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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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Alice Lovelace: Toni Cade made an art of living/ Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved/ Toni listened and we were validated/ She is the breast that fed our union/ Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment.

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