Posts Tagged ‘ Occupy Wall Street ’

Using the Erotic to do Our Work

February 25, 2014
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Audre Lorde
copyright: Dagmar Schultz

  There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling. In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those...
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Un-occupy my/our Sexisms: In Solidarity with Tamura Lomax and all Women

November 16, 2011
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Un-occupy my/our Sexisms: In Solidarity with Tamura Lomax and all Women

Tamura Lomax has rightly called for an interrogation of (and action in response to) the sexist, misogynist, and violent resonances lurking within some iterations of the Occupy movement in her important piece, “Occupy Rape Culture.” Tamura is (damn) right when stating, “Rape and all other sexist and misogynist behavior occurring at Occupy events, must...
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The Language of War

November 14, 2011
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The last few months have been received by most as a foreign policy boon for our fledgling sitting President. In a global climate dominated by a “war on terror,” ever-expanding and apparently without end, Mr. Obama has distinguished himself as a war president in troubled times. He presided over the tracking and killing of...
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Soup Maker for the Masses

November 2, 2011
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Soup Maker for the Masses

By S. Buchalter There was a time, that I was on the front lines or behind the fences, in the dark, at night, climbing over them to do the dirty work of a revolution.  I believe in property damage to the man, especially when he / they are going to flood Native American Land...
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    Elie Wiesel writes, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Silence binds perpetrators and victims, creates a confederacy of secrets. Here, these women [...]

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    Who I’d Like to Meet   I am on tiptoe scanning our tallest bookshelves for something to pack to read on the plane.  I am scanful, tippy-toed: a girl without boots.  I am shorty.  I want to read something great, as in literary, and beautiful and daring, and something hobnailed [...]