what is counter-culture? counter-culture is a think tank and aggregate effort to promote dissenting and/or deviating thought. it is a medium to examine varying perspectives and issues within culture, art, aesthetics, history, philosophy, politics, economics, psychology, and environment. this is an interminable struggle against the forces of ignorance, disillusionment, exploitation, misrepresentation, and propaganda. take whatever parcels knowledge, wisdom, and compassion you can derive, and go forth sharing it with all others; to oblivion, and beyond.

-born in the Bay Area, California,
-living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

"it is easier and less costly to change the way people think about reality than it is to change reality" -Morris Wolfe

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion" -Albert Camus


Filed in: niger africa nigerian oil company fossil fuels environment photography photojournalism fuel burning oil industry pollution globalization petroleum social issues environmental issues samuel james

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Illuminated by a Nigerian oil company’s perpetually burning gas flame, boats loaded with the illegally refined fuel lined up on the river, awaiting their next journey to the creeks.

Samuel James’s Photos of the Illicit Oil Industry in the Niger Delta [more]

when it’s this visual, you simply can’t ignore it.

Filed in: America oil pollution economy USA photography 1970s

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DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s

really awesome photos. but now we must ask, how much has changed since?

Filed in: Bolivia nature mother nature Mother Earth environment conservation ecosystems pollution environmentalism

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Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.

The country, which has been pilloried by the US and Britain in the UN climate talks for demanding steep carbon emission cuts, will establish 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

Controversially, it will also enshrine the right of nature “to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities”.

"It makes world history. Earth is the mother of all", said Vice-President Alvaro García Linera. "It establishes a new relationship between man and nature, the harmony of which must be preserved as a guarantee of its regeneration."

Filed in: Alan Watts Western world progress pollution religion absurd

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"I simply do not understand the goals and rewards of the Western Way of Life, apart from such side-effects of the project as anesthesia for dentistry (which can just as well be effected by hypnosis). What is the point of Progress if the food is tasteless, the housing absurd, the clothing uncomfortable, the religion just talk, the air poisoned by Cadillacs, the work boring, the sex uptight and mechanical, the earth clobbered with concrete, and the water so chemicalized that even the fish are abandoning existence?"

Alan Watts, What On Earth Are We Doing? (via thesteppenwolf)

(via ibbetson)

'Call of Life' Facing the Mass Extinction Trailer

Filed in: Mass Extinction climate climate change humanity pollution ecology environment animals species

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