Merchandise Love, Part 3

In advance of Indigenous People’s Day, here is the third excerpt from Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa’s chapter on “Merchandise Love” in his book, The Falling Sky. It explains how the Yanomami treat personal possessions, and how they think of...

Merchandise Love, Part 2

In this second installment of Chapter 19, “Merchandise Love,” from Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa’s book, “The Falling Sky,” we learn about the ancient words the Yanomami applied to Western trade goods when they first encountered...

Never Forget

As I remember the song most played at the funerals of those killed on 9/11, I’m thinking of the version by Paul Robeson, the great musician and activist for civil rights and economic justice.