[-empyre-] AMAZON IS BURNING
shulea at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 22 18:23:06 AEST 2019
Not particularly planned thar Amazon IS Burning topic for the week meets the global climate strike massive walkout.... I want to echo the advocate on agroforestry and regional planting of specific crops that fabi and escher brought up. Technic and resources... And can minority movement kick ass to beat the system? I want to believe in thousands of people, youth and all, on the streets. The spectacular Arial shots of such to counter the roads built for invasive development in the forests.
I recharge my faith for something can still be done during this week's multi thread postings.
Thank you all for the contribution this week.
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---- escher tsai wrote ----
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>Hope it’s not too late!
>Thank for shulea and margaretha’s help~
>This is Escher, some comments for the topic:
>At the beginning, the work of the "Soybean Futures" explores the true state
>of supply and demand of global soybeans under histroical and the US_China
>trade war. Because US_China trade is deadlocked, the demand for soybeans is
>transferred to Brazil, and the demand for farmland in Brazil has caused one
>of the causes of the Amazon fire. .
>The demand for soy beans around the world is still increasing. In addition
>to the demand for bean dregs in animal husbandry and oil refining ,cheap
>food is also a point. "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things review
>– how capitalism works”, the capitalist approached the cheap foods,
>"Chicken McNuggets" that is designed by the combination of fast-growing
>chickens and soybeans.
>Perhaps the regional “soybean planting revival movement” can reduce some of
>the global dependence on the main producers of soybeans, especially the
>need to expand Brazil's farmland expansion and the speed of burning the
>Those small farmers in Taiwan have begun to plant Taiwan's local
>high-quality soybean varieties, hoping to reduce the import of soybeans.
>People should consume eco-friendly soybeans. At the same time, Finland has
>also pushed not to import soybean dregs in 2025, and to supplement it with
>domestic production of feva beans.
>Hope that seemingly inconspicuous minor changes can reverse the forces that
>undermine the environment.
>* Push for Finland to be soy free by 2025
>* Unwilling to face the truth _ soyebean
>fabi borges <catadores at gmail.com>於 2019年9月20日 週五，上午2:22寫道：
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>> here a little rivalry between white and indigenous (me and Naruna)
>> On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 at 17:28, fabi borges <catadores at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi everybody, good to read all this treads!!! quite a lot!!
>>> some contributions:
>>> To BBC news Ricardo Salles, Minister of the Environment of Brazil, said
>>> that we need capitalist solutions to the Amazon, we need ''monetize' the
>>> Most people don't trust in the good intention in the words of the
>>> minister. But...
>>> But the idea remains. Is there a Capitalist solution for the Amazon? Can
>>> we monetize the amazon? And that is a good idea?
>>> Let's extended this idea to all biomes, including the human beans, and we
>>> have the question: Can we produce, preserve and recover in a capitalist
>>> system? or: Can we produce, preserve and recover in a socialist system?
>>> The answer still the same: Technique and resources allocation.
>>> There's a technique that recover and preserve the Biome while producing?
>>> The answer is "Yes", at least for the rain forests. The Agroforestry, or
>>> Food Forest is proving we can produce, preserve and recover at the same
>>> time using agroforestry techniques! And we can produce more per hectare
>>> compared to traditional monocultures.
>>> What do we need for agroforestry to become mainstream?
>>> Resources allocation. We need investment in this area. If we want
>>> agroforestry to override the monoculture than we need more investments in
>>> agroforestry (and other agroecological techniques).
>>> There's some efforts to create Crowdfunding Platforms to connect
>>> agroecological farmers and investors. This platforms needs investments too.
>>> It is complex to invest criptocoins for exemple directly with the farmers,
>>> groups, indigenous, mst workers, but through crowdfunding it could be a
>>> The connection between them would be straight way with the angels
>>> (investors) the platforms and the farmers (angels too). The return on this
>>> investment can be negotiated directly with each platform. I cant give some
>>> platforms right now, because it is still in the beginning, if someone have
>>> the platforms, give abundance to this dialogue.
>>> Agroforestry, as we know, produces not only food and wood, but also
>>> fibers, proteins, sugars, fabrics, fuel and many other raw materials for
>>> the production of various products. So we also needed investments in the
>>> logistics, distribution, processing and sale of these raw materials. (and
>>> of course it is a lot of money, all this people who got rich with
>>> criptocoins could start to think about investment in agroforestry and
>>> agroecology in countries like Brasil, and others in the same position (it
>>> is a very interesting way to resist the land's war, eat a health food and
>>> help the earthlings).
>>> (maybe the farmers will need some guns in the next few years (and here I
>>> am not been moral, just realistic)). But we are so nice to think about it
>>> We need allocate resources to this areas, not matter the system. And the
>>> Amazon is still really big and wonderful, full of water, and amazing
>>> We have to remember the amazing people and amazing water always!
>>> We are living the land's war, we know that. So, I don't want to sounds
>>> pessimistic... But if we don't plan agroforestry as the new economic /
>>> financial value in the market, stock market, criptomarket we will loose for
>>> the monoculture. Because that I say it is a value fight (it is already
>>> going on in a very slow and beautiful way).
>>> I would like to say as well we (technoshamanism network) are in a
>>> campaign right now with a specific indigenous village (Aldeia Pará Pataxó)
>>> were we did the
>>> II Festival of Technoshamanism in 2016 - some photos here:
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/22405820@N08/albums/72157673936765924. We
>>> just now from France 20 thousand euros (I know it is nothing, we would
>>> prefere the 80 millions from Germany, because the Brazilian government is
>>> not giving anything for "this bullshit" but), it is already something.
>>> During the festival we started a agroforestry in the village with the
>>> Pataxós, a center of media, and now we will help them to construct a health
>>> center (one of the bolsonaro's ordinance was cut up the health rights to
>>> the indigenous), they want to make a autonomous regional reference health
>>> center putting together the traditional medicine and white medicine as they
>>> call it, because they say now they have white's diseases. This request is
>>> also a challenge, how to approach a laboratorial medicine with the
>>> medicine that is full of smokes and skin rubs? They will say we will help.
>>> So with this money we will make a TASK FORCE FOR HEALTH!!!! MUTIRÃO
>>> PATAXÓ!!!! https://tecnoxamanismo.wordpress.com/
>>> it would be now in 12 of October, but we did not get the money on time,
>>> so we will make it in the next months (I think in April, they are asking it
>>> to TUPÃ)!
>>> All this magic thought is what make they so magic, so full of wisdom of
>>> time, and all that incredible culture!! They still have it, please don't
>>> loose it!!!
>>> The internet campaign is finished right now, we can tell you when the
>>> center starts operating full of new demands (see, the the government will
>>> not invest in it).
>>> We will make more four events in Europe - two in Paris (where I am,
>>> invite me for a drink) and one in London (i will be there too, let's go).
>>> 19/09 - Toulouse
>>> 21/09 - Paris
>>> 24/09 - Paris
>>> 28/09 - London
>>> *The health center will depend a lot of solar plaque, plants that remove
>>> pests and mosquitoes, medicinal garden, and agroforestry food.*
>>> Ps. The pataxós are not exporting food yet, but spaces, teas, bath herbs,
>>> they are already thinking, why not? They work so hard for the resorts in
>>> the summer.
>>> it is already too much words :)
>>> thank you Shu Lea and Margaretha to invite me here,
>>> keep on.
>>> On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 17:52, Sergio Basbaum <sbasbaum at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> Thank you for this narrative. Looking forward seeing ypur movie.
>>>> Em Ter, 17 de set de 2019 12:01, Shu Lea Cheang <shulea at earthlink.net>
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>>>>> oh, Lucas, thought you would be deep into preparing your feature film
>>>>> about disappearing landscapes... so ask you for a drive by front line post
>>>>> of the film in development!
>>>>> a proper introduce is due.
>>>>> Lucas is a friend and an artist I respect a lot, somehow we tend to run
>>>>> into each other in festivals in European cities, but indeed, i havent seen
>>>>> Lucas around for a few years now.
>>>>> Lucas Bambozzi creates media-based works such as video, live AV,
>>>>> installations and interactive projects. His pieces have been shown in more
>>>>> than 40 countries, held by organizations such as Moma NY, ZKM, Frankfurter
>>>>> Kunstverein, ISEA-Ruhr, ISEA/Albuquerque, Laboral, Http Gallery in London,
>>>>> Havana Biennale, ŠKUC gallery, WRO Biennale, Zero1 San Jose, and many
>>>>> venues in Brazil, such as the São Paulo Biennale. Lucas was one of the
>>>>> initiators of arte.mov, Mobile Art Festival. His projects Mobile Crash and
>>>>> Labmovel got Honorary Mentions at Ars Eletronica. In his most recent
>>>>> projects Lucas has been engaged in critical approaches involving
>>>>> informational spaces and electromagnetic fields in public realm. He
>>>>> recently concluded his PhD at FAUUSP and currently teaches at FAAP in São
>>>>> If indeed, Lucas can hang around a bit with us, i am super grateful.
>>>>> Let me bring up these points of debate-
>>>>> Lucas Bambozzi posted: Lavra is a film about disappearing landscapes,
>>>>> the losses of a world and the attempts to recover them, in the ongoing war
>>>>> between capitalism and nature.
>>>>> While doing the film, we have been witnessing the upraising of
>>>>> awareness movements, such as MAM – Movimento dos Atingidos por
>>>>> Barragens <http://mamnacional.org.br/> and MAB – Movimento dos
>>>>> Atingidos por Barragens <https://www.mabnacional.org.br/>, assisting
>>>>> impacted communities about their rights and also helping people to review
>>>>> one's relationship with nature, consumption. and the notion of progress.
>>>>> and to echo Fabi's remarks, "The developmentalist project is still in
>>>>> full swing and the consciousness of the earth, interspecies relations,
>>>>> ayahuasca rituals, organic gardens, the diversity of peoples and their
>>>>> modes of existence are still largely ghetto conversations that do not earn
>>>>> enough in the world of market or stock market.......
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