They are building an airport city in Manchester

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Originally posted on Malawi Ace:
Someone please remind me again why I live in this city… Most readers will probably not know that Manchester is quite an experimental city. The first free electric intercity metroshuttle buses in the UK began…

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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Newsweek recently featured an extract from Julian Assange’s new book, When Google Met Wikileaks, about his meeting with Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt in 2011:

When Google Met Wikileaks‘Eric Schmidt is an influential figure, even among the parade of powerful characters with whom I have had to cross paths since I founded WikiLeaks. In mid-May 2011 I was under house arrest in rural Norfolk, England, about three hours’ drive northeast of London. The crackdown against our work was in full swing and every wasted moment seemed like an eternity. It was hard to get my attention.

But when my colleague Joseph Farrell told me the executive chairman of Google wanted to make an appointment with me, I was listening.

In some ways the higher echelons of Google seemed more distant and obscure to me than the halls of Washington. We had been locking horns with senior U.S. officials for years by that point. The mystique…

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What’s on in Manchester – November

Originally posted on The Visit Manchester Blog:

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

Here’s our highlights of where to be and what to see in Manchester in the coming month.


Omid Djalili – Iranalamadingdong at Bolton Albert Halls
Thursday 13 November
He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include the Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up.


Akram Khan: One side to the other at The Lowry
Wednesday 15 November – Sunday 01 February 2015
Celebrated dancer and choreographer, Akram Khan, curates a visual art exhibition for the first time in his career, bringing together elements of performance and live installation work alongside sculpture, painting and film.

The Sensory War 1914-2014 at Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 11 October – Sunday 22 February 2015
The show examines how artists from 1914 onwards…

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Paneleiras de Goiabeiras (Clay Pot Craftswomen from Goiabeiras)

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Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
Vitoria, Brazil In my past couple years of traveling to Vitoria, Brazil, I have had the opportunity to enjoy a few steaming pots of a fish laden stew called Moqueca. I finally had a chance to visit…

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Imaging Brazil 2006: 47/53 (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)

Originally posted on Adriano Antoine:

A personal selection of photographs with their stories in English, Portuguese, and Dutch (scroll down for the Portuguese and Dutch texts).

IMAGING BRAZIL 2005 (Complete overview of 47 photographs)

IMAGING BRAZIL 2006 (Complete overview of 53 photographs, in progress)

47. Ipanema Beach / Praia / Strand


DECEMBER 2006: Ipanema Beach

We had returned to Rio de Janeiro, to Ipanema Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the planet. Many tourists, who visit Rio, arrive here to lie down on the beach all day and have themselves deeply tanned. Especially during Carnival, the beaches in Rio ware one giant, colorful patchwork of sunbathers on their towels or cangas. But late in the afternoon of a normal December day, even Ipanema beach was almost deserted. There was only one couple, enjoying the last sunrays of another bright, sunny day. They didn’t seem to be worried about the warship that is passing close to…

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Dilma Rousseff wants to be “a much better president”

Originally posted on English Blog IEJ:

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil

Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil (Source: Wikimedia)

After winning the closest presidential election race in many years, Dilma Rousseff promised to re-unite Brazil. She said that the priority for her second term would be political reform.

In a speech to her supporters, Ms Rousseff said the top priority for her second term would be political reform adding she wanted to be “a much better president than I have been until now”.

Last Sunday, the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has been re-elected for a second term with 51.6% of the vote against the centre-right politician Aecio Neves.

Dilma Roussef worked hard in the poorer northern states, and her opponent from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) has campaigned in wealthier and more developed southern parts of Brazil.

Indeed, Mrs Roussef faced mass protest last year against corruption and poor services, even if she remains popular with poor Brazilians thanks…

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What is Black & White, and Crimson All Over?

Originally posted on Travel with Intent:


This week, I’m sharing some more pieces from the Manchester Outhouse project in Stevenson Square.


You can’t walk past these without stopping!

Linked to Monday Mural.

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Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil

Originally posted on State Building and Fragility Monitor:

Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.

After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil in decades, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4 percent with more than 99 percent of the votes tallied.

At a hotel in Brasilia where Rousseff was due to speak, party supporters waved red flags and jumped up and down, screaming in celebration.

In Sao Paulo, a stronghold of Neves’ Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), a more subdued mood was punctuated by some government supporters honking horns and screaming with joy.

Voting was peaceful and Brazil’s robust democracy is free of the political violence that mars some other countries in Latin America.

Yet, at a…

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Brazilians Vote for a Sovereign Future Within BRICS; Re-Elect Dilma Rousseff President

Originally posted on LaRouche Irish Brigade:

The re-election of Dilma Rousseff as President of Brazil on Sunday defeated the British Empire’s attempt to pull Brazil out of the BRICS and South America’s integration projects, through the election of her opponent, Aecio Neves. Dilma won 51.6% of the vote, vs. Aecio’s 48.4%.

U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche warned earlier in the day that a victory by Neves would turn Brazil into a British colony again, and was a threat to the real interests of the United States. He was delighted with the news of Rousseff’s re-election.

The vote is a defeat of everything represented by the trans-Atlantic system. The London Economist and Financial Times campaigned vigorously for Aecio. Neves promised to re-impose economic orthodoxy in Brazil, re-align Brazil with the Anglo-American war party, and turn against the BRICS and South America, and named hedge fund speculator Arminio Fraga as his prospective Treasury Ministry, to prove his seriousness. London’s…

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Government Minister: We don’t trust Scousers to wipe their own backsides

Originally posted on notlondonnews:

The Government have responded to calls by people in places across England for more powers to be devolved from Whitehall by saying they don’t trust people.

Despite the government endorsing a report released earlier this week which said Greater Manchester should be given more powers, a leading government ministers has said it is unlikely that they will support a similar approach being taken in other parts of England.

Government minister Maurice Hapsburg MP said, “We are happy to give greater powers and responsibility to Greater Manchester but don’t think this is something we’ll let happen in every part of England. We don’t trust Scousers to wipe their own backsides and we wouldn’t let a Geordie organise a piss up in a brewery so there’s not much chance we’re going to let them run important things like transport”.

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