Friday, September 17, 2010

ONE MORE HOUSE FOR MARINA


A major theme of the Marina Silva for President campaign is to create  networks of supporting homes --
Casas de Marina. I appear for a moment in this video at about 0:57, having fun with my windmill. 
Truthfully, about the only way I can endure the seriousness of politics is to give license to the kid in me. But, that's probably what its all about -- the kids.

Here's a little report about Marina bringing her presidential campaign back home to Acre earlier this month.

On Saturday morning (5 Sept 10) the smoke from the deforestation and agricultural burning season hung in the air as the Movement for Marina Silva set the scene for Marina's words. Every one was wearing masks to filter the smoke.

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As Marina spoke she emphasized over and over the deeper themes of her campaign, "It's not about me. It's about the future, about the role of women, about education, about achieving a sustainable relationship with nature with care and justice for all."

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Of course, it is the children to whom the future belongs.

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Later there was a lunch at a Casa de Marina with family, friends and more youth.


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The main event was in the evening at the launch of a new book about the life of te candidate: Marina -- A Life For a Cause by Marília de Camargo César.

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The place was packed full.

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Marina brought her family to hear the reading of the section about the day she left home at age 16 and stepped alone on the bus with a sack of sugar, a few clothes and about $20 to begin her mission in the world.

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Then came the book-signing

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and the long line of well-wishers

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which didn't complete until 1:30am.



Here are all the photos from that long and exciting day:





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