sexta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2014

"Remove China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council"

On January 1, 2014, all four of these dictatorships were elected to the UN Human Rights Council. Why are criminals being turned into judges?

Stop the absurdity.

Assine aqui!

segunda-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2014

Lee Starsberg - uma forma inovadora de ensinar a ser ator/atriz

O Mestre faria hoje anos - Carlos Paredes

"A morte do cinegrafista" - Alexandra Lucas Coelho

Um excelente texto de Alexandra Lucas Coelho no Público e no seu blogue:

1. A história de 2013–2014 no Brasil vai ter um antes e um depois da morte do cinegrafista. O cinegrafista (repórter de imagem) chamava-se Santiago Andrade e cobria uma manifestação para a TV Bandeirantes, quando foi atingido por um rojão (foguete de artifício). Câmaras captaram o rebentamento que afundou o crânio de Santiago. Isso aconteceu na quinta-feira, 6 de Fevereiro, ao fim da tarde, junto à Central do Brasil, onde milhares de cariocas se cruzam entre metro, comboio e ônibus. Santiago, 49 anos, casado, pai de quatro filhos, era um cinegrafista experiente, incuindo treino para situações de conflito. Passou quatro dias em coma e morreu na segunda-feira.

O texto completo aqui.

domingo, 16 de fevereiro de 2014

Keith Haring

Assim vai a Europa! - "Hungary is no longer a democracy"

It is now a fact: Hungary is no longer a democracy.President János Áder has just signed the implementation decrees for new constitutional reforms that wipe out what was left of opposition forces against the government.

"“Here, Rape is Normal”"

A Five-Point Plan to Curtail Sexual Violence in Somalia

"O fim da troika, o regresso aos mercados, o programa cautelar... e outros mitos"

Em Maio termina o período de vigência do Programa de Ajustamento acordado em 2011 entre o governo português e a troika (BCE, FMI e Comissão Europeia). Segundo nos dizem, a intervenção externa aconteceu porque o Estado português deixou de poder financiar-se nos mercados da dívida pública. No entanto, a troika deixa o país com uma dívida ainda maior e sem acesso garantido aos mercados.

Para servir esta dívida – isto é, para pagar juros e financiar o reembolso da dívida que vence nos próximos anos – o governo português tem dado a entender que Portugal dispõe de duas alternativas: dispensar qualquer espécie de “ajuda externa”, regressando aos mercados (saída limpa); ou recorrer “apenas” a um programa cautelar. Será que alguma destas alternativas serve os interesses de Portugal?

Na íntegra aqui.

terça-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2014


Governments worldwide need to know that mass surveillance, like that conducted by the NSA, is always a violation of our inalienable human rights.

Over the past year, more than 360 organizations in over 70 countries have come together to support the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance.

These thirteen Principles establish the human rights obligations of any government conducting surveillance. They are the core of an international movement to compel all states to stop the mass spying of the innocent. The Principles are already being used in national campaigns and international pressure to reign in spies including the NSA.

Shirley Temple

quinta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2014

International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Progress has been made in recent years in reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), largely because communities and families are taking action and calling for change.

However an estimated 120 to 140 million women have been subject to this harmful and dangerous practice and 3 million girls continue to be at risk each year. The practice persists because it is sustained by social perceptions, including that girls and their families will face shame, social exclusion and diminished marriage prospects if they forego cutting. These perceptions can, and must, change.

FGM/C poses immediate and long-term consequences for the health of women and girls, and violates their human rights.

Success in reducing the incidence in several countries where it was once highly prevalent has occurred as a result of culturally sensitive engagement with local communities, encouraging change from within. Where communities have chosen to make public declarations against the practice, for example in Senegal, declines of up to 65 per cent have been recorded.

Support is being provided by UNFPA, UNICEF and other partners for community-led abandonment programmes. The programmes engage parliamentarians, media, traditional communicators, women lawyers, medical associations, religious leaders and scholars to speak out against the practice.

The International Day against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, provides an opportunity for people everywhere to redouble their efforts and end this harmful practice within a generation.

UNFPA, UNICEF and its partners will continue to work for the achievement of this important goal, and to advance gender equality and improve sexual and reproductive health.

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman

"Politicamente incorreto" - Boaventura Sousa Santos

terça-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2014

Desvendar Clarisse Lispector

Desvendar Clarisse Lispector

Parabéns ao "Facebook" - 10 anos

"There you go!"

Around the world ‘development’ is robbing tribal people of their land, self-sufficiency and pride and leaving them with nothing.

Watch this short, satirical film, written by Oren Ginzburg and narrated by actor and comedian David Mitchell, which tells the story of how tribal peoples are being destroyed in the name of ‘development’.

This is still happening today, in India, Ethiopia, Canada and elsewhere with devastating consequences.

The government of Ethiopia, which is one of the biggest recipients of American and British overseas aid, is forcibly resettling 200,000 self-sufficient tribal people, including Mursi, Kwegu and Bodi, leaving thousands with no land, cattle herds or livelihood. Unable to sustain themselves they say they are now just ‘waiting to die’. The Prime Minister justified this plan, in a country renowned for famine, by claiming it will give the tribes ‘a modern life’.

The beneficiaries of this ‘development’ are being arrested, beaten and raped. Their grain stores are being destroyed in an effort to force them to give up their lands and their ways of life. The result will be a humanitarian catastrophe.

Vídeo a não perder: There you go!