Tag: solidarity

Garden Fragrance is Sometimes a Letter from Jorge

Español  Last night a bomb exploded on the veranda But sounds of birds sweeten the earth this morning. I hear the fragrant trees, look in the garden, Find two silent clusters of ripe guavas. -Lam Thi My Da (translated from the Vietnamese by Martha Collins and Tay Dinh) In days of protests and surveillance, of

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School of the America’s Interventions Map

School of the Americas Watch has published an unbelievable map of American interventions in Central and South America over the past hundred years. Actually seeing a visual representation is stunning. I’m interested in learning more about Canadian interventions in this region. I know many of our companies are operating in the area, but how has

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Love and Solidarity

Over the past month, in preparation for Colombia, I have been reading both Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and a collection of essays, Peace, Democracy, Human Rights in Colombia, edited by Christopher Welna and Gustavo Gallon. In his book on popular education, Freire states, “The oppressor is solidarity with the oppressed only when[s]he stops

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