Tag Archives: Freedom

Revolutionary love

Times are hard and only getting harder. There’s so much trouble and heartache in the world, sometimes, we all need to just tune in to some good music and tune out the noise. It’s been a privilege working on this … Continue reading

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Voice of the Oppressed

Originally posted on Revolutionary Tears:
Half way through the night when I can still taste my dreams, I turn on my flashlight and scribble words onto scraps of paper. My mind is racing with words that seem to come from…

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The lightest cage

  I will lift my face to the warm sun as tears trickle down like soft drizzle I will not let their darkness be the iron chains that bind me to their oppressive presence I will let my words tell an … Continue reading

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Hallelujah

Man, I hope I’m this suave when I’m 80-years-old. Leonard Cohen’s brilliant paean, Hallelujah, makes reference to the biblical narrative of King David’s affair after he spotted Bathsheba, his neighbor Uriah’s wife, on the rooftop in her Sunday best. The king saw fit to … Continue reading

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The long march of the universe

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have had a chance later that year, in August, to try to tell America about a dream that I had had.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I wasn’t planning on writing any commentary today, … Continue reading

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No more

Eddie Vedder performed this powerful song “No More” at the Toronto International Film Festival following the inaugural screening of Body of War, in 2007. From the film’s synopsis: Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true … Continue reading

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The unbearable heaviness of being

I know it’s the holiday season but it’s always been hard for me to stay high when others are so low. Lack of affordable healthcare and housing, rampant under and unemployment and wars without end have left many of us … Continue reading

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Israel Opened the Gates to Two Dams. Now Gaza is Sinking

Originally posted on rana "palestinian child":
My name is Rana. I have lived in the city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip all twenty-one years of my life. What is happening in Gaza is not fiction but…

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Leonard Peltier- November Day of Mourning Statement

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Greetings my relatives friends and supporters It is yet another year. It seems like a thousand years ago but only a year in time in reality from the last time I dictated one of…

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Where life leads me

All of those who carry a burden for righting wrongs learn quickly there are times when even the most dedicated, compassionate person needs to recharge their batteries. Music has long been a source of respite and rejuvenation for me. In … Continue reading

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