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My home, My land

This is a beautiful piece illustrating two-folds of Africa that the world percieves, a continent teeming with life and overflowing with resource - rich, fertile land, and a continent ravaged by disease, poverty, war and corruption. These similar sentiments are a farmiliar sentiment many in the world share about Papua New Guinea. You be the judge, who is suffering, are we really being manufactured to become rich or manufactured for the rich?

Source: Oakland Institute

The pdf version can be read below:

A Hole in the System

Opencast coal mining in England. Photo courtesy of The Guardian

Source: Monbiot.com

The outrageous, untold story of how big business dumps its costs on us.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29thApril 2015

West Papua is Melanesia: Melanesia Spearhead Group say Yes

As part of its fight for Freedom and Independence, West Papua is applying for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group under the banner of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), a body that unifies the overwhelming number of resistance groups.

Please show your support to our Melanesian brothers and sisters of West Papua by sharing this campaign video to everyone. Be apart of the change you want to see, a change for the good of all people. Start with your family!

Australia again wages war on its own people

It is appalling to learn that customary land-owners, the 'original' inhabbitants of the land, Australia, have become 'vulnerable populations'. Already denied the basic services most Australians take for granted, they are on notice of dispossession without consultation, and eviction at gunpoint. All this for large-scale mining which does not and has not benefited the Aboriginal people on whose land it takes place. 

Restoration of people's rights and equalities

This is a good read for understanding the model of development that Papua New Guinea has adapted and the pros and cons of what we are dancing to today. This enlightens the forge of struggle tangled by a growing system of class and the thrive for profit making breathing life to corruption at all "elite" levels.

Source: JOHN FOWKE via PNG Exposed Blog

Microbiology: why modern life is bad for your gut

 

Two more new studies confirm growing medical concerns that western lifestyle and highly processed diet destroys trillions of generally beneficial bacteria in our bodies, making us susceptible to lifestyle diseases :)

An argument that strengthens the position of land alienation causing dependency on western food? etc...

Source: FT Magazin

Photographs: Andrew Greenhill; iStock