Pancho Dela Luna

It didn't require great character at all / we had a shred of necessary courage / but fundamentally it was a matter of taste / Yes taste / in which there are fibers of soul the cartilage of conscience / Yes taste / that commands us to get out to make a wry face draw out a sneer / even if for this the precious capital of the body the head / must fall
- Zbigniew Herbert

Oct 17
Just finished this book by Fitzgerald. I think the book’s essence is summed up by Nicole’s poignant, out of the blue realization: “I feel all our lives have been too restrained.”

Just finished this book by Fitzgerald. I think the book’s essence is summed up by Nicole’s poignant, out of the blue realization: “I feel all our lives have been too restrained.”


Oct 11

sharibonbonvie:

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

This.

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Sep 21

stevemccurrystudios:

"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.

The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”

- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation

The charm of seeing normal people reading…

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Sep 8

Budapest. The first scenes. R. is a better traveler than P..


Amazon Indian Warriors Beat and Strip Illegal Loggers in Battle for Jungle’s Future

A group of warriors from Brazil’s indigenous Ka’apor tribe tracked down illegal loggers in the Amazon, tied them up, stripped them and beat them with sticks.

Photographer Lunae Parracho followed the Ka’apor warriors during their jungle expedition to search for and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Amazon basin.

Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assistance in keeping loggers off their land, the Ka’apor people, who along with four other tribes are the legal inhabitants and caretakers of the territory, have sent their warriors out to expel all loggers they find and set up monitoring camps.

Last year, the Brazilian government said that annual destruction of its Amazon rain forest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of decline. Based on satellite images, it estimated that 5,843 square kilometres of rain forest were felled in the one-year period ending July 2013.

The Amazon rain forest is considered one of the world’s most important natural defences against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75 percent of Brazil’s emissions, as vegetation is burned and felled trees rot. Such activity releases an estimated 400 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, making Brazil at least the sixth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide gas.

Photos: Lunae Parracho/Reuters

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Sep 5

Bangladesh village libraries gain momentum(Al Jazeera)

Beautiful, just plain beauty…


Sep 4

Hanging out over a jar of orange juice/lemonade. Budapest.


Sep 3

Hello Budapest!


Aug 27

The Death of Michael Brown A Poem by Pancho Dela Luna

The armed guards feared his color.

The power, intelligence, and beauty of his color.

His blackness strike their misguided pride.

His soul cried out like the heart-breaking funkiness of James Brown,

like the dream of doctor King.

Seven bullets entered his body:

Seven centuries of imperial hatred.

Ferguson became a city of cry,

a shout against a civilization of indifference;

against a world that refuses other colors.

His blood like the blood of many others and the blood of his ancestors

will remain a stain in the pitiless human memory,

it will echo like the blues that mourns in the night,

like jazz that breaks through the prison of separation;

his blood will tear the mainstream scripts:

the hypocrisy of authorities, the false sympathies, the obfuscation

of the media, the ignorant discussions…

Color-blindness is the opposite of love.

Love is the color of many colors.

A death of one color is the death of all the other colors.

- Pancho Dela Luna


Aug 19

The Lake

"I got that summertime

summertime sadness.”

- Summertime Sadness, Lana Del Rey

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(The border between Italy and Austria)

9 - 12 August 2014

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(Finally Austria after a four-hour drive)

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(Around 6 in the morning - stopover)

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(Another two-hour drive from Austria we finally reached our destination: Camp Bauer, Augsberg Germany. Camp Bauer is a village of caravan campers for passing travelers and tourists alike. What is so special about this camp is the lake  (the biggest one in Augsberg) which is at the center of the surrounding caravans.)

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(The lake we’ve been looking for)

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(The campers)

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image(J’s mom, A. who manages the site booked for us a room in the nearby hotel. Unfortunately the campers are all occupied.)

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(Stretching our bodies and enjoying the site after a long long drive)

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(F. A.’s partner is the chef and co-manager of the site - Tirolese cuisine)

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(Friends J. And G.)

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(Quality between Hogan and J. after a long separation)

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(Thank you F.! thank you!)

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(Lake day and everything)

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(Augsberg city - Sunday: all shops and museums are closed - walking around gazing at the wonderful colors of Augsberg buildings)

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(Nice, really nice)

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(A month-long Israeli massacre in Gaza outraged many Muslim brothers around the world. In the heart of the city an anti-Israel protest is brewing. Germany is one of the major supporters of the lunatic Israel.)

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After a tough day at Augsberg city w went back to the hotel. My friends were dead tired to take a walk around the outskirts of Augsberg so I went all by myself and enjoyed the view of the  beautiful houses.

Dinner and relax with friends

The following day we traveled to Munich by train. The German trains are simply superb: fast, comfortable, convenient. The bad news was the weather. As soon as we got out of the immense Munich station the rain was pouring hard. We had to buy umbrellas and walk around beneath the grey weather.

Love your friends, leave them, walk alone, know the city. So I did.

 

And the museums are closed at this hour

Green my favorite color

This site was built in memory of the six million Jews who died under Nazism. I now dedicate this stone to all the victims of the Israeli massacre in Gaza.

To be continued by the travelers…

(I still have to post some pictures of my travels last year around Sicily with my girlfriend. On the 28th I will be leaving for Budapest. Hungary: more stories, more places, more memories, more love.)


Jul 27
“… my whole sky craves
an island of tenderness.
My rivers tilt towards you.”
Marina Tsvetaeva, from “My ear attends to you,” in Selected Poems, translated by Elaine Feinstein (Penguin Classics, 1994)

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Jun 29

Astonishments

In memory of the anarchist men and women of the Paris Commune, 28 March - 28 May 1871.

In 1871, the men and women of Paris took over their city and created an autonomous government committed to equality for all. The Paris Commune shows that a new society, created from the bottom up, is possible, but that the ruling order never willingly cedes power.


Apr 23

This is the small city of Lucca where I currently live. Indeed, it is a happy and beautiful place full of wonderful and joyful people.


Apr 14

etiquette-etc:

DELANO MANONGS tells the oft-overlooked story of how Filipino leader Larry Itliong and the thousands of Filipino farmworkers rallied with their Chicano comrades to form the United Farm Workers. Their inspiring fight brought national attention to the plight of the working class and formed a legacy still celebrated today.

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Apr 4

IMF in Ukraine. This is how IMF third-worldize a country.


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