Why do you become an activist?
You do not become an activist. A situation turns you into an activist.
An unbearable moment which you can not ignore, avoid or bypass.
Yesterday, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Comandante Marcos. Political icons.
Today, brands without political messages.
Is marketing to blame or our feeling of disempowerment?
Or the icon. He or she is there to do the job for us: no need to get out of our comfort and ignorance.
But if political messages are not being shared and understood, the emptiness of brands prevail.
Octavio Paz “The revolutionary is always radical, he does not long to correct abuses, but the uses themselves”
Can you love today what you hated yesterday?
How unpredictable and predictable can we be?
Are sudden life changes U-turns or do they reflect uncertainties you were hiding and/or problems you did not want to solve?
U-turns might exist, but so does deliberate blindness. Blindness to who you are and whom you do not want to accept to be.
I met you once and only … for two hours. Our paths departed.
I still listen to the music I first heard with you. I saw the band playing today…for two hours.
I met you years ago… two hours…and you are still here. I don’t remember your name.
This is a tribute to all brief encounters which bring long-lasting memories.
Arundhati Roy “The transformation of the idea of justice into the industry of human rights”
A human right – my right as a human
Justice – what I do not have but you have whereas we should all have it
Justice is all encompassing.
Cooperations govern. They have a political project and they are winning.
We need to fight back for justice. Not just for my rights but our right for justice.