Dedicated to Self-Employed-Worker Suicides in the World’s Largest Democracy

tanzania-0901Philosophy of Tomatoes via the Death and Life of Bones

 

philosophy is the ability

to Take a distance

(more than a step back)

and Say something complex

about the simplest of the every day

 

just as

the export of buried peoples’ bones from India

to medical schools in North America

Speaks to

the migration

of small farmers from Mexico

to grow hydroponic tomatoes

in Ontario.

 

Published in Canadian Dimension, May Day Issue, 2008.

*Photo by Salimah Valiani.

 

** For more information on farmer suicides in India and the upcoming national elections see:

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7992327.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

One response to “Dedicated to Self-Employed-Worker Suicides in the World’s Largest Democracy

  1. I love the definition of philosophy you have here, and times are truly worth reflecting upon when folks feel it’s not worth going on.

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