Filed under: Daily Life & Health
Johan Galtung – 14 Dec 2009
President Obama’s Nobel Prize acceptance lecture in Oslo 10 December 2009–the Human Rights Day!–added tragedy to the comedy. It was vintage Orwell, war is peace, serving outdated thoughts by nations trying to legitimize their warfare, with the eloquence and charm that came through to many of that persuasion. A reactionary speech, more becoming to war college graduation in a militaristic country like the USA; and a total travesty of the purpose of the Nobel Peace Prize, intended to go beyond that kind of mentality. To read more: http://www.transcend.org/tms/article_detail.php?article_id=2272
Filed under: The Arts
Erika and Lisa did two performances at the Parliament in Melbourne, Australia. The day after Thanksgiving we had composed a new song, “You and I,”(based on a ghazel many of you will no doubt recognize) which we thought would be appropriate to premiere there. Someone filmed the song and presented it as kind of an anthem for the whole event, including various scenes from the Parliament itself. Paste this into your browser. If you don’t see a link for the Ruby performance, be patient–we’re working on it. Turkey has prevented downloads from YouTube, which may be why I don’t see it here.