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Danny Lyon – Message to the Future at Whitney – June 17–Sept 25, 2016

June 13th, 2016
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    Club house during the Columbus run, Dayton, Ohio

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    The World is Not My Home

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    Message to the Future at Whitney

    A leading figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon has distinguished himself by the personal intimacy he establishes with his subjects and the inventiveness of his practice. With his ability to find beauty in the starkest reality, Lyon has through his work provided a charged alternative to the bland vision of American life often depicted in the mass media.

    Haiti Danny Lyon in the 1980

    Prison photos by Danny Lyon

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    (repost – Ali archive here)

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    Muhammad Ali – Interview Highlights & Fun Photos to Remember his Legacy

    June 4th, 2016
  • Photo of Ali muhammad_ali_flip_schulke_pool by Flip Schulke

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  • “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me a nigger.. – said Muhammad Ali.. (Page 10) David Markson – Vanishing point.”

    Ali passed away on June 3, 2016
    David Markson passed away June 4, 2010

    Ali and Malcolm X

    Ali riding a bike

    More amazing photos of Ali – here

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    Prince kept his cool.

    Daniel Berrigan, Poet, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Dies at 94

    May 1st, 2016
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    Daniel Berrigan, Poet,Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Dies at 94.
    NYtimes obit

    Daniel Berrigan (wiki)

    Protest against the Vietnam war..Berrigan, his brother Josephite priest Philip Berrigan, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton founded an interfaith coalition against the Vietnam War, and wrote letters to major newspapers arguing for an end to the war. In 1967, Daniel and Phillip were arrested for pouring blood on draft records as part of the Baltimore Four. Phillip was sentenced to six years in prison for defacing government property. This, and his belief that his support of prisoners of war during the war was not acknowledged and appreciated, further radicalized Berrigan against the United States government.

    Berrigan traveled to Hanoi with Howard Zinn during the Tet Offensive in January 1968 to “receive” three American airmen, the first American POWs released by the North Vietnamese since the U.S. bombing of that nation had begun.

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    Father Berrigan said that coaching the film’s stars, Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, on their roles as priests had been like working on two different planets. Irons plays the head of the mission and De Niro portrays an ex- mercenary and slave trader who becomes a priest.

    “Irons is more of a method actor,” said Father Berrigan. “He wanted to get inside the thinking of a Jesuit. I told him the only thing to do was to fast. He and I spent a day without food or water, and Irons frequently went off my himself to meditate.

    “De Niro is a natural genius. All he wanted to do was question me for hours about being a priest.”

    via Philly.com.

    He also had a way of popping up in the wider culture: as the “radical priest” in Paul Simon’s song “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”; as inspiration for the character Father Corrigan in Colum McCann’s 2009 novel, “Let the Great World Spin.” He even had a small movie role, appearing as a Jesuit priest in “The Mission” in 1989.

    Looking Back In Gratitude

    On my return to America House after the interview, I looked up the poem in the June 13, 1942, issue; it is called “Storm-Song,” an ode to the Virgin Mary. A decade or so later, an editor at Macmillan who had heard about Berrigan’s poetry asked him for a collection of his poems. He told Berrigan that he would give it to the “toughest reader” at Macmillan; and if the report was good, “we’ll publish it.” That reader turned out to be Marianne Moore, a highly regarded poet, who gave the manuscript a glowing report. It led to the publication in 1953 of Berrigan’s first book of poetry, Time Without Number, which won the Lamont Poetry Prize in 1957.

    Panama Papers: Could Pirate Party Co-Founder Birgitta Jónsdóttir Become Iceland’s Next PM?

    April 6th, 2016
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    Panama Papers: Could Pirate Party Co-Founder Birgitta Jónsdóttir Become Iceland’s Next PM? (Amy Goodman Democracy Now)

    Birgitta Jónsdóttir (Wiki) is a Poetician.

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    Index

    Opening the door to my Soul, Mind & HeArth

    The Official Website of Birgitta Jonsdottir

  • Sparrow Improptu in Portland and Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace, Spring of 2016

    March 26th, 2016
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    Sparrow transformed to a dove sitting on top of Saguaro. (Photo by Fung Lin Hall).

    This one bird to Sanders transformed the politics, World Peace Political revolution and Sparrow.

  • Coming to play with me orphan Sparrow…..Issa ‘s haiku translated by Robert Hass.. the orphan Sparrow came to play with our compassionate candidate Bernie Sanders.. what a treat for the world and we all pray for world peace.
    John Stewart called him “Bird”.

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  • Chapter I – the War Candidate – a nostalgia trip to Bosnia

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    Hillary was in Bosnia.. (Digital collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Chapter II -the Peace Candidate

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    Peacock from Prague photo by Fung-Lin Hall 1996
    Valdstejnska zahrada – Mala Strana – Prague

    Vaclav Havel Peacock from Prague is saying hello to Birdy Sanders. We had Velvet Revolution.. I welcome Birdy Revolution for world peace.

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  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber

  • See more Birds photos by Fung Lin Hall (Facebook)

  • March 15 – International Day Against Police Brutality + Bernie Sanders was a Civil Rights Activist

    March 15th, 2016
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    Photo by Gordon Parks (Harlem, 1963)

  • March 15 is International day against police brutality.

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    Bernie Sanders Arrested In 1963 For Protesting Against Segregation At A Civil Rights Demonstration!

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  • Not quite violent..(previous post) Six Cops and Nothingness.

    R.I.P Horace Julian Bond – a Social Activist and Leader of Civil Rights Movement

    August 16th, 2015
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    Julia Bond wiki

    Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015), known as Julian Bond, was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

    Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later to six terms in the Georgia Senate, having served a combined twenty years in both legislative chambers. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center

    Notes from a Conversation with Julian Bond

    Julian Bond, one of the greatest movers and shakers of the modern Civil Rights movement passed away on Saturday. I have neither the words nor the ability to write something that could portray how much he meant to movement. This past April, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit down with and speak to him. While he spoke briefly about his experience with SNCC and the NAACP, he was much more interested in speaking about modern-day movements and the current state of social justice work. Here are some notes and reflections from our conversation:

    Buzzfeed obit

  • Hans Haacke is 79 Years Old, His Gift Horse & Gulf Labor

    August 11th, 2015
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    Venice: Hans Haacke at the Central Pavilion

  • Happy birthday Hans Haacke!

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  • The art of good business – Hans Haacke (Goes after Koch)

    Hans Haacke on Gift Horse, Gulf-Labor and Artist Resale Royalties

    Gift Horse Fourth Plinth Commission

    Tied to its front leg is an electronic ribbon which displays live data from the London Stock Exchange, completing the link between power, money and history. The piece attempts to make a number of hidden substructures visible – tied up with a bow as a gift to all.(via)

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    Hans Haacke on fighting the establishment (SFMOMA)

    Latin American Writer, Eduardo Galeano – Champion of Social Justice Dies

    April 14th, 2015
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    Eduardo Galeano Open Veins of Latin America Dies

  • My Hero, Eduardo Galeano – by Tariq Ali

    Was he optimistic or pessimistic? Both, often together, but he never gave up hope. The right to dream, he insisted, should be inscribed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That remained strong all his life. It is visible in his lyrical works on South American history. History written as poetry, three volumes of vignettes, each of them a pearl that went to make a stunning necklace. It is there in his journalism from Marcha in 1960s Uruguay to La Jornada in Mexico today. He was never dogmatic, always open to new ideas.

  • Democracy Now – Remembering Eduardo Galeano – Championo of Social Justice.

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    Hugo Chavez gives the book Open Veins of Latin America to Obama.

  • The Social & Political films of Michael Winterbottom

    March 29th, 2015
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    Bio

    Three of his films — Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People — have been nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festiva (via his wiki)

  • Winterbottom to direct Amanda Knox Murder Trial – The Face of an Angel starring Daniel Bruhl.

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    Michael Winterbottom has made an almost unbearably moving film that follows the lives of a prisoner’s family through the years

  • In this world Left to right: Jamal Udin Torabi as Jamal and Enayatullah as Enayat

    See In this World full film – (youtube)

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    Baldessaris Yellow fin and Tristram (scroll down to see the trailer – Trastram Shandy)

  • Has made three movies based on novels by Thomas Hardy: Jude (1996), based on “Jude the Obscure,” The Claim (2000), re-setting “The Mayor of Casterbridge” from rustic England to a California mining town, and Trishna (2011), an update of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles.”.(via Bio)

    Jude (Thomas Hardy) – Full film (Kate Winslett one of her finest performances).

  • Genova (Colin Firth- (trailer)

  • See Art Class in Prison, Bali Pair to Die, Russell Brand Pleads for Clemency

    February 8th, 2015
  • Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to Die before the end of month.

    Update:

  • Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be executed before the end of the month, the Indonesian government has said.
    Indonesian authorities have informed Australian officials of the decision, who in turn visited Kerobokan prison to pass the grim news on to the death-row prisoners.
    Meanwhile, the family of Bali Nine drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran has issued a tearful plea for his life as they wept outside the walls of the prison where he will spend his last days.


  • Video by Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen

  • Drug trafficker’s art classes are so popular that many former prisoners return to prison to keep taking them.

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    Visiting the class photo via Zahlsen.

    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen via FB

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    Myuran always give of himself to others, cheering up his inmate students in the prison, giving them hopes.
    As I was in the prison together with the Consul-General from Australia and the Norwegian Ambassador on the 22nd of January, the message about the final denial of clemency for Andrew Chan was delivered on the door. This opened for executing both of the Bali Nine boys together at any time. The first reaction from Myuran was taking me softly aside whispering: If something bad happens to me now, I will leave a list of people for you who can run the project”
    Myuran is helping other inmates choosing a better path, giving them chance to establish a new positive identity and giving their lives a new voice. Please let Myuran stiill alive so he can keep up this mission in his life

    On Feb 6 via FB..

    There is talk about replicating it across the country, and while Zahlsen would like to see that it would also “leave a bitter taste”.
    “This is like taking the life of the architect whilst admiring the building,” he said. “That, I think, is another very, very sad part of this.”

    On Feb 9 via FB

    Amnesty Internationals department in Norway is now engaged in the ongoing work to stop executions in Indonesia. They demand from The Indonesian government to abolish death penalty and immediately cease killing prisoners. The death penalty contradicts article 3 and 5 in The Human Rights Convention focusing on all human individuals right to life and personal security and freedom from torture and inhumane treatment.

    Update: Feb 12
    Bali Nine duo to be moved for execution

    Update: Feb 13
    Australian war artist Ben Quilty has described his goodbye to Bali Nine death row inmate Myuran Sukumaran as the “most difficult thing” he has ever done.

    Oslo to Bali –Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen is Citizenfive.. ( previous post )

    Oslo to Bali – the Climate Change of Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen + Citizen4,5 & K

    January 27th, 2015
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    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen – multi-media artist, engineer – world traveller.
    videos.

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    is from 2015 head of the study center at Udayana University. Øivind is civil engineer from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with additional education in Media Sciences and Cultural Psychology.

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  • Part II – Citizenfour

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