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Dam Project Threat Still Looms Large in Chilean Patagonia

I reached the northern terminus of southern Chile’s Carretera Austral last week, just after Tuesday slid into Wednesday. All things considered, it is one of the most profoundly beautiful stretches of road I’ve ever experienced. Pristine glacier-fed lakes and jagged Andean peaks line both sides of the largely unpaved and …

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Slovenia Comes of Age – Government Sites Targeted by Anonymous

When Slovenia signed on to Acta last week, did they actually think nobody would notice? Or maybe just hoping that most of Anonymous’s hackers simply wouldn’t know where (or what) Slovenia was? From the video: We encourage anyone out there, for the freedom of yourself or for the freedom of …

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Dangerous social media games – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

From Dangerous social media games – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. A recently exposed plan by Israel is the latest example of citizens asked to shill for their governments online, Jillian York notes. When a state must pay citizens to fight its online public relations wars, it has already lost.

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Ljubljana’s ‘Boj Za’ Camp, Day 7 (LJ Pics of the Day)

Here are a few shots taken about an hour ago of the gradually growing camp of demonstrators in the plaza in front of Ljubljana’s Stock Exchange. The three large army tents firmly in place likens the area to a small, but growing refugee camp. General assemblies continue daily at 6 …

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#OWS – ‘Where do we go from here?’

That’s impossible to predict but the impact has already become quite real. Here’s a beautiful little film, a well-spent 3min13sec, shot a few days ago by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ed David on OWS’s One Month birthday. (My, how quickly they grow.) Check more of David’s work at kittyguerrilla.com.

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Ljubljana’s ‘Boj Za’ Camp, Day 5 + Occupy Tibdits

Quick update on the Boj Za occupation of the plaza in front of Ljubljana’s Stock Exchange: Demonstrators spent a fourth straight night camped out on Tuesday. Despite the onset of crappy weather –rain today, and snow on the way–  the numbers attending the daily workshops and those spending the night …

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OccupyLjubljana vidblog

Here’s a quick (semi) rough cut of yesterday’s 15 October demonstrations here in Ljubljana, complete with a kick-back-and-relax-perfect-for-a-Sunday-Afternoon/evening soundtrack. Please, do share. If you can’t download from vimeo I also uploaded it to YouTube here. Some pics and a late night notebook were posted here last night. Meanwhile, the focus …

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#OccupyLjubljana Notebook.

Here’s a few dozen images from today’s #OccupyLjubljana demonstrations in the Slovenian capital, and a few scattered notes: The crowd of some 3000 to 4000, which filled much of Kongresni Trg, or Congress Square, under the sunny mid-afternoon skies, certainly exceeded most people’s expectations. So to did the 50 or …

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‘Are we all in the same boat?’ – #occupyLjubljana update

That was the title of a talk given last night by Slovenian philosopher and sociologist Igor Pribac, who clearly believes that we’re not. Speaking before a group of some 80 people at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Philosophy ahead of Saturday’s #OccupyLjubljana gathering in the Slovenian capital’s Kongresni Trg, …

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Zizek at #OccupyWallStreet open forum + a Foxnews.com poll

Here are a couple of videos of Slovenian philosopher and critic Slavoj Žižek‘s talk at the #OccupyWallstreet open forum yesterday. Besides Donald Trump’s wife and perhaps a few skiers, he’s probably the best-known Slovene, and is always a joy to listen to and watch. Well worth watching when you’ve got …

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