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selections from the New Wave Vomit archives:
Luna Miguel
Frank Hinton
Steve Roggenbuck
Chris Dankland
Timothy Willis Sanders
Andrew Duncan Worthington
Elaine Sun
Spencer Madsen
Richard Cheim
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altlitgossip:

selections from the New Wave Vomit archives:

the legendary internet lit magazine New Wave Vomit is back, and now accepting submissions

oh hell yea

( 。・_・。)人(。・_・。 )

check out New Wave Vomit’s new website

submit

follow nwv on tumblr

and on twitter

vicemag:

A Giant Hole Is Swallowing a Town in Peru
When we arrived in Cerro de Pasco, a medium-size city in the high Peruvian sierra, it was night. We inched through the crowded, twisting streets past a large statue of Daniel Carrión, a legendary medical student who stands there with a syringe in his hand, injecting himself with the disease that’s named in his honor. In the colonial quarter, we abruptly came to a wall, painted alternately with graffiti and the words private property. I could sense a great emptiness on the other side, like when you’re by the ocean but cannot quite see it.
I climbed a rock and peeked over. All around in the distance the city was aglow. Plunging out before me was the hole, void of light but for the tiny headlights of trucks crawling around its sides. This is El Tajo: the Pit.
In Andean cosmology, Earth is Pachamama—Mother Earth—and this massive polymetal mine is the locus of a literal penetration. It is 1.2 miles wide and as deep as the Empire State Building is tall. All day and all night, the rock-grinding machinery produces a low mechanical groan, which is amplified tremendously by the pit’s speaker-like shape. It is the sound of the city being eaten alive.

Photo by the author.
Cerro de Pasco is an environmental and urban catastrophe. The pit, which opened in 1956, is in the middle of the city—not beside it but in it. As it grows, thousands of families have had to move into unplanned urban developments, most of which lack basic sanitation. Now the city is running out of space. In 2008, Peru’s congress passed Law No. 29293, calling for the resettlement of the entire population of 67,000. But the law has gone unheeded.
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A Giant Hole Is Swallowing a Town in Peru

When we arrived in Cerro de Pasco, a medium-size city in the high Peruvian sierra, it was night. We inched through the crowded, twisting streets past a large statue of Daniel Carrión, a legendary medical student who stands there with a syringe in his hand, injecting himself with the disease that’s named in his honor. In the colonial quarter, we abruptly came to a wall, painted alternately with graffiti and the words private property. I could sense a great emptiness on the other side, like when you’re by the ocean but cannot quite see it.

I climbed a rock and peeked over. All around in the distance the city was aglow. Plunging out before me was the hole, void of light but for the tiny headlights of trucks crawling around its sides. This is El Tajo: the Pit.

In Andean cosmology, Earth is Pachamama—Mother Earth—and this massive polymetal mine is the locus of a literal penetration. It is 1.2 miles wide and as deep as the Empire State Building is tall. All day and all night, the rock-grinding machinery produces a low mechanical groan, which is amplified tremendously by the pit’s speaker-like shape. It is the sound of the city being eaten alive.

Photo by the author.

Cerro de Pasco is an environmental and urban catastrophe. The pit, which opened in 1956, is in the middle of the city—not beside it but in it. As it grows, thousands of families have had to move into unplanned urban developments, most of which lack basic sanitation. Now the city is running out of space. In 2008, Peru’s congress passed Law No. 29293, calling for the resettlement of the entire population of 67,000. But the law has gone unheeded.

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I don’t try to be funny, I just try to be honest and it turns out funny. I like to think about all the petty, vulgar, or dumb thoughts people have during a day. I feel like an hour of listening to the thoughts of someone alone in a bathroom will tell you more about a person than a 10,000 page biography.

Timothy Willis Sanders

interview I did at The Fanzine w/ Timothy Willis Sanders

thelandofmaps:

Countries that recognize the state of Palestine in 2014 [1024x576]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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Countries that recognize the state of Palestine in 2014 [1024x576]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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voicemailpoems:

voicemail poems fall 2014 starts NEXT WEEK on October 1st and we’re SUPER FRICKIN JAZZED about this line-up…..
:: WEEK ONE ::
Ayla SullivanMeghan PrivitelloAustin Islam
:: WEEK TWO ::Allison TrujMike KrutelZoe DzunkoKallie FalandaysSean Patrick Mulroy
:: WEEK THREE ::Elizabeth FosterMike JohnsonShannon HozinecKieran CollierLaura Poholek
:: WEEK FOUR ::Adam GrabowskiAlexandria LowtherSpencer GarrisonLeyna RynearsonPaul Maisano
:: WEEK FIVE ::Austin GivensCharles ManisDee MacDanielle PerrySteve Subrizi
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voicemailpoems:

voicemail poems fall 2014 starts NEXT WEEK on October 1st and we’re SUPER FRICKIN JAZZED about this line-up…..

:: WEEK ONE ::

Ayla Sullivan
Meghan Privitello
Austin Islam

:: WEEK TWO ::

Allison Truj
Mike Krutel
Zoe Dzunko
Kallie Falandays
Sean Patrick Mulroy

:: WEEK THREE ::

Elizabeth Foster
Mike Johnson
Shannon Hozinec
Kieran Collier
Laura Poholek

:: WEEK FOUR ::

Adam Grabowski
Alexandria Lowther
Spencer Garrison
Leyna Rynearson
Paul Maisano

:: WEEK FIVE ::

Austin Givens
Charles Manis
Dee Mac
Danielle Perry
Steve Subrizi


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africamustrise:

British Invasion of the Congo

Although the Belgians Colonised the Congo,In 1911 they gave a British Man ; William Lever, a concession to develop large scale productions of Palm oil in the Congo.

In the book Lord Leverhulme’s Ghosts: Colonial Exploitation in the Congo by Jules Marchal  the author states: “Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust.Formal parliamentary investigations were called for by members of the Belgian Socialist Party, but despite their work the practice of forced labour continued until independence in 1960.

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Apartments in Hong Kong

Apartments in Hong Kong

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sarahjeanalex:

every community has good people and bad people. sometimes the bad people exploit you. sometimes they abuse you. sometimes they have sex with you against your will. this is always called rape. this is always a time to support the victim.

sophia has been very brave to write this piece. i lived with this man for a year and never expected the extent of his evilness. i’ve become less and less surprised by the frequent stories i’ve heard surrounding him, and it is always heartbreaking and vile. it is important that the indie lit scene recognizes those that are taking advantage of the very young women in it.