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Disaster Capitalism Won’t Save Us

Can we buy our way out of a warming planet? Probably not, but advertisers will still try to sell Californians respirator masks as they flee historic wildfires. In this episode of The Idea File, Atlantic staff writer Alexis Madrigal explains … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Wireless Light Rail

Luke Starkenburg The Light Rail system in Rio de Janeiro is a modern, wireless system using a ground power rail. The Alstom Citadis 402 low-floor trams are attractive, quiet, and low floor. I also included various other train in Rio … Continue reading

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Santa Teresa Tram, Rio de Janeiro [4K 60fps]

This is one of the coolest trams in the world! The tram actually had a much longer route than it did 10 years ago. Today, it begins at Carioca, a 5 minute walk from the Metro station. The Santa Teresa … Continue reading

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This Hare Krishna Monk Turned Police Chief Battles Brutality in Rio | OZY

Orlando Zaccone is trying to foster a left-wing movement within Brazilian law enforcement.   For a socialist, pro-drug-legalization, Hare Krishna police chief in the polarized and hardly ever reasonable Brazil of Jair Bolsonaro, Orlando Zaccone seems strangely at ease. As … Continue reading

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10 steps to revitalising Stretford town centre — Just Step Sideways

Stretford Mall, Stretford Arndale, The Precinct, whatever you call it; Stretford Town Centre has been on a steady decline for some time now. After years of waiting for the old Tory Trafford Council to take action and nothing happening, it … Continue reading

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Modern slavery uncovered in Brazilian coffee industry – FreedomUnited.org

Slave labor is pervasive in the world’s largest coffee industry, a six-month Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation has revealed. Evidence from public records, interviews, and other data shows that a significant and growing portion of Brazil’s coffee exports are produced using … Continue reading

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Crates Stacked in Beverage Yard Form Color-Coded Rows in Aerial Photographs by Bernhard Lang

Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang (previously) is known for his aerial shots that capture the inexact repetition and geometry of everyday life. His latest project, “Crate Stacks,” focuses in on a German beverage production yard, a facet of an industry that … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

A soon-to-be fashion shop in Amsterdam has a new facade that mimics flowing textiles. Designed by UNStudio, a Dutch architecture firm, “The Looking Glass” features three glass panels mounted on the building’s brick front. Each low-iron annealed glass piece is attached … Continue reading

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193 – The Border Between the ‘Two Englands’ | Map, Uk history, England

  In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. The US’s North and South are quite clearly delineated, by the states’ affiliations during the Civil War (which in the … Continue reading

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The Shutdown

Alan Bissett recalls the intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe’s largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing experience of an explosion that temporarily deformed his father. (Click the CC icon to enable English or French subtitles) Directed … Continue reading

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