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About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).

what is politics? – (en)

“Dad, what is politics?” “Son, imagine our house: I represent capitalism because I’m the one who brings the money home. Your mother is the government that manages the money. The maid is the working class because she deals with the … Continue reading

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blues gone grey – (en)

Blogging has been a funny story, but the longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes. A life in between green and indigo gone gray. As the dawn’s disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy, … Continue reading

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dreaming in 3d – (video) (en)

3D modeling is like “playing God” (in secular and vague terms) … In the beginning God downloaded SketchUp. Now the earth was formless and empty, green was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over a blank canvas. And God … Continue reading

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nature and civilization – (video) (en)

In the middle of Nature your dreams emerge, and then, with a dry mouth, you emerge from your dreams, and the battle is waged. The body, tired, and the mind, disgusted, thirsty enough to continue with the spectacle of the … Continue reading

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mil – (en)

Since childhood I’ve always told the truth. I’ve been a sincere guy. But for some time I realize this is wrong. Since I got married to be precise. Like a cuttlefish spurting out black ink I’ve become socially insincere. And … Continue reading

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around from above – (video) (en)

To live for the hope of something isn’t really living at all, and so, while Chinese checkers is indeed a fine pastime, a person may also play dominoes, chess, strip poker, tiddlywinks, drop-the-soap or Russian roulette with his brain, and … Continue reading

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amplitude | new zealand (video) (en)

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac. Enter full screen “Time-lapse, a reminder that we are on a massive, moving orb and definitely not the most important thing even in … Continue reading

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not the american way – (en)

Don’t Walk Away from War, It’s Not the American Way. The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions — … Continue reading

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por amor a mi país – (re) (es)

La monarquía nos hace parecer ridículos. Nos exige y recibe deferencia por razón de nacimiento. Es una idolatría tan bruta y estúpida como la de los antiguos paganos. Esto distorsiona nuestra capacidad de inventar ceremonias y honores por nosotros mismos … Continue reading

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start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody … Continue reading

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empezar de nuevo – (es)

El capitalismo salvaje está de vuelta -y no va a domarse a sí mismo. Los capitalistas generan prosperidad sólo cuando se ven amenazados por las rivalidades globales, los movimientos radicales o el riesgo de revueltas en sus propios países. En … Continue reading

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pivoting to china – (en)

Only halfway through 2014 and it is clear the year will be remembered for a number of seismic shifts occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. Because Asia in the early 21st century is, as Europe was in the early 20th, the … Continue reading

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podemos – programa político – (es)

Estas son algunas de las ideas más llamativas incluidas en el programa de 36 páginas del partido político PODEMOS liderado por Pablo Iglesias. El programa es el resultado de un proceso de elaboración colectiva a través de un método abierto y … Continue reading

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anti-política – (es)

La anti-política, tanto aquí como en toda Europa, se ha convertido en el estado de ánimo predominante. Si de hecho votas, la papeleta a recoger en el 2020 no se parecerá en nada a la que te ofrecerán en 2015, … Continue reading

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podemos ‘earthquake’ – (en)

The Podemos ‘earthquake’ could spell real reform in Spain. The focus in last week’s European elections was on the seismic waves of the distinct currents of Euro-populism and reaction that “earthquaked” to the top of the polls in France, Britain (or … Continue reading

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heaven on earth? – (en)

Two hundred years ago, before the development of potent synthetic pain-killers or surgical anesthetics, the notion that “physical” pain could be banished from most people’s lives would have seemed no less bizarre. Most of us in the developed world now … Continue reading

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the chess player – (en)

“The unipolar model of the world is over,” declared Vladimir Putin last week. As it tries to punish Russia for the latter’s dismemberment of Ukraine, the West is discovering that the balance of power isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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donkey brains – (en)

Strangely, I almost liked the guy, president of a large book-publisher. He was in perfect shape. His shape was round. His diameter was a meter across the hips, easily. Perhaps, I was reflecting, this is why there is so little ancient … Continue reading

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becky – (en)

Becky was the white woman who had two Negro sons. She’s dead; they’re gone away. The pines whisper to Jesus. The Bible flaps its leaves with an aimless rustle on her mound. Becky had one Negro son. Who gave it … Continue reading

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scotch meltdown – (en)

One of the last times I was in a dive, in the harbor district, it was pouring. Sharp steely arrows gushed all over an agonizing lead sea, which massive chest barely encouraged. I remember it well, because out of my … Continue reading

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