Tag Archives: cultural survival

Reflections on the Wretched of the Earth


I am reminded of a book I read long, long ago:  Lanternari’s “The Religions of the Oppressed.”  (http://tinyurl.com/lqzrthu)  Throughout the world runs a theme of transcendence from oppression both spiritually and politically.  Society has always been led by the Big … Continue reading

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Oil vs Belize’s Sarstoon-Temash National Park: Guess Who Wins?


Sometimes things are inevitable if lamentable. Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam is vital to the country’s electric needs.  Oil drilling in Belize’s Sarstoon Temash National Park is not.  Designated as a protected wetlands by the Ramsar Convention in 2005 (http://ramsar.wetlands.org/) the area … Continue reading

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How the Internet May Save the Amazon


May the worms not win The Amazon region of Brazil is beset with conflicting isometrically opposed pressures .  There is the vast, unimaginable forest hiding untold secrets under an ocean of green.  This is patrimony.  This ocean is being eaten away, … Continue reading

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Rios Montt, Author of Guatemalan Genocide Faces More Charges


Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala Ex-Dictator, Gets Second Genocide Charge By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA 05/21/12 09:48 PM ET GUATEMALA CITY — A judge lodged a second genocide charge against a former Guatemalan dictator on Monday accusing him in the massacre of more than … Continue reading

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Ashaninka: A People in Transition Adapting to the Internet


There are many stories documenting the sad story of the indigenous people of Brazil and Peru moving into a soft focus of the past as the economics and culture of the 21st century renders them redundant.  This is not such … Continue reading

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Preserving the Mayan Languages and Culture


Guatemala: The Maya In Guatemala, a country ravaged by civil war for most of the past 50 years, the Mayans make up around half of the population. But the fields of education, politics and the media all belong exclusively to … Continue reading

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Can Society Endure the New Indentured Servitude of Student Debt?


Ok, I’m not seriously in college anymore.  I haven’t smoked any weed in ages, I can barely remember the last time I woke up and wondered how the person next to me in bed and naked, got there.  My last … Continue reading

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