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An Open Letter to John Ashcroft by Claire Braz-Valentine. This poem is wonderful. It hacks into the Bush Administration. So one thing it would be nice to have would be a page of shoes that don't use sweat shops. You know, how many shops I went into before I found fare trade shoes??? I was tired of wearing recycled shoes. I realized it is an epedimic. Seriously.
5min audio collage on the effects of war
Poeple thronged the streets during Mardi Gras- but when they had a break away march they were arrested. Nope it doesn't happen. After the Rose Parade in portland a large group who wandered off together singing and chanting were surrounded rubber bulleted, and the children were pepper sprayed by cops-Didn't happen-Events without corporate funding are attacked.
Anyone have any more info on Helen Woodson? This is all the info we could find on her. Please help printing and distributing this pamphlet.
Washington DC, USA - In a surprise move that shocked many Americans, President George W. Bush picked a new President for the Iraqi Governing Council - an American citizen.
In advance I warn you that I will not be publishing TDPM tommorrow. It is my sincere hope that an orginal community poem will be posted on the site. Or that someone else who knows of a good poem will of course post it up. Today I have posted an historical Chinese poem translated into modern English. Today this oppressed class is in prisons making shit for walmart.
Still the suffering. Still the birth defects, gentic mutations. It is easier to forget. The sweatshops, the poisoned ground water, destroyed fields, no reparations, tortured wombs, genetic lotteries. We in America yack about over population, we who do not know the horror of wondering what sick disese the American empire may give you to share geneticaly.
Mysteries about grounded flights on Sep11th, in connection with the hijack-flight numbers
This is another Napoli poet. This is by Dinesh Adhikhari and is entitled Man from a Developing Country. Maybe we sensor the expressions of dispair by those who live in the shadow of caste/class/racism/capitalism/child labor systems but I suppose all animals who live in the animal testing labatories go insane. I certainly have. But I resist which is sane...
The real perpetrators and "helpful idiots" behind 9/11
I am listening to Pankaj Udhas and Anuradha paudwal sing sappy love songs, while smelling the fresh calla lillies in bloom in my room. I contemplate this different intensly beautiful people/language/land and I am left with one essential truth. People are the same everywhere fundamentally. I hope I always run into really super cool ones. May you smile in your sleep.
an idea whose time has come...
free music is the future.
free music is pure art to share.
Unrelated to poem I went and saw supersize me. (I had a lovely time thanks!) Um, break the windows of McDonalds? Who declared war? See the thing is is that McDonalds can sue us for deffamation of character but we can't sue them for killing us??????? Who votes these assholes into power? Oh, I forgot, they don't need to be voted in. The dollar, the almighty!
a flash video fight for Bovine Freedom
get your petition now....
Just a little quote for the times:
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
--- Declaration of Independence
In high school an ex-cia officer came to my school. He said everything you read about world war II in your textbook is a lie. One day the truth will come out- but let me just say- America was not the great liberator. A green beret said to me, I was a journalist in the middle east. Let me just say, my pictures were confiscated. But they were twelve I said! US policy.
The white house civilian killing cowboy gets a customized Time Magazine that Cheney & friends alter so he doesn't get off track.
A new song by Eric Idle
I guess a mothers greatest fear would be to have a baby like Jesus. Even as we lift our breasts to him, our breaths blowing the mucus out of zee mouth so zee can have zeer first breath, we pray...please god let my child outlive me. Let my milk be plenty and strong to make my child strong. This is their prayer of cows, humans, cats: the prayer of mothers. upRising!
STOP HLS! This is not right! You know what? I fucking laughed when I heard that people went and beat the fucking vivisectionists at the London labatory with baseball bats! I cheered when I heard that they had their vehicles turned over, windows smaashed, bricks thrown threw their windows. I said it. I laughed tears streaming down my cheeks. Free the animals!
Sundays, I try to remember to take a break and put in humorous poems, love poetry etc. I notice that the pdximc slows down on Sundays and I think it is becuase people take time to be spritual and to be with family. Lewis Caroll was recently requsted by one of my brilliant readers (all my readers are brilliant-you!)Keep the beauty alive, be you, don't be afraid. Rise up!
I'll tell you one thing: ...ok, well, I'll tell you two things: I don't like insensitive antirepublicans, and they smell bad, look funny, and are ugly.
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We like Nestor because he acted on his beliefs. We don't like what some anarchists have done with the "platform." Seriously, stop acting like marxists and start taking action towards anarchy.
I love it! And look at the price! it is so cheap! Wouldn't it look cut on you? You should try it on. It does... it looks cute on you! Are you going to buy it? Well, if you need to I can lend you a couple of dollars. You do? Here you go... but first do you know what you are buying? What are you buying? Oh God! Oh shit, please God don't let it be soooo....
Two versions: one in English and the other is spanish of this song from the spanish anarchist movement of the spanish civil war. I hope that you enjoy this quaint peice of history. I guess our great grand parents must have been some really rockin' people. Hey did you know it is never to late to rise up? Have a fabulous uprising tommorrow! My sweet angels: make joy!
this one's from EmCee Lynx
We need to take a new look at our natural landscape
I accept that I have anger and pain but for some reason the happiness does not go away. I am grinning ear to ear with happiness. I feel like learning how to do cartwheels, do face painting, learning the latest in childrens jokes. I feel like spending hours telling all the dirty jokes I knew when I was 10. But mostly I feel like looking your eyes again. Rise up!
the only difference between men and boys is the price of their...
24 trillion dollar black ops military corporate Mars project.
hello - this is a three minute rhyme we just recorded -- the name of the song is 'all bets are off' .....hope you like it....
Peace for PEOPLE after us.
Respect THEM, THEY didn't do anything wrong.
Let us give THEM chance to be born.
I wrote the peice to discuss the direction that we are headed in America with this war. Maybe no one will read it. Maybe you will think it is drivel yet all that I have employed have very significant proven historical and present day realities. Without being an embedded CIA journalist I can not know what really is taking place in Iraq other than death. Refuse!
I've thought of a way that electronic voting could be even more secure than paper ballots. Any citizen could confirm their vote was registered correctly and do a recount on thier PC!
link to freeway blogger
download, print and paste .... everywhere!
republican national committee convention schedule new york, ny
What Roethke, poor dear, never realized is that I dumpster dived that damn plant out of the damn dumpster, watered it, told it sweet stories, and generally came to the realization that there is no trash there are just serious idealological and sociological diffeerences with america and the rest of the globe. Right now you can dumpster dive your garden! Grow!
Is it legal to place basketball hoops on the curb, encouraging kids to play in the street?
this is the second essay in a series from a cool class that i am taking "nature, religion and ecology."
This is the first FWF Crew mix made by the entire crew, entitled "Prose Combat : Conscious Rhymes & Rebirth of Speech".
fuck the illuminati!!!
My book of poetry.
creative global arts&culture
Orlo is a Portland-based nonprofit organization using the creative arts to explore environmental themes. This fall the Orlo Exhibition Space Gallery will present a gallery exhibit showcasing design concepts and artist contributions to this project: Ross Island Design Project.
The restoration of Ross Island offers a unique opportunity to explore how natural and cultural values can be powerfully linked together through the integration of art, ecology, and design.
ORLO invites artists and creative designers to offer proposals for imaginative engagement with Ross Island as it is restored and brought back into the city's natural and cultural life.
Nuclear Haiku by Ted Reynolds. Many people forget. They don't aknowledge how it feels to be connected. Like knowing that your stomach will cramp when ozone comes down to the earth in storms. That headache might have nothing to do with stress or diet. It might be your reaction to nuclear testing, leaking waste, and poisons in our environment. Read epa website!
Somedays it is as if Slavery did not exsist. It is as if what is taking place in the middle east today is seperate of the history of our global community.Our degradations of society after society is independent of any present day reality, right? After all, I am somebody independent of my ancestors! But that doesn't change my class does it? Rise up! Humility!
Bus Stop by Maunuel J. Velez. Sonia on Hope Street by Olga Angelina García Echeverría. Two fabulous poems. The conditions along the border are desperate. The death toll is very high. Most people think that it is a factor of exsistence and don't really question a world economics situation that demands death at the borders. Death at Borders/Bookstore. Rise up!
It's the clothes that FEAR wears to the party.
GPFX last posted they would only change the deck if people called for a revote or if some members of the deck retired. Well I am calling for a revote due to a recent WWeek.com article!
This week's WW cover calls Goldschmidt having sex with (statutory rape) a 14 year old babysitter, "incomprehensible." To quote Inigo Montoya, "I don't think that word means what you think it means." That in the back of the same issue is an advertisement which promises to provide "Real Teens! Real Sex!" means it should not be 'incomprehensible' to WW editors that many selfish adult men coerce sex from adolescent girls who suffer the rest of their lives from such abuses of power and trust.
Reading about a liberator losing his head reminds me when 4 earlier liberators lost their heads.
Mosquito Kingdom by Ernesto Cardenal. This is the quinessential poem. This poem is a must read! Earmark this page if you can't finish the poem. This is the true history of Nicaragua! Ernesto Cardenal is considered one of the premier poets of Nicaragua. You can't find his poetry in English on line. We must protect Hugo Chavez. We must remember what we have done...
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Following upon the wings of yesterday I picked another Eskimo poem. This poem discusses the ludicrousness of a couple who can't figure out how to do it, kinda like the pilgrims, and the poem is so funny. It kinda makes you quirk your head and wonder: is it taught or is it learned. These are the great philosophical questions of our time. Joking! Nonetheless, enjoy!
Note that "human being" in second sign could be replaced by "queer" or "Muslim" or "Buddhist" or "pagan" or "witch" or "warlock" or "broad" or "feminist" or "guy" or "goy" or just about any kind of character that has been terrorized by Christians-as-fascists over the centuries.
No exceptions, Bush is a liar. There is no reasoning with a liar. Even his accent is an introduction to the lie. When you first look at him he has a comic appearance more like afred e nueman in mad comics than that of a fleeing soldier. But a fleeing soldier he is. One who employs those to do his cowardly bidding built on fabrications and lies. Rise Up! Resist!
It is a little late to get this up today isn't it? I should have done it last night but I was so busy reading. I am a nerd like that. Absorbed is a kindly word for it. This poem seemed apt for spring when the unpardonable douse there gardens with poisons. Also did you check out Greg Palast? I think all of my friends are unbarably sexy. Raise your hand.