26 Jan 2013

Easy el en POETIC WISDOM !!! :)

"...Ok, imagine that you are… (use masculine, feminine, or other pronouns, depending on the case).

An indigenous person in a country dominated by foreigners.  A flock of military helicopters is headed toward your lands.  The press will say that the wind farm occupation impedes the reduction of pollution or that the jungle is being destroyed.  "The eviction was necessary to reduce global warming," says the Interior Minister.

A black man in a nation dominated by whites.  A WASP judge is going to sentence him.  The jury found him guilty.  Amongst the evidence presented by the prosecutor is an analysis of his skin color.

A Jew in Nazi Germany.  The Gestapo officer stares at him.  The next day the official report will say that the human race has been purified.

A Palestinian in present-day Palestine.  The Israeli army's missile is aimed at the school, hospital, neighborhood, house.  Tomorrow the media will say that they took out military targets.

An immigrant on the other side of any border.  The border patrol approaches.  The next day there won't be anything about it in the news.

A priest, nun, layperson who sided with the poor, in the middle of the Vatican's opulence.  The Cardinal's sermon is against those who meddle in worldly affairs.

A street vendor in an exclusive mall in an exclusive residential zone.  A truck full of riot police parks. "We defend free trade," the government delegate will declare.

A woman by herself, day or night, on public transportation full of men.  A small tick in the "gender violence" statistics.  The cop will say: "it's that sometimes they provoke them."

A gay by himself, day or night, on public transportation full of machos.  A small tick in the "homophobic violence" statistics. 

A sex worker on a strange street and someone else's corner… a squad car pulls up.  "The government is cracking down on white slavery," the press will say.

A punk, a Rastafarian, a rudeboy, a cholo, a metal head, on the street at night… another squad card approaches.  "We're putting a stop to antisocial behavior and vandalism," says the elected official.

A graffiti artist "tagging" the World Trade Center… another squad car pulls up.  "We'll do everything necessary in order to have a beautiful and attractive city for tourism," says some official.

A communist at a rightwing fascist party meeting.  "We're against the totalitarianism that has done so much damage around the world," says the party president.

An anarchist in a communist party meeting. "We are against the petit bourgeois deviations that have done so much damage to the global revolution," says the party's chairman.

A segment from the "31 minutos" news broadcast on the CNN news ticker.  Tulio Triviño and Juan Carlos Bodoque look at each other, disturbed, but they don't say anything. [2]

An alternative band trying to sell its CD at a concert starring Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber, whoever comes after them.  The cops approach.  The fans scream like crazy.

An artist performing traditional indigenous dances outside of the great cultural center where the (yes-gala-invitation-only-we're-sorry-ma'am-you're-getting-in-the-way) Bolshoi ballet company is performing.  Security proceeds to reestablish calm.

An old man in a meeting chaired by Japanese finance minister Taro Aso (he studied at Stanford and just a little while ago asked that the elderly "hurry up and die already" because it's really expensive to keep them alive).  Social spending is cut even further.

An Anonymous criticizing a Microsoft-Apple shareholders meeting about copyrights.  "A dangerous hacker behind bars," the media will say.

A young Mapuche who, in Chile, demands his ancestors' territory as he watches the olive-green offensive roll in with tanks and carabineers.  The bullet that fatally wounds him in the back will not be punished.

A youngster and/or student or unemployed worker at a military-police-civil guard-carabineer checkpoint.  The last thing he heard?  "Shoot!"

An indigenous Nahua in the offices of a transnational mining company.  Men in uniforms kidnap him.  "We're investigating," say respective governments.

A dissident in front of a grey metal fence that's been erected, while on the other side the Mexican political class bites their tongues about yet another imposition.  He's hit with a rubber bullet that causes him to lose an eye or break his skull. "It's called uniting for the good of the country.  It's time to put the bickering behind us," say the talking heads on the news.

A peasant in front of an army of lawyers and police hearing that the land that he works, where his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on were born and grew up, now belongs to a real estate company, and that you're depriving the poor businessmen of something that legally belongs to them.  Jail.

Someone who opposes the electoral fraud sees how 40 thieves and their boot-lickers are exonerated.  The mockery: "We've got to turn over a new leaf and look forward."

A man or woman approaches to see what all the ruckus is about and is suddenly surrounded by law enforcement.  While they shove, beat, and kick her or him as they take her to the squad car, you manage to see that a well-known television channel's cameras are pointed somewhere else.

An indigenous Zapatista in the bad government's (PRI-PAN-PRD-PT-MC) jail for years.[3]  He reads in the newspaper: "Why did the EZLN reappear now that the PRI has returned to power?  Very suspicious."

Are you still with us?


Do you feel with certainty that you're out of place?

Do you feel the fear from being ignored, insulted, beaten, mocked, humiliated, raped, imprisoned, murdered just because of who you are?

Do you feel the impotence of not being able to do anything to avoid it, to defend yourself, to be heard...

From any corner of any world.

Planet Earth.
January 2013."

via CENSORED NEWS http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/01/zapatistas-marcos-iv-the.html
from http://MyWordIsMyWeapon.blogspot.com/2013/01/them-and-us-part-4-pains-from-below-by.html

"In his book, Gore complains that "virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies," a conflict of interest that, he argues, prevents them from reporting the truth about the issue most important to him: climate change...
Just consider the fact that we have come through a presidential campaign in a year where climate-related disasters cost the country $110 billion, 60% of the nation in severe drought, New York City flooded for the second time in two years, and in spite of all that, not a single question was asked to any candidate in any debate about climate change." via http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewmeek/al-gore-skewers-tv-news-8y9s

25 Jan 2013

Touch Tone Active Ism

"Hi There,

Today in St. Louis folks are standing up to Peabody Energy and demanding they take accountability for their actions. Among the protesters are members of the Navajo tribe from Black Mesa and residents of the coalfields of Appalachia. They have come together in solidarity against Peabody’s devastating practices; from the relocation of Navajo and Hopi people of Black Mesa in Arizona to the stripping of Appalachian miners pensions, Peabody exploits the communities wherever it works. Can you take a minute today to tell Peabody that their practices aren’t okay? Peabody is the largest coal company in the world: let’s shut down their switchboard today!

Here’s a script you are welcome to use for your call:

Hello Mr. Boyce /Peabody. I’m ____________, I’m calling to hold you accountable for your role in the destruction of communities and the environment as the CEO of Peabody Energy. To begin to repair the damages you and your company have caused you need to immediately stop stripping indigenous lands, take financial responsibility for the Patriot pensioners and stop your role in the climate crisis.

You can call Greg Boyce's (CEO of Peabody) home phone at (314) 925-8005 or Peabody itself at (314) 342-3400. Feel free to email him at ghbusa@aol.com if you’d like to tailor a longer message to him!

Your friends at RAMPS, BMIS, and MORE!" via http://supportblackmesa.org/


(video via Earth First! NEWSWIRE)

21 Jan 2013

White folks cannot put songs into arrows, but NEED to hear them.

"...This is a very special message and a song from the Havasupai Nation, where pure water flows from all first nations heart, the mother earth she will give you a triumphant victory, you are all the great grand children of Sitting Bull and Bigfoot great sacred love and earth brother respect be sent to all of you, let peace be accepted in your hearts and holy happiness will come to you, love your people and love your land, stand and centralize." By Damon Watahomigie, Havasupai
Censored News

19 Jan 2013

From the incarcerated mind of a true patriot.

"The health of our environment transcends across all walks of life. If we don’t have healthy water, healthy air, healthy food, and healthy children we will not have a healthy future. That is the law. I can’t say enough how important it is that we communicate and join hands with our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters all over the world. We need to join together to bring about the change of these corporations who trample on our environmental rights.
I encourage you again to seek out the organizations that are already involved in this endeavor, and remain united with one another. I will encourage all the People that I work with and have worked with to do their part in this struggle. I’ll close for now, but in the Spirit of Chief Teresa Spence keep on keeping on, and idle no more!"

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Leonard Peltier


2 Jan 2013

Enough Already !!!

"Brothers and sisters:
Compañeros and compañeras:

Before, we had the good fortune of honest and noble attention from various media outlets. We thanked them for it then. But that was completely erased with their later attitude.

Those who bet that we only existed in the media and that with the siege of lies and silence we would disappear were wrong.

When there weren't cameras, microphones, pens, ears, and looks, we existed.

When they defamed us, we existed.

When they silenced us, we existed.

And here we are, existing.

Our pace, as has been demonstrated, does not depend upon our impact in the media, but rather upon the world's and its parts' understanding, upon the indigenous wisdom that dictates our steps, upon the unflinching courage that comes from below and to the left." ~ E.Z.L.N.  http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/12/zapatistas-announcement-of-new-steps.html

1 Jan 2013

Euro ~ Your Owe ~ You're Oh

We say this is the start of 2013 here in Philadelphia.
Folks costumed as Indians paraded in the street followed by
the Pope, flanked by nuns and Italian flags.

World Wars never ended.
Armistice just meant we stopped the American military assault on Europe.

Rome still cradles the Vatican, London still validates Germanic dominance,

righteous Indigenous cultures still hunger for the majestic growth of common good.

Judges and lawyers continue to profit from the illusion of justice.

Wanna be warriors continue to hunt for enemies to destroy
perfectly advancing the evil world that they despise
hiding their regret with lies and drugs.

The destruction of the New World was first monetized with animal pelts and woodcrafts.

Then monetized by Spanish bullion.

Then standardized by British sterling.

Then corrupted by Nazi thefts and Swiss secrets.

Then obliterated by G.H.W. Bush and his families' cartel.

Now perpetuated by our hunger for harnessed electricity.

Beautiful Babylon Babies Unite !!!

This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,

This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,
Love Trumps hate.

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Poetic HyperLinks Defeating the Impossibilities of Peace

Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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