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Music related

  • 歌詞 かし song lyrics
  • 歌手 かしゅ singer
  • 歌声 うたごえ singing voice
  • 原作 げんさく original work
  • 完成度 かんせいど degree of perfection, level/degree of completion
  • 巨匠 きょしょう master
  • 舞台 ぶたい scene, stage
  • 能力 のうりょく ability, faculty
  • 完成する かんせいする to complete, to perfect, to accomplish

Western names

  • マーベル・コミック Marvel comics
  • ファンタスティック・フォー Fantastic Four
  • ハリウッド Hollywood
  • ウォーレン・G Warren G
  • カルヴィン・ハリス Calvin Harris
  • トゥリーサ Tulisa
  • タイニー・テンパー Tinie Tempah
  • ジェームス F・レイノルズ James F. Reynolds
  • クレイグ・デイヴィッド Craig David
  • クリス・ブラウン Chris Brown
  • クリスティーナ・アギレラ Christina Aguilera
  • カニエ・ウェスト Kanye West
  • ジェイ・Z Jay Z
  • マンディー・ベントリス Mandy Ventrice

Nouns

  • 挑戦 ちょうせん challenge, dare, attempt
  • 活動 かつどう action, activity
  • 表現 ひょうげん expression, presentation

Adjectives

  • 新た あらた new, fresh, novel
  • 中毒性 ちゅうどくせい poisonous, toxic, addictive
  • 超 ちょう super-, extra-
  • 大作 たいさく epic
  • 強烈 きょうれつ strong, intense, severe
  • 刺激的 しげきてき stimulating
  • 魅力的 みりょくてき charming, attractive, fascinating

Verbs

  • 乗り出す のりだす to set out, to embark on
  • 明かす あかす to reveal, to divulge
  • 高める たかめる to raise, to lift, to boost
  • 加わる くわわる to be added, to participate
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28 August 2015 - Hundreds of volunteers gathered in Heidenau on Friday to host a celebration aimed at welcoming newly arrived refugees to Germany, after mobs of people belonging to right-wing groups like Pegida, Hogesa and NPD spent several nights attacking the refugee center, throwing bricks and bottles at buses full of refugees and several arson attacks on refugee centers happened across Germany. [video]/[video]

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Toronto Chicken Save and Toronto Cow Save August 11th -12th 24 Hour Vigil

(Post One of Two)

One of the most powerful vigils in Toronto Save history occurred on these dates. Almost 100 people came out to give love and support to the hundreds of animals we bore witness to during these 24 hours; for many, it was their first time attending.

When you spend that many hours outside a slaughterhouse, even sleeping on the ground in solidarity with the terrified, innocent, injured (we saw chickens with broken legs and in respiratory distress, and a blind cow who kept falling in as the transport truck jerked), and beautiful animal persons being sent to their death, you experience and feel a lot more. As you see the filthy trucks pass by, one after another, each carrying unique, individual beings who want nothing but to be free, and instead are being trucked off to a violent death, where they will kick and scream and gasp to stay alive, you become even more angry, and impassioned, than when you are there for a few hours. And indeed this is what happened to us, resulting in spontaneous, inspiring direct action. We began peacefully blocking the trucks from entering the slaughterhouses with our bodies; with first just a few of us, but the numbers grew as the hours passed. We would block the trucks long enough for other activists to document the emotional and physical conditions of the animals with their cameras, and so that they may also provide them with compassion, whispering words of love and support, and stroking their wings or noses for comfort. Tragically, such acts would have been the only experience these exploited persons had of respect and kindness in their entire lives. Each time we were forced to let a truck pass, pieces of our hearts would crack off, and we would hold each other and cry as we pictured what that beautiful cow who gently licked our hands with their rough, cat-like tongues, or that adorable baby chick whose soft feathers we were just caressing, were about to experience at “St. Helen’s” and “Ryding Regency” bovine killing facilities, or “Maple Leaf Poultry” slaughterhouse. This is the horrific way that billions of farmed land animals die every year, including at the hands of the dairy and egg industries.

As each truck passed and the hot tears of mourning and outrage rolled down our faces, we became determined to do even more. We set up a memorial against the wooden fence which borders the chicken killing facility; we used chalk to write messages of sympathy and grace for the animals, as well as links to websites for the public to learn the truth about animal agriculture. Additionally, we hung pictures on a string, of those already violently taken from this world, to blow in the cool night air, as the candles we lit in remembrance glowed upon them, brightening up their once living eyes.

We then began begging, not minding how desperate we sounded, for them to spare the life of even just one lovely little soul, just one baby bird. We demanded to see the manager, who didn’t even give it a single thought before coldly turning us down, and walking away despite our shouts and pleas. So we then turned to every worker we saw, becoming frantic, saying please, just one, just save one of these beings from her awful fate .. and finally, one of them listened. He brought the tiny, overwhelmed bird from behind the barbed-wire fence, and handed her to one of us, and as he did so he began crying, and many of us wept with him as we softly pat her delicate, angelic little body (we later named her Mercy in his honour). We were sobbing out of joy for this little girl who was safe, who would get to live the rest of her life on sanctuary, where she will be loved and respected for the special individual she is. And we cried for the thousands of other persons we had born witness to, each one just as amazing as her, who we could not save. All of you were so loved.


We will be having another 24 hour vigil for the cows, chickens, and pigs this upcoming September 24th-25th. Please join us, if only for a little bit, and bring everyone you know. The more of us there is, the more we disrupt this violent system! And remember that we hold vigils for a few hours every week at each slaughterhouse. To learn more about us please click here.

You can also help promote peace and love, and save the lives of more wonderful animal persons just like Mercy, by sharing this post and living a vegan lifestyle.

Photo credit to Jo-Anne McArthur/WeAnimals and Louise Jorgensen.

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More photos from the August 11th-12th 24 hour vigil for the cows and chickens.

Bearing witness is love. It is cultivating compassion in a place where there is none. It is looking into the eye of a suffering person who has only moments left to live and saying, I see you, and you matter.

Please join our next 24 hour vigil for these innocent and beautiful animal persons, even if you can only attend for a short amount of time. The more of us there are, the more disruptive we are to the system, and the more animals will be saved!

For information on promoting peace for all by living vegan, click here.

Photo credit to Jo-Anne McArthur/WeAnimals and Louise Jorgensen.

Let me tell you a little bit about an organisation called Friendicoes SECA. Friendicoes is a non-profit animal shelter based in New Delhi, India. It has been around for 35 years & is now on the brink of shutting down. 

It operates as a vet clinic, an animal hospital, a pet supplies store, just about anything to protect any and all animals - and I mean that. I have seen horses, donkeys, monkeys, and even birds at their shelter. Friendicoes works to spay/neuter strays, rescue abandoned pets, and provide care for even stray animals. At any given time, they have 1000 animals to care for.

They have helped us so much but now, they need our help. They’re in major debt, 82 lakh Rupees, which adds up to about 124,000 dollars.

Please, if you could donate anything, it would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to think of what’s going to happen to all these animals if Friendicoes is forced to shut down.

Learn more about Friendicoes and their debt here: official website / facebook / articles: xx / xx

DONATE HERE: BITGIVING.COM/FRIENDICOES

If you can’t donate, please show your support through sharing this post and the #MakeAFriend hashtag! Here are some ways you can share this info!!

28 August 2015 - Four hours after the Australian Border Force announced they would be doing ‘random’ visa checks (so racial profiling to catch ‘illegal immigrants’ basically) on the streets of Melbourne in what they called Operation Fortitude they were forced to cancel it, after they were blocked in by a crowd of protesters against the racist plans. [video]

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Toronto Chicken Save and Toronto Cow Save August 11th -12th 24 Hour Vigil

(Post One of Two)

One of the most powerful vigils in Toronto Save history occurred on these dates. Almost 100 people came out to give love and support to the hundreds of animals we bore witness to during these 24 hours; for many, it was their first time attending.

When you spend that many hours outside a slaughterhouse, even sleeping on the ground in solidarity with the terrified, innocent, injured (we saw chickens with broken legs and in respiratory distress, and a blind cow who kept falling in as the transport truck jerked), and beautiful animal persons being sent to their death, you experience and feel a lot more. As you see the filthy trucks pass by, one after another, each carrying unique, individual beings who want nothing but to be free, and instead are being trucked off to a violent death, where they will kick and scream and gasp to stay alive, you become even more angry, and impassioned, than when you are there for a few hours. And indeed this is what happened to us, resulting in spontaneous, inspiring direct action. We began peacefully blocking the trucks from entering the slaughterhouses with our bodies; with first just a few of us, but the numbers grew as the hours passed. We would block the trucks long enough for other activists to document the emotional and physical conditions of the animals with their cameras, and so that they may also provide them with compassion, whispering words of love and support, and stroking their wings or noses for comfort. Tragically, such acts would have been the only experience these exploited persons had of respect and kindness in their entire lives. Each time we were forced to let a truck pass, pieces of our hearts would crack off, and we would hold each other and cry as we pictured what that beautiful cow who gently licked our hands with their rough, cat-like tongues, or that adorable baby chick whose soft feathers we were just caressing, were about to experience at “St. Helen’s” and “Ryding Regency” bovine killing facilities, or “Maple Leaf Poultry” slaughterhouse. This is the horrific way that billions of farmed land animals die every year, including at the hands of the dairy and egg industries.

As each truck passed and the hot tears of mourning and outrage rolled down our faces, we became determined to do even more. We set up a memorial against the wooden fence which borders the chicken killing facility; we used chalk to write messages of sympathy and grace for the animals, as well as links to websites for the public to learn the truth about animal agriculture. Additionally, we hung pictures on a string, of those already violently taken from this world, to blow in the cool night air, as the candles we lit in remembrance glowed upon them, brightening up their once living eyes.

We then began begging, not minding how desperate we sounded, for them to spare the life of even just one lovely little soul, just one baby bird. We demanded to see the manager, who didn’t even give it a single thought before coldly turning us down, and walking away despite our shouts and pleas. So we then turned to every worker we saw, becoming frantic, saying please, just one, just save one of these beings from her awful fate .. and finally, one of them listened. He brought the tiny, overwhelmed bird from behind the barbed-wire fence, and handed her to one of us, and as he did so he began crying, and many of us wept with him as we softly pat her delicate, angelic little body (we later named her Mercy in his honour). We were sobbing out of joy for this little girl who was safe, who would get to live the rest of her life on sanctuary, where she will be loved and respected for the special individual she is. And we cried for the thousands of other persons we had born witness to, each one just as amazing as her, who we could not save. All of you were so loved.

We will be having another 24 hour vigil for the cows, chickens, and pigs this upcoming September 24th-25th. Please join us, if only for a little bit, and bring everyone you know. The more of us there is, the more we disrupt this violent system! And remember that we hold vigils for a few hours every week at each slaughterhouse. To learn more about us please click here.

You can also help promote peace and love, and save the lives of more wonderful animal persons just like Mercy, by sharing this post and living a vegan lifestyle.

Photo credit to Jo-Anne McArthur/WeAnimals, Jenny McQueen, and Louise Jorgensen.

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Kathleen Hanna’s first post about Occupy Wall Street dated 9-23-2011

People are fed up with the rich 1% controlling everything and not having to pay their fare share while everyone else is forced to walk around begging for jobs that don’t exist. Last night this group, along with many others marched through NYC in response to the wrongful execution of Troy Davis.  It’s raining now and they are all camped out on WallStreet getting wet! Seriously these people are LIVING on Wallstreet. I hope Michael Moore shows up, I hear Roseanne did.

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Rallies Set Tuesday to Address Violence Against Black Trans Women
#BlackLivesMatter organizers plan to draw attention to the wave of fatal violence against this population during TransLiberation Tuesday.
NewsPoem: Chemists demonstrate a method of pulling carbon dioxide from the air and using it to make building materials and oxygen.



To make carbon fibers ain’t cheap
but the carbon in the sky is a heap.
Let’s sequester the stuff in the bodies
of buildings and ships and hot roddies
to bring down the temp just a peep.

— Doug Shields



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Gloria Steinem is is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Steinem was given her first serious assignment as a freelance writer by Esquire magazine features editor Clay Felker. Her first draft on the topic of contraception was rejected and as a result Steinem wrote about the way in which women are forced to choose between a career and marriage. The article preceded Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique by one year.

In 1963 Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club to write an expose on the exploitative working conditions of the bunnies and especially the sexual demands made of them, which skirted the edge of the law. Her article was published with photographs of her dressed as a ‘bunny’ and as a result she found it hard to get further assignments for a while as in the minds of people who had read it, she was a 'bunny’ now.

In the late 1960s, Steinem helped to create New York magazine, and wrote a column on politics for the publication. After writing an article on an abortion speak-out by the radical feminist group known as the Redstockings (Steinem had an abortion when she was 22) Steinem began to become more engaged in the women’s movement. She said she didn’t begin her life as an active feminist until that day. She began to express her views in her writing and her essay “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader.

In 1971 Steinem co-founded the pioneering, feminist Ms magazine with Dorothy Pitman Hughes. The magazine tackled important issues including domestic violence. Ms. became the first national publication to feature the subject on its cover in 1976. Within weeks, Ms. had received 26,000 subscription orders and over 20,000 reader letters.

Steinem has written extensively on women’s issues. Her 1983 collection of essays, “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions”, featured a broad range of topics from “The Importance of Work” to “The Politics of Food” and her books include the bestsellers “Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem” (which was criticised due to a perceived retreat from social activism), “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions”, “Moving Beyond Words”, and “Marilyn: Norma Jean”, on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Steinem helped to found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA. She was the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women and helped create Take Our Daughters to Work Day. She recently co-founded the Women’s Media Center and GreenStone Media. She has served on the board of trustees of Smith College, and was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a comparative study of racial patterns in the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil.

Steinem continues to work for social justice. As “The idea of retiring is as foreign to me as the idea of hunting.”

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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS


We live in a wild world. Brimming with strangeness, banality, painful trauma, and potent beauty. Perhaps it has always been this wild, and always will be – but I can’t help but wonder if there’s something particularly crucial about this particular point we’re living in. Riding the cusp of so much technological change, environmental disturbance, and societal upheaval, it’s a challenging, albeit fascinating, time to be alive.

It can be difficult to know how to navigate in the face of so much planetary flux, as an individual and a society. The loss of connection to our earth, our community, and ourselves has left us feeling lost in our own bodies, and at war with our own species. We must take a breath and start to ask the questions that will truly push society forward. Where are we going? What does it mean to be a human being? How can we be a part of a more harmonious, collective existence?

In search of a space to explore these questions, we have decided to create Mood, as a creative forum for community, progress, and conversation. We have decided, through the doubt and the fear and unrest, that it is possible to save the world, even in the seemingly smallest ways. It will be a challenge, but we will go on anyway.

We have decided that it’s time to reclaim our own inherent goodness, and the goodness of the world. To break the patterns that no longer serve us, to take responsibility for our actions and to embody the principles we believe in. To reconnect with the beauty and wildness of our Planet Earth & our universe. To resurrect the sense of community that’s been lost, to love, to connect and to share. 

We are here to transform the space that we exist within, and shift the values of our culture. We hope that Mood can help to cultivate a new vision of ourselves, and with that, a new vision of our world. We would love for you to join us, or at the very least, pause to consider the power of possibility at your own fingertips.


With love and courage,

RACHEL & RYLEY