Category Archives: Human Rights

Mankato 1862

Trapdoor opens.
Short fall.
Eternity embraces.

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Driven by hunger,
driven to violence,
driven in battle,
driven from home.

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Recuerdo Roberto


Graceful athlete
Dedicated humanitarian
Forever hero

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New Year’s Eve Witness


The New Sanctuary Coalition encourages this action as a witness on New Year’s Eve:


🙏🏽Please share widely🙏🏽
Immigrants are dying in detention. This Administration separates families, and locks parents and children in cages. They are inhumane and evil.
Come together in community and solidarity with migrants and refugees at the border and in detention all over the United States.
Let us keep those who have been unjustly stripped of freedom in our hearts.
We will not look away from injustice and inhumanity.
‪At 11pm on New Year’s Eve, let’s light‬ up the night sky and illuminate the beginning of a new decade of freedom.

Share a picture or video of your lit candle and tag us. Use the hashtags #lightacandle #dontlookaway #FreeThemAll

Watch for my picture. I hope to see yours.

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27, 28, 29 December 2019

Accumulated over 10,000 steps each day. No focused exercise on any of the days so no real play list. On 29 December 2019, these were the songs that played through the day:

Wounded Knee – Micki Free
Wovoka – Redbone
Sitting Bull’s Medicine Song – Kevin Locke
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Heart of the World – Mary Youngblood
Sacred Praises – Brule
Shimmer Prayer for Cleaning the Water – Joy Harjo
Red Streaking into the Water – R. Carlos Nakai
Dreams of Wounded Knee – Bill Miller
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Wounded Knee – Walela

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18 December 2019

Treadmill. Stretching. Blink.
Enter the Mirrors – Afro Yaqui Music Collective
My Only Home – Unchained XL
Beyond the Border – Bhi Bhiman
La Jaula De Oro – Los Tigres del Norte
Immigrant Eyes – Willie Nelson
Highwomen – The Highwomen
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug & Mason Ramsey
This Land – Gary Clark, Jr.
Delilah – Making Movies & Ruben Blades
Cages – Redbait
Bad Hombres Y Mujeres – Antonio Sanchez
Why We Build the Wall – Hadestown
Go Tell a Bird – Maya De Vitry
La Frontera – Lagartijeando feat. Minuk
Migration – Jonny Lipford
No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes

This is a slight variation on “Strangers in a Strange Land: A Migration Soundtrack for Advent 2019” by Josh Langhoff. Thanks to my friend Carolyn for calling it to my attention.


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10 December 2019

Walking (30 minutes). Morningside Gardens.
The playlist continued during the day.
Nar Yu Right – Star Zee
Rise Up – Andra Day
Anthem for the Amazon – Amazon Aid
My People – Yusaf/Cat Stevens
Just One Candle – Abraham Jam
God Bless the Child – Richie Havens
Masters of War – Eddie Vedder & Mike McReady
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Victor Jara’s Hands – Calexico
Took the Children Away – Archie Roach
Ring Them Bells – Natasha Bedingfield
You’ve Got to Run – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
The Times They Are A-Changing – Flogging Molly
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Freedom! ’90 – George Michael
Weary Mothers – Joan Baez
One Human One Vote – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The Dreamer – Jackson Brown & Los Cenzontles
Not in My Name – John McCutcheon
The Music of Healing – Tommy Sands & Pete Seeger
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
Mothers of the Disappeared – U2
Luka – Suzanne Vega
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes
Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Libertad – Los Miserables
How Can I Keep from Singing – Eva Cassidy

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