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Poetic politics ... Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. Photograph: Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images
Eduardo Galeano: 'My great fear is that we are all suffering from amnesia'
Most mornings it's the same. At the breakfast table Uruguayan-born author, Eduardo Galeano, 72, and his wife, Helena Villagra, discuss their dreams from the night before. "Mine are always stupid," says Galeano. "Usually I don't remember them and when I do, they are about silly things like missing planes and bureaucratic troubles. But my wife has these beautiful dreams."


Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in February last year. Photograph: Reuters
Open season on black boys after a verdict like this
Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.
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Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?
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The more power an identity carries, the less likely its carrier is to be aware of it as an identity at all.
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