Tag Archives: Freedom

Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:
The sky is clear. There are no clouds to hide the drone coasting above your home. Despite being thousands of meters above you, its camera sees everything. You wonder if the drone operator,…

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Douglass v. Key redux

May the rocket’s red glare the bomb’s bursting in air give proof through the night that our drones are still there… Full text: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro  

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Remembering Yuri Kochiyama: She moved mountains, quietly.

Originally posted on middle east revised:
Yuri Kochiyama was a human being. She believed in humans, not in nations, religions, races. She acted on that belief. She fought for the liberation of all people. Born and raised in California, she…

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Caged no more

On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm … Continue reading

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Cascades

Tears fall down like heavy rain washing the years away as gullies are carved from tools of iron When the levees buckle under the weight of the disappeared ideas move swiftly to cover the ancient paths The calmest surface hides … Continue reading

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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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