Our first Music Video! with some un-schooled kids from our town.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Yep. Cars are here to stay (actually, we never said they weren't): yes sir, cars are out there everyday wreaking havoc for (other) motorists (traffic jams, accidents resulting in thousands of annual fatalities, pollution, noise, drunk drivers, even drivers with dementia.
[The...] self-righteous cyclists in a Critical Mass rally that began in Hess Village. The cyclists filmed themselves as they rode around city streets, disobeying traffic laws and wreaking havoc for motorists.
We see cops handing out tickets to the group*. Face reality, one officer tells the bunch. Cars are here to stay.
Disobeying traffic laws? you mean like the 70% of drivers who admit to speeding, or the vehicles who fail to stop at all-way stop signs (most drivers) or who run red lights? or who race other cars and end up crashing into houses?
[*In fact the police did NOT hand out any tickets at Critical Mass, just a card with traffic violation fine prices on it.]
You'd think Critical Mass in Hamilton must be a big concern for the cops: yet they didn't come to the next month's ride, nor the one after that, or the one after that, and so on. Yes, they actually may have more important things to do for that one hour a month...
So, yes, it's hard not to be a little self-righteous, after all.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
The festival, Re-membering Nai Taleem: Real Learning for the 21st Century' is sponsored by the very good people at Shikshantar - The Peoples' Institute for Rethinking Education and Development.
We are honoured to have received the invitation, and it fits well with our support for positive alternatives to some of the institutional forms that have lost relevance or legitimacy - mass education in this instance.