Category Archives: resistance under oppression

asylum seekers & caravans at the mexican border

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Thanksgiving 2018 Messages

David Walsh at wsws.org this morning brings us:

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation:
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it didn’t have to be this way…except that we were this way

Caution, Hard Hat Area: hippie philosophizing ahead; this is probably totally half-baked, but I hadn’t had the time to bake it…fully.

The title is paraphrasing John Trudell in his scary-brilliant 1986 ‘Rich Man’s War’.  Mr. wd and I had a conversation about that phrase recently, as well as discussing my long-held beliefs and writings that humanity had been on the path of a great psycho-spiritual awakening led predominantly by the Indigenous of the earth.
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showcasing visual poetry by magi amma

If you click into magi’s art website you see her favorite artists and their influence on her artworks.  You’ll also see ‘Lean Forward – No, lean further forward!, an interview with Magi Amma by Lisa Leonard.

Her ‘about tab’ is by way of an introduction by the curator of magi amma’s 2005 retrospective show at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery in Fremont, CA; the catalog pdf of the artwork is on her Ohlone Retrospective tab.

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Arundhati Roy: #Me Too Urban Naxal

(on next day edit: this is a labor of love and loathing: love for arundhati roy, and loathing Hindu thug narendra modi.  if it’s not the same for you, please don’t bother reading it.  i was pleased that it least gleaned a few comments over yonder.)

“To be lynched is a crime. To be poor is a crime. To defend the poor is to plot to overthrow the government, the vulnerable are being cordoned off and silenced. The vociferous are being incarcerated.”

This diary’s title is from Roy’srecent statement at a press conference is featured both scroll.in and outlookindia.com (both Aug. 30, although the former is an easier to read format).  The hashtag’s origin:
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Inspirational: mexican campesinos say No! to AMLO, many reject voting booths

From Ryan Knight, July 6, 2018: ‘Autonomous Self-Organization Against the Electoral Spectacle in Mexico’, counterpunch
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On Jonathan Cook’s ‘Naomi Wolf and Anti-semitism’s Mystification’

Jonathan Cook, award-winning author and journalist, writes from Nazareth, the capital of the Palestinian minority in Israel, having moved there in 2001 to cover Palestinian  issues more closely.  He’s easily one of the most dedicated, courageous, clear-eyed, and well-grounded critics of apartheid Israel and their propaganda I know.  I’d add that his moral compass is at true north, and that his prose is easy to read and without guile.  Yes, this post may be longish, but I reckon it’s a key subject that’s worth digging deep into, given: (Likud) Israel, so I hope you’ll agree.
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