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Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto RicoHistoria de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance not only of where we have been, but also what tools we have now and how to evaluate them in the light of past and present situations. The author comments that a Cooperative could have saved the small coffee producers of Puerto Rico, though not on whether that would have enabled the liberation of their enslaved workers. Yet this is a step forward in the analysis of both labour relations and the history of People of Color in the Americas.

I now also know that the family of my enslaved 5xGreat Grandfather Miles Manzilla, Sr. could even have originated in Spain itself, potentially. Our shared origins are important to know, both for understanding why enslaved workers would have defended their masters during Indian attacks, and also in deciding how to relate to our history of enslavement today. What feelings remain to be resolved on all sides?

P. 15 del pdf = P. 21 del libro
La Corona y los esclavagistas se creaban liberales y generosos, evidentemente, pero sus

esclavos no compartieron ese sentimiento!
The Crown and owners thought themselves generous, but their slaves disagreed!


P. 25=32: Ya sabîa Bartolomé de Las Casas pero no de Fray Antonio de Montesinos a favor de los

indigenes.
Dominicans vs Franciscans ??

P.33 Las Ordenanzas No Fueron Cumplidas... (The Orders of the King to protect the

Indigenous/Indian/Native Population Not Obeyed...)

but "Como si los indios fuesen africanos!" -Nice, Thanks. Now I know which part of my blood

sits higher...


P.33=P.40: At least he admitted his error before he died; Al menos se admetîa su error antes

de su muerte.

Updates online... (Courtney, Richard H., Ruth A., Michelle, Thomas and Mel will certainly like

this book, and Akshat Liked an early update...)


P.77pdf=P.86 del documento: The author thinks that a Cooperative would have saved small

producers in PR from the falling coffee prices (due to Cuban overproduction)...

P.109pdf=P.119 book: Pardos must be like me: morenos claros ?


P. 111pdf=P.119 book: Alot of English testimony from ship captains: 14 British citizens sold

into slavery by contrabandists, apparently never freed (though 7 were identified!!).


P. 126 So France had a Black Code, too? Of course, where did the southern colonies/states

(USA) get them from...


3 November, 1839: Pope Gregory XVI condemned the Slave Trade? and Baltimore, and Maryland...

In summary, there was not only lots of Mestisage, but a good bit of back-and-forthing of slaves between PR and the English and French-speaking colonies. Thus, entirely possible that Miles Manzilla, Sr's family was of Spanish colony origin.

Read, Write, Run, Teach !

ShiraDest
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LoupLoup by Nicolas Vanier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


(la traduction français est on bas...)

This was a very interesting and well-written coming-of-age story. (I'd like to see the 2009 film version.) Vanier manages early on to build reader sympathy for a predator which he show as such, in detail. He also surprised me by showing the shame of a man being willingly taken advantage of sexually by a woman (something I will grudgingly admit to never having believed possible). Never mincing his words, you feel the harshness of both worlds, human and wolf, while also feeling (for me, at least) connected to both. An excellent job emotionally and also from an ecology standpoint.

Cette histoire de devenir adulte faisait plaisir à lire. (J'aimerais voir le film de 2009.) Vanier a réussi très tôt de faire sentir de l'empathie pour un prédateur qu'il montre tel comme il est, et avec des détails. Il m'a réussi d'étonner, aussi, côte émotionnelle chez les hommes, en montrant qu'il est bien possible qu'an homme aussi peut se sentir abusé sexuellement par un femme, même après avoir faite l'amour volontairement. Jamais trop douce, on sent la dureté des deux mondes, humain tant que lupin, en sentant aussi (pour moi, au moins) connecté avec tous les deux. Du bon boulot émotionnelle et aussi d'un point de vue écolo.
(Si vous avez, les Amies, des corrections pour mon français, j’accepte volontiers...)


In Solidarity with All Kind People,
Peace via Cooperation and Non-Cooperation,

ShiraDest

21 November, 12015 HE



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Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political TerrorTrauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Lewis Herman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book, for me, was a horrible read. Horribly accurate. Yet hopeful as well.

Horrible to see that I am not so different after all -I see myself in every comment she makes on adults who survived long-term trauma as children.
Horrible to see that my experience is not so different.
Yet hopeful to see that there are ways of solving the problem, living 'normally' -just that ignoring it is not one of those ways.
Most irritating.
Especially after burn-out has twice stopped me from working enough to distract myself from my distracting memories.

She mentions The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma in her 2015 epilogue, and that book seems to recommend both movement and writing -both of which helped me until I had to get back to sitting in a chair looking for a job all day long.

I seem to be stuck in Stage 2, and worst of all, I read over and over again that either in writing or in talking therapy, I must now stop "living in my head" and move back into my body. I have always found it easier to forget to eat then to bother about my body. Work has always been a useful form of escape, until now. Ok, not so much -once I get to about the intermediate level of just about anything, it seems no longer to hold my interest, and I find myself assaulted by unwanted memories that refuse to go back into their Blankety-Blank-Blank!!! boxes.
Irritatingly enough, this is the first place I have seen such a thing predicted.
She even has the gall to predict and counter my 'unique' perspective on my right to choose when to die, and how. Apparently this too is normal for folks like me. Huh. So much for being misunderstood. I guess she has us pegged, finally, Thank the non-existent God!! Finally someone actually documents what we go through, and tells us it is a normal response to a hideous start in life. Ok, now, on to how to fix the problem: start with saftey (years of martial arts did help some), get a good therapist, talk, write, and move your body. And remember that faking functionality will not work forever.

Peace,
ShiraDest
27.10.12015 HE




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“Economists have calculated that every dollar invested in high-quality home visitation, day care, and preschool programs results in seven dollars of savings on welfare payments, health-care costs, substance-abuse treatment, and incarceration, plus higher tax revenues due to better-paying jobs.37”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

I have asked myself for years how it may be possible to prevent children from being abused, not knowing that there are programs shown to prevent it. 

We as a society and as a human race just have to commit to supporting these programs, that support ALL children.

ShiraDest
27 october 12015 HE (the Holocene Calendar)
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Arte de Probar. Ironia Logica En La India AntiguaArte de Probar. Ironia Logica En La India Antigua by Juan Arnau Navarro

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book is an important and interesting comparison of Western and Eastern ways of thinking and debating. Drawing on many schools of thought, ancient and modern, this work explores how language forms us, and vice versa.

Este libro es una comparativa importante e interesante de maneras de pensar y debatir, Occidental como Oriental. Usando muchas escuelas de pensamiento, anciano y moderno, esta obra muestra como el idioma nos forma y nosotros al idiola también.

ShiraDest.
17 de septiembre del año 12,015 Era Holocena
Bretagne



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Purgatoire des innocentsPurgatoire des innocents by Karine Giébel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


(English after French...)

Honte d'avoir survécu, haine contre soi même de n'avoir pas su se protéger, envie abandonner. Effrayant, vachement important à lire.

Guilt for surviving, self-hated for being unable to protect yourself, just wanting to give up. Gut-wrenching, horrifically important to read.


Shira HoloceneHuman Era Destinie
2 Septembre, 12015 èH (HE: Universal Holocene Calendar)





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El sepulcro del cuervoEl sepulcro del cuervo by Núria Masot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


To think, to dare, and to love. Absolutely inspiring. This last book of Masot's quintology is as good as the Very Good first (La Sombra del Templario), nearly as good as the Extremely Good second book (Laberinto: El Laberinto de la Serpiente) of this series. More inter-generational than Harry Potter(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), and using the test of war (though battle scenes are almost never seen) as the coming of age ritual for both young men who come of age in the series, there remains a paradox. The teacher Bernard, who dies in the very start of book 1, remains a constant presence throughout the series. He is the real hero.

ShiraDest
28 August, 12015 HE
Bretagne

Pensar, atreverse y amar. Absolutamente inspirador. Este ultimo libro de la quintologia de Masot està tan buena como el Muy Buen (La Sombra del Templario) primer libro, y casi casi tanto como el Buenisimo segundo (el Laberinto: El Laberinto de la Serpiente) de este serie. Se involucran màs los viejos con los jovenes que en el serie de Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), y se usa la guerra como preuba de maturidad para los dos jovenes hecho hombres en el serie. Pero queda un paradoxo. El maestro Bernard, quien muere al comienzas del libro 1, se queda como una presencia constante en todo los libros. Es el verdadero protagonista.

Shira "Era Holocena/Humana" Destinie
28 Augosto del año 12 015 EH
Britanica




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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17719589-ne-l-che-pas-ma-main" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Ne lâche pas ma main" border="0" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1372400265m/17719589.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17719589-ne-l-che-pas-ma-main">Ne lâche pas ma main</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/956263.Michel_Bussi">Michel Bussi</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1366206306">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Busssi shows us a world within another world ; that of people of color and the prejudices which the tourists do not see.  He describes the island so well that you feel as if you were there, and finishes with a final word so moving it demands thought, and even an immediate re-read.  (Also may go well with <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/353598.Black_Feminist_Thought__Knowledge__Consciousness__and_the_Politics_of_Empowerment" title="Black Feminist Thought  Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins">Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment</a>, many thanks to Ruth for her review: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1356704325?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1" target="_blank">https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...</a>.<br><br>Shira HoloceneHuman Era Destinie<br>24 August, 12015 HE<br><br>BUSSI nous montre le monde dans un autre monde, celle de gens de couleur et les préjuges invisibles  aux touristes.  Il décrit l’île si bien qu'on se sent la-ba même, et fini la dernier mot si jaillissant qu'on ne peut pas s’arrêter de y penser, et même le relire tout de suite.   <br><br>24,8,12 015 èH( ère Holocène ou ère Humaine)<br>ShiraDest<br><br>
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My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1358189383">3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Intelligent (but possibly codependent) women able to face danger, oddly dressed polyglotts who inspire fear but actually protect, PTSD shown, not told, wounded veterans reminding each other who they were and remain over the years, the seeds of hatred and the power of loyalty, even between different communities.  Those are the good things this fourth book offers.  What annoyed me was the move toward semi-mystical solutions, rather than logic, in this book versus the first two books.  Still, excellent inter-generational work that, like <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.Harry_Potter_and_the_Order_of_the_Phoenix__Harry_Potter___5_" title="Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling">Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix</a>Harry Potter, inspires hope in community.<br><br>17 August, 12015 HE (Holocene Era)<br><br>Mujeres inteligentes (tal vez codependientes) capaces de enfrentar el peligro, políglotas vestidos poco normales quienes inspiran el miedo pero protegan a los demas, Trastorno por estrés postraumático  mostrado, veteranos heridos sosteniendoles tras los tiempos, las semillas del odio y el poder de la lealtad aun tanto entre la gente como entre las comunidades diferentes.  Eso son las cosas buenas que ofrece este libro, cuatro de cinco en el serie,  Lo que me fastidio era el cambio ver el mysticismo, mientras el logico era el base de los primeros dos libros.  Sin embargo, este libro queda exclente como trabajo multi-generacional que, como a Harry Potter, inspira la esperanza en la comunidad.<br><br>17 del agosto, 12 015 EH (Era Holoceno)<br>Shira Destinie
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(English below...)

 

Même s'il écrivait in 1917, plusieurs pages m'ont frappé

comment toujours pertinentes aujourd'hui:

 

P. 34: Fable d’Ésope "L'aigle, le laie et la chatte"

P. 35 "le comprendre pour tenter de le modifier."

et "La colère, instrument des puissants, arme des faibles"

P. 38 Il faut:

1. Sentir l'indignation (pour l'injustice)

2. Penser aux causes fondamentales, et

3. Imaginer les solutions

P. 55 "L'indifférence ... les décourage jusqu’à les faire

renoncer parfois à leur entreprise héroïque."

P. 196 "Trois années de guerre... Nous voyons des hommes ...

là où hier nous ne voyions que des états ou des individus

représentatifs."

P. 200 "Nous avançons par intuitions plus que par

raisonnements;" Oui, ça fait difficile coordonner les efforts.

P. 204 Est-ce que c'est vrai: oublier les mots -> oublier

les choses?

 

Des Pages 110-112, Gramsci faisait l'éloge d'un roman par

H.G. Wells, chose qui m'encourage. Malgré mes usages des

travaux de Gramsci dans ma thèse et dans ma vie perso, je

m'avais demandé, en lisant ce livre, comme puis j'apprendre

inspirer les gens d'aider aux autrui atteindre leur plein

potentielle au lieu de railler contre eux qui n'aident pas.

 

English:

 

Though he wrote in 1917, several pages struck me as

still relevant today:

 

P. 34 (Aesop's fable),

P. 35 (understand to convince),

P. 38 (Feel, Think and Imagine),

P: 55 (indifference discourages great projects),

P. 196 (how WWI -> feeling in addition to abstract thought),

P. 204 Does forgetting words -> forgetting events?

 

From pages 110-112, Gramsci praises a novel by H. G.

Wells, and from that, I take heart. Despite my use of

Gramsci's work in my thesis and in my personal life, while I

was reading this book, I found myself wondering how I could

learn to inspire people to help others reach their full

potential, rather than rail against those who harm others.

 

ShiraDest,

Bretagne,

8,8,12015 ère Holocène/Human Era

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Title: Stayed on Freedom’s Call
Genre: non-fiction (history)
Release date 22.3.2014

Stayed on Freedom’s Call gathers new and old memories of Black-Jewish cooperation in Washington, DC, adding 2 sets of walking tours mean to put readers and walkers back into the setting of the times.

https://shiradest.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/stayed-on-freedoms-call.pdf


Any reviews on GoodReads would be greatly appreciated.

ShiraDestinie JonesLANDRAC

12015 HE (Holocene/Human Era)
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Simplemente maravilloso, este libro (aparte de que los Cataros no se llamaban eso a si mismos).  Muertes extrañas, deseos de

recuperarse la fe perdida, y una tranquilidad que es "sólo una apariencia de la que no hay que fiarse."   Y mejor, una chica

que sé defenderse.  Màs lento que los primeros dos libros.

3 cosas:
   1. Lo que hace este heroe diferente que los demas,
   2. como gana/pierde, este heroe, la communidad, y
   3. por/para qué el hereo corre los riesgos:

1.  El heroe Guillem no es un genio, tampoco dotado de poderes como Harry Potter, pero tiene un talento creativo y la

capacidad de utilizarlo con calma.  Como a Katnis Everdeen, él ha tenido una persona que lo ha enseñado hacer cosas que los

demas no saben hacer, y la auto-disciplina de pensar al fondo de los problemas.
2.  Familia de adoption, efectivamente.
3.  Guillem, como Harry, trabaja en memoria de su mentor, para honrar sus ideas, a pesar de las dudas.

Y la chica: p. 127: "Debes ser generosa contigo misma, permitir que la duda aflore y que se manifieste, es la única manera de

contemplarla cara a cara y que eso te permita tomar una decisión."
 
Y p. 129: "no confundas su final con toda su existencia."  -Preciosa.



Simply wonderful, this book (aside from the fact that the Cathars did not call themselves Cathars).  Weird deaths, desire to

find lost faith, and a calm which is only surface deep.  And better still, a girl who know how to defend herself.  Slower

than the first two books.

3 things:
  1. what differentiates the hero,
  2. how the hero aqcuires/loses community, and
  3. why the hero risks his/her neck:

1.  The hero Guillem is not a genius, nor gifted with powers like Harry Potter, but he does have creative talent and the

ability to use it under pressure.  Like Katnis Everdeen (Hunger Games), he had an older mentor who taught him skills others

lack, and the self-discipline to think through problems.
2.  Adopted family, effectively.
3.  Both Guillem and Harry work to honor the memory and ideas of their mentors, despite imperfections.

Shira Era Holoceno Destinie
31 Julio de 12015 EH
Bretagne
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Blackout est un thriller qui donne un vision des sombres possibilités mais aussi qu'inspire l’espoir. Le réalisme effrayant du comportement humain est visible, mais la coopération et aussi visible. Pourtant, je ne voudrais jamais prendre un ascenseur autre fois !

Blackout is a thriller that gives a vision of terrible possibilities, but also inspires hope. The frightening reality of human behavior, but also of cooperation, are both visibme. Still, I hope never to take an elevator again!

Shira "Holocene/Human Era" Destinie Jones LANDRAC
July, 12015 HE


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Este libro es mejor que Harry Potter! "pero ¿sabemos lo que en realidad buscaba?" -La amistad, lealtad y la magia, sin magia. Vale la pena leerlo.

This book is better than Harry Potter! "but ¿do we know what he was really looking for?" -Friendship, loyalty, and magic without magic. Worth reading.

#Pages4Progress #Libros #librotransformamundo

Shira
11.7.12015 EH/HE

 

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