Sunday, February 25, 2007
It's still winter here, but I carry some of the heat inside at least.
Books I read included Cormac MacCarthy's latest, The Road; Richard Ford's latest, The Lay of the Land and thanks to Jublu, I got cultured in a classic through Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.
Thanks to Kyle for this article if you want to read more about this place lost-in-time (for now).
Monday, February 12, 2007
I'm off to do nothing..
I have books, sunscreen, a mask & snorkel and time. There is internet in one cafe, so don't be surprised if I still see your blog. The sign over the computer there reads: "Don't complain the slow computer - you did not come to Mexico for it." I agree.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Now that's a President...
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Close Guantanamo Bay
Amnesty International and many other organizations are ramping up the pressure to close the illegal detention centre in Guantanamo Bay. It's illegal by international law, illegal by US law and represents so much of what's wrong with the 'war on terror'. Hundreds of men (and boys) detained, secretly flown to Cuba and then kept indefinitely with no charges, no legal process (by any known standards) and lots of evidence of torture or as some in the administration call it 'robust interrogation'.
There is of course, extraordinary rendition (kidnap and removal) to other hidden prisons, but I'm focusing on Guantanamo today.
It's time. Time to write letters. Time to put on orange jump suits and yell at politicians. Time to wonder out loud about who might be charged with war crimes. Go here to do something now if you want to.
A little clip from AI USA.
Graffiti of the week
and is from my favourite graffiti artist, Banksy.