Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Steve Biko Epitaph

It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Zero Sum Game

Philanthropy as Public Relations looks at how "cause marketing" marginalizes public responsibility by legitimizing spare change for social change.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

War in Chiapas Continues

Mexican government isolates Zapatista communities by excluding them from land distributions and harassing them using paramilitary vigilantes.

Friday, January 11, 2008


It is their submissiveness that shocks S. more than anything else, their willingness to obey orders without question. She thinks this is so, not only because the men have guns, but also because these people are still in a state of disbelief, in some temporary state of numbness, that they refuse to understand what is happening to them. Or perhaps it is a kind of naivety, the belief that surely somebody must know what is being done and why, that there must be a reason for this action. S. is unable to discern what is really happening herself. Later she recognizes such behavior as a result of fear, which paralyzes the whole being--thought, movement and emotion.

---S., by Slavenka Drakulic

Monday, January 07, 2008

Burnt Water

The New World so desired by Europe is yet to be discovered, is yet to be imagined.

--Carlos Fuentes, A New Time for Mexico

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