I will be reading from my book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, at the Lake Forest Friends Meeting House at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. A potluck supper will precede the reading. Please come if you can! The meeting house is located at 101 West Old Elm Road, a block west of Route 41, in Lake Forest, Ill.
By Robert C. Koehler
How do values enter politics?
The Bolivian national legislature, pressured by a movement of indigenous people and small farmers, may be about to birth a stunning global precedent in the creation of an environmentally sane future: establishing legal rights for Mother Earth.
On the one hand, huh? How can we reduce nature itself — the entirety of the universe beyond humanity’s small outpost of self-importance — to an entity that requires bureaucratic recognition? On the other hand, Mother Earth — Pachamama, in indigenous Andean parlance — is humanity’s vulnerable context, without which, though the universe will go on, we will not. As Bron Taylor, author of Dark Green Religion: Nature, Spirituality and the Planetary Future, put it: “Ecologically maladaptive cultural systems . . . eventually kill their hosts.”
Bolivia’s Morales demands Obama forfeit his Nobel Prize
By Efe – Agency
(Partly Translated by Bolivia Weekly)
As US President Obama visits neighboring Chile, Bolivian president Morales has called on the Nobel committee to strip him of his peace prize and has called for the United Nations (ONU in Spanish) to be renamed “ONI,” The United Nations of Invaders.
“If the Nobel Peace Prize committee was to dignify this prize, they should revoke it from the US President,” said Morales at a press conference. Morales himself received the $50,000 “Gaddadi Human Rights Prize” before becoming the Bolivian president and said that the world should ask itself if Obama is defending peace or provoking massacres.
Morales said that the United Nations was bombing hospitals and schools on the pretext of savings lives. He said that the Libya invasion was just a pretext to invade and take Libya’s natural resources.
“How is it that a Nobel Peace Prize winner heads a groups of gangsters to assault and invade? This is not part of the defense of human rights, nor the rights of self determination of peoples.”
Posted in Land Grab, Military, MSM Shills, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged argentina, axis of logic, bolivia, castro, Cristina Ferdinez, cuba, Daniel Ortega, ecuador, evo morales, hugo chavez, libya invastion, Nicaragua, nobel obama, oil wars, rafael correa, venezuela
Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna (Photo by Alberto Korda)
By Fidel Castro
On 18 October 1967, 10 days after Che Guevara’s death, the details of the revolutionary hero’s last moments finally emerged. Before a nation in mourning, Fidel Castro gave this speech. In this emotive text brought to you by Pambazuka News, ‘El Lider Máximo’ revisits the journey of his comrade-in-arms, revealing Che’s human side, his military prowess, his philosophy and his great revolutionary pedigree.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged anti-imperialism, argentina, bolivia, che, cuba, ernesto che guevara, fidel castro speech, guatemala, Resistance, us imperialism