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Confessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man

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Confessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man
Confessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man -- blogger call invite 

Robert Greenwald's (Outfoxed) new documentary, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" will premiere in NYC & LA theaters on Nov. 4th and will expand wide on November 13th to over 3,000 screenings nationwide in churches, colleges, and living rooms in the largest grassroots mobilization in movie history.

In making the film, we were fortunate enough to meet numerous former Wal-Mart store managers, including Weldon Nicholson, a whistleblower whose stories are so compelling that we made a special video,"Confessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man" and are releasing it exclusively to the blogging community.  

http://www.walmartmovie.com/confessions/

In addition, we'd like to invite you to a special blogger conference call this Wednesday at 8pm ET with Mr. Nicholson and producer/director Robert Greenwald.  

What: Blogger conference call
When: Wed, Oct. 19th 8pm ET, 5pm PT
Who: Weldon Nicholson and Robert Greenwald

RSVP by emailing jim@gilliam.com, and I will give you the call-in information.


SPECFLIC 1.0 * Speculative Distributed Cinema

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SPECFLIC 1.0 * Speculative Distributed Cinema
Public Launch October 28th, 2005

Pre-show 8pm, main event 9pm-midnight
Calit2 Courtyard, UCSD Campus


Langlois Workshops Online

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Yvonne Spielmann Workshops
Workshops with Professor Yvonne Spielmann (Ph.D.) Online

The Daniel Langlois Foundation in Montreal is pleased to provide online access to a pedagogical document recounting the history of experimental video and electronic and digital imaging. This document includes excerpts from a three-day workshop given by Professor Yvonne Spielmann (Ph.D.), which was held at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) from September 29 to October 1, 2004. It also contains excerpts of works by artists such as Steina and Woody Vasulka, Bill Etra, Dan Sandin, John F. Simon Jr. and Granular Synthesis:
Daniel Langlois Foundation


A Matter of Time

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A Matter of Time

This Summer has been an interesting and difficult one for me.  I think there are only two seasons, Summer and Winter with a two week buffer on either end where the weather is temperate.  Indeed, buried under our collective sense of time there’s a natural rhythm of the season’s that marks the passage of time.  Climatologists are now predicting that the transition points where the Earth’s axis shifts towards and away from the Sun will be the occasion for highly disruptive storms as a consequence of global warming.  


sincalzones.net

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69*sec: netartporn by 4 wet artists (please remove your underwear while watching).

http://www.sincalzones.net

Is Culture Gone at Ground Zero?

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September 30, 2005
Is Culture Gone at Ground Zero?
By ROBIN POGREBIN

It's not easy to pinpoint the day culture died at ground zero.

Since four cultural organizations were selected for the site a year ago, the notion of giving the arts an integral role has been gradually - and more lately precipitously - slipping away.

Daniel Libeskind's master plan for the former World Trade Center site called for life-affirming, forward-looking cultural activities that would coexist with a memorial's somber acknowledgment of lives lost. Culture was supposed to make the site a hub of round-the-clock activity for tourists and to provide a vibrant gathering place for people who live downtown.


Objet a as Inherent Limit to Capitalism: on Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri - Slavoj Zizek

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What makes Empire and Multitude such a refreshing reading (clearly the definitive exercises in Deleuzian politics) is that we are dealing with books which refer to and function as the moment of theoretical reflection of-one is almost tempted to say: are embedded in-an actual global movement of anti-capitalist resistance: one can sense, behind the written lines, the smells and sounds of Seattle, Genoa and Zapatistas. So their theoretical limitation is simultaneously the limitation of the actual movement.


Armed Dolphins Said Set Loose in Gulf by Katrina

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In a story that brings the real world way too close to safely science-fictional events, armed dolphins may be loose in the Gulf of Mexico, freed by hurricane Katrina. This story may be so close to fiction that it actually is fiction, but read on.

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises fear that as many as 36 escaped mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Dolphins, considered one of the species with intelligence second only to man's, now threaten divers and surfers. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.


Media Identity

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My niece, Casey Jones, (yes that’s really her name) is a really gifted young fashion designer fresh out of Philadelphia College of Textiles.  Her first gig is working for L.A.M.B the Gwen Stefani line of clothes that premiered big-time this Friday on the runways in New York.  There was an article in the New York Times magazine a while back that talked about what’s happening to fashion and refers to the L.A.M.B. line.  Seems that clothing lines are being launched that are tagged to celebrities, which is nothing new. What is new is that they cater to an accelerated business cycle where the line is produced in limited quantity, a media buzz is created, and when the sales of the line start to fall, the company is trashed or sold.  What happens with the young people working on the line is that they are given the lowest wages possible and the longest working hours possible. There’s no job security because they know that as soon as the line goes stale they’re out of a job.  


Tijuana Calling

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Tijuana Calling

 
Tijuana Calling is an online exhibition of five commissioned projects that make use of the Internet to explore various features of the Tijuana/San Diego border region, including cultural tourism, border dentistry, transborder narco-tunnels, vigilante surveillance drones, and the journalistic hype surrounding border crime. Like the inSite_05 Interventions, these projects grew out of a lengthy process of research and investigation. Although all five projects exist online, they adopt a wide range of artistic strategies, from gameplay to tactical literature. As part the inSite_05 web site, Tijuana Calling describes and links to these projects, but the projects themselves exist elsewhere on the Internet.

 


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