Thursday, June 19, 2008
Pit stop, with photos...
The Amnesty AGM in Toronto was amazing, maybe the most inspiring I've been to. Rebiya Kadeer was a big part of that. She gave such impassioned speeches, at a rally against Chinese oppression - (see photo above) and as keynote speaker at our meeting. Two of her sons are still in Chinese prison - as pressure on her to not speak out. I won't describe the details, but at one point officials placed a cell phone in her hand and on the other end was her distraught daughter... and the sounds of her sons being tortured. Yes, she's a strong and courageous and bold leader for the Uigher people of China.
China has a long ways to go.
When I asked if I could take her photo, she handed my camera to someone else, embraced my waist and the result is above.
And finally, a photo of the view from my patio at 5:45 a.m. this morning. See why I'm happy to have a canoe!
Beautiful morning photo. Peace and tranquility abide.
Great picture too of a pair of naturally serene activists. Mrs Kadeer is an unbelievably brave woman. I am humbled and amazed.
What an absolutely priceless view you have!!
On that note, I am glad to see you "in the field", talking to real people, inspiring them to do little steps towards sanity.
You seem to act and do what you speak. The only way "change" can happen.
Even though the weather is fine where I am right now, the dark clouds of a depressed and ignorant human herd haunt me every day. The sparkles of light you share and inspire to people on your travels gives me hope.
Have a save and successful mission!
And your patio view is breathtaking.
Great photo of you with her.
And your view... so beautiful! I won't make you laugh by sharing the view from my patio.
As for the other photos, I feel inspired to do some more reading on Rabyia Kadeer. Thanks for keeping us informed and inspiring us to learn more.
well, I'm impressed and before I forget, awesome picture of you too, I think it's the most clearest I've seen too. You are QUITE photogenic..
the Kootenay picture is just heaven..boy, with all that heat and drought we're having here, I looove looking at water..
I've fallen in love with a Leonard Cohen song. Dance Me to the End of Love. I've bought four versions, and his is the best. Am I getting to be Canada worthy?
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