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Willem Malten studied sociology and anthropology in Amsterdam. Afterwards Willem participated in the Tassajara Zen Monastery. In the last 25 years Since 1984 Willem has run the Cloud Cliff, a medium size bakery and restaurant in Santa Fe, and initiated several programs in local organic farming in New Mexico and Peru. Willem Malten is a filmmaker and regular contributor to Ecoversity.org, and writes the Vortex Blog (http://vortex.ecoversity.org/) and also the Vortex Politico Blog (http://kanseki-vortex.blogspot.com/). You can find some of Willem's films on youtube: Kanseki1 (http://www.youtube.com/user/kanseki1)
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 26, 2012 Resurrection of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood. This is the very first article of the Declaration of Human Rights and all others flow from it. Here I examine the contents and importance of the Declaration of Human Rights and its importance for our time
SHARE Monday, March 26, 2012 On Stopping the CMRR-Nuclear Facility, Nuclear Policy, and the Future of New Mexico
Like so many other 'atom projects' the CMRR-Nuclear Facility is now on its way to the dustbin of history. The CMRR-NF was meant to play a role in making more pits, the very cores of nuclear weapons, and weapons modernization. Stopping the CMRR-NF is disarmament you can taste and feel, because it is real. Now it is important to support the Los Alamos Study Group --please visit LASG.org
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Occupy Wallstreet, Decolonize Washington, Liberate All
This has to be about more than occupation, it is about liberation. The enemy is a militarized state, which has become top heavy by endless wars, and which is financed by Wallstreet's sleight of hand banksters, aided and abetted by a corrupt body of politicians and media.These wars provide 'raison d'etre' for the security state: a direct transfer of your taxes into a corporate war-prison-torture-machine (stacked against you)...
SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2011 Post Fukushima Nuclear Weapon Production
Fukushima shows what a toxic mixture radiation and earthquakes can make. Well it has just come to our attention that the planned new Nuclear Weapons Facility the 'CMRR' will be sitting on top of an earthquake fault --like the rest of Los Alamos. It is an accident waiting to happen....
SHARE Saturday, September 11, 2010 The Failure of GM: Plenty of Pigweed.....Now What ?
Pigweed is overtaking millions of acres of farmland than have been treated with glysophate, better known as Round-up. Pigweed is just another name of Amaranth and it could provide some of the best nutrition around.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Plant Politics: Notes on Ayahuasca, New Christianity and the Brazil Law
This shift away from consumerism, and hollow militarism, through religious experience and true communion may just be a most significant, yet still hidden development in the larger scheme of things and in the development of the human mind. Daime is like an unexpected ace card in the dreary feudal reality that most of humanity is facing.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Copenhagen: Power versus the Masses
Carbon Tax versus Cap and Trade. The model of directly taxing carbon at every transaction, could take away all the hocus pocus that will be allowed in the Cap and Trade model. It will cut the Gordian knot. Carbon Tax is simple, it is verifiable, and with enough awareness raised around the globe it is do-able.....Politically Attainable -- if there is enough populist pressure.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Economic Rave: Jesus on Being Rich
Recently someone told me: "water is the currency of nature". Maybe we can extend that thought somehow: "Currency (money) is the water of human society.....it needs to flow". When money accumulates in the hands of a few masters, way beyond their ability to consume it or use it productively, it gets stale and stagnant and finally toxic.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2009 Droughts and Floods: the Face of Climate Change
Droughts and floods have become the demonic face of climate change for so many people, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. Though they seem contradictory phenomena, they are actually two sides of the same coin.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2009 Obama goes to Copenhagen: What does it Mean ?
...the definition of success in Copenhagen will be watered down to such an extend that Obama will be able to claim victory with almost no commitments to CO2 reductions by the US on the table. Watch out for that. It is like getting the nobel price for peace and meanwhile sending in more troops. It is the one dimensional man needed to sell the plan.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2009 The Paradox of the Economic Crisis
.....for the poorest and totally exposed and vulnerable, the capitalist crisis means: less help in an already desperate situation. Often times it means hunger and demise. A shocking 16.000 children per day die from starvation. That is 11 children per minute. That is right now.....and now......now again.....
SHARE Friday, December 4, 2009 Bija: the Seeds of Freedom
Let there be no doubt: there is a large increase in the legions that are going hungry worldwide -now over a billion. People, some estimate as many as 600 million of them, are forced from rural areas into the cities because"that is where the food is"- a recipe for disaster and anarchy. The food riots of the last few years my only be a taste of what is to come.