BORNEO BURNING!

Photo: By courtesy of the Ranu Walum Foundation

This mail reached me from Indonesia, Borneo (Kalimantan) today:

“A friend of mine took pictures in Borneo, but is already back after a week, because she also got lung disease. The same thing happens in Sumatra and the government is silent and sends no help and there are now the first big protests in Jakarta. All flights to and from Borneo cancelled. The people urgently need masks so that they can survive. Dayak organizations are now collecting money for this, otherwise everyone will suffocate:”

Photos: By courtesy of the Ranu Walum Foundation

CALLING OUT FOR REAL ACTION

http://www.ranuwelum.org/news/urgent-action-is-needed-now

While opening our four Shelter in Palangka Raya for public, everyday we go to areas outside the capital city Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, these areas are that strongly affected by the haze because of forest fire but not everyone is accessible to getting health protections and even to buy proper masks. The air quality is very poor, but not everyone use proper mask to protect themselves, that’s why us, that are more accessible to it needs to #act2give – distribute the masks we got from the donations we received.

2322 Hotspots:

http://modis-catalog.lapan.go.id/monitoring/

We really need thousands of N95 mask, milks, vitamin for the people here. If you want to donate here is the link http://www.ranuwelum.org/donate

Or if you want to talk to us personally how to join this effort, please contact me, I’m the coordinator of Youth Act. Here is my number +6289623741236

With partnership and collaboration, all is possible. This is the best time to give, as we are fighting not only for the DAYAKS or KALIMANTAN but for this planet, for Al of us!

Please share this message.

Thank you.

TABE

 

 

The work of Minerva Cuevas

©Minerva Cuevas

At the “Alle Dörfer bleiben-Demo” in June I got to know Minerva Cuevas from Mexico City. She is currently a studio scholarship holder in Mönchengladbach and I visited her in her studio. Only then did I realize how comprehensive and impressive her political and artistic work is. Graphics, painting, video and installations: Each of her works has a deep and direct expression of social criticism, which tears open the layer of ignorance on the high-definition surface of the commodity worlds and reminds us razor sharply of the violence in the production process of these products. She seems to proceed with ease, but above all: with great artistic power.  I am delighted that she will be reporting on her work for one evening on 7 August in the Solaris Culture Café.

see also: An evening with Minerva Cuevas

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

anima 19

A beautiful poem written by artist Tanya Ury after having seen the film BRAND (FIRE) III.

Tanya Ury – poetry, Kasander Nilist – double bass, m. p. -clarinet

 

home

to sway

not storm

-free

branches

rest in

forest

easy days

singularly

together

in tree

resistance

you were

given the

rest for

lunging at

energised

heads

taking

air from

open

mouths

infesting

it with

residue

the dues

a shade

too dark

for

breathing

lungs

so

serious

was the

play in

leaves

they

brought

you down

and green

was bought

and sold

our cry

for future

breath

beauty

died