Showing posts from February, 2005

Children Going Hungry

Connect the dots. Children are going hungry in the most powerful nation of our world. And some of these same children end up in prison after reaching or even before reaching their adulthood. Connect the dots. The current Bush Administration's reluctance in investing for the long-term sustenance program in favor of short-term gain, and more children shall be going or remain hungry. American children are going hungry, and the neocons claim to bring democracy and liberty for the more poverty and war stricken children around the world. Connect the dots to irrational absolute! Regards, Sohel Children Going Hungry By David K. Shipler Sunday, February 27, 2005; Page B07 If you spend a day in a malnutrition clinic, you will see a dismal parade of babies and toddlers who look much younger than they are. Underweight and developmentally delayed, they cannot perform normally for their ages. Some are so weak that when you hold them in a standing position, their knees buckle. When they lie on th

American Nun Shot to Death in Brazil

Though the investigation still is in its infancy, this gruesome murder of an American nun who fought for the voiceless peasants against the powerful loggers and ranchers tells the story of courage of an ordinary person doing extraordinary works among the oppressed and forgotten. Let's hope that Brazilian government takes necessary steps to apprehend the culprits behind the murder. Regards, Sohel American Nun Shot to Death in Brazil By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 7:01 p.m. ET SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- An American nun was shot to death in northern Brazil on Saturday, less then a week after she accused loggers and ranchers of threatening to kill rural workers, authorities said. Dorothy Stang, 74, was shot in the face three times near the town of Anapu, about 2,100 kilometers north of Sao Paulo in the Amazon region, federal police officer Fernando Raiol said. Stang, who had lived in Brazil since 1996 and worked in the region for more than 20 years, was headed to a meeting with local