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botanical illustration of a quince plant. thanks, shammarie. more like this!
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My favorites of our Mighty Giant.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
"Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose."
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portraits by sergio carbajo, sergey agapov and hans silvester (click pic) of some of the eight tribes of the lower omo valley in southern ethiopia, land that now has been leased to a gold mining company as well as multinational companies which plan to plant biofuels and cash crops. the land and its people are further threatened by the construction of a massive hydro electric dam on the omo river.
the ethiopian government has begun the forcible removal these pastoral, semi nomadic tribes, massacring the beyahola village in december of last year. those who oppose the theft of their land are routinely beaten and thrown in jail. there have been numerous reports of rape and even killings of tribal people by the military, who patrol the region to guard the construction and plantation workers.