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segunda-feira, 31 de março de 2008

Good evening aerosol

The weather was good, the night was sweet, so we could gently offer our name to the city.

São noites mansas como esta que propiciam um passeio amistoso de latas na mão. É então que os aerossois sussuram cores aos ouvidos das paredes felizes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

quinta-feira, 27 de março de 2008

Pims

Quem mora na linha de Cascais é impossível não ter reparado na DS Crew que há anos e anos habita os espaços com os seus graffs. PIMS, um consagrado writer membro dos DS, realizou recentemente com Dalaiama uma honrosa pintura. Prestamos-lhe aqui o nosso tributo. Um abraço para Pims (DS/R1)!

Those who live in Cascais's line surely know DS Crew. They have been painting all around for a decade now. PIMS (a legendary writer from DS Crew) and Dalaiama recently painted together. We pay here our respect to Pims (DS/R1)!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

quarta-feira, 26 de março de 2008

terça-feira, 25 de março de 2008

Illegality and Art

«Arguments about graffiti as art usually degenerate into protracted lectures on illegality. If something is illegal, then it cannot be art. So the Michelangelo question inevitably comes up. If Michelangelo were to have painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel on your garage without your permission, would it be art? Illegality and art are separate issues. Ultimately, such debates give people an excuse not to understand what graffiti is and why or how people are using it.»

Susan A. Phillips


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2008

4000

Após cinco anos de uma guerra ilegal, de uma invasão imperial que afectou milhões de civis iraquianos, hoje atinge-se oficialmente a fasquia dos 4000 norte-americanos mortos desde a invasão do Iraque. Já são praticamente 30000 feridos.

E se não fossem estes números em desfavor dos EUA é caso para nos perguntarmos se existiriam as dúvidas que hoje há sobre a eficácia desta guerra criminosa. Os americanos importar-se-iam com as mulheres que violam no Iraque, com as torturas e os assassinatos, com as crianças traumatizadas, com as famílias desfeitas, com as vidas destruídas pelo caos que o Ocidente levou à região?

Para todos os efeitos, é uma guerra feita em nosso nome, em nome dos nossos valores.Foi de resto oficializada por George W. Bush, Tony Blair, José Maria Aznar e Durão Barroso em território português. Ou já nos esquecemos da Cimeira das Lajes? Não nos responsabilizamos?

Por mais normal que seja o nosso dia-a-dia, por mais centros comerciais que visitemos, por mais despreocupados que estejamos uma vez que aqui não rebentam bombas, há sempre mundo para além do nosso umbigo, há mais planeta para lá da nossa vista imediata. Não há tinta que cubra o sangue derramado.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

domingo, 23 de março de 2008

sábado, 22 de março de 2008

Science and religion

«Science should be taught not in order to support religion and not in order to destroy religion. Science should be taught simply ignoring religion.»

Steven Weinberg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2008

quinta-feira, 20 de março de 2008

hahahahaha


«I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.»

George W. Bush (during a video conference with US military - March/2008)

domingo, 16 de março de 2008

Sex workers

«The concerns held by the earlier generations of humanitarians about such workers are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. Those concerns include the young age of some of them, their special vulnerability in a foreign country, the conditions under which they work, and bullying and coercion. An examination of the successes and failures of earlier campaigns to protect the welfare of such workers should shed light on current strategies. The shifting market for women's labour has always been a major factor in the supply of women for the sex industry.»

Raelene Frances

sábado, 15 de março de 2008

Stay out of jail

«The police use the internet to catch graffiti writers. Don't be stupid. Never post a photo of yourself along with a photo of an illegal piece of artwork you've done. If you're going to make a profile to show off your work, don't use your home computer and leave no way for it to be tracked back to you. If we're going to keep this culture alive, we need to keep you on the street and not in jail.»

GATS - Graffiti Against The System

sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2008

segunda-feira, 10 de março de 2008

The show is over

«No more leaders.
No more experts.
No more politicos.
No more thinking
'culture' can change
anything except a few
bank accounts.
The show is over.
The audience start to leave.
Time to collect their coats and go home.
They turn around...
...No more coats!
...No more homes!»

Via Grafik

domingo, 9 de março de 2008

Be happy, be good

«The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Bertrand Russell

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sexta-feira, 7 de março de 2008

Escudos & Euros

«Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense»

Roger Waters

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

quarta-feira, 5 de março de 2008

terça-feira, 4 de março de 2008

Le terreur sanglante de l'armée israélienne

«Se profile en résumé, au lieu de l’Etat palestinien annoncé et souhaité par tous, un territoire israélien encore inaperçu, avec, enclavées, trois municipalités palestiniennes autogérées.

Toutes les parties trouvent intérêt au maintien des faux-semblants et trompe-l’œil internationaux. Les Israéliens, parce que l’histoire avance masquée. Les Palestiniens, parce qu’on ne peut pas dire la vérité à un peuple occupé et qui espère, sans l’inciter à s’autodétruire; et que notables, élus, fonctionnaires tirent de ce qui est devenu un vœu pieux, gagne-pain, titulature, dignité et raison d’être. Les Européens, parce qu’ils ont choisi de s’acheter une conduite moyennant une aide financière et humanitaire importante, qui les exonère de leur passivité politique et de leur cécité volontaire. Et les Américains, mentalement plus redevables à l’Ancien Testament qu’au Nouveau, parce que leur lien existentiel avec Israël est de type filial et donc acritique. L’illusion autoprotectrice et partagée résulte ainsi d’une coïncidence d’intérêts opposés – là est l’ironie de l’histoire.

Dans l’immédiat. Est-ce tenable sur le long terme, disons la fin de ce siècle ? Il est permis d’en douter, tant son obsession sécuritaire recèle d’insécurité pour Israël, et d’inconscience des tendances lourdes de la région, démographiques et religieuses mais aussi technologiques. Un gouvernement européen, à défaut de plusieurs, ne pourrait-il signaler à nos amis israéliens : 1. que nous ne sommes pas tous dupes; et 2. que si duperie il y a, ses promoteurs seront non ses premières victimes en date, mais, trois fois hélas, ses dernières ?»

RÉGIS DEBRAY (in Le Monde Diplomatique
http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2007/08/DEBRAY/14996)


em inglês: http://dalaiama.blogspot.pt/2007/11/is-israel-really-trying-to-achieve.html



segunda-feira, 3 de março de 2008

Empire's ideology of control

«Not only is the case for president Bush's 'opinion' that 'free trade is good for both wealthy and impoverished nations' empirically feeble; there is plenty of evidence that rich countries, starting with the United States, have no intention of playing by the trade rules and strictures they foist on poorer, weaker countries as 'a single sustainable model'... Theirs is not an ideology of freedom or democracy. It is a system of control. It is an economics of empire.»

William Finnegan

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalaiama

sábado, 1 de março de 2008

Resistance Movement


«Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness - and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling - their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. "Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.»

Arundhati Roy (Nobel Prize)