Saturday, March 25, 2006

when folks seek justice in hunger

messages arrive almost every day in my inbox ... describing pangs of hunger in search of justice...

please visit their blog with an open mind

Thursday, March 23, 2006


"Is the dawn about to be?
Yes, answered the old man.
Then he spread apart his legs.
Again the darkness appeared.
Four times the old man spread his legs.
Now the opossum spreads his legs
Say the people...."
Dance of the Sunrise -Book of the Mat

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico

On March 22, 1873, the Spanish National Assembly finally abolished slavery in Puerto Rico. The owners were compensated with 35 million pesetas per slave, and the 30,000 plus emancipated slaves were required to continue working for three more years.

Compensation for slave owners

former slaves of Puerto Rico

Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including Segundo Ruiz Belvis,Ramon Emeterio Betances, José Julián Acosta, Francisco Mariano Quiñones, and Julio L. de Vizcarrondo, waged a long campaign to end slavery on the island in the face of wide spread rebellion.

may the ancestors be pleased

we pour libation in their memory

hoteph kesh

amani ra

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Banjan disappears

Last year November I reported on 15 Year old Ram Bahadur Banjan was being hailed in Katmandu, Nepal as possibly a reincarnation of BUDDHA. His sacred place of meditation located in dense jungles was visited by hundreds of thousands of devotees.

Sadly the news today indicates that he has disappeared and the Police are investigating.