List of Guyana companies qualified to provide services to Exxon Mobil — mark jacobs lives!

. . . To pacify the local black gold dreamers Exxon Mobil ran an add and I immediately fell out laughing. Whitey yuh too too cruel. ExxonMobil is seeking contractors for support services for helicopter operations, maintenance and ground services. Also being sought are support services for platform supply vessels, multi-purpose intervention vessel and tanker […]

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Love makes a family

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Last night, I gave a speech at an event hosted by the European Union and Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination in observance of IDAHOT. Due to my clumsiness, I did not finish my speech and I was asked to post it up in its entirety. So here it is, with a few edits and additions.

As a child, it seemed like everything had definitions. Not only definitions, but stringent ones; ones that you could not necessarily change because it did not seem to apply to you. Just like how I learnt that us humans are basically made up of stardust and I learnt how to differentiate between water type and grass type Pokemons, I also learnt that a family was made up of a man, a woman and their children. There were some slight deviations from this of course. We not only had the nuclear family, we also had the…

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Tails live operating system – Privacy for anyone anywhere

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Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.
It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;

all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;

leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;

use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Learn more about Tails.

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Diary of a mothering worker. April 12, 2017.

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Post 243.

Once upon a time, a goddess walked along a bare road. She gazed ahead, wondering where the road led. Seeing its divergent paths, she reflected on which she would take and what would result from those unplanned directions. With each step, she watched the sun also walk overhead, its light streaming in changing yellow shades.

At the first fork in the road, the goddess paused and looked in every direction. Everywhere was bare. She decided to follow the sun. She chose one of the paths and, feeling confident, walked on. As soon as she stepped on this side, bright yellow flowers sprang up at the fork in the road and continued to blossom alongside every step she made. The goddess felt buoyant that her decision produced such light and reassuring beauty. She picked one of the yellow flowers and, twirling it in her fingers, kept walking.

She reached…

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Diary of a mothering worker. April 6, 2017.

YES. necropolitics is NOT development

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Post 242.

When you are in a gathering with women leaders from Akawaio, Garifuna, Kalinago, Lokono Arawak, Machushi, Maho, Mopan Maya, Q’eqchi Maya, Wapichan and Warrau First Peoples, it’s best to simply listen.

These women, some of them among the few women chiefs in the region’s Indigenous People’s communities, represent those who have belonged to the land and who the land has belonged to for many thousands of years. Most striking in their stories is their struggle against lack of recognition of such belonging.

Listen to women like Faye Fredericks, who is Wapichan and from what is now known as Guyana, and who has been passionately fighting mining and logging’s shocking destruction of the very forest her ancestors and community have drawn their sustenance and cosmologies from as long as they remember.

Next time you think approvingly of Guyana’s economic model, ask yourself how we can so ignore her evidence…

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Why I Would Have Shaken A Tambourine

Under the Saltire Flag

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On the Eve Of the Battle

Right on the eve of battle, there was dissent. While the Tambourine Army, a band of fierce Jamaican feminists, were getting ready to blow the abeng and stage their Women’s Empowerment March, the British/Jamaican Blogger and activist, Emma Caroline Lewis, took to her keyboard and blogged ‘Why I won’t be Shaking A Tambourine’. Shit got real very quickly. In the contentious Social Media back and forth that ensued, lines were drawn, names were called, people were trolled and people were blocked.

I say that lines were drawn, and they were, and yet it is not easy to make sense of the complexity of sides that people took. Many who read Emma’s blog – many women in fact – felt that she had bravely expressed their own misgivings – misgivings they had either been too afraid to say or had felt without having the…

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An Introduction to Nothing Matters a collection of haikus poems and other writings by DJ afifa

1981

Oneof the poems in the nothing matters collection is called earthseed. A reflection on growth life learning and change.

and then
you get to a place
maybe an age
where
you realize
that life is also living through change.

I am living through change. I have been brought into a more intimate relationship with life. What has changed my perspective the most is realising that everything is just matter. When matter is given energy it creates or transforms. We are affecting matter everyday to create reality.

In a way nothing matters because everything is matter.

I have been writing down my thoughts for a while now and I have been wanting to put them together in a collection. I was finally able to do it. I selected from my jottings over the last three years and named the collection after a poem I wrote called nothing matters. I wrote…

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Exxon 1.4 billion settlement against Venezuela overturned by International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes

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study this dispute and you will know why exxon is drilling for oil in Guyana. the original ruling was based on a ‘dispute’ between Exxon and the Bolivar republic over 1.5 billion barrels of heavy crude at operadora cerro negro, orinocco delta. this is circa 2007 when hugo chavez decided to nationalise his counttys resources. exxon ‘won’ 1.4 billion but was actually asking for 10 billion

Two major ExxonMobil-controlled projects were impacted in Venezuela’s Cerro Negro and La Ceiba, with the government compensating the company by paying the book value of its assets. ExxonMobil protested, arguing the government should have compensated the company for the market value of its assets, which was estimated to be significantlyhigher.
Of the 22 companies with nationalized assets only two opted for legal action against Venezuela – ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil 

Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities welcomed the revocation of…

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