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The Kayapo are being driven from their homes for the Belo Monte Dam.

Wonder if anyone cares?


*upon posting this I wanted to get the date of this* I can't see the date that this picture was taken but

I believe the fight is still on going.


Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:51 AM (7 replies)

Jimmy Savile: New victims say ‘organised’ paedophile ring operated at BBC

//New victims of Jimmy Savile have gone to the police with complaints about a “very organised” paedophile ring operating at the BBC, it emerged today.

The allegations relate to the DJ and several of his associates working at the corporation about 40 years ago.

The victims say they were abused by the entertainer as well as other BBC staff who were not famous TV faces.//

//The fresh details on the alleged BBC paedophile ring came as it was revealed nine serving employees are under investigation for “serious allegations” of “sexual harassment, assault or inappropriate conduct” as the fallout from the Savile scandal continues.

The individuals are either staff members or contributors accused of sexual misconduct from as early as the Seventies up until recently. Some are being investigated by police. Others have been reported to BBC management. The BBC refused to say if any of the employees have been suspended.

Meanwhile, Newsnight editor Peter Rippon — who shelved a film detailing Savile’s abuse — faced fresh criticism after an email emerged claiming he played down the story because “it was 40 years ago” and the girls were not “too young”.

In the email sent last December, Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean wrote: “Having commissioned the story, Peter Rippon keeps saying he’s lukewarm about it and is trying to kill it by making impossible editorial demands.” She reportedly claimed: “When we rebut his points, he resorts to saying, well, it was 40 years ago ... the girls were teenagers, not too young ... they weren’t the worst kind of sexual offences etc.”//


Hope that they catch them all. Also hope the BBC isn't allowed to only have a internal investigation in to these matters.
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:15 PM (12 replies)

Michael Marra



Hermless by M Marra


(Michael Marra)

Wi' ma hand on ma hert and ma hert in ma mooth
(With my hand on my heart and my heart in my mouth)
Wi’ erms that could reach ower the sea
(wee arms that could reach over the sea)
Ma feet micht be big but the insects are safe
(My feet might be big but the insects are safe)
They'll never get stood on by me
(They'll never get stood on by me)

Hermless, hermless, There's never nae bother fae me
(Harmless, harmless, there's never no bother from me)
I ging to the libry, I tak' oot a book
(I go to the library, I take out a book)
And then I go hame for ma tea
(And then I go home for my dinner)

I save a' the coupons that come wi' the soup
(I save all the coupons that come with the soup)
And when I have saved fifty-three
(And when I have saved fifty-three)
I send awa fifty, pit three in the drar
(I send away fifty, put three in the drawers)
And something gets posted tae me
(And something gets posted to me)

Hermless, hermless, There's never nae bother fae me
(Harmless, harmless, there's never no bother from me)
I dae whit I’m telt and I tidy my room,
(I do what I'm told and tidy my room)
And then I come doon for my tea
(And then I come down for my dinner)

There's ane or twa lads wha I could cry my chums
(There's one or two lads what I could cry my chums)
They're canny and meek as can be
(They're clever and easy as can be)
There's Tam wi' his pigeons, And Wull wi his mice,
(There's Tam with his pigeons and Wull with his mice)
And Robert McLennan and me
(And Robert McLennan and me)

Hermless, hermless, There's never nae bother fae me
(Harmless, Harmless, there's never no bother from me)
I ging to the libry, I tak' oot a book
(I go to the library I take out a book)
And then I go hame for ma tea
(And then I go home for my dinner)

Hermless, hermless, there's never nae bother fae me
(Harmless, harmless, there's never no bother from me)
Naebody’d notice that I wasnae there
(Nobody notice that I wasn't there)
If I didnae come hame for ma tea
(If I didn't come home for my dinner)

(Lyrics by Michael Marra. Translation by yours truly)
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:50 PM (0 replies)


Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:25 PM (4 replies)

Dr. Steve's makeover brings him a little bit closer to handsome.

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:00 PM (0 replies)

Tony Blair And The Magically Disappearing Blood

By David Cromwell

How many war crimes does a western leader have to commit before he is deemed persona non grata by the corporate media and the establishment? Apparently there is no limit, if we are to judge by the prevailing reaction to Tony Blair’s return to the political stage.

On July 11, it was announced that Blair would be ‘contributing ideas and experience’ to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s policy review. He will apparently provide advice on how to ‘maximise’ the economic and sporting legacies of the 2012 London Olympics.

The Guardian described the announcement mildly as a ‘controversial move’; not necessarily in the country at large, the paper claimed, but ‘perhaps especially within the Labour party’. One Guardian headline declared ‘Return of the king’.

The ‘left-wing’ John Harris did his bit in the Guardian to smooth Blair’s path:

‘He's only 59, the picture of perma-tanned vitality and keen to “make a difference”. Could a fourth stint in No 10 even be on the cards? We shouldn't rule it out.’

(Sorry can only paste this amount)

Read on here: http://www.medialens.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=692:the-return-of-the-king-tony-blair-and-the-magically-disappearing-blood&catid=25:alerts-2012&Itemid=69
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:41 AM (7 replies)

The Ice Melts Into Water

Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism And The Corporate Media

By David Cromwell and David Edwards

Last month, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be more than a century away, now looks possible just a few decades from now. Some scientists say it may happen within the next few years.

The loss is hugely significant because Arctic sea ice reflects most solar energy into space, helping to keep the Earth at a moderate temperature. But when the ice melts it reveals dark waters below, which absorb more than 90 per cent of the solar energy that hits them, leading to faster warming both locally and globally.

Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, warns that the Arctic may be ice-free in summer as soon as 2015. Such a massive loss would have a warming effect roughly equivalent to all human activity to date. In other words, a summer ice-free Arctic could double the rate of warming of the planet as a whole. No wonder that leading NASA climate scientist James Hansen says bluntly: ‘We are in a planetary emergency.’

In a comprehensive blog piece on the Scientific American website, Ramez Naam points out that:

‘The reality of changes to the Arctic has far outstripped most predictions. Only a few years ago, in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the bulk of models showed the Arctic ice cap surviving in summer until well past 2100. Now it’s not clear that the ice will survive in summer past 2020. The level of sea ice we saw this September, in 2012, wasn’t expected by the mean of IPCC models until 2065. The melting Arctic has outpaced the predictions of almost everyone – everyone except the few who were called alarmists.’

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:26 AM (7 replies)

For a change! 1.5

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:57 AM (0 replies)

The wind that shakes the barley

Story of 2 brothers and a group of friends caught up in the irish war of independance and the following civil war.

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 03:43 PM (5 replies)

The Cheviot the Stag and the Black Black Oil

A musical drama Cheviot recounts the history of economic change in the Scottish Highlands, from the Highland Clearances in the early 19th century through to the contemporary oil boom at the time of its first production. The 7-84 Touring Theatre Company presents its live stage play to the people of South and North Uist, Benbecula and Lewis. The stage play is mixed with filmed reconstructions of documented events in the Highland Clearances, darkly humorous songs and sketches and, later, interviews with those participating and affected by the North Sea Oil industry in 1974.

(Sorry I've not been around, too much hiking and enjoying the outdoors.)
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:25 AM (3 replies)
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