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taravision links: explore your world, new environments, different cultures

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Indigenous people

the human conditioncheck it!


Survival International Survival is a worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples


Created by Al Gore, Current is a global tv network that gives you the opportunity to create and influence what airs on TV One World Resources for sustainable development and human rights
Cultural Survival Indigenous Advocacy group & Producers of Millennium on PBS


Real stories from Planet Earth Benton Foundation Communications in the public interest
School of Indigenous Knowledge, Asia a Philippine network of indigenous schools and community educators.

The Donella Meadows Archive
Voice of a Global Citizen

The "ground up" approach to poverty alleviation

The Real News Network

The Real News Network is a non-profit news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.
Vanishing Rites Vanishing Rites produces multimedia projects that promote human rights and social justice in the UK and internationally. The Communication Initiative partnership...global forces...local choices...critical voices...telling stories... Earth Vision Film & Video Festival International Environmental media festival
Association for Traditional Studies preservation & documentation of traditional knowledge

(is now one.org)

Debt AIds Trade Africa (Now the One Campaign)

National Video Resources

Al Gore's Current TV

Building Audiences for Independent Media
The Karen of Burma home of The Karen, Burmese Ethnic group

Debt Relief Now
A Week of Action against Global Debt

To compel governments and international financial
institutions to cancel and/or repudiate illegitimate debt in poverty stricken nations.
The Video Project Educational Videos on the Environment
Indigenous Knowledge Pages your gateway to indigenous knowledge

UN International Research and
Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

NY based group combatting poverty world-wide
Independent Television Service (ITVS) funding US Independent TV
Hans Brandeisd Extensive Links and Videos on Ethnic minorities in the Philippines

The Story Workshop

Non-profit media educational group in Mawlawi Television Trust for the Environment distributor of environmental video's
Humanity.org Encouraging people to understand this planet as a common home



ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Center for A New American Dream: Responsible Consumption for our Families and the Planet

Leading publisher of US produced, environmental videos

Non-profit marketplace linking you directly to thousands of artisans all over the world

Shop online for EDUN clothing supporting Africa and the developing world

The AOH, Ancient Order of Hibernians in Columbia, South Carolina



Highly Recommended

the National Commission for Culture & the Arts Great Philippine cultural links & articles

Ecologic Development Fund-
Boston based ecology group, founded by Shaun Paul
FILIPINO-AMERICAN Association of Greater Columbia, SC

climate crisis


World Information Transfer, New York
World Information Transfer (WIT)

a science-based Canadian environmental organization.
The Philippines Library of Congress country resource

Chernobyl Children's Project

Adi Roache's Site in Cork, Ireland Your gateway to philanthropy on the Web
Tanikalang Ginto The Philippines' most comprehensive web directory.

Volunteer in Africa, Asia, Latin America
and Eastern Europe.
Volunteer for 170 community and rural programs.

Independent Media Consultant: lots of links here
The Filipino.com Filipino American Communities in the US, created by my friend Paul.

National Geographic's conservation page SC Arts Commission
Kularts San Francisco based cultural group promoting Philippine culture and dance

Rainforest Action Network

Protect-an-Acre Program

Broadcasting opportunities for Latino producers

Alan Geoghegan's Philippine Gallery

Investing in the potential of women around the world

Ursula Aznar's Philippine Indigenous Jewelry Ursula Aznar creates Philippine jewelry

Ipas has worked for 3 decades worldwide to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.

National Asian American Telecommunications Association, San Francisco
An on-line community dedicated to the issues faced by couples in any Filipino/western relationship.


Volunteering toward a Career in Non-Profit Work

Explore the languages of the world

Philippine Resources Philippines related news, books and regional resources

Jubilee USA Network An alliance of 75 community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

watch the trailer

An Inconvenient Truth
Educators resource

Reflections of Asia, a Philippine on-line store

2 traditional and peaceful cottages with stunning sea views for Holiday Rental on the Greek Ionian island of Ithaca. How about that?

EXPLORE ANCIENT IRELAND at The Old Milking Parlour @ Ballymurrin House Quaker Settlement
, County Wicklow, Ireland
- Philip Geoghegan carried out an eco-friendly renovation on this 17th-century cattle shed rebuilt and redesigned and available as a seasonal rental.


worth exploring


Make Trade Fair

World's largest online library
Aren't we all neighbors?
New Musical Express*
the lyrics to most songs
the guitar chords for most songs
UK's best music web site

online portal bringing together people and organizations around the globe who are working to improve life in developing countries.

The Universal Currency Converter

convert currency in seconds
U2 log.com   the time anywhere, anytime! woyaa.com WoYaa! Africa Search engine and Website's Directory
NPR music program in the US
The Digital Postcard * The original digital postcard dictionary.com on-line dictionary

David Bowie

Who are we? Good question!
check also: www.hiddenmeanings.com

videotaping in Sierra Leone

Nelson Mandela’s global HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign.

a charitable foundation disseminating information about Gandhi

Messages of Peace written in 21 languages


Visual music experiences from Steve Roach, Philip Glass, Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, BT, and Fritz Heede



the home of U2

also try u2log.com


A tribute to Ben Okri

John Doliner US/Burmese production designer www.johndoliner.com


San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

we are all neighbors

music for films

Sukyo Mahikari

Sukyo Mahikari Center Manila,

Kinding Sindaw, a dance theater ensemble

near Malacanyang Palace, Manila.

Sheila Chandra "One of the most compelling, powerful and underrated voices of our time." Uncut, 1999

one.org partners


the world will not end!

Sikat Tboli Mindanao, Philippines


Spirit First, Mind Follows, Body belongs:
find a Sukyo Mahikari Center near you

Creative Waterfall: A Japanese creation

Panos Londonpromotes the participation of poor and marginalised people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects.

Panos London

Sukyo Mahikari Atlanta

Sukyo Mahikari in Atlanta

sukyo mahikari atlanta

Sukyo Mahikari in Atlanta


Released in September 1986, "Gone to Earth" (David Sylvian, right) was recorded in part at The Manor Studios in Oxfordshire, England, with producer Steve Nye. The double album, containing seven vocal tracks and ten instrumental pieces, intermingles the personal with the themes of gnosticism and alchemy, and features contributions from guitarists Bill Nelson and Robert Fripp, alongside Steve Jansen and Kenny Wheeler. (Davidsylvian.com)

david sylvian
eugenemirman.com (US comedian)

Sankai Juku (From Wikipedia) Sankai Juku is an internationally known Butoh dance troupe. Co-founded by Amagatsu Ushio in 1975, they have toured the world since 1980, performing and teaching.

Amagatsu Ushio continues as the group’s director, choreographer and designer. He trained in classical as well as modern dance before he developed his own “second-generation” Butoh style. He matains that while "Butoh is a dialogue with the gravity, " other dance forms tend to revel in escape from gravity. He sees his dance, in contrast, is based on "sympathizing or synchronizing" with gravity.


Butoh’s source is the Japanese avant-garde of the 1960s, a period when Japan struggled with the lingering effects of the atomic bomb detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II. [1] Originally called "ankoku butoh," or "dance of darkness," the medium created a space for the intensely grotesque and perverse on the stage. Amagatsu's work exhibits the conventional tensions of Butoh, but envelops them in a mood of emotional stillness. “Sankai Juku” means "studio by the mountain and the sea," and implies the serenity and calm which is characteristic of the work.


Sankai Juku’s performers typically have shaved heads, and bodies covered in white rice powder [2]. They may be costumed, partially costumed, or unclothed. Rarely wearing typical “street” clothing onstage, they sometimes wear long skirt-like garments.

Sankai Juku Japanese dance troupe

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Sankai Juku DVD

Donate a gift that will help a community/individual in a developing country
The early-morning bleating of a dairy goat is a happy sound for children in countries like Haiti and Kenya.
They know it's ready to be milked! A goat nourishes a family with fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt.

 Feeling the momentum of loss at the beginning of a new Century, one wants to close one's eyes. Yet that is the very thing that will bring forth ruin. I beleive in rain, in odd miracles, in the intelligence that allows terns and swallows to find their way across the planet. And I believe that we are capable of creating a remarkable future for mankind.

Paul Hawken, from "5 Signs of the Coming Revolution"



If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the FOLLOWING:


57 Asians 21 Europeans

14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south

8 Africans

52 would be female

48 would be male

70 would be non-white

30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian

30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual

11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth

1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

1 would own a computer

"When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for both acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent." 
Donella Meadows, former Professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. The film was Directed by Charles H. Ferguson and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.