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Bronze sculpture commissioned by Charlotte Borup for my 50th year of activism in the struggle for justice, and 45 years of writing for justice. Created by the Indian artist Faqir Charan Parida, in Haridwar. The hand's model is that of a young assistent, Mandu, which means "the mindful".
What to do with the gift of love ?
Thirty-five ice cycles hang down from the half-moon window facing out to the creek streaming in front. With lance in hand, Don Quixote guards the humble estate from the windowsill covered by the thick and thin ice sculptures. Beside him stand Cuban revolutionary heroes: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Standing stout beside them and over my writing machine is my favorite gift: that given me by my girl friend, a symbol in glowing bronze of my moral craft, a fisted hand embracing a sharp pencil.
Ah, what to do with a sharp pencil?
Western democracy claims to be the best system in the world because it promotes a multi-political party system with regular elections in which all citizens are officially allowed to vote. This system of "democracy" actually is the dictatorship of elites, the capitalist class and its allies.
You can see many articles about the elite system of democracy and how it needs wars to expand. You can also see several of my books in the theme section. In addition, there are some good reads about Cuba's revolution and where it stands today.
HERE for "Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka" and "Sounds of Venezuela" November 2011 book launching in Chennai, India. Excerpt:
"We have wandered over the deserts and the seas. We have been hungry and thirsty. We have been murdered and tortured. We are of the working class, of the castes; we are many races and nationalities. We share a common vision: freedom and equality; bread and water on the table; a shelter over our heads. We must fight together to live in peace and harmony."
HERE for an analysis
of the US-NATO permanent war age written in summer 2006. Compare with
what is happening today under the extension of Bush's regime. Excerpt:
"The rulers’ definition of terror is so broad that it fits most anything or anyone, except the ruling class’ governments and their military officials."
HERE for a good read
about Cuba: investigating property and human rights. Excerpt:
Clad in cycling shorts and rubber-cleat shoes, Rolando hefted his racing bicycle over his shoulder and climbed the stairs to the Popular Power Havana Municipal Government building. He swung open the glass front door and, without glancing about, strode straight toward a staircase. Clerks looked up surprised but no one interfered with this odd spectacle.
I followed up the stairs with my bicycle upon my shoulder and we walked into an office.
HERE is my analysis
of the year 2011 and what awaits us. Excerpt:
Internationalism is an endless struggle, an endless challenge. It does not end even when one or more of our political parties take over the governing reigns. We activists must always keep our wary eyes pinned on the leaders, regardless of their names, just as our clear eyes cast light upon humanity’s future.
Me at one of Bornholm's beaches in Denmark anno 2006. Foto by Sandra
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