Prose Prunings

“We all repeat what we hear, and wonder where the echo begins. Resonance, after all, is the most personal kind of truth, which oscillates between our own present and past.”
— Patrick Monahan

“The problem of poverty is connected with the lack of empowerment and the absence of participation of most people in key decisions that directly affect their lives. Urgent issues in the village level hardly express themselves in the agenda of national development. Elite democracy secures the well-being of those who have the resources to protect their own interests.”

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Nicanor Perlas, “Toward a Structural Concept of Disasters,” Ginhawa: Well-being in the Aftermath of Disasters

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