IF YOU HAVEN'T CHECK OUT RUSSELL BRAND'S TREWS...A PUN ON TRUE NEWS. HE IS VERY PROUD OF HIS JOKE...TREWS ARE SHORT VIDEO CLIPS ON CURRENT EVENTS. HE TACKLES SOCIOLOGICAL PHENOMENONS IN THE US AND THE UK BY OFFERING AN INTELLIGENT ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY THAT INCLUDES THE DECONSTRUCTION OF CULTURAL BELIEFS AND METHODS OF INDOCTRINATION. HE IS FUNNY AS F**K.
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“If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.” Noam Chomsky
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IPCC PRESS RELEASE 8 October 2018 Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC approved by governments
October 11, 2018
“This follows Monday’s report by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which found humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe.”
“What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change.”
“The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching”
transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050.”
“Limiting warming to 1.5ºC is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes,” said Jim Skea, Co -Chair of IPCC Working Group III.
"The next few years are probably the most important in our history,” said Debra Roberts, Co Chair of IPCC Working Group II
The Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) is
available at: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
YOU ARE WISDOM YOU ARE COURAGE YOU ARE STRENGTH YOU ARE GENTLE POWER
YOU ARE WILD YOU ARE THE WILDERNESS YOU ARE WONDERFUL YOU ARE INFINITE
YOU ARE LOVE YOU ARE LOVED
Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam, Eastern India. The Kamakhya temple is the most sacred temple for Shakti followers and is dedicated to the mother Goddess.
Today we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades," in the New York Times on October 5th, 2017, an article Amy Goodman referred to as being the catalyst behind the #MeToo movement on Democracy Now live this morning in her conversation with internationally acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler, the celebrated author of The Vagina Monologues. This morning Eve Ensler talked about her conversation with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Denis Mukwege earlier this morning. Dr. Mukwege is one of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipients, both of whom are denouncing sexual violence. Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist, "founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic of Congo (DRC),"  who has dedicated his life to stop sexual violence as a weapon of war. This morning Dr. Denis Mukwege told Eve Ensler that the Nobel Peace Prize was an award received on the behalf of all survivors of sexual violence. Eve Ensler explained that we need reparation and to end impunity. She declared that the absence of justice allows rape culture to spread. As was mentioned in the live Broadcast of Democracy Now this morning, the other 2018 Nobel Prize recipient was Nadia Marad Basee Taha, a young Yazidi kurdish Iraqi human rights activist who has been tortured and raped by the Islamic State ISIS. This is important considering the fact that Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian lawmakers because of his de-nuclearization meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Nobel Peace Prize committee’s decision to honor Dr. Mukwege, someone who repairs the mutilated sexual organs of woman rape survivors, as well as Nadia Marad a human rights activist, a rape survivor and advocate, really speaks to the cultural mood of the moment and the political dynamics unraveling internationally.
The truth is that the way we treat survivors is unacceptable. The pain of women matters. Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), and co-founded the African American Policy Forum, has mapped the intersection of sexual, gender, and racial violence. Kimberlé W. Crenshaw has coined the term intersectionality to describe patriarchal and colonial power, as it intersects with identity politics, and its role in perpetuating gender violence, as the underlying dynamics allowing a deeply rooted rape culture to spread.
"1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime." 
Survivors of sexual violence deserve dignity and justice. When women’s stories are not being heard, a cultural tendency well portrayed in the news today by the motion to vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the supreme court of the United States tomorrow Saturday October 6th, 2018, we have to ask ourselves what are our North American social values? What values are we teaching our children? As a Canadian citizen, I understand that it is my duty to contribute to public health and act in ways that improve the social fabric of our society.
Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.
BÉRANGÈRE MAÏA NATASHA PARIZEAU
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit and non-locality of consciousness, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological essence of the human imagination, as well as a real concern for Mother Earth (ME). The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current global crises are crises in human consciousness. As an environmental advocate, peace, and consciousness activist, my work intends to address and participate in the redesigning of planetary culture for a sustainable and thriving future. My intention is to raise awareness by shedding light on the meaningful and multidimensional ways in which we experience ourselves in the world as humans. We co-create this world. A post-growth ecological culture is intentionally designed by us dreaming ourselves into existence for a truly abundant, thriving, and peaceful planetary existence. The future is extraordinary.