HELLO, ANYONE HOME?
Went to see Hotel Rawanda at the movies today with Mary Beth. Everyone should go see it. An amazing story of heartbreak and courage. The fact is that America turned our collective back on genocide there and we are doing it again today in Darfur. Is it because they are black? What other reason could it be?
I leave tomorrow for New York City to do some advance work for the Global Network's April 30 international space organizing conference that comes one day before the big May 1 international demo for nuclear disarmament in Central Park. We will have folks coming from around the U.S. and around the world for our conference and one of our founders, Dr. Michio Kaku, will be our keynote speaker. Michio, a professor of physics at CUNY, is one of my top 3 favorite speakers in the world. I've been working with Michio since the 1980's and despite the fact that he has become very big internationally in the physics field, he always has time for the Global Network.
It has been snowing all day here in Maine. We have so much snow now on either side of our roads and sidewalks that we have tunnels. It is quite a site. People here have about had enough of the winter but being that it is only my second winter here I am still loving it. My sister, who lives in northwest Iowa, reports temperatures in the 70's with no snow on the ground. Everywhere I go people say their weather is really messed up and likey is a result of the the consequences of global warming which the U.S. does not want to acknowledge. People still drive around in the gigantic SUV's and I wonder how much it costs to fill one up these days as gas is now well over $2 per gallon. At what point do these macho Americans begin to say we need to down scale? Have they heard that we are running out of oil in the world? Blind, death and dumb to what is going on I guess. Do we ever think of the future generations and what we are leaving them? Hello, anyone home!!!!