terça-feira, 19 de setembro de 2017

"40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world #Achieve87"


New research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has revealed the true scale of modern slavery around the world. The data, released during the United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016. The ILO have also released a companion estimate of child labour, which confirms that about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, were subject to child labour.

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Assim vai a Europa! - "Corrupt Brazilian tycoon among applicants for Portugal's golden visas"; "Cyprus 'selling' EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine"

(Este artigo também pode ser lido no jornal Expresso)

Filme recomendado - "Detroit"



Realização de Kathryn Bigelow

domingo, 17 de setembro de 2017

"Soneto de amor" - José Régio (17/09/1901)


Não me peças palavras, nem baladas,
Nem expressões, nem alma... Abre-me o seio,
Deixa cair as pálpebras pesadas,
E entre os seios me apertes sem receio.

Na tua boca sob a minha, ao meio,
Nossas línguas se busquem, desvairadas...
E que os meus flancos nus vibrem no enleio
Das tuas pernas ágeis e delgadas.

E em duas bocas uma língua..., — unidos,
Nós trocaremos beijos e gemidos,
Sentindo o nosso sangue misturar-se.

Depois... — abre os teus olhos, minha amada!
Enterra-os bem nos meus; não digas nada...
Deixa a Vida exprimir-se sem disfarce!

Livro recomendado - "Contos Completos I"


Lettre d’Albert Camus à René Char


Albert Camus restera comme une figure singulière dans la culture et l’histoire : immense écrivain, penseur à la fois engagé et en rupture avec son époque et, fait rare, homme d’exception, à la hauteur d’une œuvre lumineuse et nécessaire. Son chemin aura croisé l’aventure d’un autre homme d’exception, René Char, poète sibyllin et résistant.


Cher René,

Je suis en Normandie avec mes enfants, près de Paris en somme, et encore plus près de vous par le cœur. Le temps ne sépare, il n’est lâche que pour les séparés — Sinon, il est fleuve, qui porte, du même mouvement. Nous nous ressemblons beaucoup et je sais qu’il arrive qu’on ait envie de « disparaître », de n’être rien en somme. Mais vous disparaîtriez pendant dix ans que vous retrouveriez en moi la même amitié, aussi jeune qu’il y a des années quand je vous ai découvert en même temps que votre œuvre. Et je ne sais pourquoi, j’ai le sentiment qu’il en est de même pour vous, à mon égard. Quoi qu’il en soit, je voudrais que vous vous sentiez toujours libre et d’une liberté confiante, avec moi.

Plus je vieillis et plus je trouve qu’on ne peut vivre qu’avec les êtres qui vous libèrent, qui vous aiment d’une affection aussi légère à porter que forte à éprouver. La vie d’aujourd’hui est trop dure, trop amère, trop anémiante, pour qu’on subisse encore de nouvelles servitudes, venues de qui on aime. À la fin, on mourrait de chagrin, littéralement. Et il faut que nous vivions, que nous trouvions les mots, l’élan, la réflexion qui fondent une joie, la joie. Mais c’est ainsi que je suis votre ami, j’aime votre bonheur, votre liberté, votre aventure en un mot, et je voudrais être pour vous le compagnon dont on est sûr, toujours.

Je rentre dans une semaine. Je n’ai rien fait pendant cet été, sur lequel je comptais, beaucoup, pourtant. Et cette stérilité, cette insensibilité subite et durable m’affectent beaucoup. Si vous êtes libre à la fin de la semaine prochaine (jeudi ou vendredi, le temps de me retourner) déjeunons ou dînons. Un mot dans ma boîte et ce sera convenu. Je me réjouis du fond du cœur, de vous revoir.

Votre ami

Albert Camus

quarta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2017

"The Most Influential Images of All Time" - 17: Cindy Sherman


Untitled Film Still #21 - Cindy Sherman

Since she burst onto the art scene in the late 1970s, Cindy Sherman the person has always been obscured by Cindy Sherman the subject. Through inventive, deliberately confusing self-portraits taken in familiar but artificial circumstances, Sherman introduced photography as postmodern performance art. From her Untitled Film Stillsseries, #21 (“City Girl”) calls to mind a frame from a B movie or an opening scene from a long-since-canceled television show. Yet the images are entirely Sherman’s creations, placing the viewer in the role of unwitting voyeur. Rather than capture real life in the click of a shutter, Sherman uses photography as an artistic tool to deceive and captivate. Her images have become some of the most valuable photographs ever produced. By manipulating viewers and recasting her own identity, Sherman carved out a new place for photography in fine art. And she showed that even photography allows people to be something they’re not.

"Don’t look away" - Jeremy Adelman


Photography came of age amid the wars and atrocities, as well as the humanitarian aspirations, of the modern world

segunda-feira, 4 de setembro de 2017

"The Most Influential Images of All Time" - 16: Alberto Korda


Guerillero heroico - Alberto Korda

The day before Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, a ship had exploded in Havana Harbor, killing the crew and dozens of dockworkers. Covering the funeral for the newspaper Revolución, Korda focused on Fidel Castro, who in a fiery oration accused the U.S. of causing the explosion. The two frames he shot of Castro’s young ally were a seeming afterthought, and they went unpublished by the newspaper. But after Guevara was killed leading a guerrilla movement in Bolivia nearly seven years later, the Cuban regime embraced him as a martyr for the movement, and Korda’s image of the beret-clad revolutionary soon became its most enduring symbol. In short order, Guerrillero Heroico was appropriated by artists, causes and admen around the world, appearing on everything from protest art to underwear to soft drinks. It has become the cultural shorthand for rebellion and one of the most recognizable and reproduced images of all time, with its influence long since transcending its steely-eyed subject.

"China Tells Women to ‘Go Home and Live Well’" - Sophie Richardson


Beijing Urging Women to Quit Their Jobs, Focus on Family