September 29, 2006

Here’s The News for Your Region!

Filed under: ,War on Terror — ken finn @ 1:25 pm

News Week Covers

Newsweek Covers by Region

It’s seems Newsweek doesn’t believe that the US homemarket is ready for the cover story that it deems fit to put on it’s ‘International’ cover. Instead it features Annie Leibovitz talking about taking photos of celebs like Brad Pitt. So there you are hardhitting ‘news’ from Newsweek.

But. If you want a US magazine that is covering the issues then I recommend Mother Jones.

I recently visited Seattle and it was so brilliant to meet so many enlightened Americans who don’t buy the misinformation that is presented as news. Read the Mother Jones ‘Lie by Lie’ chronicle of the road to war. It puts the whole stream of lies into shocking perspective http://www.motherjones.com/bush_war_timeline/ 


September 22, 2006

I love shopping!

Filed under: ,Alternative Living — ken finn @ 12:37 am

My black sack just got noticably smaller

UPDATE – It’s just about a year ago now since we discovered Real Food Direct and they’re great people so if you live in the Brighton area get Real!

Original post Sept 15th ’05

Before you think I’ve lost my scruples, I’m referring to my local box scheme.

Perhaps I was hanging on to old vestiges of a consumer habit but I don’t know why it took so long to get around to sorting it. Anyway Ben from realfood-direct arrived with our first box today. Packed with local grown organic veg, Fairtrade fruit, local cheese, fresh baked organic bread and groceries. All stunning stuff. It was packed in a cardboard box with loose items in brown paper bags. There was one plastic bag, which Ben said he’d re-use, and the flat-pack box to be exchanged next week.
So total packaging 2 plastic pots, one for yogurt (recyclable) and a small plastic tub for houmous (probably not) and 4 small brown paper bags. The produce is top notch, organic, delivered and cost me £26 for enough groceries for the week.
What a result, I don’t need to go to the supermarket, the produce is real, possibly cheaper and my organic fruit and veg got to me in fine condition without the need to swathe it in plastic.

That’s one small piece of rubbish for landfill out of the whole weekly shop, the rest is just food and compost nothing more.

September 20, 2006

I’ve been away

Filed under: War on Terror — ken finn @ 3:38 pm


While I was away taking pictures of beautiful scenery and unspoilt places someone was taking photos of another world and I feel guilty.

While my plane carried me to Canada other planes were in transit carrying spiteful weapons to fall on innocent people, vicious bombs containing phosphorous that burned the flesh of babies in the name of peace. As I returned on Sept 11th Mr Bush was saying that “he would stay with the fight” and now he’s calling for more power to torture. Not in my name Mr Blair, not in my name Mr Bush

This is the reality of the war and comes from an independent Iraqi website, it shows the results of attacks on Lebanese civilians, women and children “ don’t go there without being prepared to see the horror. So this is a war on terror?

I appologise for the emotional response.