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The Story of Salvador’s Banda Didá — Longreads

In a country with violent history and violent politics, Brazil’s first all-female, Afro-Brazilian percussion group drums and dances and changes lives. via The Story of Salvador’s Banda Didá — Longreads

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Why Britain’s election won’t end the political chaos | The Economist

Britons are heading to the polls for the fourth time in five years. How has Britain gone from having one of the most stable political systems in the world to being derided as a political basket-case—and why won’t the chaos … Continue reading

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“Landscape of fear” forces Brazilian rainforest researchers into anonymity

Funding cuts and fear of retribution are hampering scientists’ response to the Amazonian deforestation crisis. 6 December 2019 John Pickrell JOAO LAET/Contributor A labourer watches a fire that spread to the farm he works at in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Nation Abandonment: the Catch Phrase for the 21st Century — Astute News

Future historians, if they exist, will look back in amazement at the leaders of three nations in particular. The leaders – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and US President Donald Trump – not only ignore, but … Continue reading

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Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Molds 1,527 Guns into Shovels Used to Plant Trees

Pedro Reyes  is showing how an object used for harm can be molded into one that promotes life in a project titled “Palas por Pistolas.” Reyes, who originally is from Mexico City, collected 1,527 guns from the Culiacán area in … Continue reading

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Cooperation and evolution

In this papercut animation, Professor Rob Lue presents a whimsical take on the endosymbiotic theory of mitochondrial origin and its implications for the properties of mitochondria.

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Déjeuner sur l’herbe – Animation Short Film 2019 – GOBELINS

Un scientifique émérite voit ses convictions s’effondrer lors d’un déjeuner sur l’herbe. A brilliant scientist sees his convictions crumble during a picnic at the lake. Réalisateurs / Directors: Jules BOURGES, Jocelyn CHARLES, Nathan HARBONN VIAUD, Pierre ROUGEMONT Contact de l’équipe … Continue reading

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Esquerda Online: Lula’s freedom changes Brazil. — No Borders

Editorial statement, Esquerda Online, Sao Paulo. Esquerda Online is published by Resistência, a revolutionary socialist component current of Brazil’s Party for Socialism and Freedom. Lula’s parole changes Brazil’s political panorama. After 580 days of unjust imprisonment, the PT leader making … Continue reading

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Step Inside the World of Artist Brothers Icy + Sot in an Exclusive Studio Interview

Icy + Sot (previously) have worked since their youth drawing attention to social justice issues in their artwork both on the streets and in fine art galleries. Through their multi-disciplinary practice, the Iranian-born brothers explore issues of censorship, refugee crises, … Continue reading

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Mary Beard – Women & Power

Commissioned by The Getty Museum on the occasion of their 2019 Getty Medal to Mary Beard, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, a professor of classics at Cambridge University, and the author of numerous books on ancient Rome. getty.edu/about/whatwedo/medal.html … Continue reading

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