IN MEMORIAM | EDUARDO GALEANO [1940 - 2015]

May 2013 | Eduardo Galeano
while interviewed for the last time by the newspaper La Nacion
Photograph by Daniel Pessah
Source: La Nacion


THE SHOE

In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin.
Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and tossed her into the waters of a canal.
Along the way, she lost a shoe.
Some hand picked it up, that shoe dropped in the mud.
Rosa longed for a world where justice would not be sacrificed in the name of freedom, nor freedom sacrificed in the name of justice.
Every day, some hand picks up that banner.
Dropped in the mud, like the shoe.

EDUARDO GALEANO
From: Children Of The Days. A Calendar Of Human History.
[Siglo XXI Editores, 2012/Nation Books, 2013]



August 18, 2008 | Eduardo Galeano
Interviewed by La Nacion at El Brasilero bar, Montevideo
Photograph: Archivo La Nacion/Federico Guastavino
Source: La Nacion


 

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