Gold inlaid matchlock musket, China, 19th century.
from Czerny’s International Auction House
1919 c. color portrait of Sessue Hayakawa.
Hayakawa was known for his discipline and martial arts skills. While filming The Jaguar’s Claws, in the Mojave Desert, Hayakawa played a Mexican bandit, with 500 cowboys as extras. On the first night of filming, the extras drank all night and well into the next day. No work was being done, so Hayakawa challenged the group to a fight. Two men stepped forward. Hayakawa said of the incident, “The first one struck out at me. I seized his arm and sent him flying on his face along the rough ground. The second attempted to grapple and I was forced to flip him over my head and let him fall on his neck. The fall knocked him unconscious.” Hayakawa then disarmed yet another cowboy. The extras returned to work, amused by the way the small man manhandled the big bruising cowboys.
On this day, 31 August 1942, a wildcat general strike broke out in Luxembourg in opposition to the occupying Nazi regime’s order to conscript young people into the German army. Steelworkers and primary school teachers walked out, and postal workers began a go-slow before walking out the following day, refusing to deliver telegrams from the German trade union ordering a return to work under pain of execution. This is a short history of the strike: https://libcom.org/library/1942-luxembourg-post-office-strike https://www.facebook.com/workingclasshistory/photos/a.296224173896073/1200258410159307/?type=3
The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. Government protections have been reduced and land is being illegally cleared through deliberate wildfires. Indigenous peoples are being burned out of their homes.
The Amazon rainforest sits at 17% deforestation and climbing. Science suggests that if the rainforest reaches deforestation levels as low as 20-25%, an irreversible chain reaction of desertification will begin that could lead to the Amazon and its life-giving rain being lost forever.
I’m hosting a charity event on stream on Saturday, August 31st to raise money for the cause.
No account is needed to join in!
DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT AT ANY POINT BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE STREAM WILL GET YOU ARTWORK!
A sketch/thank you drawing is guaranteed, and higher levels of donation will get you higher levels of detail, such as inks or color!
Donations can be sent to me via Paypal or sent directly to your choice of charity! If you choose to donate directly to a charity, please email me evidence such as a receipt to get your art!
Suggested charities to donate are:
– AmazonWatch , which works locally with indigenous people to enact governmental and policy changes to protect the land
– Rainforest Action Network, which is a larger organization that fights companies and industries that drive rainforest deforestation
YOU CAN EMAIL PROOF OF DONATION TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art will be created during the August 31st event, and delivered after the event to all donators who provide the necessary contact information. Further information about the art and the event itself will be available on the stream.
ALL donations given to me will be donated to Amazon Watch.
I will donate all funds sent to me and provide proof of donation within 24 hours of the event ending.
Please consider sharing, joining us for the event and donating to the cause! Thank you, and hope to see you there!
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Get art in exhange of donations that’ll go towards the efforts to support the indigenous people protecting the Amazon rainforest!
This is still going! I already got my sketch!
This will end in tears.
Captain Charles Nungesser
Japanese Buddhist monks practicing military drill
Templar castle of Ponferrada.