this outfit tho INCREDIBLE,
I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others often seems quite plausible to me.
Of course a woman can live inside her cat, as the character Eva does in Márquez’s 1948 short story ‘Eva Is Inside Her Cat.’ Doesn’t everyone have an aunt who’s done that?"
skip to 4:15 to miss the boring interview.
While huge relief efforts and campaigns are already underway for the Philippines, there are certain areas and populations that will likely receive little attention during the recovery process – including the indigenous communities on Panay, Mindoro, and Palawan islands where at least 9,000 indigenous families are in urgent need.
We are not looking to send outsiders in. Instead, we are empowering those already there: the activists, neighbors, and volunteers who are ready to help their fellow brothers and sisters. This is about community-led relief and development that ensures long-term sustainability, not just short-term assistance. This is about building new relationships across borders and cultures, creating a larger call for action that values and understands the importance of allowing communities to determine their own road to recovery.
I have had a bit to do with Land is Life and its partner organisations and I’m kind of in awe of them. They are incredibly well-organised, internally democratic, have a great analysis, and are efficient and frugal as fuck. The main barrier they face is that they come from the grassroots where nobody has any money. I really think they can achieve a lot if they’re supported. The thing I can’t emphasise enough is that a very little money for someone in the First World goes a long way in the Philippines. If you can afford to send even $5, please do.
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