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31 December 2009

(English) Down the Paraná

(English) I’m uploading this post from Mendoza, on New Year’s Eve. We just arrived and it is 6 in the morning. In case I don’t get the chance to update the blog before 2.1., I’d just like to say that Buenos Aires and San Luis have been really fantastic and, well, see you in the [...]

31 December 2009

(English) Resisting violence in Resistencia

(English) Argentina is the last country on the route of the World March. For me, it’s the 12th country in a route that took me through 4 continents; for some, who started in New Zealand, it’s approximately the 35th country, within 3 months.

From Asunción, we travelled (again with a bus) to Resistencia, in the province [...]

27 December 2009

(English) Young power in Asunción

(English) Fabio and Nicolas, the dudes from Asuncion, came to pick us up from the hotel in Foz de Iguazu at 5 a.m. on Christmas morning. We had spent the 24th in Foz, visiting one of world’s natural wonders, the Iguazu Falls (Iguazu is guarani and means « big water ») and holding a free day. Foz [...]

26 December 2009

(English) Little London

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After enjoying the smooth organisation of the events in Sao Paulo and the festive spirit of Rio, part of the Atlantic team travelled to Londrina, in the Southern Brazilian state of Paraná. Together with us travelled the families of Glenda de la Fuente, Atlantic route coordinator of the march, and [...]

23 December 2009

(English) São

(English) Sao Paulo has 19 millions of inhabitants. Admittedly we could not bring them all to march with us, but the cameramen and reporters of several national television channels marched backwards in front of us and on the following day we heard from the Brazilian organizing team that since the march arrived to Brazil, there [...]

20 December 2009

(English) Nite and day in Rio and Niteroi

(English) After two weeks break – one in the USA and another here in Rio – I’m joining the Base Team again. Please excuse my ambitiously long blog entry – after a long pause from the blog, this is probably some kind of a compensation.

Myself and Petra Klein, who is now accompanying the Base Team [...]

4 December 2009

(English) In the USA

(English) New York was fantastic. I share the experience described by Tony and the great thankfulness for the organizers and the special guest dr. Lafayette for the inspiration and the energy transmitted between us on those moments. Nothing to add about that first day.

On the second day, a group of marchers walked through the clear, [...]

29 November 2009

(English) Africa

(English) Africa, the stigmatized, beaten down continent, who needs to rise up and overcome the past and the present where it has been exploited and oppressed by colonial and neocolonial powers. The peaceful, strong, beautiful, joyful, open and decent people, who have been robbed of their self-worth and who have had to accept their role [...]

28 November 2009

(English) Mauritania

(English) Looking through the airplane window, I see a beach… and sand that continues for thousands of kilometres. A thin black line crosses the empire of the sand: a road. In some place, the sand has overcome the road. I wonder – maybe on our way, we get blocked by the sand, or overtaken by [...]

23 November 2009

(English) The Art of Peace in Canary Islands

(English) From where I come from – North Europe – the Canary Islands means « holiday in the beach. » I’ve never before visited here and never thought of the Canary Islands as a part of Africa, but actually – like Melilla – it is an African part of the European Union, and its original inhabitants were [...]

21 November 2009

(English) Goodbye to Morocco – for now

(English) Our last bus-day in Morocco started softly, as we did not leave Agadir at 7 a.m. like in the original plan but at 11 a.m. Not only did some of us go to the beach in Agadir but also in Guelmim most of us went to a hammam, a local bath. Not quite the [...]

19 November 2009

(English) Tour de Maroc continues

(English) We started from Nador with a half empty bus, but along the way we came to understand that it was a half full bus, as more and more people joined the caravan and the bus became step by step converted into a Moroccan singing, clapping and dancing party, where Base Team members try to [...]