Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…

Click here for English… “ -¿Adónde vas? -A la biblioteca. -Hija, la vida es más que leer libros. -Ya lo sé, madre. -Lo aprendí leyendo” ¿Cuantos hemos sufrido la pena de ser facturado injustamente por una deuda? Muchos. ¿Cuantos tenemos la suerte de conocer nuestros derechos y que hay que defenderlos? No tantos. ¿Cuantos sabemosContinue reading “Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries

The common good and the general welfare require libraries in order for our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us.   Public libraries, conventional brick-and-morter, as well as newer sorts of libraries, like Tiny Libraries and internet based libraries like that of Project Gutenberg and The Archive (thank you Canada, for hosting it!),Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Humanity’s Last Gasp, and, Adulting Plus

The common good, or the general welfare, requires a new form of Adulting and more than that.  We now need to remember what it means to care for our fellow human beings, and to be our brothers’ keepers. – If Stephen Hawking is right, and this is Humanity’s last century, then let us “make suchContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Humanity’s Last Gasp, and, Adulting Plus”

Turkish Tuesdays, Arts/Media and Public Policy, and how Time Banks can help!

When I lived in Izmir, a Turkish TV spot shocked me: it showed an image of an elderly Black man, evidently homeless, sleeping in a stairwell directly beneath a sign that pointed up the stairs and read “White House” followed by the caption “Yorum Yok” or “No Comment.” This was about the same time thatContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Arts/Media and Public Policy, and how Time Banks can help!”

Turkish Tuesday: Reading easy books, and -No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed… Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir…

First, for my Turkish study progress: referring back to both easy English books in Turkish translation, and watching Turkish TV shows with the CC on (audio and captions in Turkish), as my listening skills get good enough to only have to stop every 10 minutes or so to look up words!  (still pretty tiring, though,Continue reading “Turkish Tuesday: Reading easy books, and -No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed… Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir…”

Weeks, Languages, Loans, Aladdin, and Elisha?

As we come up to the holiday of שָׁבוּעוֹת Shavuot, for the seven weeks, or 50 days counted down between Passover and Shavuot, we naturally think of the pleasures of staying up all night long to study languages, er, em, that is, to study Torah, in our Biblical languages of Hebrew and sometimes also Aramaic,Continue reading “Weeks, Languages, Loans, Aladdin, and Elisha?”

– Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir… No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed…

Click here for English… “ -Ne olacak şimdi peki? ” Nazlı, Yunanistan’a uygun visa’le olmadan için tutsağı oldu, ama aynı şey bir ABD vatandaşı başına gelebilir… “ -Well, now what’s going to happen? ” Nazlı is behind bars for arriving in Greece without the proper paperwork, but the same thing can happen to a USContinue reading “– Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir… No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed…”

– Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…

Click here for English… “ -¿Adónde vas? -A la biblioteca. -Hija, la vida es más que leer libros. -Ya lo sé, madre. -Lo aprendí leyendo” ¿Cuantos hemos sufrido la pena de ser facturado injustamente por una deuda? Muchos. ¿Cuantos tenemos la suerte de conocer nuestros derechos y que hay que defenderlos? No tantos. ¿Cuantos sabemosContinue reading “– Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…”

– Quand t’es amené au cour pour rien avoir fait… When you are brought to court for no crime…

Click here for English…   “-Architecte Numérobis !…-Oh !C’est pas la peine de me pousser !” … ça s’appelle (aux états unis) un “Body Attachment” -ce qui permet de t’envoyer au tribunal sans avoir commis un délit. Et le problème avec ça c’est que il y à plein des procès contre le démunies mais pasContinue reading “– Quand t’es amené au cour pour rien avoir fait… When you are brought to court for no crime…”

– Historia de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos

Tying in with Worker’s Cooperatives, via the Pact of Economic Rights:    I didn’t know that the Pact of International Rights is composed of the Declaration and the International Pact of Civil and Political Rights & of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, based on the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Founding DocumentsContinue reading “– Historia de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos”

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