Friday, June 13, 2014

Resources for June 13, 2014

Democracy Now Headlines for June 13, 2014:

Henderson, Odie. "Ruby Dee: 1922-2014." Balder and Dash (June 12, 2014)

Hudson, David. "Ruby Dee, 1924 – 2014 Actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist." Keyframe (June 12, 2014)

Rabinow, Paul. "A conversation with Paul Rabinow, professor of Anthropology at Berkeley, on Michel Foucault and 'the contemporary.'" Enlightened Opinions (June 4, 2014)

Bickerton, Emille. "La vallée/The Valley (Obscured by Clouds): extracts from the BFI booklet." Michael Gothard Archive (From Emilie Bickerton's “A Short History of Cahiers de Cinema": 2009)

Justice, Daniel Heath. "On Avatar." First Peoples (January 10, 2010)

McNeil, Jeremiah. "Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet - Moses und Aron." The Cinematic Mind of Jeremiah McNeil (June 10, 2014)

Knott, Matthew Hammett. "Heroines of Cinema: Why Rejecting Maya Angelou Was a Huge Mistake Made By the Film Industry." IndieWire (June 13, 2014)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

freegan (NEW WORD ADDED for 2014) \FREE-gun\

: an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources


Josh is a vocal anti-consumerist who lives as a freegan and works to develop community gardens in urban settings.

"Sarah is ambitious and disciplined, and she lies to her boyfriend that she's off to Dubai on assignment when she's actually hopping U.S. freight trains, Dumpster diving and hanging with freegans in order to track down the elusive anarchist collective." — Claudia Puig, Detroit Free Press, June 14, 2013

"Freegan" is a blend of the adjective "free" (in the sense of "not costing or charging anything") and "vegan," which developed in the mid-20th century to denote a vegetarian who not only avoids meat but other animal products, such as eggs and dairy, as well. While freegans are not necessarily vegans, the portmanteau "freegan" was likely influenced by the fact that both vegans and freegans often see their diets as an expression of anti-consumerism, concern for the impact of food production on the environment, and concern over the ethics of using animals for food.

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