Posts tagged revolution
Posts tagged revolution
Check out Community Coalition’s many 2-3min interviews about the LA CIVIL UNREST 20 years ago (on youtube). They do a great job at connecting the civil unrest- which began after the verdit aquitting the police who beat RODNEY KING- to movements against housing, food, educational, policial, legal, health, employment discrimination and the fight for social justice. All Oppressed People speaking Truth to Power.
answered his phone with the greeting: “Ready for the Revolution!”
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (formerly Malcolm X)
(thinking about the Black Radical Tradition of farming)
i am a sucker for love poems…
that float by adrienne rich,
because rose wet caves excite me
and make me think
of things i want to do in the dark
talk june jordan, prisons, palestine
how mapu means earth means tierra
means you and means me
porque yo soy la tuya
y tú eres la mia
and not, some capitalist bullshit
because we are working through those things together
but, because we were once one-
eramos una- some time ago
you are brilliant and with you i am shining
tu hijo, huachito lindo, is so beautiful and sweet
and the future, and
you, are a teacherlearner like nuestras ancestras
and my soulsister latoya, showed me to be
how you cradle your son en tus brazos
he is so safe with you
how you sit, one knee bent
one leg outstretched
you have created new angles in my life
and todos los días contigo,
i am learning, dancing,
…i am a sucker for love poems
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Bottom Left: Members of the Brown Berets
Renowned feminist and human rights activist Nawal El Saadawi was a political prisoner and exiled from Egypt for years. Now she has returned to Cairo, and she joins us to discuss the role of women during the last seven days of unprecedented protests. "Women and girls are beside boys in the streets," El Saadawi says. "We are calling for justice, freedom and equality, and real democracy and a new constitution, no discrimination between men and women, no discrimination between Muslims and Christians, to change the system… and to have a real democracy."
Las Mujeres: Resistamos y Luchamos.
WIMMIN: We resist and we fight.
*and we CREATE
THANK YOU NEW YORK CITY FOR YOUR FIGHT AGAINST NEOLIBERAL BULLSHIT. PEOPLE ARE TAKING TO THE STREETS!
Tsimba Itsoka (There is no footprint without the foot)
- Shona proverb quoted by Oliver Mtukudzi’s
Be Fearless and step out.