Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cindy Sheehan at Purdue

Cindy Sheehan addressed a jam-packed, five hundred seated crowd at Fowler Hall tonight with an over flow into other rooms. She was brilliant and wonderful and reminded us of the importance of speaking truth to power.

Venezuelsa's National Healthcare System a Success

Read here about the new graduates of Venezuela's new medical training program which is modeled off of Cuba and is one example of the great collaboration and friendship between Venezuela and Cuba and the great blossoming of socialism throughout Latin America.
I so cannot read my great-great grandmother's face. I spend a lot of time studying it.
I think one thing should be pointed out with respect to both the Tawana Brawley and the Duke Rape cases. The case is not being made that nothing ever happened. There is no evidence on which to convict. Anything could have happened to either of those two women.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

U.S. Hands are Tainted with Torture of Iranian Diplomat

An Iranian diplomat, one of those seized by the U.S. not too very long ago as part of their underhanded actions, has just revealed, confirming this with the International Red Cross, that he was tortured by the CIA. The Bush Administration's response has been that they had nothing to do with this man's detention. How clever. It's all about the language folks, these people want to maintain their power and authority. They perhaps had no part in his detention, but did they torture him? This country has so much to pay for.

I Got an Article Published

I just got an editorial published in the Spanish newspaper, La Specula. Im excited.

Security Culture

This new security culture is such bullshit. Advertisments are now using such phrases as "get caught" at such and such, and borrowing other elements from security culture. Two things to learn: You can't control everything and we all will die, including you. God Bless Alice Walker.
My aunt used to have this wonderful electric picture of the city of chicago that hung at the house in Chicago and later at Aunt Earnestine's house. I used to love to play with it and light up all the different parts of the picture. It was a scene of the city, with tall skyscrapers intersected by the Chicago River and there was a big boat that was making its way down the river and the entire thing was filled with light.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

One Thing I Learned at the Conference

The experience was great, but one thing really sticks in my mind. I never knew Marlon Brando was bisexual. Wowee

Monday, April 09, 2007

My Trip to Boston

Boston was wonderful. I felt absolutely comfortable the entire time I was there. I walked everywhere. I love walking around big cities.I went out to the South End one night...and from what I saw, their gay nightlife is just as sad as Lafayette's. I think I just didnt go to the right place. I met some wonderful people at the conference and made some great contacts. It was great to see Susan, she is a godsend. The Fat Studies and African American contingents were really great. Im very glad I got a chance to meet them. I got really sick on the way back on the train. Also, I got hit on three times, all three times by women(hmm).