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Category Archives: Colombia

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Cities of Joy: Sustainable Practises

Enrique Peñalosa is one of the most inspirational speakers I’ve had the good fortune to encounter. What he has done for Bogotá I wish could be done for other cities … Continue reading

16 October, 2006 · 2 Comments

Noam Chomsky: Latin America Declares Independence

IHT :: 3 October 2006 :: First published in NY Times Five centuries after the European conquests, Latin America is reasserting its independence. In the southern cone especially, from Venezuela … Continue reading

3 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

2006 Right Livelihood Awards

The Right Livelihood Award is an alternative to the Nobel. Warm congratulations to the winners who lead by example. This is from OneWorld here RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARDS HONOUR PIONEERS FOR … Continue reading

30 September, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"