South America

Flippn’ Flickr Fotos.

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Having slothfully posted pictures intrusive of Bebe’s privacy, it all became clear: we need some sort of photo album, so i googled “flickr alternative” because I had heard of the Flick Off group, but nothing seemed to spring easily to mind. Then I realised that photo-import-manipulation software exists for GNU/Linux, which allows easy uploads to Flickr – so there we go: a lock-in to the Flickr framework – for now, for colonos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colonos/ – there are only two pics up yet, just registered a minute ago; one thing at a time, tiempo ecuatoriano 🙂 You can also go straight to the slideshow, and as the pics slide by you can click on any of them to read its description and then just choose “RESUME SHOW” to carry on.

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(M)eat the Bush.

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I have no idea what is written about bush meat, only that some is, because when I reflected upon my experiences with illegal meat from the forest in the Amazon with my philosophy supervisor back in the also well rained (you may substitute reigned if you like, sorry?!) North West England, he made some references that gave it a name for me: bush meat.

That’s what we have on the plate in this blog entry: meat from the rain forest. The great thing about blogging and independent media in general is that although you have no idea what the canon states about a topic, theme or perennial problem you can just write on – no need to tilt and turn your imagination, persuade your reason and lullaby your critical faculties by reading what the rich, famous and CamOxHarYaMIT educated had to say and thereby wanted us to think about something. Open Mic, init!?!

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Voters rock the Banana Boat – and it goes down!

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The election is over in Ecuador – and there’s good news (translated from Ecuador Indymedia): “With about 57% of the vote in the exit polls, as opposed to 43% for the banana magnate Álvaro Noboa, the economist Rafael Correa of Alianza País is set to win the presidency in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian people has said NO to the right-wing presidential candidate Álvaro Noboa who self-proclaimed being “sent by God” and tried to buy his victory with chicken, pots and pans, money and false promises. The fascist danger that Noboa represented is now thought by most to be a burden of the past. The proposals of a Free Trade Agreement with the US, involvement in Plan Colombia, and the absurd elimination of income tax received their deserved rejection by the majority of the Ecuadorian people.

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Even the Moon turns the other way: Elections in Ecuador.

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There are elections in Ecuador tomorrow, November 26, 2006. Welcome to the second round between Àlvaro Noboa and Rafael Correa. “Gong-Gong”.

Does voting change anything? It might just, -in the case of the Banana Republic of Ecuador.

Not only the moon turns the other way around in Ecuador: radical, extra-parliamentary politics with stones and molotov cocktails, not uncommon in Ecuador, are often in demand for more roads, more airports, in short, better infrastructure to be able to live better lives. For many, well most North-West European or U.S. radical, political activists there are certainly more than enough roads, let alone airports. Why would people risk their lives in battle with the Army for more roads?

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