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Friends in Istanbul. - April 2013

Syria Comes Closer

I have been silent over the past 2 weeks, trying to process a recent journey and an experience that had a profound impact on me. Although it would seem there are several ways to tell this story, I will start...

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Marcela Olivera: After the Water Wars

MP3 Audio [20 MB]DownloadShow URL The year was 2000 and on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia, people marched and demonstrated against the privatization of their water.  In what became known as the water wars, the people on the streets emerged...
 

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Forgotten Schools, Limited Vision

While spending some days in Portugal this month I got to enjoy the beauty of spring in the small agricultural villages of my ancestors. Places where social and economic life has slowed down over the past few decades, as tens...

Tap Water

Making Private Water Public Again

MP3 Audio [19 MB]DownloadShow URL Has your water utility been privatized in the past decade? Are today’s water companies really investing in infrastructure and improvements? How much democracy is there in your water bill? If any of these questions sound...
 

Witnesses

Why I Talk to Jehovah’s Witnesses

Years ago, when I finally put my last name on the front door bell of my home in Amsterdam, I began getting visits from Jehovah’s witnesses.  Not just any run-of-the-mill witness, but Portuguese and Brazilians who noticed my last name...

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Lizz Winstead: Political Windsurfing While Droning Your Neighbor

MP3 Audio [24 MB]DownloadShow URL You can’t windsurf, because that would be elitist. But, if you’re the American president, you can drive around your ranch in a golf cart shooting guns, because people can relate to that.  As comedian and...