— Albert Einstein (via exoticctaste)
Animación de un bisonte de 1887. Fotos de Eadweard Muybridge.
Charly: Oh pareces infeliz, te meare un poco.
Weapons are the tools of violence;
all decent men detest them.
Weapons are the tools of fear;
a decent man will avoid them
except in the direst necessity
and, if compelled, will use them
only with the utmost restraint.
Peace is his highest value.
If the peace has been shattered,
how can he be content?
His enemies are not demons,
but human beings like himself.
He doesn’t wish them personal harm.
Nor does he rejoice in victory.
How could he rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
He enters a battle gravely,
with sorrow and with great compassion,
as if he were attending a funeral.
Lao Tzu - (Tao Te Ching, chapter 31, translation by Stephen Mitchell)
(What really can I add to these wise and wonderful words of Lao Tzu. It seems a shame to have to add anything. It is a shame that Nobel Peace prizes are handed out to men who make jokes about their use of weapons on the innocent. I never looked for greatness in our leaders. I only wish for them to be decent men.)
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Comunidad autónoma Zapatista en rebeldía!
any distinguishing mark or feature; a characteristic such as a scar or tattoo, etc.; diagnostic.
Etymology: from Latin dignoscere - to distinguish; noscere - to learn to know.
Massive social unrest has hit Brazil in recent months and anarchists are taking the lead. Anarchists have taken to the streets in greater numbers and are using more militant tactics. Mass protests in Brazil erupted in the summer during a protest against public transportation cuts. These first protests attracted a mixed group of people from across the political spectrum, including fascists, but more progressive forces came into the movement as well and changed the discussion.
Brazil’s indigenous movements have been reignited by the recent wave of social unrest. Unions are also going on very militant strikes. The latest account of militant unrest is the protest by the Brazil’s teachers involved in Sindicato Estadual dos Professionais de Educação do Rio de Janeiro (SEPE) and their black-clad anarchist supporters. The anarchists were having militant marches in support of their teachers. This was widely criticized by the mainstream media, who accused “black bloc” anarchists of hijacking a “peaceful teachers’ strike” and turning the demonstrations violent.
The teachers of SEPE had a different opinion: the federation decided unanimously to endorse the anarchist demonstrations. It is important to realize that the teachers’ union endorsement of ”black bloc” tactics exists not just in this union but also in the context of Brazil’s growing anarchist movement. Anarchists in Brazil have also recently called for free public transportation.
The general coordinator of SEPE, Alex Trentino, also said that the Black Blocs were not the cause of conflict, but the police .
According to him, many of the teachers said they were protected by the ’ anarchists against the excessive violence committed by the police. It was also reported that the youth gave first aid to people injured during the confusion.