We have to be the voice of the oppressed. Thinking singularly blinds us to the inequalities in this Universe. Today it’s a stranger in distress, tomorrow it will most likely be you. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021Using our Voice — normabobb
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Era pequeño e inocente, cuando la profesora, en el colegio, encolerizó y gritó, fuera de sí, totalmente descontrolada, por mis respuestas. Ordenó que me incorporara del pupitre que ocupaba y que de inmediato, sin titubeos, contestara sus preguntas, mientras los otros, mis compañeros, me observaban sonrientes y con mofa.
La maestra preguntó el motivo por el que había opinado, en el examen, que resultaba más aconsejable descifrar, comprender y asimilar lecciones de geografía e historia, que memorizar, a cambio de una calificación aprobatoria, continentes, países y sus capitales, fechas, nombres y apellidos de personajes, acontecimientos y guerras. Lo primero, dije, serviría para entender las conductas y las tendencias sociales, mientras lo segundo, en tanto, finalmente quedaría en la desmemoria y absolutamente desfasado ante nuevas realidades.
Rió burlona. Mis compañeros, respaldados por la mujer, carcajearon. Irónica, manifestó al grupo que…
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Vivaldi translation: The lost birds died in the nest. Animals, lost, with no escape, aimless.
Thirst devastated life by combining the daily verb of the river, which dried up …
And as finding a way to calm my heart, I made changes of hope and I am keeping the seeds, some memories, a little of the wind, the sound I bring in my chest, griffin as a tattoo, recorded as if it were now to move on, after all this goes on.
As aves, perdidas, morreram no ninho. Os animais, perdidos, sem jeito de fuga, sem rumo.
A sede devastou a vida conjugando o verbo diário do rio, que secou…
E como encontrando uma maneira de acalmar meu coração fiz mudas de esperança e estou guardando as sementes, algumas memórias, um pouco do vento, o som que trago no peito, grifado como tatuagem, gravado como se fosse agora para seguir em frente, depois que tudo isso passar.
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Even though the memo was hastily assembled, it rebutted a series of allegations that Ms. Powell and others were making in public. It found:
That Dominion did not use voting technology from the software company, Smartmatic, in the 2020 election.
That Dominion had no direct ties to Venezuela or to Mr. Soros.
And that there was no evidence that Dominion’s leadership had connections to left-wing “antifa” activists, as Ms. Powell and others had claimed.
When the tribe first stated their desire to bring the condor back to northern California, “people thought we were crazy,” Gates said. It took years of research, relationship building, and careful planning to get the official go-ahead from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to establish a new population of condors that might fly as far north as Oregon. The USFWS backed the project in March of this year. “I’m really excited to be a tribal member helping to lead this tribal endeavor, because honestly tribes don’t get to do this sort of thing as often as I’d like,” said Tiana Williams-Claussen, who is the director of the Yurok Tribe Wildlife Department and has played an integral role in the reintroduction effort. The Yurok’s full ability to care for their land was taken away when they were forced onto a reservation, she said. “This is an example of a way that tribes are taking that authority and that power back.”