Ama

We again had the privilege of hearing Ama Adhe, 88 years old speak. She has lived through trauma of 30 years imprisonment a long life by telling her story. She hopes it will spread widely. It is, for me, a spiritual obligation, having heard and experienced her amazing compassion (she has learned from the Dalai …

water protectors

For Kay Sang and Tenzin Jigmey On the roof of the world the Yellow River drying water protectors glaciers melting melting a young Tibetan woman from the Justice Department in Washington plants a red Tibetan flag sunshine in the dark snow highway 1806 at Standing Rock

“Dixie” in Dharamsala

The Nobel Peace Prize day is always a wonderful ceremony in Dharamsala, most when, as is no longer often, the Dalai Lama can come. It is at the Lha, the Dalai Lama’s palace (he lives simply but has large meeting places for Tibetans and others). I met Tenzin Tsundue there, with several of his students …

8 reforms to make American elections fair: a response to Michelle Alexander

In response to my Daily Beast article Daily Beast: my article on In any other country, the U.S. State Department would declare the presidential election results a hoax: Clinton won initial exit polls—usually dead accurate—in four swing states, Michelle Alexander, a leading campaigner for ending mass imprisonment and author of the revelatory The New Jim Crow, wrote: …

Daily Beast: my article on In any other country, the U.S. State Department would declare the presidential election results a hoax: Clinton won initial exit polls—usually dead accurate—in four swing states

Some have said – including the Clinton campaign – that there is no real evidence of fraud in the election of Trump. But this is not true. The initial exit polls – used by the State Department to declare elections invalid in the Ukraine in 2004 and in 5 out of 14 cases – showed …

Eyes

The gray lies thickthickthick seething upon Delhi no circular parliament white shadow not a single lake not a single park no monkey no damndamndamn white stick of sun visible thing earthdeath in the fog *** The Sioux and other water-protectors at Standing Rock stand nonviolently for the whole world…