Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eduvardo Galeano in Chicago

On Monday , May 13, 2013 Eduvardo Galeano, the renowned Uruguayan writer  read excerpts of his new book "Children of the Days, A Calendar of Human History at Chicago History Museum. The program was funded by Lannan Foundation, presented by Haymarket Books and Nation Books, co-sponsored by Institute Cervantes and International Latino Cultural Center.

He, like the great American legendary intellectual  Gore Vidal  spoke about historical amnesia...
Gore Vidal, our greatest thinker of our time...
Read excerpts of Children of the Days.

Nature Is Not Mute
(June 5)
Reality paints still-lifes.
Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim.
Meanwhile the climate goes haywire and we do, too.
Today is World Environment Day. A good day to celebrate the new constitution of Ecuador, which in the year 2008, for the first time in the history of the world, recognized nature as a subject with rights.
It seems strange, this notion that nature has rights as if it were a person. But in the United States it seems perfectly normal that big companies have human rights. They do, ever since a Supreme Court decision in 1886.
If nature were a bank, they would have already rescued it.

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