ARAYA

Have I got a  movie for you–a “tone poem” about a Venezuelan salt marsh! Netflix synopsis: Director Margo Benacerraf offers this acclaimed 1959 film that chronicles the harsh existence of Venezuelan laborers who manually recover salt from the tropical marshes of Araya, an ancient salf-producing region in that country. As Bennacerraf documents the harsh daily […]

BILL HICKS: REST IN PEACE

CAUTION: TODAY’S POST CONTAINS “ADULT” TRAGEDY AND “ADULT” HUMOR!! The century of health, hygiene and contraceptives, miracle drugs and synthetic foods, is also the century of the concentration camp and the police state, Hiroshima and the murder story. Nobody thinks about death, about his own death, as Rilke asked us to do, because nobody leads […]

CATHOLIC WORKER DENNIS APEL’S SENTENCING STATEMENT

DENNIS APEL, SECOND FROM LEFT

From Voices for Creative Nonviolence Voices in the Wilderness Delegate Dennis Apel’s Sentencing Statement from Vandenberg Witness Trial Defendants Dennis Apel, Jeff Dietrich, Fr. Louie Vitale, OFM, represented by Kate Chatfield, and Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, in pro per, stood before Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman for sentencing for their nonviolent witness on May 19, 2007. The […]