Monthly Archives: March 2011

sonntagsfilm 107

Grass – The History of Cannabis:
Director: Ron Mann
Writer: Solomon Vesta
Narrator: Woody Harrelson

This film explores the history of the American government’s official policy on marijuana in the 20th century. Rising with nativist xenophobia with Mexican immigration and their taste for smoking marijuana, we see the establishment of a wrong headed federal drug policy as a crime issue as oppposed to a public health approach. Fuelled by prejudice, hysterical propaganda and political opportunism undeterred by voices of reason on the subject, we follow the story of a costly and futile crusade against a substance with questionable ill effects that has damaged basic civil liberites.

The film places much of the blame for marijuana criminalization on Harry Anslinger (the first American drug czar) who promoted false information about marijuana to the American public as a means towards abolition.

The film follows the history of federal policies and social attitudes towards marijuana, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. The history presented is broken up into parts, approximately the length of a decade. Each decade is introduced by paraphrasing the official attitude towards marijuana at the time (e.g. “Marijuana will make you insane” or “Marijuana will make you addicted to heroin”), and closed by providing a figure for the amount of money spent during that period on the “war on marijuana.”

The film is completely composed of archival footage, much of which is from public domain U.S propaganda films and feature films such as Reefer Madness made available by the Prelinger Archives. The documentary was narrated, free-of-charge, by actor Woody Harrelson.


[link part1]

[part2part3part4part5part6]

sonntagsmusik 107

nayf
Nafy presents bleu
[download | .mp3/111:45min/131mb]

tracklist:
01. Flytronix: Smoke Ringz
02. Funki Porcini: River of Smack
03. Flanger: Stepping Out Of My Dream
04. Breakage: Jazzy
05. Guardians Of Dalliance: Turn To Gold
06. Skalpel: The Dream Of The Sleepless Man
07. John Coltrane: Mr Knight
08. Soweto Kinch: Conversations With The Unseen
09. Hadouk Trio: Nambarai
10. Cinematic Orchestra: Burn Out
11. Brink Man Ship: Ornament
12. Triosk: Moment Returns
13. Hidden Orchestra: Undergrowth
14. Polska: 2 Reflex
15. Photek: The Hidden Camera
16. The Gaslamp Killer: Anything Worse
17. Moon Wiring Club: The Queen Speaks
18. Tickley Feather: Trashy Boys
19. Forest Swords: Visits
20. Omni Trio: Sound System

Release date: Mar 12, 2011

dass es so weitergeht ist die katastrophe!

[cc by-nc – link]

no idiots allowed


[via observando]

science vs. religion


[via atheism soup]

mitmachen: online umfrage zu aids/hiv-praevention

safe&sound
mitmachen! alle!
drueben bei mogreens.
(dauert wirklich nur 2 minuten)

vorratsdatenspeicherung @ webmontag graz #23

andreas und ich haben gestern beim 23. grazer webmontag eine praesentation zum thema vorratsdatenspeicherung gehalten. das thema ist in oesterreich gerade ziemlich aktuell, da deren einfuehrung vor kurzem im nationalrat beschlossen wurde. d.h. ab 2012 werden auch in oesterreich vorratsdaten gesammelt.

aus dem grund, und weil wir beide finden, dass das thema in den oesterreichischen medien derart unterrepraesentiert ist, haben wir uns hingesetzt und versucht ein paar informationen zusammenzutragen.

die folien davon gibts hier (.pdf)
wenn euch da irgendwelche fehler auffallen – melden!

ausserdem waer ich dankbar wenn jemand zu folgenden punkten was weiss:
-wann genau ist ein provider von der vorratsdatenspeicherung ausgenommen?
-gibt es in oesterreich derzeit noch irgendwelche initiativen (ausser den in den slides erwaehnten), die sich aktiv dagegenstellen oder aktionen machen?
-ist eventuell schon sowas wie eine verfassungsklage (aehnlich in deutschland) geplant?
-mehr einfache moeglichkeiten/tools zur umgehung der vds?