Wednesday, March 15, 2006

241-mile march

March 12th was the 76th anniversary of the Salt Satyagraha (400 kms march from Ahmedabad to Dandi) undertaken by Gandhi and thousands of ordinary Indians.

A similar 241-mile march began on the same day this year, undertaken by Pablo Paredes and several others, for peace and to raise the Latino voice against the war in Iraq. Pablo, a hispanic navy sailor, refused to be deployed and announced his opposition to war in general, to the Iraq war in particular, and to being a party to death and destruction by transporting Marines to the war.

Related sites:
March in Freedom - Pablo Paredes
Gandhi in California

1 comment:

Diana said...

Regarding the post relating to use of toxic elements in fruits and vegetables and now in animals is nothing new. India TV last year had devoted one entire show for showing these manipulations. We cannot deny the fact that chemicals have entered the food chain and, as a result, even breast milk has traces of these hazardous substances. The biological impacts are alarming. In many cases, vegetables do not show any signs of the presence of these chemicals. Cooking does not detoxify these chemicals always. ALTHOUGH vegetables occupy the top slot in providing the much-required nutrition (proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, antioxidants and fibre) to vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians, they now seem to be the potent source of exogenous poisoning of humans as well as animals. The public should keep its eyes wide open against the unscrupulous use of chemicals.