Vivaldi translation: Stalking
There are people who watch you from afar […]. Watch out, this is a crime.
Marii Freire Pereira
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Um homem atravessa a rua
Um homem que foge de si mesmo,
Um homem que atravessar o particular,
Contrariando o silêncio com seu olhar de indignação.
Um homem que cruza quadras para beber e agradar a freguesia
Um pobre homem sujo
Um homem que se consola com ilusões.
Um homem, dois homens, três homens.
Todos se encontram no mesmo recinto
Cheiro de bebida
” Ah” esses homens!.. riem de si mesmos.
Juntos desgovernam as palavras
Declaram os seus desejos através de ações contínuas,
Acendem cigarros de uma forma gentil e vagarosa as suas damas.
Outro dia encontrei com João e perguntei:
“João, como foi a noite? “
João respondeu: ” encarei a carabina!”
Olhei para o cachorro com olhos de piedade na rua.
O que mais, João?
Olhei para o alheio tomando pelo desejo da culpa
Ri de Deus!..
Sou valente, e também bondoso na hora certa.
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The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada will be September 30. A schedule of events can be found here.
With the attention on the deaths of children in the native residential schools in the land called the United States, we are learning more about these atrocities here. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, has initiated an investigation of the institutions of forced assimilation in the U.S.
Canada went through an eight-year process to learn what happened in the residential schools there, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Quakers of the Canadian Yearly Meeting have been very involved in that process and ongoing work for reconciliation.
In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established “to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools.”
In 2015 the Truth and…
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When I joked with a friend about running, he said the only running he would be doing was from the police. Sadly, he was serious.
LANDBACK and Mutual Aid work to abolish the status quo of colonial, or racial capitalism, and white supremacy. This quote is by a good friend of mine, who introduced me to the food giveaway program I’ve been participating in for over a year.
So I work with a dope crew called Des Moines Mutual Aid, and on Saturday mornings we do a food giveaway program that was started by the Panthers as their free breakfast program and has carried on to this day. Anyways, brag, brag, blah, blah.
So I get to work and I need to call my boss, who is also a very good old friend, because there is network issues. He remembers and asks about the food giveaway which is cool and…
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Fast forward to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2021 – and what a difference two years can make. In my last post, I offered a critique of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s somewhat unfocused speech at the UNGA in 2019.
Well, the world has changed. Ms. Mottley’s 2021 speech hit home and gave the media something to get excited about. It was shorter (thankfully) and much more sharply focused, and mostly hit the proverbial nail on the head. Certainly the note of urgency was there, as there has been in many recent speeches. But as I said in my post yesterday, actions speak louder than words. Yes, we know – it’s all urgent. Everything appears to be coming to a head.
You can watch the speech here, although I haven’t found the transcript yet. There was the Bob Marley quote (well, not an exact quote), and the smartphone…
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Some 77% of voters approved a referendum proposal calling for abortion to be legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, according to official returns broadcast on San Marino RTV. Abortion would also be legal beyond that point if the woman’s life is in danger or if her physical or psychological health is at risk because of fetal anomalies or malformations.
With the “yes” votes winning, San Marino’s Parliament must now draft a bill to legalise the procedure. Turnout for the referendum was 41% in the microstate of 33,000 people surrounded by Italy.
The San Marino referendum was set after around 3,000 people signed a petition drive to overturn the microstate’s abortion law, which dates from 1865.
Adulting is about getting better and better at understanding connections between ideas that may not, at first glance, appear to be connected. When we use a framework like Baby Acres/Floors, for example, to position all of the various types of work for the many forms of justice needed in this world, it becomes more clear how each of these campaigns is related, like my re-post earlier today of Jeff’s LANDBACK and Mutual Aid work, and my coming share later today of Becky’s post, originally shared by WillowCroft, on how going meatless just one day per week can have an impact on a variety of kinds of justice, and also on your personal health.
That is why I set up a framework, in my book Baby Acres/Floors, that connects these ideas, all of which are crucial to our survival as a species.
1.) Search your…
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Vivaldi translation: You are the only person capable of making yourself happy
The only person you depend on in life to be happy is you.
The only person capable of improving yourself is you.
You are the only one who can truly love yourself.
If you are in doubt between love and dependence, it is not love.
We are unique beings, that is, you have a life, the other person has his life. When love arises, it comes to serve as a “complement” in relation to the joining of two people. Now, if love hurts, it hurts … it’s not love.
”Don’t confuse love with brutality!”.
A única pessoa de que você depende na vida para ser feliz, é você.
A única pessoa capaz de melhorar a si mesmo, é você.
Você é o único ser capaz de se amar de verdade.
Se ficar na dúvida entre amor e dependência, não é amor.
Nós somos seres únicos, ou seja, você tem uma vida, a outra pessoa tem a vida dela. O amor quando surge, ele vem servir de “complemento ” em relação a junção de duas pessoa. Agora, se o amor machuca, se dói…não é amor.
” Não confunda amor com brutalidade!”.
Marii Freire Pereira
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Santarém, Pá 26 de setembro de 2021