DIDIPIO, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya – Anti-mining groups with the aid of the local council in this valley surrounded by three mountain ranges have manned a checkpoint round the clock since the expiration of OceanaGold Philippines’ mining permit on June 20 this year. Resident volunteers, mostly indigenous farmers, stand guard in shifts, sleeping during off hours in a spartan building and cooking in an outdoor shed. It is a curious checkpoint, where state security agents exist in peace with activist groups. A big banner with a militant slogan of rejection for the extension of OceanaGold’s Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) flaps in front of a sign announcing a military checkpoint. Less than 50 meters ahead, police in camouflage uniforms and bearing long arms rest beside their patrol vehicle. Nueva Vizcaya Gov. Carlos Padilla, an opponent of mining, sent them to guide a 40-person solidarity mission organized by Kalikasan People’s … [Read more...] about The Avengers of Didipio: Endgame for OceanaGold PH?
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There are many questions surrounding Avengers: Endgame. The biggest – considering it is a three-hour film – is when is the best time to go for that toilet break. On the strength of one viewing, my message is: Go before you go. There may be some quieter moments every so often, but then something happens onscreen that would give any bladder-pressured fan severe FOMO. So forgo the waste bin-sized soft drink. Now the difficult bit. Without any spoilers, how do I describe the film? Here goes... Endgame is packed to the rafters. To call it epic is an understatement. So much happens that you’ll try to recall the start of the film like it's a long-lost memory. It’s big, bold and throws down a huge gauntlet to any and all other franchises. The message? Beat that! After 11 years, the Marvel masterplan, the envy of every movie studio, has come to fruition. And like Thanos, they are here to lay waste to all competition. If other studios looked at last year's … [Read more...] about Movie review: Avengers: Endgame boldly, brilliantly caps an era
Editor's note: The following may contain spoilers. With the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame still dominating most of the pop-cultural discourse three weeks after it was released in theaters worldwide, the general public has been abuzz with seemingly endless debate on whether the long-running superhero saga ended on a satisfying note. Some breathed a sigh of relief as they celebrated the return of heroes who had previously fallen victim to Thanos’ genocidal finger-snapping, while others complained that the three-hour film was simply too overstuffed to be emotionally resonant. Amid all the hype surrounding Endgame, a group of science experts affiliated with the state-sponsored Young Indonesian Academy of Science (ALMI) held a public forum to discuss a more complicated issue: whether the film’s science-fiction elements, including time travel and hyperspace, are up to snuff. In an effort to bridge academic and public … [Read more...] about How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ makes science fun through pop culture
I cry in movies. Often, in fact. I was well prepared for Avengers: Endgame to bring me to tears. I was prepared for major character deaths and large, sweeping changes to the universe. I was not, however, prepared for the tears of joy that came before those somber moments. When I was a kid, I read Marvel comics monthly. I was in middle school when the original Civil War comics were being rolled out; Planet Hulk captivated me as a kid, and still remains my favorite Marvel storyline. But when I was growing up, comic books and superheroes were not exactly cool. Iron Man and The Dark Knight would work together to largely change that perception in the summer of 2008, but for the decade prior to that, I was actually picked on by other kids for reading my X-Men or Spider-Man comics during lunch or on the playground. I grew up during a time when people in Myanmar weren’t fans of comic characters. But things have since changed substantially. Now, we have massively … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame
caption Thor, Star-Lord, and Gamora in “Avengers: Infinity War” source Marvel Studios Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Endgame” has a significant impact on some Marvel movies and TV shows that are currently in the works. They include Black Widow’s solo movie and the Loki TV series coming to the Disney Plus streaming service. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Avengers: Endgame” shatters whatever expectations audiences had about Marvel’s future movies and TV shows. While Marvel Studios won’t make any official announcements until after July’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is released, we know of at least six movies currently in the works, and there are eight release dates on Disney’s theatrical-release schedule for yet-to-be-titled Marvel … [Read more...] about How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ changes these 5 upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows