“It was a close vote, but thanks to a massive mobilisation by Avaaz members, beekeepers, and others, we won! I have no doubt that the floods of phonecalls and emails to ministers, the actions in London, Brussels and Cologne, and the giant petition with 2.6 million signers made this result possible.
Text by AVAAZ 2/05/2013
Take Off Right From the Beach
March 20th marks the beginning of Spring, which means Summer is just around the corner. Maho Beach in the Caribbean is not your conventional destination, but instead a place where you go to be marveled by airplanes and be jet blasted into the ocean.
Text by Edmundo Rodrigues 20/03/2013
idea mater is a place where history, arts, science and every day life reflections meet. By Rafael Fraga and Edmundo Rodrigues.
Header/ photo of the week: "Winter Afternoon" in Kingston, Ontario - Photo by Edmundo Rodrigues
Van der Helst's Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard in Celebration of the Peace of Münster, painted 1648, exhibited at the Rijksmuseum. Photo by Edmundo Rodrigues © 2013