part of the last year enthusiastically building a broad coalition of organisations – from schools, to local councils, to football teams – committed to cutting their carbon footprint. How might you choose to mark such a successful 10 months?

An attention-grabbing stunt of some kind? Great idea. A controversial and challenging video? That could work, yes. A poorly executed ‘joke’ about peer pressure involving the violent deaths of children and office workers who don’t subscribe to your campaign? Err, possibly not…read more

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Climate Change Action Film too violent and is pulled from cinema

The charities that backed a Richard Curtis film for the 10:10 environmental campaign said today that they were "absolutely appalled" when they saw the director's four-minute short, which was withdrawn from circulation amid a storm of protest.

The 10:10 campaign issued this release:

Sorry. Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called 'No Pressure'.

With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain's leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis - writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn't and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.

As a result of these concerns we've taken it off our website.

We'd like to thank the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras and who gave their time and equipment to the film for free. We greatly value your contributions and the tremendous enthusiasm and professionalism you brought to the project.

At 10:10 we're all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.

Onwards and upwards,

Eugenie, Franny, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team



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MINORITY PASTIME'-A Shocking Expose of FOX HUNTING

With the Tories back in power..the anti fox Hunting activists are gearing up to be active again.

A new film is out to support the campaign
http://www.aminoritypastime.net/

MINORITY PASTIME'-A Shocking Expose of FOX HUNTING
Fox-hunting is being practised today as much as it ever was. This film
expose the ruthless behaviour of the hunters towards the foxes, the hunt
monitors and even their own hounds.

When and Where?
Wednesday the 6th of October, at the Environment Centre, Pier St. Swansea
(at the bottom of the road between the Evening Post and Morgan's Hotel)
BAKE SALE - DRINKS - MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
£1 Entry - Proceeds

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Has Banksy spoofed us with his film?

Brilliant tho' his film is, "Exit Through The Gift Shop," is a laugh at the art world and probably a clever hoax.

Read this and consider for yourself
http://www.ifc.com/blogs/indie-eye/2010/01/exit-through-the-gift-shop.php

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Anarchist bookfair coming soon

Talks and meetings at this year's Anarchist bookfair http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk

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Non-believers must die..new climate change film.

Age of Stupid director Franny Armstrong has gone out on a limb to shock people into action for 10.10.10 on Climate Action.

But the comments are comingn in thick and fast
Nice parody about those stupid eco-fascists who don't have a clue about concepts like democracy or science.

WTF is this? Go green or we kill you?
This is a particularly nasty piece of propaganda, what ever the so-called humourous intent behind it, the insinuation is clear - 'non-believers' must die.

Watch it yourself and decide!


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Police lie about CCTV cameras to council and residesnts

A secret police operation to place thousands of Muslims living in Birmingham under permanent surveillance was implemented with virtually no consultation, oversight or regard for the law, a report found today.

Project Champion was abandoned in June after an investigation by the Guardian revealed police had misled residents
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/30/police-surveillance-muslims-no-regard-law

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