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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:48:59 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-un-special-rapporteur>

"The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to
know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on
a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest

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Margaret Atwood: It's Not Climate Change - It's Everything Change

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:47:38 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/matter/it-s-not-climate-change-it-s-everything-change-8fd9aa671804>

"What are the implications for the way we view both ourselves and the
way we live? In brief: in the coal energy culture — a culture of workers
and production — you are your job. “I am what I make.” In an oil and gas

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Love Is Not Capitalist

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:50:03 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2017/12/love-is-not-capitalist/

"Love is an important way that we relate to ourselves, one another, and
the planet. Currently what this planet needs most is more love. Sadly,
love is used as a commodity, an enticement, and a weapon, thereby not

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Wintergatan: Music Machine Mondays Theme Song

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:49:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5t3bbsJpYk

"This has been requested by you in the comments so here it is!"

Great work expanding this into a full-length track! Lovely video too.

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Fascism Runs in My American Family

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:47:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fascism-runs-in-my-american-family

"The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters
aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree
with the hateful things these men spew."

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10 SFF Books Written by Women of Color That Will Change Your Worldview Completely

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:45:01 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://tubbyandcoos.com/10-books-woc-change-worldview/

"All too often, we don’t get to see books written by women of color.
They exist; they’ve always existed, but most of the time, they remain
hidden behind a wall of white male stories, especially in science

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Pets of the Homeless Australia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:59:34 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://petsofthehomeless.org.au/

"Pets of the Homeless Australia provides food, veterinary care and other
support to pet owners in need. We help people who are at risk of or currently
experiencing homelessness by making sure their companion pets are well looked

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Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:57:47 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://csi.asu.edu/books/vvev/

"Why should we go to space? To learn more about the universe and our
place in it? To extract resources and conduct commerce? To demonstrate
national primacy and technological prowess? To live and thrive in

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Cards Against Humanity Redistributes Your Wealth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:25:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://cardsagainsthumanityredistributesyourwealth.com/

"In order for Cards Against Humanity to truly save America, we realized
we would have to tackle the biggest issue in the world: wealth inequality."

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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:24:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/>

"The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the
future of farming could look like."

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