Over 130 Renowned Scholars Call on President Correa to Defend Yasuní-ITT Amazon WatchFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 19, 2013 For more information, contact:Ivonne Yanez (in Ecuador) at +593 232 11103 or email@example.com Kevin Koenig (in Ecuador) at +593 99 794 9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org Adam Zuckerman at +1 207 838 5806 or email@example.com Quito, Ecuador – This week more than 130 renowned academics and intellectuals from all over the world sent a letter to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. The signatories wrote to support the Ecuadorian people in their fight to keep the oil under the ground in Yasuní-ITT, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. However, Ecuadorians are pushing for a popular referendum that would reverse Correa's decision. The scholars, who come from five continents and 22 countries, see the initiative as "a revolutionary step in the fight for a post-petroleum civilization." Scholars interested in adding their name to the letter should contact: Ivonne Yanez (in Ecuador) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Korean Labor Camps This guy menacingly brandished a railroad spike at Shane until his Russian mobster driver “Billy the Fish” grabbed it out of his hands and asked, “This your lights-out switch?” Shortly after I arrived in Siberia, our British editor, Andy Capper, texted me: “You’ll love Siberia. Everything is so close and the people are so nice.” He was of course being facetious (or British: same thing) because everything is 18 hours by train and the people are very mean indeed. Some might start out nice, but after the vodka starts flowing—which is always—so does the malevolence. Billy was a local mafia type from a remote Siberian town that had no police and little regulation, save him and his boys. At the first camp we found, the North Korean guards threatened us and tried to throw us out. Later, when we were deep in the forest, we came upon cadres of North Korean workers. Later, we had lunch by an old woodpile—spam, hard bread, paprika chips, vodka, beer, and, for dessert, vodka with juice. Shane Smith
‘The last free people on the planet’ <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> In small pockets around the world live isolated indigenous communities, groups that, even though they have had run-ins with their neighbours or Westerners, prefer to avoid or resist any further contact. Survival International reports that about one hundred groups around the world prefer to be left alone. The BBC is the gift that seems to keep on giving to Neuroanthropology this week. The footage shows people who refuse to come in from the forests.
Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing Video Log in Get Smart Cynthia Yildirim Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing Lawrence Krauss is a professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University. His lecture entitled Life, the Universe and Nothing was recorded at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto on March 27th, 2009. posted 3 years ago wmayeaux liked this N30Sniip3r liked this lecnt liked this Mycroft liked this ccromp liked this Tyler Terrell liked this Mick Rogers liked this Iliya Dgidgi liked this Janet Bloem liked this MP Oddity liked this bigdaddy1225 liked this © 2014 Redux, Inc. about redux | contact us | copyright | legal Sarayaku This article is about the village in Pastaza Province, Ecuador. "Sarayaku" or "Sarayacu" is a common Quechuan toponym, see e.g. Sarayacu District, Peru. Sarayaku (Quechuan: "The River of Corn"; also transcribed Sarayacu) is a territory and a village, situated by the Bobonaza River in the province of Pastaza in the southern part of the Amazonic region of Ecuador, el Oriente. The territory incorporates a number of villages and has a total population figure between 1,000 and 2,000 Kichwa speaking people, who call themselves the Runa people of Sarayaku, or the Sarayaku people. Ecotourism Sarayaku is situated in tropical rainforest; approximately 25 minutes by plane or one day by canoe in the southeast direction from the nearest city, Puyo. The Sarayaku people have during the last few years made ecotourism a way of living. Conflict with CGC References External links Coordinates:
Stress, Portrait of a Killer | Documentary Heaven | Watch Free Documentaries Online The stress response: in the beginning it saved our lives, making us run from predators and enabling us to take down prey. Today, human beings are turning on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with 30-year mortgages, $4 a gallon gasoline, final exams, difficult bosses and even traffic jams — we can’t seem to turn it off. So, we’re constantly marinating in corrosive hormones triggered by the stress response. Now, scientists are showing just how measurable — and dangerous — prolonged exposure to stress can be. Stanford University neurobiologist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, and renowned author Robert Sapolsky reveals new answers to why and how chronic stress is threatening our lives in Killer Stress, a National Geographic Special.
Pueblo Sarayaku - Top 10 Shocking Documentaries Movies and TV As a visual medium, documentaries frequently succeed in portraying the unimaginable far better then any book alone could do. Beaming everything from the consequences of child abuse to the horrors of nuclear warfare into the homes of millions, the following infamous documentaries shock the viewer and challenge perceptions. Please note: Almost all the videos featured contain graphic and disturbing content, relevant to the topic at hand. Warning: some of these documentaries contain disturbing footage. High on Crack Street Following the struggle of three crack addicts, ‘High on Crack Street’ digs deep into the complex daily lives of individuals striving to obtain their next fix. Aokigahara / Suicide Forest Lying at the base of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara Forest has a rather unsettling reputation as a suicide hotspot . Nuit et Brouillard The Killing of America Interview with a Cannibal What drives a man to kill and cannibalize an innocent woman? Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children
Reencounter of the Original Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala in Ecuador Representatives of the original peoples and nationalities of the Americas returned to Ecuador last week for the twentieth anniversary of a historic gathering that advanced hemispheric unity. The Continental Encounter of the Original Nationalities and Peoples of Abya Yala met from June 14 to 16. Abya Yala is a word for the Americas in the language of the Kuna people in Panama that has gained broad usage as an aboriginal term for the hemisphere. In July 1990, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) together with the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) and the South American Indian Information Center (SAIIC) organized the First Continental Conference on Five Hundred Years of Indigenous Resistance. Twenty years later, 250 representatives from 16 countries returned to the same Nueva Vida (New Life) camp outside of the capital city of Quito in the highlands to continue these discussions. Summits Language Minga for a Plurinational State
10 Google Video Documentaries You Have To Watch I love Google Video because they have so many great documentaries free to watch. Here are my favorite 10. Some are sad, some are wacky, but they are all very informative and entertaining (full disclaimer, I own PickyDomains.com). 1. In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. 2. BBC-Dogfighting Undercover-August 30, 2007 Investigation into the secret and dangerous world of international dogfighting. 3. "Just Melvin, Just Evil" is a very hard to find documentary about the tormented family of Melvin Just, a man almost too evil to be believed. 4. Very interesting documentary about freemasonry in US from the very first days of independence. 5. Up Close and Personal with a Killer. 6. This one will intrigue you. 7. 8. 9. 10. Other News: Business Name Ideas