They say that to remember is to live. Commemorations are important; some remind us of painful moments and others of more happy times, but they always allow us to stop for a moment and look back, to look at the pathway we have journeyed along, and everything we have learned and built along the way. Continue reading “Walking towards a horizon of justice and peace”
Category Archives: Feel it to tell it
“You are the new generation, you deserve peace”
The small, brightly lit, white-walled room is filled with a hundred students, some of them sitting on the floor because there is no other room. Continue reading “You are the new generation, you deserve peace”
“You have to re-learn how to be free”, David Ravelo
The day that David Ravelo recovered his freedom, his family, the people from his home town, Barrancabermeja and the press greeted him with outpourings of affection and solidarity. Continue reading “You have to re-learn how to be free”, David Ravelo
See you in freedom
“If you´re sitting down, get up because I´m being freed!” This is how the economist and human rights defender David Ravelo announced to his wife over th phone that he would be released on parole after nearly seven years in prison. Continue reading See you in freedom
– Hey, and where are you from?
– “I’m from a department called Extremadura, it’s in southeast Spain, kind of like Valle del Cauca, and it’s on the border with Portugal”.
-“Oh, right, so it’s near Barcelona?”
– Nooo, not at all, it’s at the other end!” Continue reading International solidarity