jueves, 4 de julio de 2013

Exhibition Banned By Soviets Reopens In Moscow

MOSCOW -- Better known in the West for promising to "bury" the capitalist world, Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev is also remembered by Russians for banning works that didn't conform to the Communist Party's notion that art should be straightforward, realistic and appeal to workers and peasants.
Visiting "The New Reality" exhibition in Moscow in December 1962, Khruschev got so enraged with what he saw that he shouted obscenities at the artists, promised to deport them from the Soviet Union and ordered the exhibition closed down.
The exhibition's shutdown marked the end of Khruschev's "thaw" – the relative liberation of political and cultural life that reversed Stalinist-era purges. A subsequent crackdown got more artists blacklisted and drove whole genres of art underground – including folk singers, jazz and rock bands, a generation of avant-garde composers and filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky.
Fifty years later, some of the banned canvases are on display again at the same Manezh hall – at a time when critics compare Khruschev's ban to recent charges against the band Pussy Riot and artists whose paintings have angered the Kremlin and Russia's dominant Orthodox Church.
"Of course, there are analogies" between the ban and the charges, says Leonid Rabichev, whose schematic painting depicting a blue crib with his infant son surrounded by trees and newly built apartment buildings was part of the 1962 exhibition.
Frail and stooped by age, the 89-year-old Rabichev recalls the fear he felt after Khruschev yelled threats at him and other exhibition participants.
"As I am talking to you, your (foreign) passports are being issued, in 24 hours you will be stripped of your (Soviet) citizenship and exiled," Rabichev recalls Khruschev as telling the artists.
"And there were yells around us, Politburo members yelled, `What are you doing, Nikita Sergeevich, they should be arrested.' And (chief ideologue Mikhail) Suslov who stood next to me raised both fists in the air and shouted, `They should be strangled!'"
Rabichev got away with losing his job as an advertising designer and writing a repentance letter that was dictated to him by a Communist official. He subsequently returned to advertising – his designs for Aeroflot airlines and sparkling wines are now text-book examples of Soviet-era ads – wrote several books and is still active as an artist. 

Exhibition Banned By Soviets Reopens In Moscow 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/communist-exhibit-moscow_n_2249500.html?utm_hp_ref=museums
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miércoles, 3 de julio de 2013

Comida chatarra * Junk food

Jennifer Aniston arremete en contra de McDonald's (http://www.elgrafico.mx/farandula/03-07-2013/jennifer-aniston-arremete-en-contra-de-mcdonalds)

Jennifer Aniston criticó a McDonald's y la culpó de ser la causante de que ella se haya enfermado del estómago.
La actriz aseguró que la comida del lugar es mala, poco saludable y que es preparada con pocas medidas de higiene.
Aseguró que en alguna ocasión comió una hamburguesa en McDonald's y a consecuencia de eso se enfermó del estómago.
También aclaró que evita alimentarse con comida chatarra, procurando comer siempre de manera saludable.
"Nunca olvidaré cuando Justin y yo estábamos en un viaje por carretera y estábamos muy hambrientos. La única cosa era un McDonalds. Creo que me pedí una hamburguesa (Big Mac). Wow, mi estómago no reaccionó bien ante eso! "
"Siempre estoy tratando de comer alimentos orgánicos y naturales, por lo que, cuando comí eso, mi estómago lo resintió mucho, fue terrible", dijo la actriz.
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martes, 2 de julio de 2013

Segundo aniversario de trabajar por la libertad y la paz...

PEACE WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION SECOND ANNIVERSARY

We have many accomplishments since our inception on July 4, 2011. We have held two Peacegiving Luncheons, one to honor UNICEF (a United Nations’ organization dedicated to improvement of children’s lives) and A 2nd Cup (a coffee shop devoted to ending human-trafficking in Houston). This year, we held our first annual Peace Walk at University of Houston. Our Civility Report 2012 was downloaded by many. We started our first Peace Worldwide Chapter in Africa. Our Civility Report 2013 is in preparation and will be available for download soon. We will continue promoting freedom and peace for ALL humanity by publishing our annual Civility Reports and establishing chapters throughout the world. Our Civility Reports will continue evaluating all countries within the United Nations for human rights,...http://www.peaceworldwide.org/

Peace Worldwide Organization Principles
The organization advocates the following five principles:

Unity of Mankind
Knowing that we are all one people on this earth.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
Saadi, translated by M. Aryanpoor

Highest Ethical Standards
Choosing the highest ethical standards even if the laws, rules and regulations are relaxed, ignored, or do not exist

Human Equality
Respecting others regardless of sex, race, religion, ethnicity, and nationality

Democracy
Majority rule in which minorities enjoy the same rights and privileges

Peace
Creating a civilized world free from the scourges of war, oppression, and persecution

The organization expects all Board Members, Management, Staff, Chapter Membership, and associates to adhere to these principles. 

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