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February 7, 2005


manau visai gali buti idomus listas ir temos aktualios.
Spotykach/Spot-mailing list

Spotykach (Slavic)- come together/meet/rendezvous/interview, be a reason to
meet, to stumble. Spot (English)- a certain place or point differing from
the dominant ground. To be on the spot - to be in the right place at the
right time. All these express the idea of the spotykach-/spot-list: to be a
reason to meet for those from the artificially constructed/imposed notions
of the East and the West in order to come together across certain ideas
concerning our differences and similarities, interview and learn from each
other, to stumble on new discoveries and insights about each other
identities and by all these overcome existed myths, prejudice and stereotypes.
Lets come together on spot out of borders, nationalities, tell each other a
true what they did with us and what we let to do with us being treated by
the capitalist or soviet propaganda and find where is the human propaganda
is hidden. But lets face all this first...(for more look in archive)

Why this list?
While one part of the world is busy with revolutions to enter capitalism
(colourful once in Eastern Europe), another does the same in order to get
rid of it (antiglobalisation/anticapitalists protests in Western Europe and
United State). One is hungry for adventures in business and sees it as a
given panacea against all problems, another is sick of its results and
looks for another panacea to find sense in their lives. So far they both
live in parallel spaces. Only zombies of the profit-seeking system are not
bothering themselves with any sense looking since the business is the only
sense and moral for them. Those who aren't winning the capitalist run of
"the smartest", are considered to be losers and marginalized. If the
"smartest" face resistance in some part of the world, they can still find a
space where their lies are accepted. They are profiting from the peoples
isolation and lack of communication and exchange. For this they build
borders and carry a monolog through mainstream media to glorify demo (n)
kracy, market and money-based relationships as "the only possible way for
everybody". We cannot stand this anymore. We want to come closer for our
human solidarity, meet each other face to face, destroy Iron walls in minds
of people, drop the labels "East" and "West" in the end and finally start
to live as we want.

For those who:
-don't have a problem follow the jungle laws of the current establishment,
-consider themselves to be still alive enough to judge this world
correctly/critically, to see its polarity clearly (poor-reach, east-west,
north-south, dominant-oppressed, EU-, US-citizens-others etc) and
-have enough strength to change it through open discussions, strategy
making, solidarity seeking and solidarity providing, resistance
- think creatively about our background/ mentality /education differences,
and ways to understand these differences in order to prevent self-isolation
through autonomous tendencies, individualization and separation phenomena,
geographical/political divisions etc,
-who believe in the revolutions in peoples minds and in new values
possible to develop together, in the new world constructed together,
-who want to be heard on opposite side of the world and have something to
say about an own experience, utopian ideas
We invite to start live in this alternative world already today, now, in
this moment on spot-list!

Spotykach-mailing list


February 9, 2005


Prieglobscio JAV besiprasantys uzsienieciai vis dazniau yra ikalinami ar siunciami atgal, ar patiria tokias salygas, kad pasirenka verciau grizt atgal i savo sali is kurios bega. JAV tarptautine religines laisves komisija atlikus tyrima sulaikymo istaigose atrado, kad prieglobscio besiprasantieji dazniau traktuojami kaip nusikalteliai nei kaip pabegeliai.
Nors tai labai skiriasi priklausomai nuo vietos i kuria jie pirmiausiai atskrenda, vidutiniskai 28% suteikiamas prieglobstis, 54% issiunciami atgal is karto is aerouostu(per 2000-2003 - 37296). Sulaikymo istaigose zmones praleidzia nuo keliu dienu iki keliu metu, kartais nekokiose salygose, zmones turintys psichologiniu problemu ir daug patirtu traumu negauna jokios specialistu paramos ir verciau uzdaromi i vienutes, kas daznai ju padeti dar pablogina.
Vieta is kurios didesne tikimybe but deportuotam neturi jokio paaiskinimo, San Fransiske suteikiamas prieglobstis 45%, o tarkim Newarke 97% yra ikalinami ilgesniams ar trumpesniam laikui(gal viena is priezasciu kad nemaza dalis sulaikymo istaigu-kalejimu yra privatus, ir reikalinga nuolat ten ka nors turet, kad toliau egzistuot?), ir prieglobstis suteikiamas 20%.
Atrodo laikai keiciasi ir zodziai irasyti ant laisves statulos, kur buvo kazkada pirmas punktas begantiems nuo karo ir skurdo, daugeliui nebegalioja.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me

Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus," 1883.

Nors cia visur taip, vienos sienos griaunamos kitos statomos, nors visada pasiliekama 'civilizuotuju' teise keliauti, gyventi kur norima, o tamsieji ir barbarai tegul gyvena savo niekingus gyvenimus ir nesirodo ant musu duru slenksio. Laisve, gerbuvis ir demokratija bus importuoti. Ramiai, kantrybes, laukit.

February 22, 2005


buvom diena po atidarymo cristo ir jean claude instaliacijoj, kaip cia pavadint, The Gates, niujorko centriniam parke. ne specialiai del to bet buvo visai linksma. smagu matyt zmones besidziaugiancius ir bevaikstancius oranziniais besidraikanciais takais. 20+ mln $, 20+ myliu , 16 lygtais dienu. bet jei kazkam gyvenimo svajone tai kodel ne. ir vienas is pavyzdziu, kad ne viskas turi nest pelna. nors miesto meras rankas trina, kad turistus ziemos metu i miesta vilioja.
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daugiau 'tikru' fotografu nuotrauku - cia

February 23, 2005


taigi kaip buvau zadejes pabaigtas ir paleistas pastu i lietuva naujas zinas 'visaip'. toks pats purvinas diy formatas kaip ir 'kontra' bet gal svelnejantis jaunatviskas ektremizmas ar siaip biski kitoks pasaulio supratimas priverte pakeist pavadinima. 'visaip' gal skamba kaip daugiau optimizmo nihilizmo pasauly ar bent jau, kad yra ar galima rast is ko rinktis. turetu pasirodyt uz kokios savaites kitos, jei kas turi priejima prie nemokamo/labai pigaus kopijavimo, ar nori platint savo mieste, duokit zinia.

viduj: interviu su stephanie- ka reiskia but mergina/etnine mazuma amerikietiskoj punk subkulturoj
trumpas interviu su andy is submission hold
pierre bourdieu- apie mena, itvirtinanti klasine nelygybe
izanga i situacionizma
gyvenimas bendruomenej
naom chomsky
interviu su patriku apie svedijos socialine/ekonomine politika
'didziosios kraustynes'

dar del lyciu

negalejau susilaikyt.

When Are You Guys Going to Get It?
By Deborah Blum
Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and the author
of "Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection."

February 13, 2005

In Victorian times, scientists argued that women's brains were too small
to be fully human. On the intelligence scale, researchers recommended
classifying human females with gorillas.

The great 19th century neuroanatomist Paul Broca didn't see the
situation as quite so dire, but he warned his colleagues that women were
not capable of being as smart as men, "a difference that we should not
exaggerate, but which is nonetheless real."

The president of Harvard University suggested that a lack of "innate
ability" might help explain why women couldn't keep up with men in
fields like math and science . oh, wait, that one happened just last

Hold for a minute - OK - while I dig out my corset and bustle.

If that sounds snotty, I mean it to be.

I, for one, am ready to leave the 19th century behind. Harvard President
Lawrence H. Summers can apologize all he wants, but the fact is that -
from a position of power - he felt comfortable speculating about women's
inadequate intelligence and ignoring years worth of science that proved
him wrong.

I don't find that excusable. Period.

And I wonder why we women are so willing to tolerate this kind of

Summers raised the issue of women's lesser capabilities in an economic
conference in Cambridge, Mass., in mid-January. And the most consistent
response from women - the one still resonating across the country - is

A litany of female scholars quote studies proving that, yes, we girls
can do long division, actually understand a chemical formula, comprehend
a physical law or two and not only become professional scientists but do
good work.

In fact, when allowed, women have done excellent science for decades,
even since the corset-and-bustle days. The physicist Marie Curie won two
Nobel prizes - in 1903 and 1911 - for her work in France with
radioactive elements. As one Stanford University professor assured her
audience last week, "clearly, girls are as capable" as boys.

No argument there from me except this one: Why does that have to be said
at all? How well must women perform before the question of our
competence gets taken off the table? How many times do we have to make
the point before people actually believe it?

I wonder when it was that male academics last organized a conference to
explain that their brains worked as well as those of their female
colleagues. Perhaps they should have. At least, if more attention was
given to the limits of male brain function, Summers might not have made
quite such a fool of himself.

If that sounds like a cheap shot, I mean it to be.

Thanks to brain-imaging studies, we can quantify the average size
difference between men's and women's brains. It runs between 6% to 8%.
Imaging studies also tell us the brains are packed a little differently.

Preliminary evidence suggests that the average female has more cortical
complexity - a little more sophisticated material in the region that
handles cognitive processing - than your average guy. A whole bunch of
studies - to use one of those technical terms - indicate that the corpus
callosum, a bundle of nerve fibers that connects the right and left
hemispheres, is larger in females.

Not unexpectedly, research also shows that women seem to use both sides
of their brain in certain tasks, such as verbal processing, when men use
only one. The result, though, in terms of quick and accurate response,
is about the same.

In other words, minor brain differences with minor effects. But as Dr.
Ruth O'Hara of Stanford's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Science points out, even such subtle differences can be used against
women. In one report, the scientists suggested that men have better
control over brain activity and therefore don't need to slop into a
second hemisphere.

"You wouldn't think that more activity would be a bad thing," she notes.
"But apparently that's a matter of interpretation."

Does it strike you, as it does me, that Summers missed the important
question? The one that goes like this: If men and women are basically
equal in ability, why is there not a more equal balance of power?

That's complicated terrain, perhaps more than he wanted to take on.
Still, I'd like to propose this simple scenario: One gender gained the
power position and has been really, really reluctant to share the space.

It's possible that dominance has nothing to do with intelligence and
everything to do with size and strength. That early in human history,
males muscled their way into control and have stayed there because
they're bigger (an average 17%) and because they play tough.

In our civilized times, muscle mass isn't that necessary. Why use
physical force when other techniques are so effective: put-downs,
dismissals, suggestions that, geez, we'd love to see women advance in
those challenging intellectual fields - if only they were up to it.

Do I believe this represents the way all men think today? Absolutely
not. I know many men who were as unhappy with Summers as I was. "My
first thought was, 'With friends like this, who needs enemies?' " one
male neurobiologist told me.

Do I believe, though, that Victorian attitudes of superiority still
exist? Absolutely yes.

"It's important for these attitudes to come out," Londa Schiebinger
says. She directs Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender,
and she organized the recent conference. Schiebinger is determined, she
says, to make something positive out of Summers' remarks, to use them to
educate people about women's talents and abilities.

Again no argument from me. But I would ask how much lemonade can be made
from Harvard's lemons. How many people learned from subsequent reports
on women's brains and how many only heard, as my 15-year-old son relayed
to me, "the president of Harvard thinks women aren't as smart as men."

I wonder even now if a few more bellows of rage and a lot less tact
might yet be in order, that we need to remind the world also that, yes,
we are nice - but not that nice. That we don't have so much patience
that yet another generation of female scientists needs to die out before
garnering the recognition they deserve.

To return to Marie Curie, you should know that the year she won her
second Nobel Prize, the French Academy of Sciences refused to admit her
as a member. Why? She was a woman. Curie did finally get her recognition
from France in 1995 - 61 years after her death from leukemia. They dug
up her bones and reburied them with other national heroes in the
Pantheon. What an honor, huh? I'll bet that meant a lot to her.

And if that sounds angry, I mean it to be.

Copyright 2005 Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2005

ir dar. kalba

dar prie to paties. is kulturines antropologijos vadovelio. pabandyk paziuret taip i lietuviu kalba ir kaip ji veikia.

prisizadejau nesest prie interneto nes visiskai nera laiko, bet kur tau. ar cia taip artejama prie narkoelektronines priklausomybes?

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