Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meu Felipe

Ele vinha meio encabulado, como se tentasse esconder seus enormes, profundos olhos castanhos, com toda a tristeza que só eles sabiam mostrar
Puxava pela mão o irmãozinho que agora é um menino magricela e irrequieto, de olhar furtivo, mas intenso.
Ele vinha do fundo da minha memória que desconhece como, agora aos 21 anos, ele anda, como sorri, qual é o tom da sua voz. Será que ele caminha olhando pra o chão, como o pai dele fazia?
A saudade me dói tão fundo que quase não posso vê-lo. Talvez porque se o visse ele, nos seus novos caminhos, nem me quisesse encontrar. Talvez porque meus olhos nem tão grandes nem tão profundos estejam embaçados da melancolia de tê-lo perdido.
Esteja onde estiver, esse homenzinho vai morar pra sempre na imagem que pude reter dele, fragmentada e eterna. Com seus enormes e profundos olhos castanhos.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stay OFF Fox

It's about time Democrats stood up to FOX! The White House communications director said FOX is a "wing of the Republican Party...let's not pretend they're a news network."

To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year.

I signed a petition urging Democrats to support President Obama's stance by staying off FOX as long as he does. Can you join me at the link below?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dá-lhe Azenha!

Veja mais sobre Dilma e as pérolas do Montenegro, do Ibope, que no meu ibope conta zero!!

Blog do Azenha

Como ele lembra: “No Brasil de hoje, esperar que um repórter faça as perguntas lógicas é pedir muito.”

Vergonha de jornalismo!

Monica Waldvogel e GNT em uma brilhante aula de jornalismo da pior qualidade.

Entre aspas

E ela pergunta: “…então houve manipulação da opinião pública?”
Mesmo pra quem quer ser manipulado, mesmo pra quem acha cool ser contra a Dilma, ficou difícil fingir que engole a isenção da “jornalista”. Mais difícil ainda foi manter aquele lead (meu deus quem é o editor desse negócio???)
Quando a gente pensa que nao tem jeito de ficar pior, eles arrumam um jeito

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shark Week

You get to see it and tell your friends about it:

Dangerous sharks are trying to kill the public option for health care.



O Ministério da Educação tem um site que permite acesso a obras em domínio público. Eu utilizei o site muitas vezes e, além de livros, ele também permite acesso a imagens e música. O site não tem sido acessado com frequência e por isso corre o risco de ser desativado. Como no episodio das bilbiotecas paulistanas, o problema não é que as pessoas não o queiram usar, necessariamente. O problema principal é que não se divulga a existência desse serviço. Imagino que sobreutdo estudantes de todos os níveis se beneficiariam com o acervo do site, pois há obras clássicas que podem ser lidas on line, sem custo nenhum para o leitor.
Por favor, divulgue a existencia desse site junto à sua escola, organização, blog e grupo de amigos. É importante abrir novos canais como esse e não deixar morrer os poucos que existem.

Aqui vai o link
Boa leitura!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Be vigilant!

Dear friends,

Two weeks ago outside Philadelphia, sixty-five children from a summer camp tried to go swimming at a club their camp had a contract to use. Evidently, the club didn't know the kids were largely Black.

When the campers entered the pool, White parents took their kids out of the water, and the swimming club's staff asked the campers to leave. The next day, the club told the summer camp that their membership would be canceled and that they would refund their money. When asked why, the club's leader said the "kids would change the complexion ... and the atmosphere of the club."

A "Whites only" pool in 2009 should not be tolerated. The club's actions appear to be a violation of section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act. Whether or not any laws were violated, a "Whites only" pool should be something every American condemns.

I've just joined in doing exactly that -- will you join me, and email your friends and family asking them to do the same? We're also calling on the Department of Justice to evaluate suing the facility under federal law. It takes just a moment to do both, here:

Obama is President but that doesn't mean that suddenly all is fine when it comes to race in America. This is a vivid reminder of what we know still lies beneath the surface.

We all know stories like this one -- similar incidents play out quietly every day in different communities across the country. The difference in this case is that folks got caught and there was a contract in place that makes for a potentially illegal act.

Standing up now isn't just about making things right for these kids in Philadelphia or bringing consequences to this swim club (called the Valley Swim Club). It's about creating a climate of accountability everywhere. If we can publicly shame the Valley Swim Club and hold them accountable for this incident, it will make others think twice before engaging in this kind of discrimination.

Please join me in condemning the Valley Swim Club's blatant discrimination and calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether they violated civil rights laws. And please ask your friends and family to do the same.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Against hate

Dear Friends,

After they had beaten Luis Ramirez to death, the white teenagers who attacked him sent an ominous message to Luis' friends:

“Tell your f**king Mexican friends to get the f**k out of Shenandoah or you’ll be f**king laying next to him."[1]

Just over a week ago, two of Ramirez’s killers were acquitted of all serious charges by an all white jury[2], with the jury foreman making it clear that justice for Ramirez had no chance in the town of Shenandoah, PA:

“I believe strongly that some of the people on the jury were racist. I believe strongly that some of the people on the jury had their minds made up maybe before the first day of trial…And I believe the four boys that were involved the most are racist. I absolutely do…”[3]

Thanks to the hard work of MALDEF and others, the Department of Justice is now looking into Ramirez’ death.[4] But that’s only part of what’s needed. Where are the leaders in the State of Pennsylvania? Why has the governor had nothing to say? His silence is shameful.

Until elected leaders speak up, we can expect more stories like Luis’—not just in Shenandoah, but across the country. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell owes it to the people of his state and to Latinos everywhere to speak out and condemn what’s happened. I've joined in demanding that he does. Please click the link below to add your voice and ask your friends and family to do the same. It takes only a moment.

If Luis Ramirez’s death were an isolated event it would be outrageous enough. Sadly, it’s part of a growing trend of racially motivated violence against Latinos, particularly in rural communities. According to the FBI, hate crimes against Latinos rose 35% between 2003 and 2006.[5] And as author David Niewert writes, the target of hate crimes goes beyond their immediate victims: “The purpose is to terrorize the target community, to drive them out, eliminate them."[6]

That kind of intimidation only works only if the people who are targeted remain silent, and if officials in positions of power remain unaccountable. That’s why we need to speak out and let folks across the country know we won’t tolerate hate and violence towards our communities. It starts with demanding that the Governor of Pennsylvania make clear that anti-immigrant hate has no place in Pennsylvania. It’s time for him to show leadership now.

Join me in calling for Governor Rendell to speak out:









Saturday, May 16, 2009

Reflection about the cicle of consumerism

Educators, activists and everybody else interested in alternatives to a better life style is talking about this short documentary: The Story of Stuff, with Annie Leonard. Watch it!

Procure por Versão em português no link Another language?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Um bilhão de árvores para salvar a Mata Atlântica

The Nature Conservancy tem uma campanha que busca reflorestar a Mata Atlântica. Cada dollar paga pelo replantio de uma árvore. O problema é complicado, mas o caminho para uma solução pode estar mais próximo do que se pensava. Conheça este projeto
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