Archive for July, 2014

Pizzeria Anarchia

A huge police operation to evict squatters from a house in Vienna’s 2nd district lasted for more than ten hours on Monday.
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Pizzeria Anarchia has been cleared by the police in Vienna Monday July 28. TheGründerzeithaus’ in Vienna Mühlfeldgasse will now be restored and converted into money. After ten hours the police succeeded on Monday evening to 19 squatters who had holed up on the third floor to penetrate. The 13 young men and six women were arrested for resisting and assault. A further twelve people who sympathized with the squatters apparently, also fell into police custody.

In Your Eyes

The rock star Peter Gabriel and film-maker Ken Loach are among 21,000 people who have signed an open letter to David Cameron, the British prime minister, demanding an immediate halt to the arms trade between the UK and Israel.

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The letter was posted on the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s website last week and gathered 21,000 signatures in just two days.

There is a war on conciousness

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The British writer and journalist Graham Hancock is specialised in unconventional theoriesinvolving ancient civilizations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrological data from the past. One of the main themes running through many of his books is a posited global connection with a “mother culture” from which he believes all ancient historical civilizations sprang.

No refugees no cry

The EU emerged to a castle, defending it’s walls, disregarding the own contribution to global conflicts. The EU is one of the worldwide biggest weapon exporters. Germany is the third in the axes of evil, earning from the world’s killing fields.

Rain the Color of Blue with a little Red in it

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Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Inspired by returning Ishumar, Mdou traveled the road to Libya where he traveled and worked odd jobs. As chance had, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream.

Cosmetic Homicide

The Death of Battersea Power Station in London seen by Bradley Garrett

I stopped by Battersea Power Station this afternoon after the developers had finally begun to chip at the chimneys. On the side of the building, there was some new signage promising, as property owners are prone to do, that the future architectural simulation and simulacra envisioned on this choice riverfront real estate will retain an essence of place. Architectural homicide under the scalpel of cosmetic improvement almost always follows these sorts of proclamations.

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