zondag 18 december 2016

Propaganda (2012)

Een oosterse propaganda film over westerse propaganda, om te laten zien hoe verrot de wereld is.

maandag 5 december 2016

Where do you draw the line ‘Oil company tactics’

In this clip Patricio Jipa, shaman and community leader, Kevin Keonig of Amazon Watch and Severino Sharupi of CONAIE explain what lengths the oil companies and their representatives wil go to in order to infiltrate and trick their way into indigenous communites. It seems the oil companies know no boundaries, even enlisteng the help or armed paramilitaries and the police to gain a foothold in these precious unspoiled regions... 


zaterdag 3 december 2016

The Last Nivkh Chieftain

The Nivkh are the indigenous people of Sakhalin Island in the Russian North. Since their lands were discovered by explorers from the mainland, they have undergone assimilation by the Japanese and persecution by the Soviet government. They were banned from practising their culture and their language was largely forgotten. Since the Nivkh language didn’t have a written form, it was an almost impossible task to preserve it in the reality faced by the Nivkh after being discovered by the outside world. Many Nivkh legends, beliefs and traditions were lost. 

However, current Nivkh chieftain, Vladimir Sangi, believes it is possible to restore the Nivkh language and culture. He co-authored the alphabet of the Nivkh language which has hugely contributed to its preservation. Still, there is a long way to go for the Nivkh people, as very few of them today can speak their native tongue. 


zaterdag 26 november 2016

dinsdag 22 november 2016

They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. What Happens Next Is A Miracle And Proves That We Must Take Care Of Our Amazing Planet.

In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in Canada and placed them in Yellowstone National Park, where they had been extinct since 1926. Over the next few years, the number of wolves rose, but that was the least of the changes that took place in Yellowstone.
The effects were more striking than anyone could have expected. The entire ecosystem of the national park transformed and it went so far that even the rivers changed. How could this have happened? Watch the clip and marvel at the amazing way in which nature works.
Source: http://weloveanimals.me/

donderdag 10 november 2016

Ben je bereid om minder vlees te eten om de Aarde te redden?

donderdag 6 oktober 2016

Mind the Matrix FULL FILM

In de film Mind the Matrix van de Nederlandse filmmaker Christianne van Wijk bespreken diverse experts hoe we weer in harmonie kunnen komen en kunnen terugkeren naar onze natuurlijke staat. 

Wereldwijde verandering is pas mogelijk als we zelf het goede voorbeeld geven. Wil jij de wereld graag zien veranderen? Wil je inspiratie opdoen en zien hoe een kleine verandering in je leven al een enorme impact kan hebben? Wil je iets positiefs bijdragen aan de wereld? Bekijk dan onderstaande video:

zaterdag 13 augustus 2016

New Research on the Arrival of the First Americans

Researchers from Denmark have taken samples from nine former lake beds in British Columbia and radio carbon dated the sediments. In the deepest layers from 13,000 years ago, they found no evidence of life in the area of the "ice free corridor" First Americans would have used to come to the New World. 

The area was naked and barren at 13,000 year ago. At the 12,600 years ago layer, they found traces of bison, hare and sage brush. So the area was not open to human travel at 13,000 years ago. There was a physical corridor, but it would be 400 years before humans could have traveled that corridor. So people entering the Americas could not have done so unless they traveled along the Pacific Coast. 

We know that people with stone tools had populated the Americas before 13,000 years ago. Before 12,600 years ago, there was no wood for fuel and tools, game animals for food, clothing and shelter in the so called ice free corridor.  So the Clovis Culture that had established itself in the Americas by 13,000 years ago, had to have arrived by way of coastal travel by canoes. 

There were earlier Pre-Clovis peoples who arrived by the same coastal route at Monte Verde in Chile and Paisley Cave in Oregon before the arrival of the Clovis Culture immigrants 1,500 years before the arrival of the Clovis people.

The Daily Mail has the story and photos here;

Mike Ruggeri's Pre-Clovis and Clovis World

Mike Ruggeri’s Pre-Clovis and Clovis World Magazine

Mike Ruggeri’s Pre-Clovis and Clovis News on Tumblr

maandag 25 juli 2016

Forest Man

Since 1979, one man has single-handedly planted a forest in the middle of a barren wasteland.

Read more: http://upliftconnect.com/forest-man/

dinsdag 5 juli 2016

Why white people don't understand Indians

From the book Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn:

Dave Bald Eagle plays Dan in the movie Neither Wolf nor Dog
This is something I've thought about for a long time. It's about white people and why they don't understand us. I think I know why.
I think it's because the most important thing for white people is freedom. The most important thing for Indian people is honor. 
This is why white people have listened to the black people more than to us Indians, the black people want freedom too, just like white people. And since the white people took freedom from the black people, the whites feel guilty about the blacks.

But the Indian has always been free. We are free today. We have always been freer than the white man, even when he first came here. When you came to our shore your people wore clothes made out of chains. Our people wore nothing at all. Yet you tried to bring us freedom.

The white world puts all the power at the top. When someone gets to the top, they have the power to take your freedom. When your people first came to our land they were trying to get away from those people at the top. But they still thought the same, and soon there were new people at the top in the new country. It is just the way you were thaught to think.
In your churches there is someone at the top. In your schools, too. In your goverment. In your business. There is always someone at the top and that person has the right to say whether you are good or bad. They own you.
No wonder Americans always worry about freedom. You have so damn little of it. If you don't protect it, someone will take it away from you. You have to guard it every second, like a dog guards a bone.

When you came among us, you couldn't understand our way. You wanted to find someone at the top. You wanted to find the fences that bound us in - how far our land went, how far our goverment went. Your world was made of cages and you thought ours was too. Even though you hated your cages you believed in them. They defined your world and you needed them to define ours.
Our old people noticed this from the beginning. They said that the white man lived in a world of cages, and that if we didn't look out, they would make us live in a world of cages too.

So we started noticing. Everything looked like cages. Your clothes fit like cages. Your houses looked like cages. You put fences around your yards so they looked like cages. Everything was a cage. You turned the land into cages. Little squares.
Then after you had all these cages you made a goverment to protect these cages. And that goverment was all cages. All laws about what you couldn't do. The only freedom you had was inside your own cage. Then you wondered why you weren't happy and didn't feel free. You made all the cages, then you wondered why you didn't feel free.

We Indians never thought that way. Everyone was free. We didn't make cages of laws or land. We believed in honor. To us the white man looked like a blind man walking. He knew he was on the wrong path when he bumped into the edge of one of the cages. Our guide was inside, not outside. It was honor. It was more important for us to know what was right than to know what was wrong.

We looked at the animals and saw what was right. We saw how the deer would trick the more powerful animals and how the bear would make her children strong by running them without mercy.
We saw how the buffalo would stand and watch  until it understood. We saw how every animal had wisdom and we tried to learn that wisdom. We would look to them to see how they got along and how they raised their young. Then we would copy them. We did not look for what was wrong. Instead we always reached for what was right.

It was this search that kept us on a good path, not rules and fences. We wanted honor for ourselves and our families. We wanted others to say, 'He is a good man. He is brave as the bear' or 'as clean as the fox'. We had freedom so we did not seek it. We sought honor, and honor was duty. The man who sought freedom was just running from duty, so he was weak.
The only time freedom is important is when others are trying to put you in chains. We had no chains so we needed no freedom.

The world your people brought saw everything in terms of freedom. We have always had our freedom so you had nothing of value to give us. All you could do is take it away and give it back to us in form of cages. That is what you did when you took our land and tried to give it back to us in allotments. You took all our Indian land and gave it back to us in squares and said, 'You now have the freedom to be farmers and ranchers'. We didn't want to be farmers and ranchers. We had been farmers when we had to. But we didn't want to be told to be farmers.
When we didn't farm you got angry and couldn't understand. 'We have given you the freedom to have your own land and be farmers', you said. 'And you aren't doing anything'. To us, all you had done is given us our own cage.

If you take an animal from the woods or the prairie and give him a house inside a fence, is that giving him freedom? No. All it is doing is taking away his honor, because if he accepts it, he is no longer free.
Yet that is what you did to us. 'Either accept this cage or be killed' is what you told us. You took our honor and gave us your freedom. And even you know that is no freedom at all. It is just the freedom to live inside your own locked cage.

White people are jealous of us. If it hadn't been for your religion you would have lived just like us from the first minute you got to this land. You knew we were right. You started wearing our clothes. You started eating our food. You learned how to hunt like us. When you fought the English you even fought like us.
You came to this country because you really wanted to be like us. But when you got here you got scared and tried to build the same cages you had run away from. If you had listened to us instead of trying to convert us and kill us, what a country this would be.

vrijdag 12 februari 2016

White People Seem To See Race First

From the book Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn:

"He's a 'breed'. The other kids - the older kids - they lived in  Denver around white people for two years. The little guy, Eugene, he's never been as a far as Rapid City. He speaks Lakota. He's never seen his white dad. But to you the other kids are more Indian."
"Racially, I guess they are."
"And that's what matters to make them Indian to you?" "I guess. I don't know." This conversation was far too loaded. "See, that's the way it is with you white people. It's like race is the biggest thing. It wasn't forty years ago they still divided kids in school into groups. Full-bloods, half-bloods, and quarter-bloods. Made them hold up signs. Then took pictures. Those were just kids, and they divided up like they were some kind of damn recipe or something.

It's one of the things that surprises white people when they first come to a reservation. A lot of the kids don't look like Indians. Some of them are blond, like Eugene, or readhead. Some have blue eyes. That bothers white people. We can see it. You talk different to those kids. They aren't real Indians to you.
Every Indian notices this. Those kids are Indians to us, but not to you. Since your people first came over here we have been taking white people and letting them live with us. They have become Indians and we think that's fine. But it drives you crazy.

In the old days, during all the fighting, people would be captured, or we find someone without a home - you know there were a lot of kids without parents - there parents were killed in accidents or maybe in the Civil War.
We took those kids and those other people and let them live with us. We made them Indians. When they had children with one of our people, the children were Indians. Nowadays it's more like some woman having a kid with a white man.

But if one of those children went back with your people, they're not white. You don't see the white half and claim them. Then you see the Indian half and call them a half-breed. They get teased in school. Called 'Tonto' or 'Pocahontas'. We know. The kids come back and tell us.
All we cared about was the way they were raised and the people they became. You looked at the color of their skin and the color of their hair and you started dividing them up to see how much white they had in them! You called them half-breeds. Wouldn't let them be white and wouldn't let them be Indians.

That's just the way it is. Race is the biggest thing to white people. You can see it yourself. All you have to do is watch white people talk to people who aren't white. Sooner or later they're going to bring up race.
Wenonah's one little girl, she's like Eugene. She doesn't look like an Indian, so no one ever talks about it, except maybe to say, 'Oh, you don't look like an Indian.'

Black people have told me it's the same for them too. You white people just seem to see race first, no matter what. Then the really funny thing is that you pretend that you don't see race. It's all part of a big lie you live. It's like race is the biggest thing you see, but it's the hardest thing for you to talk about.

White people are afraid of everyone who isn't white. Look at how you define black people. If a person had one black ancestor back somewhere, and you can see it, you tell them they are black. Everybody for the last thousand years might have been white, but one grandparent was black, then you tell that person they are black. You don't do that with Italians or Irish. You don't say they're Italian if they have one old grandma somewhere who came over on a boat a hundred years ago. But one black grandma? Bingo, you're black. Think about it.

See, we do it the other way. One Indian, and you're an Indian if you want to be. For white people, you've got to have all white people to be white. One person who's not white, and that kid is an outsider forever. We only need one Indian to be an Indian. Do you see what I mean?

You've got all sorts of rules that you don't even know. Like, it's okay for white people to adopt Chinese kids, but it's not okay for Chinese people to adopt white kids. Or when different races go out together, the men are always supposed to be white. If a white man is with a black woman, then he's a liberal. But if a black man is with a white woman, he must be a pimp. It's the same with Indians. If a white man is with an Indian woman, it might be okay. That's the way they like to do it in the movies. But if an Indian man is with a white woman, there's something wrong with her that she would choose to be with one of 'those people '.
I think it has to do with conquering. The white man has to be in control. If there is a man of a different color who is in control of a white woman, either there has to be something wrong with her or there is something bad about him. She's a captive or a renegade. I mean why would a decent white woman ever want to be with an Indian man? Right?

It's the same about kids. If a white person marries someone who's not white, and they have children, it's okay if the kids are raised like white people, at least while the kids are still small. But if they're raised as Indians or blacks or something else, you say, 'Oh, that poor kid. He doesn't really belong anywhere '.
Well, if that kid has an Indian parent, they belong with us. We believe that. We don't give them any tests or put them in groups according to how much Indian blood they have in them.

maandag 1 februari 2016

Wat wilde Bin Laden?

Het volgende verhaal komt uit het boek "Het zijn net mensen" van Joris Luyendijk:

Bin Laden zijn verhaal haalde nauwelijks de westerse media. Westerse regeringen steunden al decennia lang met geld, wapens en inlichtingen de belangrijkste Arabische dictaturen, met name Saudi-Arabië en de golfstaten, Egypte, Jordanië, Tunesië en Algerije. Naar die westerse inmenging verwees Bin Laden in iedere video en zijn boodschap was samen te vatten in twee woorden: rot op. 

Er was ook een langere versie en die ging ongeveer zo: moslims zijn arm en onderdrukt en uitgebuit door dictators. Jullie westerlingen steunen die dictators. Als we jullie aanvallen, drijven we een wig tussen de dictators en jullie. In ieder geval vestigingen we de aandacht van gewone moslims op de steun die hun onderdrukkers uit het westen krijgen. Dan komen de dictators ten val en kunnen wij beginnen aan de wederopbouw van ons gebied. 

Prominenten in het westen noemen de aanslagen van 11 september vaak een 'frontale aanval op de westerse beschaving '. Maar wie kijkt naar Bin Ladens verhaal, ziet dat hij zijn programma juist presenteert als zelfverdediging. En het westen - of beter Amerika - mocht een dreun hebben gekregen, Al-Qaida's pijlen zijn gericht op het Saudische koningshuis, het regime in Caïro en de andere Arabische dictators. 

Volgens Bin Laden zit de Islamitische wereld in een burgeroorlog, Amerika steunt in die oorlog zijn tegenstander en daarom kreeg Amerika een klap. Maar Al-Qaida wil niet de baas worden in New-York of Londen. Mekka, dat is de hoofdprijs. Dit deel van Bin Ladens boodschap bleef vrijwel buiten de westerse nieuwsstroom, en zo hoorden maar weinig westerlingen alle motieven van hun vijand. 

Er kwam in het westen geen debat over de steun aan de dictators, en prominenten bleven moslims in de islamitische wereld oproepen om 'de discussie over hun geloof' aan te gaan. Maar een moslim die in een sleutelland als Egypte of Saudi-Arabië een debat begint over de interpretatie van de islam, gaat direct naar de gevangenis want praten over geloof is praten over politiek. En in de gevangenis wordt die moslim gemarteld door iemand die daarvoor is getraind door de CIA. 

Als ik de Arabische wereld in een beeld moet samenvatten, kies ik voor de showprocessen: regimes die al dan niet in het geniep alle oppositie kapot trappen met het argument 'terroristen!' Het westen dat erbij staat, ernaar kijkt en waar nodig een handje helpt. En dus een oppositie waarvan nooit duidelijk kan worden of het de islamitische variant is van het fascisme, of van de christen-democratie. De waarheid is zoek in dictaturen, dat maakt die systemen zo taai.