As my first adventure in long distance, group bicycling, me and Eylem attended Philadelphia Urban Farms Bike Tour organized by Chris Hill of Weaver's Way Co-op . I was being lazy - huh, I biked ~30 miles! - so I did not bring my camera along (mistake), but I brought my gps along - hey, do not blame me, I was afraid, I would be totally lost somewhere on the way to West Philadelphia from Mt Airy. Anyway, we made the whole way, biked some extra at the end to Market East station since we chickened out from biking home from north Philly. It was fun, it was educational, it was tiring but it was rewarding too since it was the longest we ever biked and first time in a group. I hope to do it again. And hey, urban farms, they are great things. I hope they spread and they succeed in their aims.
So, the point of this entry, I finally uploaded my gps map which is superimposed onto google maps: Bread Crumbs showing the route we took
I said I was lazy right? So I am copying from Weaver's Way homepage, here is info about the farms:
(and ahem, we also visited Yard's brewery.
I gave up on Pivot and moved to Blosxom . Will post local content ("Cyprus Page"), external links and comments about Cyprus. Tips and tricks and comments about LaTeX and Linux. Photography --> single blog-like and galleries. My comments about human-rights, news etc. i.e. RANDOM as always. You do not believe me? Notice a deliberate mistype in the URLs.
I have mostly completed the migration of my blog to Blosxom. Pivot was giving me lots of troubles and eventhough blosxom is half-dead project, it is simple and conversion was relatively painless. Also, blosxom is more transparent to me since it is a simple perl script.
The translators, editor and publishers of Chomsky and Herman's (excellent) book "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media" are under trial in Turkey under the infamous "301". The charges are "of spreading public hatred and enmity and denigrating Turkish identity, the republic and the Turkish Parliament under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK). The defendants are facing up to six years in prison apiece." (from http://www.thenewanatolian.com/tna-16678.html) . Absurd? Well, yeah, but quite the norm in Turkey that is supposed to be reforming itself to be in line with EU norms. Hah hah. BTW, the book was originally published in 1988! And it is now, as if Turkish government decided to proove their point. I wonder if one could even think about showing the brilliantly crafted movie with a similar title? For whatever it is worth it, I think every activist interested in freedoms should watch this movie.
Curious? Try http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Herman%20/Manufacturing_Consent.html for some excerpts from the book.
And few words I had to say about it in the past: