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Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

Shirin Neshat is perhaps the most famous contemporary visual artist to emerge from Iran. Born in Qavin, one of the most religiouc cities in Iran, her work, predominantly in film and photography draws on her own experiences as an exile from Iran, to explore with great sensitivity Islam and gender relationships and the widening political […]

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MayDay! MayDay! Herbal Remedies Banned

No, not April Fool, it’s the first of May. Bank holiday, an extra day off, a Royal Wedding, a Prince and a Princess… so much for people to watch on TV and in the news. Street parties and celebrations. It would be difficult to find a better time to  “slip a little something in for […]

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If a Picture Paints 1000 Words…

This is a video compilation from You Tube called “When Graphic Artists Get Bored”, using images from the website: Worth1000.com

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Yinka Shonibare “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle” – Trafalgar Square

Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s artwork “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle” was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, by Mayor Boris Johnson on Monday 24th May 2010. It is the first of the Fourth Plinth commissioned artworks to make specific reference to Lord Nelson, whose column dominates Trafalgar Square and to artistically explore the […]

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The Tree Lady: Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Wangari Maathai

Environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai was born in Ihithe, a village in the Central Highlands of Kenya in 1940, where she began her education. She later studied as a boarder at the Mathari Catholic Mission in Nyeri, becoming fluent in English. Completing her education there with the highest grades in her class, she was […]

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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi released!!!

Sometimes, as we were reminded with the Miners in the Chile Mining disaster – Sometimes There is Good News. Today the announcement and images of the release of the Pro-Democracy campaigner in Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi was one such piece of good news. Whatever the reasons may be – an exercise in Public Relations […]

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John Lennon’s 70th Birthday

Today was the 70th Anniversary of John Lennon – it would have been his 70th birthday and a monument to John Lennon was unveiled in Liverpool by his first wife Cynthia (married to him from 1962 – 68) and his son Julian. Designed as a monument to peace and a shrine for fans visiting Lennon’s […]

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Indian Sacred Mountain Under Threat

By Forests.org Forest Protection Portal a project of Ecological Internet July 13, 2010 Vedanta Resources, a British mining company, is set to destroy the forests, wildlife and way of life of the Dongria Kondh people. The Dongria Kondh have been struggling with all their might to protect their mountain but are being overpowered by the […]

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The Red Telephone Calls

The South African government are threatening to “declare all agricultural land a national asset”,  which would effectively mean nationalising it… Some of the responses in the South African Mail and Guardian Newspaper make very enlightening reading: ——– ” LAND must be a NATIONAL ASSET!!!!! ” Pan Africanist on March 15, 2010, 10:22 am ——— “Land […]

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