light in the darkness

light in the darkness, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Here are lady Romilda and the Prestes Maia's coordinator, lady Jomarina, cooking in an improvised kitchen at the encampment. Both of them live at Prestes Maia occupation, and they were cooking pasta for hundreds people of the Downtown Homeless Movement. They have been camping several times, on the streets, in front of the São Paulo's city hall, as a way to protest and pressure the mayor about their cause. Finally, I think it started to work.

Sir. Gilberto Kassab, the actual mayor from the city in person, went friday night (april, 13th) to Prestes Maia building and talk to with the families. The eviction is alredy suspended, 60 days again. But now I think they have something new.

There happened an representative meeting last thursday,12th, that joined Marcio Fontes, Minister of the city, the city mayor, and other representants from federal, state and municipal sphere to resolve the problem of the Prestes Maia families. They are planning a progressive and pacific withdrawal of them, to move groups of families for other buildings, mostly of them still inside the downtown city area, with the support of the federal governament who will reform and rent popular habitations for immediate moving.

the violet girl

the violet girl, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

"Easter is passage - also for ethics politics, that becomes the accessible bread to each mouth and, the wine, joy in each soul. We are who, while still alive, need to make over again the potentialities of the spirit, premises and promises of a true dignity human being. In a compound of Marcel Proust and Hunter of the Lost Ark, we urgently need to undertake the search of the lost conscience, where the solidary indignation against the injustices has smells of appetizing sweet madeleines. In case that contrary, we will be swallow by these simulacrum of pyramids - shopping malls - that at least haven't structure to tell to the posterity how great was the poverty of spirit of a generation that had, as supreme ambition, stocking dozen of electronic gadgets."

Some inspiring words by Frei Betto, for this Easter's sunday.
Frei Betto is a Brazilian writer, political activist, and Dominican friar

This full text in portuguese:
Deus feito de pão

Picture of the girl, at Kibera,
Nairobi, Kenya.

fire on eyes

fire on eyes, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Mr. Nature, very angry, with all the damage
we've been doing to mother earth.

A performance of an enviromental activist, protesting at the opening
march of the VI World Social Forum, at Caracas, Venezuela.