Category: racism

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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HEAVEN’S MOUTH: a quest for liberation

HEAVEN’S MOUTH: a quest for liberation

as long as our ancestors have inhabited this earth—we have sought stories to give meaning to our death and our birth…we have craved sex, money, power, and pride—we have yearned to give voice to what gestates inside…the human species has evolved to yearn and transform—creating new systems and crafting new norms…the social order we are …

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OF WORMHOLES AND NIRVANAS

OF WORMHOLES AND NIRVANAS

flying high on dopamine i see visions in the sky…hieroglyphics everywhere seducing my mind late at night…when i close my eyes i see wormholes to distant galaxies…we must resist the pathologization of our tribe’s neurodiversity…i dream in staccato rhythms–refueling energy for the day ahead…i am wired in deep meditation–or feining sleep in my unkempt bed…some …

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NEW RECONSTRUCTION

NEW RECONSTRUCTION

nazi flags flying proud—confronted by anti-fascist crowds…charlottesville bleeding red—heather heyer left for dead…the depths of white supremacy laid raw and bare—confederate monuments in our movement’s cross-hairs…its high time for a new reconstruction—dismantling the prison complex with abolition…the fight for black lives rises fierce and fly—rebuilding community and sustaining lives…the rank bigotry of the regime clinging …

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ANTIFA UNLEASHED

ANTIFA UNLEASHED

so much ink has been spilled over the past week…about the abhorrent resurgence of overtly nazi agitation in charlottesville…the taking of a life far too soon–the loss of Heather Heyer still so visceral in our hearts…it has been a tumultuous week and I am grateful at least that a torrent of criticism of our current …

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NO JUSTICE NO PRIDE: a new movement for liberation takes shape

NO JUSTICE NO PRIDE: a new movement for liberation takes shape

on june 10th 2017 dc threw down…trans and queer activists blockaded the pride parade after months of fruitless conversation with the gay elite…this is a movement moment–stonewall was an urban rebellion against homophobia and police oppression…its time to go back to our roots…with the unmentionable president in power, we can’t afford to segregate and segment …

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INFIDEL EJERCITO

INFIDEL EJERCITO

we are vagrants and migrants–united by defiance…we swear by mutant creeds–evolving newborn science…la lutte ouvriere–class war in gallic style…flows through intersectional rivers–elevating the marginalized…un ejercito grows transcendant–a global army rising proud…la justicia es nuestra alma–black power here and now…infidel or agnostic–atheist or devout…we reignite an intifada–shaking off deadly powers…we must uproot patriarchy–dismantle white supremacy…our people …

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BLACK PHOENIX

BLACK PHOENIX

speaking truth to a nation addicted to lies–standing strong in a world seduced by the buy–taking a knee and taking the heat–raising a fist and crunking the beat–colin the prophet–black jesus reborn–bringing huey’s manic genius to martin’s sacred song–black lives under fire–immigrants under siege–psychic forces breathe deeper–conjuring new creeds–the athlete’s revolt rejecting decades of code–shut …

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PRIDE

PRIDE

FROM HATE AND GUILT TO HOPE AND PRIDE FROM PAIN AND SHAME TO SLEEK AND FLY QUEERS ON FIRE BURNING BRIGHT TAKING THE STREETS–CLAIMING THE LIGHT BUTCH AND FEMME BLACK AND WHITE TRANS AND CIS BRANDING THE NIGHT PERFECT ILLUSION EVOLVING TONIGHT EROTIC CONFUSION DESCRIBING DELIGHT QUEER POWER TAKING THE STAGE HOUR BY HOUR TRANSFORMING …

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SACRED GROUND

SACRED GROUND

WORDS FAIL IN THE FACE OF GENOCIDE…A CONTINENT STOLEN MANY PEOPLES DISPLACED… TRAILS OF TEARS AND MANIFEST DESTINY ERASING CENTURIES OF CULTURAL TRIUMPH…THE SURVIVORS MAKE A STAND FOR JUSTICE AND DIGNITY…THE WORLD WATCHES AND LISTENS…BUT WILL POWER HEED THE DEMAND…WATER IS VITAL AND SACRED…LAND IS RICH AND TREASURED…DEMAND JUSTICE FOR NATIVE PEOPLES…NO PIPELINES ON SACRED …

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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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IMMORTALIZED: a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

IMMORTALIZED: a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

love and rage took the stage speaking truth eschewing fame inscribing pain abusing veins rebel poet living wraith harlem streets never clean seductive highs pure dopamine kick it quit it never sticking rhyme and rhythm ever kicking shining star badly scarred edge of glory gone too far science dropping never stopping black jesus baby poet …

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