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Joven estudiante tatuó su piel en homenaje a las víctimas de los falsos positivos

Joven estudiante tatuó su piel en homenaje a las víctimas de los falsos positivos | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Más de 300 mensajes de solidaridad y aprecio a las madres de Soacha han sido enviados a El Espectador en 24 horas.
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The circular economy: from consumer to user

Vía Able Overdoer http://sco.lt/5IUufZ ;

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March 20, 3013 - Sustainable Brands

In January, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a new animation, focusing on the role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy....http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/changing-consumers-users-key-success-circular-economy?goback=.gde_1405_member_226267377

 

25th January, 2013 Circular Economy
New report: Towards the Circular Economy vol. 2 - Ellen MacArthur Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/new-report-towards-the-circular-economy-vol-2

 

Circular Economy 100 - Ellen MacArthur Foundationhttp://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/business/ce100

 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with Education and Business to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economyhttp://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

  

 

 

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands
Barking Up the Right Tree: How Highland Craftsmen Is Helping the Local Environment, Economyhttp://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/barking-right-tree-how-highland-craftsman-helping-local-environment?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands

Biofuel Waste Could Offer Concrete Gains for Greener Cement | Sustainable Brands http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/waste_not/biofuel-waste-could-offer-concrete-gains-greener-cement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

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A Conversation With Anarchist David Graeber

A Conversation With Anarchist David Graeber. Charlie Rose. 2006.
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Un punto de vista diferente sobre los grupos de poder. 

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A real woman

A real woman | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: 

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish? 
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

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University of North Carolina Faces Backlash For Its Mistreatment Of Sexual Assault Victims

University of North Carolina Faces Backlash For Its Mistreatment Of Sexual Assault Victims | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
To mark the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student paper has a message for their university over its disciplinary system, which handles sexual assault with the seriousness of a minor infraction.
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El sucre podría convertirse en moneda de reserva internacional en los próximos años

El sucre podría convertirse en moneda de reserva internacional en los próximos años | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
En un futuro muy próximo podrían formarse zonas equivalentes de distintas monedas de reserva, y una de ellas sería la del sucre, consideran los expertos.
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The Most Expensive War in World History: Costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars could rise to $6 trillion

The Most Expensive War in World History: Costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars could rise to $6 trillion | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Over a decade of US wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq will in the end cost as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for
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UN passes global arms trade treaty

UN passes global arms trade treaty | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
The UN General Assembly adopts a historic treaty to control the trade in conventional arms, voting it through by a huge majority.
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Via Lila Herazo (FB)

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La patronal española aconseja no pagar las bajas para controlar el absentismo. Diario de Noticias de Alava

La patronal española aconseja no pagar las bajas para controlar el absentismo. Diario de Noticias de Alava | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
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Esto ya se me escapa... no sé ni cómo calificarlo. Bueno, mientras se le aplique a TODOS, pues hasta me parece bien porque tengo entendido que en donde hay más absentismo es precisamente en los cargos públicos de alto rango. Las cámaras siempre están vacías! Seguro que nos ahorraríamos una pasta en pagarle a estos desgraciados!!!!!

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Corea del Norte anuncia que está "en estado de guerra" con Corea del Sur

Corea del Norte anuncia que está "en estado de guerra" con Corea del Sur | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Corea del Norte anunció este sábado que estaba en "estado de guerra" con Corea del Sur, una nueva amenaza tomada "en serio" por Washington pero que fu...

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Madre de Dios! Definitivamente la estupidez es el peor handicap de la especie humana. Qué decepción tan grande! A estas alturas del desarrollo de la civilización?!! Estamos todos locos! Como diría Fernando Fernán Gómez: "¡A la mierda!"

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Huge International Effort Uncovers New Gene Markers For Cancer Risk

Huge International Effort Uncovers New Gene Markers For Cancer Risk | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists...
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Constructed Wetlands

Constructed Wetlands | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
natural treatment systems constructed wetlands wastewater environmental engineering ecological sustainable wastewater treatment reuse storm water applied biotechnology
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Be on the right side of History

Be on the right side of History | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
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Gracias a Federico López por este post.

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The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital.

The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital. | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital.
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"Hollywood has returned to its cold war role, led by liberals. Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning 'Argo' is the first feature film so integrated into the propaganda system that its subliminal warning of Iran's "threat" is offered as Obama is preparing, yet again, to attack Iran. That Affleck's "true story" of good-guys-vs-bad-Muslims is as much a fabrication as Obama's justification for his war plans is lost in PR-managed plaudits. As the independent critic Andrew O'Hehir points out, 'Argo' is "a propaganda movie in the truest sense, one that claims to be innocent of all ideology." That is, it debases the art of film-making to reflect an image of the power it serves.

The true story is that, for 34 years, the US foreign policy elite have seethed with revenge for the loss of the shah of Iran, their beloved tyrant, and his CIA-designed state of torture. When Iranian students occupied the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, they found a trove of incriminating documents, which revealed that an Israeli spy network was operating inside the US, stealing top scientific and military secrets. Today, the duplicitous Zionist ally - not Iran - is the one and only nuclear threat in the Middle East."

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La constitución #ciudadana de #Islandia acaba congelada

La constitución #ciudadana de #Islandia acaba congelada | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
La legislatura termina en Islandia sin que se haya tramitado la reforma constitucional que nació de las protestas de la calleLos expertos hablan de "fracaso" en un proyecto citado como referencia internacional para una salida alternativa a la crisis...

 

El miembro del Partido Pirata de Islandia, que se presenta por primera vez a las elecciones, Smári McCarthy, ayudó a redactar los artículos sobre acceso a la información. “El Consejo solo tuvo cuatro meses para hacer el texto y luego el Parlamento tardó más de un año en trabajar la propuesta (…) que no necesita grandes cambios”, criticó.

 

McCarthy añadió, asimismo, otro fracaso de la cámara baja islandesa: “Sentimos que las promesas relativas a transparencia y a la apertura no se han cumplido. El partido Independiente y el Progresista -la oposición conservadora- han estado los últimos dos años bloqueando iniciativas y reformas, como la modernización de la libertad de información”.


Via Francisco George
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Tremendo barapalo para los movimientos revolucionarios en Europa. Los políticos tradicionales nuevamente al mando en Islandia. Otra batalla más perdida. 

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Francisco George's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:36 AM

Duro fin para un mito que casi nunca existio. Los politicos tradicionales han recuperado el control...queda el Partido PIRATA islandes

Juanjo Pina's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:54 AM

Refrendo para la inexistencia de la cacareada revolución islandesa. Ni encarcelados, ni rebelión contra el FMI, ni mucho menos constitución. La que hicieron era la misma de antes con un par de pufos nacionalistas, y ni siquiera va a cuajar eso.

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Noam Chomsky: Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity -- Reflections on the Middle East

Professor Noam Chomsky, delivering the 2013 Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity -- Reflections on the Middle East at Friends House in London on 18th ...
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Análisis de la situación del conflicto Palestino-Israelí realizado por Noah Chomsky. 

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Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim | Video on TED.com

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens.
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This video talks about politics in USA, but it could be any other country. Really worth every single second. Gracias a Federico López por esta Joya.  

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Obama seeks $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain. (U.S. unveils $100M brain research plan: President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative t...
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Republican Senator Mark Kirk Backs Gay Marriage

Republican Senator Mark Kirk Backs Gay Marriage | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced his support for same-sex marriage Tuesday, becoming the second Republican senator to do so after his colleague Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) embraced marriage equality last month.
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Los yogures ya no tendrán fecha de caducidad

Los yogures ya no tendrán fecha de caducidad | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Cañete ha explicado que ahora cada fabricante debe evaluar el tiempo razonable en que se puede consumir este producto
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Excelente noticia para todos. 

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Christian Church opens doors to Muslims

Christian Church opens doors to Muslims | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
An Episcopal church in Aberdeen are open to hundreds of Muslim worshippers, arriving for daily prayers.
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''Jesus taught his disciples to love your neighbour as yourself and this is something I cannot just preach to my congregation, I had to put it into practice."


I have cried like a baby with this news. This is the kind of things that gives me a little hope about mankind. THUMBS UP!!!!!!!

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El embarazo, amenaza de muerte para millones de adolescentes

El embarazo, amenaza de muerte para millones de adolescentes | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Cada año, 50.000 adolescentes y niñas mueren en todo el mundo durante el embarazo o el parto, en muchos casos porque sus cuerpos no están listos para la gestación.See it on Scoop.it, via No sabia que era imposible,,, y lo hice :-)...
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Supreme Court likely to advance gay marriage but stop short of broad ruling

Supreme Court likely to advance gay marriage but stop short of broad ruling | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
After two days of highly anticipated courtroom arguments about same-sex marriage, a sweeping ruling on gay rights seems unlikely from the U.S.
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Africa's Western Black Rhino declared extinct

Africa's Western Black Rhino declared extinct | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
The Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared officially extinct Thursday by a leading conservation group.
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Via Federico López. FB.

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Un nuevo sistema de recolección de agua de la niebla

Un nuevo sistema de recolección de agua de la niebla | Activism, society and multiculturalism | Scoop.it
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"Cada año, 2,5 millones de personas mueren de sed o por beber agua contaminada, y las Naciones Unidas espera que para el año 2025 dos tercios de la población mundial sufrirá escasez de agua."

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