La peor forma de extrañar a alguien es estar sentado a su lado y saber que nunca lo podrás tener.
Gabriel García Márquez.

CIUDAD VIEJA

Pero está la otra ciudad (…) la de los viejos que toman el ómnibus hasta la Aduana y regresan luego sin bajarse, reduciendo su módica farra a la sola mirada reconfortante con que recorren la Ciudad Vieja de sus nostalgias” (La tregua).

Je t’aime pour toutes les femmes que je n’ai pas connues
Je t’aime pour tous les temps où je n’ai pas vécu
Pour l’odeur du grand large et l’odeur du pain chaud
Pour la neige qui fond pour les premières fleurs
Pour les animaux purs que l’homme n’effraie pas
Je t’aime pour aimer
Je t’aime pour toutes les femmes que je n’aime pas

Paul Eluard

‘¡Cuántos dramas!’, ¿no? ‘Triste, siempre lo mismo’. Y tengo la sensación de no haberte dicho ni la décima parte ni nada de lo que quería decirte.

Rosa Luxemburgo, Cartas de amor a Léon Jogichès (1894-1900)

La lengua miente a la voz y la voz miente a la idea; la idea brota viva del alma antes de quebrarse en las palabras

Rosa Luxemburgo, Cartas de amor a Léon Jogichès

La ciudad, la tarde y tú

Entre mis brazos estáis desnudas
la ciudad, la tarde y tú
vuestra claridad ilumina mi rostro
y también el olor de vuestros cabellos.
¿De quién son estos latidos
que baten bom bom y se confunden con nuestra respiración?
¿tuyos? ¿de la ciudad? ¿de la tarde?
¿o tal vez son míos?
¿Dónde termina la tarde dónde comienza la ciudad
dónde termina la ciudad dónde comienzas tú
dónde termino yo dónde comienzo?

9 de julio de 1959

Nazim Hikmet
descentintotyranny:

Four Chilean Student Leaders Make the Jump to Parliament
Nov. 18 2013
Champagne. Cumbia music. Street parties. The Chilean student leaders who upended their nation’s political agenda in 2011 with dozens of street protests on Sunday transformed their activist power into a mini bloc of student activists. Four of the young students - Giorgio Jackson, Camila Vallejo, Karol Cariola and Gabriel Boric - won congressional offices and will take seats in the Chilean Congress in March.
"We have battled for some time for our ideals for what we think Chile deserves and the transformations that Chile needs," said Vallejo, the 25-year-old former student body president as she celebrated on Sunday evening in Santiago. "It has been a long fight to open up the [political] spaces to win this via the elections process and the street fight. In those two environments we have advanced and won."
"It is time for big changes in the economic model and the political system," said Vallejo, who first came to fame as the charismatic leader of massive street protests calling for free university education for all Chilean students.  "The right wing is in the Intensive Care Unit. You can see it in the polls and in the streets," said Vallejo. "They are unleashing pure propaganda in an attempt to salvage the low turnout they maintain. It’s sad … they could have taken the high road and formed a serious debate and a discussion about political platforms."
With four student leaders now holding power in Congress and tens of thousands of students ready to march and protest for free and quality public education, Chile is now recovering the spirit of community organizing long smashed by the Pinochet dictatorship.
In peaceful and clean campaigns using thousands of college-aged volunteers, the four young leaders are still stunned by their victories. Giorgio Jackson, the former Catholic University student union president, sprayed champagne into the crowd. Then, a few minutes later, as he prepared his first press conference with CNN, he was seen dancing in the hallways while rock music blasted around him. As he grabbed a beer and leaned out the window, the crowd roared, and the jubiliant street party continued below. In Chile, the balance of power has shifted.
"Our country has started to live a new [political] era … as youth and student leaders we were the protagonists of this new political era," said Karol Cariola, a 26-year-old nurse who came to fame during her organization of student protests in 2011. 
"We are part of this social movement that shook up and awoke this country. In some ways it is necessary that we arrive in Congress to shake up a Congress that has been tremendously hermetic and conservative over the years." Asked about the agenda for the young leaders, Cariola, cited free university education, tax reform, a full overhaul of the Pinochet-era constitution and reform of election laws that are tailored to protect pro-Pinochet right-wing political parties.
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descentintotyranny:

Four Chilean Student Leaders Make the Jump to Parliament

Nov. 18 2013

Champagne. Cumbia music. Street parties. The Chilean student leaders who upended their nation’s political agenda in 2011 with dozens of street protests on Sunday transformed their activist power into a mini bloc of student activists. Four of the young students - Giorgio Jackson, Camila Vallejo, Karol Cariola and Gabriel Boric - won congressional offices and will take seats in the Chilean Congress in March.

"We have battled for some time for our ideals for what we think Chile deserves and the transformations that Chile needs," said Vallejo, the 25-year-old former student body president as she celebrated on Sunday evening in Santiago. "It has been a long fight to open up the [political] spaces to win this via the elections process and the street fight. In those two environments we have advanced and won."

"It is time for big changes in the economic model and the political system," said Vallejo, who first came to fame as the charismatic leader of massive street protests calling for free university education for all Chilean students.  "The right wing is in the Intensive Care Unit. You can see it in the polls and in the streets," said Vallejo. "They are unleashing pure propaganda in an attempt to salvage the low turnout they maintain. It’s sad … they could have taken the high road and formed a serious debate and a discussion about political platforms."

With four student leaders now holding power in Congress and tens of thousands of students ready to march and protest for free and quality public education, Chile is now recovering the spirit of community organizing long smashed by the Pinochet dictatorship.

In peaceful and clean campaigns using thousands of college-aged volunteers, the four young leaders are still stunned by their victories. Giorgio Jackson, the former Catholic University student union president, sprayed champagne into the crowd. Then, a few minutes later, as he prepared his first press conference with CNN, he was seen dancing in the hallways while rock music blasted around him. As he grabbed a beer and leaned out the window, the crowd roared, and the jubiliant street party continued below. In Chile, the balance of power has shifted.

"Our country has started to live a new [political] era … as youth and student leaders we were the protagonists of this new political era," said Karol Cariola, a 26-year-old nurse who came to fame during her organization of student protests in 2011. 

"We are part of this social movement that shook up and awoke this country. In some ways it is necessary that we arrive in Congress to shake up a Congress that has been tremendously hermetic and conservative over the years." Asked about the agenda for the young leaders, Cariola, cited free university education, tax reform, a full overhaul of the Pinochet-era constitution and reform of election laws that are tailored to protect pro-Pinochet right-wing political parties.

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y hay veces que se extraña
y hay veces que no alcanza
y hay veces que se extraña

hace dos veces que tengo
tu imagen en mi alma
de aqui hace un tiempo dos veces
que no encuentro la calma

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(…) Salude usted de mi parte, si lo ve, al tal Benedetti. Dígale usted, por favor, que sus letras, puestas por mi boca en el oído de una mujer, arrancaron alguna vez un suspiro como esos que echan a andar a la humanidad entera.

Nota al pie de una carta escrita por el Subcomandante Marcos al escritor Eduardo Galeano (via zlur)

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liberamente2001:

one in the other

liberamente2001:

one in the other

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