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I've been trying to come up with a funny cartoon about Trump's rants about closing the border. Most of the border looks like just another clump of sagebrush, creosote, rock or sand. I know because I foolishly decided to drive the 1,954 mile US Mexico border.
It started out poorly, with wildfires chasing me out of southern California, east of San Diego. Well it didn't matter, I couldn't find the border there anyway.
The fastest moving fire I've ever seen was licking at my hubcaps. I had to look behind me to see if the flames touched the bumper.
"Santa Ana winds," folks moaned.
Anyway, it wasn't just the wildfires.
I tried again at Mexicali. I had once taken a bus through Calexico, on the Mexico side, with a busload of Mexican military with very long poles. It was hard to sleep on the bus, wondering about those poles. What were they used for?
"Measuring the ocean," they said when the bus rolled into Baja.
Longest Walk Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone. Walkers are between Grand Junction and Delta, Colorado, this morning, headed to Pueblo, Colorado, and on to DC, walking for Indigenous rights. Walking in from Utah, walkers are now in beautiful Western Colorado.
What I learned from the Zapatistas - - Generosity and Grace
In the Spirit of Autonomy, Dignity and Self-Reliance
By Brenda Norrell
It was not so much from their words, but from being with them. And it wasn't from just the Zapatistas in Chiapas, but from the others who came as well, from Indian Nations, Europe and around the world.
It wasn't from their words, because my Spanish was so bad, I knew little of what was being said, or where we were headed.
Still there was this gift, the gift of being present.
There was a glimpse, a glimpse of what was possible, a glimpse of a better world possible.
It taught me of the power of the absolute, the absolute power of knowing, of certitude.
But as we dashed from town to town in Mexico on our journeys, there was silence, there was laughter, there was song, the songs of resistance.
Courage would be too simple of a word, the force was one of magnitude.
I didn't know what was being said, but it didn't matter then. I lik…
Black Mesa -- Peabody Energy Company was responsible for laws passed, enabling it to steal land on Black Mesa, to produce coal-fed electricity for faraway cities. After decades of heartbreak and relocation for Dine', now Peabody does not want to clean up its mess.
Watch this four minute video from Dine' CARE on how corruption in the United States produced a trail of heartbreak and loss for Dine'. -- Brenda, Censored News