Yesterday I posted a Reuters report about how the Rohingyas, stateless Muslim refugees escaping from ethnic violence in the Burmese state of Arakhan, were apparently being spirited from Thai border camps and held for ransom or trafficked. “Horrifying! Reprehensible!” my fellow Tribewriter Kathleen Caron commented. “If the Thai govt won’t do anything, why doesn’t the UN step in?” she asked. Today, one day after the great statesman Nelson Mandela’s passing, the web is buzzing w
I meant to write a post today about Will Schwalbe’s New York Time Best-seller, The End of Your Life Book Club. Instead, I direct your attention to this special Reuters report about how Muslim Rohingya refugees on the Thai-Burmese border are being trafficked and sold into bondage. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/05/uk-thailand-rohingya-special-report-idUKBRE9B400920131205 It is perhaps apt that the Reuters article should take the place of a review of that book. The End
SILENCE! Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com Dani Batz’s photostream I’ve just returned from my 3rd retreat.
When I first started going, people kept asking me “Why?”The question was usually accompanied by a concerned expression or a caring touch. “What was happening with my life?” “What was getting too much for me to bear that I needed to check out? To re-arm and recuperate?” I had to re-assure everyone I was fine, I wasn’t re-treating from anything. It was more a call from