Category: immigrant rights

BLOOD AT THE BORDER: a clash between civilization and utter barbarism

BLOOD AT THE BORDER: a clash between civilization and utter barbarism

apologies… for this is a frantically written poem–struggling to come to grips with a cataclysmic situation…eager to fuel the white nationalist vitriol of his base, our would-be-dictator is deploying the national guard to persecute migrants fleeing poverty and desperation and seeking some faint hope of a better life…the stakes in this battle are high—it is …

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PERP WALK

PERP WALK

its indictment monday and heads are rolling—its a perp walk of the privileged and our resistance is growing…we are fighting for regime change here at home—we are fighting for a future that justice and karma will condone…manafort is going down—flynn was booted out in disgrace…but we need more than the other party in power—we need …

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LICENSE TO KILL: a reflection on the arpaio pardon

LICENSE TO KILL: a reflection on the arpaio pardon

so the rogue in power has pardoned joe arpaio—simultaneously predictable and horrifying, this moment reminds us of the lives at stake as our polity moves through this maelstrom…a license to run rough-shod over civil liberties and basic human decency has just been issued…it is literally a license to kill for the lunatic fringe of vigilantes …

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GENERATIONS

GENERATIONS

we live and we love–we laugh and we cry-we seek angels from above-we evolve til we die we dream of a future free from oppression–liberated at last  from toxic lies and obsessions each generation meets new tasks–cyber wired nowadays it seems impossible in this moment to anticipate our children’s fate i write this poem thinking …

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CLASS WAR KAMIKAZE

CLASS WAR KAMIKAZE

shock doctrine on overdrive–producing billions and endangering lives…corporate greed with no oversight–lacerating care and magnifying blight…we resist day by day in pursuit of a dream–we persist in this fight however futile it seems…we demand something more than this neoliberal wasteland–we demand equality for every woman and every man…the toxic refuse we confront becomes increasingly clear–we …

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ECHOCIDE

ECHOCIDE

from genocide to echocide–as protest mounts big oil lies–pipelines through sacred ground–threaten rivers–threaten lives–hordes of thugs in riot gear–unleash their dogs–react with fear–water cannons in freezing air–threaten death to tribal seers–from little rock to standing rock–the arc of justice never stops–climate change is here and how–insurgents rise–loud and proud–millions reject the president elect–indigenous tribes demand …

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NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION

NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION

so now the bigot-in-chief claims a mandate… after seizing the presidency based on an archaic constitution designed to defend human bondage… and some of our leading liberal lights now counsel patience… besieged but highly paid labor leaders pledge to work with the billionaire maverick on trade… but it is too late for soothing words… neonazi …

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TWISTED CHOICE

TWISTED CHOICE

protofascist thugs draped in rebel flags–yearn to ban all muslims–and kill the dykes and fags–neoliberal crisis and chronic psychic pain–fuel a right-wing orgy–sick logic gone insane–millions voted for bernie–millions craving change–the hope for our fragile nation is that that power doesn’t fade–wall street and its lackeys will strive to keep control–while the streets are filled …

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LAS RAICES DE LA ESPERANZA

LAS RAICES DE LA ESPERANZA

queremos la justicia no la poli-migra gritamos si se puede dicen no se pudo nuestras historias son nuestras victorias el poder de l’amor es mas que lo de odio queremos la justicia nos dan arizona queremos la reforma justa y humana su idea de reforma se abusa la idioma raices inmigrantes derechos inmigrantes no somos …

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ART TRUMPS HATE

ART TRUMPS HATE

This is an open call to artists and performers across the country to use the time before the coming presidential election to campaign vigorously for a nation where all immigrants are welcome, where Islam is respected, where LGBTQ rights advance, where black lives matter, where women’s power grows, and where working people reclaim the wealth …

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