Man Spends 30 Years Turning Degraded Land into Massive Forest
The incredible story of how degraded gorse-infested farmland has been regenerated back into beautiful New Zealand native forest over the course of 30 years..
Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest is a 30-minute documentary about Hinewai Nature Reserve, on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh Wilson. When, in 1987, Hugh let the local community know of his plans to allow the introduced ‘weed’ gorse to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest, people were not only skeptical but outright angry – the plan was the sort to be expected only of “fools and dreamers”.
Now considered a hero locally and across the country, Hugh oversees 1500 hectares resplendent in native forest, where birds and other wildlife are abundant and 47 known waterfalls are in permanent flow. He has proven without doubt that nature knows best – and that he is no fool.
UN News: **The pandemic is fuelling slavery and sexual exploitation, UN experts warn**
"The COVID-19 pandemic has played into the hands of slavers and traffickers and requires stronger government measures to prevent exploitation of vulnerable people, more than 50 independent UN human rights experts said in a statement on Monday."
FIDH: **Saudi Arabia: Continuing judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of Loujain al-Hatloul and other WHRDs**
"New information SAU 001 / 0319 / OBS 024.4 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment Saudi Arabia November 30, 2020 The Observatory f…"
Human Rights Watch: **Tanzania: Burundian Refugees ‘Disappeared,’ Tortured**
"(Nairobi) – Tanzanian authorities have gravely abused at least 18 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers since late 2019. The whereabouts of several who were forcibly disappeared remain unknown, and additional Burundians may have suffered similar abuse. Clic…"
Amnesty International: "Performing satire isn’t a crime, yet this 22-year-old in Myanmar has been jailed for six years for performing satirical poetry criticizing the military in Myanmar. Help Paing Phyo Min.
Amnesty International: "Nassima is in prison for her work defending women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. She goes months without seeing her children or lawyer. Think that's okay?
RT @MrsC_Assange: These photos of my son Julian broke my heart...
What 1O years of brutal & unlawful political persecution has done to a truthful & courageous multi-award journalist!
Is this what freedom & democracy in the West looks like now?
Who is next?
How about we make this a Green Friday instead?
"This year's #BuyNothingDay stands to be the most critical yet in the activist tradition's nearly 30-year history.
Why? It hardly bears repeating: the coronavirus has decimated the economy and (re-)exposed nauseatingly profound inequalities. In its wake, barely any but the biggest and most ruthless of businesses can hope to survive while the rest drop like flies."
RT @IndexCensorship: Index is alarmed by reports of an escalation in Covid infections at Belmarsh prison, where Julian Assange has been confined to a cell for 10 days now. These conditions are clearly a threat to his own health and safety. His release is not only necessary, it is urgent #FreeAssange https://t.co/7pUdl7msfU
A direção do filme tem uma fortíssima influência do Cinema Russo.
Das tomadas fechadas a ângulos não othodoxos, a valorização de certos traços do rosto com a iluminação, as cenas de pouco diálogo…
Para mim foi uma conversa do cinema americano com o cinema russo, com a óbvia adaptação da mitologia grega.
Talvez alguém que manja de fazer análises pode até traçar paralelos entre a relação dos personagens com este diálogo cinematográfico.
Devem, inclusive, ter muitos elementos literários que me passaram batidos.
De qualquer forma, achei interessante “emprestarem” essa estética.
I get that many people in prison did bad things. But we need to get past our petty feelings of revenge and hurting back people as "justice". We can do better.
Time for morning espresso
Putting in hours over the weekend so I don't have to work next week which isn't holiday.
To anyone who plans on going out on Black Friday:: if you need that materialistic item so badly that you might be insistent on waiting in a crowded line during COVID, why didn't you buy it before? If the cost is so important to you- either buy a knock-off or wait until the price naturally drops during a time to won't have to wait in line with other mouth-breathers(if you don't understand what that last part means, ping me).
I plan on staying in indoors next week, doing what I always do- buy what I need replaced online. Any free time I get next week will likely be spent catching up on books/games/projects. Maybe start learning a new skill before New Years?
So apparently the Japanese produced this sewing machine that had a slot for a Gameboy color and connected to it withrough the game slow. This would bring up an interface on the gameboy so that you can control the sewing machine with it.
This has got to be the most Japanese thing on the face of the planet.
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