‘CANTOS’ based on Dante’s Inferno (Trailer)

30 August, 2010


‘CANTOS’ based on Dante’s Inferno (Trailer)
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“CANTOS started out as a call to SE London filmmakers to collaborate on a project called ‘INFERNO’ initially to travel & later on be Vj’d by Scanner and musician Laurie Anderson, with a narration by Colin Redgrave. This is one of several that we made on no-budget using a P170 with brilliant lighting cameraman Miguel Amortegui along with executive producer Christy Symington, ARBS and producer/director Tontxi Vazquez. Much came about in only one room and a couple of exterior locations around Deptford,London; home to Christopher Marlowe, Pepy’s, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the original Cross Bones of St. Nicholas Church mixed with allegorical references to love, loss and chiaroscuro feelings of low light and Dante’s voyage with Virgil. This is one of the tomes that is less abstract than the others in this continuous work still in progress. It also inspired “Elysian Kaffe” a UK foreign language -London based feature script by Tontxi Vazquez currently in pre-production w/ Dop Miguel Amortegui attached. With overtones to Inception, Altered States, L’Innocente, Anti-Christ and the writings during the Inquisition.

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More back-door privatization of the National Health Service proposed

30 August, 2010 — williambowles.info

NHS Direct, perhaps the only effective addition to the Health Service the Labour government contributed, is to be axed under new proposals being put forward by the Tory/Lib-Dem government in spite of all the pre-election promises to ‘ring-fence’ the NHS.

NHS Direct saves the NHS £213 million a year by directing patients to the correct treatment, but now the service is to be ‘outsourced’ to private and non-nursing staff, allegedly to make the service more ‘accessible’ and ‘simpler to use’.

But if it ain’t broke, why fix it? In the grand tradition of what passes for British politics, once again the Tories pick up where Labour left off, who picked up where the Tories left off…and so it goes…

10,000 people have already signed a petition calling on the government to halt the privatization deal. Add your name at:


Apparently, Cameron promised a Commons debate on issues if he gets more than 100,000 signatures. We’ll see.

The unions involved are taking to the streets on 23 October.

See the full story in the Morning Star.

Media Complicity in Financial Crimes By Danny Schechter

30 August, 2010 — News Dissector

Q: Why are media outlets doing such a bad job covering Wall Street?

A: Could it be, because they are owned by Wall Street?

When you connect the dots in your writing or look for deeper explanations behind the decisions of policymakers, market makers and media-makers, it’s easy to be dismissed as a conspiracy nut.

But forgive me for believing that those who serve interests have more clout than those that just speak out on issues. There are hidden relationships that sometimes predetermine what stories get media attention and which do not.

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Statewatch News Online, 30 August 2010 (15/10): Statewatch Special: DRAFT EU-US AGREEMENT ON THE EXCHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

30 August, 2010

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2.   EU: Statewatch Briefing: ID Cards in the EU: Current state of play
3.   G8 SUMMIT: Muskoka, Canada, 26 June 2010: G-8 Leaders Statement on Countering Terrorism
5.   UK: More than 200 public sector staff caught snooping on citizen records
6.   EU: Council: Report to COSI: The Joint Report Internal Security in the EU
7.   UK: Factsheet and FAQ on Expulsion of homeless EEA Nationals
8.   EU-USA: Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance comes into force
9.   EU: Article 29 Working Party on data protection: Opinion on RFID Applications
10. Countering Terror or Counter-Productive? Comparing Irish and British Muslim Experiences
12. UK: Understanding surveillance statistics by Tony Bunyan
13. EU: Council of the European Union: FRONTEX POWERS: Update
14. UK-IOM: Home Office funding of International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

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Information Clearing House 29 August, 2010: Weekend Update – America's Corruption Racket in Central Asia

29 August, 2010 — Information Clearing House

America’s Corruption Racket in Central Asia
By Scott Horton
This is the third time this summer that the United States has been slammed with credible charges of corrupting foreign governments in Central Asia.

PowerPoints ‘R’ Us
By Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D., is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve
I have been assigned as a staff officer to a headquarters in Afghanistan for about two months. During that time, I have not done anything productive. Fortunately little of substance is really done here, but that is a task we do well.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 August, 2010: Rabbi Yusef Wishes Death To The Palestinians

29 August, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli universities condemn ‘witch hunt’ by right-wing groups
IMEMC – 29 Aug 2010 – Sunday August 29, 2010 – 16:09, In a joint statement released by Israel’s largest and most prominent universities, the academic leadership challenged a foreign-funded campaign to undermine academic freedom in the name of Zionism, led by radical Israeli rightists and Christian fundamentalists.

Two Palestinian workers wounded by Israeli gunfire in Gaza
IMEMC – 29 Aug 2010 – Sunday August 29, 2010 – 14:15, According to local sources, a group of men who were gathering rubble to make cement in northern Gaza on Saturday were fired upon by Israeli forces at the Gaza-Israel border, injuring two.

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