Thursday, July 11, 2013

Full beauty...

Such gorgeous fat positive images here


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Really loving this right now...

I can't help but notice that their singles were circulating. They just never became big. Fascinatingly enough, everyone who knows white people and music knows how they love obscure music played by obscure bands. White musicians will get influences by things they come across and play. How much of a stretch is it to wonder if at least some of the folks in this movie, who were adults in that era, actually encountered Death's music? When folks are talking about the roots of punk rock and white artists are the ones who's names we all know, and this music was circulating but just not played consistently on the radio anywhere, really obscure shit, makes a person go hmmm...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

This poem is poignant...brilliant...

Laughing Drums:

History’s white hand wrote my country’s course
In a language that will come back and hunt her
In the twenty first century;
The man at the round-about calls it exploitation
Beyond redemption.
But I say it is far beyond our imagination.
Who would have ever thought
Shedding blood for diamonds will be our lot?
Not even the ruthless bullies
Who scrambled for our land to please their hungry bellies;
Nor did big city dwellers in their luxury
Have the faintest idea of our misery.
The man at the round-about says
We are in a conundrum
But I say let’s play our joyful laughing drums
Play our laughing drums
To the sound of hungry children chewing crumbs.


History’s white hand wrote
Signatories and pernicious agreements both
As IMF loans and World Bank Killer packages
Inflicting unparallel wounds and damages;
The man at the round-about calls it Neocolonialism
Without Comparison
But I say it’s beyond human realism
So let’s play our joyful laughing drums
To the sound of children chewing crumbs.




— David Amadu

 



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Idle No More 2013

His Feast: Her broken Fast
by Rosanna Deerchild

His feast:
Her broken fast

Harper doesn't need to worry
About the woman on the hill

She’s already dead
From the arrows in her back

Those headdress & handshakes
Did the trick a treaty real good

Slip a token promise
Of more talk in their tea

They pack up her tipi
Even sweep up her mess

He’s not responsible
For what desperate men will do

Smiles in all the pictures
Says nothing of honor

Thinks of what he will eat
After all this is over

Theresa of the hill
Far away & forgotten

He doesn't know
About the others

Just reaching
The horizon

The girl who danced
All the way

In a storm her blue regalia
Flashes lightening

In the open plain
Her sisters’ drum

Song is thunder
Across the land

Young men walk
Talk in new languages

Carry new weapons
Learned from history

Along side the highway
An old woman carries a sign

An old man marches
Just as he did in war time

The women bang on the door
Followed by leaders

Who refuse to fall
For the same old tactic

Of divide
Subtract and distract

Harper doesn't know
The round dance is not over

Until the circle
Is complete

Until all the people
Are dancing

As one
We are here

To dance at your feast
Sing the story of your lies

Stand with our ancestors
We are hungry

idlenomore2013


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From Mohawk Nation News...Indigenous Proclamation 2013'

INDIGENOUS PROCLAMATION 2013  Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com
 
  MNN.  Jan. 12, 2013.  This Indigenous proclamation supercedes every Royal Proclamation because this is all our land.  Natural law will be the legal way of Onowaregeh, Great Turtle Island, and our peoples.





Great Turtle Island, Our great Mother.
Great Turtle Island, Our great Mother. 
Stephen Harper, put away your copy of the “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  It isn’t going to work here on Onowaregeh like you thought.  Scrap your “Heil Harper” bills [C-45 etc.] that were going to shred us to pieces.  Your wife just cashed in all her assets, like other family members of the corporation. They know Canada is on its way down. Last year you went often to Switzerland to make sure your secret banks accounts remain secret.  
 
Canada cannot legally exist without valid treaties. All your contracts are illegal. Without the stolen revenue to run your corporation, Canada will have to dissolve.  Only Indigenous people can legalize them.    

 
Canadians, everything belongs to your Indigenous landlords, your cities, towns, municipalities, every piece of land and everything below, on and above it.  Rent and taxes will be paid to us. You are one of our resource.    

 
The Ottawa meeting on January 11, 2013 was a complete disaster. We hereby proclaim that Canada is null and void for reneging on their Guswentha treaty obligations. 
 

1.We shall resist the genocide program. 
 

2.Any mutli-national corporations doing business here will deal directly with us or leave Great Turtle Island.  
Harper's soulmates. 

3.The corporation of Canada shall be dissolved.  All the criminal shareholders shall be tried in the international Criminal Court for Genocide.  Before doing any business with us, the list of all the shares holders of every corporation shall be provided. We will only deal with people face-to-face and not with artificial entities. 

Harper’s soulmates.
 

4.The women shall establish governing bodies in each community as land is the duty of the Women’s Fire. Those who met with Harper to discuss women’s responsibilities violated the natural law and their people. They treasonously conspire with the alien male hierarchical system. These traitors shall be named and lose their voices.
 
5.Those Indians who make secret illegal deals for Canada with Russia, China and others without our permission shall be publicly known as back-stabbers.  Canada and its criminal protection racket have no right to get a cut from any deal on Great Turtle Island.

 
6.The men shall resume their fire and carry out their responsibilities according to will of the people.


7.We will deal with whomever we please. We are not obligated to give anything to the settlers, neither to federal, provincial nor any other corporate entity.

 
8.The numbered treaties are not legal. They are contracts that violate Guswentha, the law of the land. Canada got their nominees to sign them to illegally cede land from one hand to the other. 
9.We can block any of our roads or structures that are aiding in the genocide of our people. The International Criminal Court will agree.

 
10.The band council entities and embassies shall be removed from our communities.

 
11.The traditional people shall stand the tree of peace in all our communities. When the usurpers are removed, and we assume our proper position in the communities, everything will be straightened out very quickly.

 
Consensus of the People.12.War, pollution and corporatism will no longer exist on Great Turtle Island. Pretend democracies, run on a 49%-51% concensus process, will become extinct [meaning 51% rule, 49% moan].  We will become 100% of one mind on all issues that affect us all as Kaianerekowa teaches us. 

Consensus of the People.

This declaration is a symbolic string of white wampum with the following message: “Now we stand as brothers, let us plant this tree.  And water its roots.  It’ll grow from sea to sea.  Watch it grow to the sky and bask in its shade.  It represents the unity we now have made”. Thahoketoteh, “The Tree”

 http://www.myspace.com/thahoketoteh/music/songs/the-tree-39659397 
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I wrote a version of this on my cell phone this evening and posted it on facebook.

I'm bringing it over here so I can make changes and store it where I can find it.

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It needs to be said - A poem for people who get annoyed at me when I want to talk about children whose lives are not valued...

There are so many murdered children,

collectively eliminated human invalids
who have died amidst
the abuse and suffering
inflicted by those who clearly hold
their own children,
no longer alive yet still,
photogenic media darlings 
more dear.

We are ALL family

All descended from the
exact same migrating, evolving root.

When we forget this

primal genetic truth
we learn to remember some children
but not others.

We teach our children

to treat those with power
and their pawns
and the privileged children
of those pawns
as somehow more worthy,
more precious...
Than other people's children...?

I have been crying

for many people's babies
for many years.
I think it's becoming a parent
That stripped away the veils.

In between bouts of impotent rage,
I am asked to notice and mourn
the children of those who dominate.

I can't.

Any tears I could have spent

flow in rivers and streams
towards areas and people who are
clearly unknown by CNN or FOX.

My teeth have been gnashed

to fragments,
scattered like cremated dust
in memory of the suffering
inflicted on the children of the dominated.

connecticut.

Your children were not innocents.

They just did not know

that their school was a place of indoctrination
where they were most likely
not being taught about the society
that birthed them,
sheltered them,
fed them and their families
denial and misinformation,
enough to make them them
dangerous future
armed international terrorist threats.

connecticut.

I have no sadness to offer you.

I am dry, brittle and bitter.

I am wordless.

connecticut.

I have not even a small amount of pure grief unadulterated by howling, outraged, merciless consciousness to offer your little ones.

I know your people and their war machine too well.

I have not looked on your deceased children's photos.

I cannot see them.

My eyes...
bleeding,
abused,
bombed,
poisoned,
irradiated,
buried under piles of rubble,
nostrils filled with dirt,
asphyxiated,
lips turned blue,
not able to be resuscitated,
wrapped in white,
carried by shrieking, shocked, terrified family members
through ruined streets...
these eyes are forever tattooed
with the memory of what I have seen.
seared, stuffed to the brim
with pictures of defenseless planetary peers.

My plaintive wounded animal,
womb ripped open,
hemorrhaging mother's sobs
have already been drafted into resistance triage
on behalf of those who need them more.

I have nothing.


Nothing to willingly offer you, connecticut
that has not already been spoken for,
and sacrificed on the funerary pyres
of childhood mutilated

beyond recognition.


copyright December 2012. T.J. Bryan




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Monday, November 19, 2012

They are calling out, but greedy psychopaths cannot listen...

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Yes, he may win but...

Obama smiles and poses with his wife and unharmed children while these children die.

This is a cruel reality. A difficult fact that those who support him will not want to examine or embrace.

His drones kill children.

I share this image knowing that the society is so desensitized by the constant inflow of fantasy violence in the form of movies and television, that this image will be understood as something offered for amusement and/or entertainment, shock value.

The reality is, this image is offered as a wake up call because amerikkkans are even more desensitized to the reality of what their brutal regimes do overseas.

These are human children.
These are my children.

When I live in a world where this can happen, I do not wake up happy that anyone is president.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

An extermination of a whole group of Indigenous people is in process as I type...




We (50 men, 50 women and 70 children) Guarani-Kaiowá communities originating from tekoha Pyelito kue / Mbrakay, we write this letter to present our historical situation and a final decision before the dispatch order expressed by the Federal Court of  Navaraí MS, as Case No. 0000032-87.2012.4.03.6006, on 29 September 2012. We received information that our community will soon be violently attacked and thrown out of the riverside by the Federal Court of Navaraí, MS.

Thus, it is evident to us that the very action of the Federal Court generates and increases the violence against our lives, ignoring our rights to survive on the riverside and around our traditional territory Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay. We understand clearly that this decision of the Federal Court of Navaraí-MS is part of the action of genocide and historical extermination of indigenous people, native of Mato Grosso do Sul, ie, the action itself of the Federal Court is violating and exterminating our lives. We want to make clear to the Government and the Federal Court that finally, we have already lost the hope to survive with dignity and without violence in our old territory, we no longer believe in the Brazilian Justice. To whom will we denounce the violence committed against our lives? To which Justice of Brazil? If the Federal Court itself is generating and fueling violence against us. We have evaluated our current situation and conclude that we will all die very soon, and we do not have nor have the prospect of a dignified and fair both here on the riverbank as far from here. We camped here 50 meters from the riverside where already there were four deaths, two by suicide and two due to beating and torture of gunmen’s farmers.

We live on the riverside Hovy for over a year and we are without any assistance, isolated, surrounded by gunmen and we resisted until today. We eat food once a day. We pass through all this to recover our old territory Pyleito Kue/Mbarakay. In fact, we know very well that at the heart of our ancient territory are buried several of our grandfathers, grandmothers and great-grandparents, there are the cemeteries of all our ancestors.

Aware of this historical fact, we are about and we want to be dead and buried with our ancestors right here where we are today, so we ask the Government and the Federal Court not to order the eviction / expulsion, but we ask to them enact our death collectively and to bury us all here.

Please, once and for all, do declare our total decimation and extinction, besides sending several tractors to dig a big hole to throw and bury our bodies. This is our request to federal judges. We now await the decision of the Federal Court. Declare our collective death of Guarani and Kaiowá of Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay and bury us here. Since we fully decided to don’t leave here alive or dead.

We know that we have more chance to survive with dignity here in our old territory, we already suffered a lot and we are all massacred and dying apace. We know that we will be expelled from the riverbank by the Federal Justice Department, but let's not get out of the river. As an indigenous people and indigenous history, we decided collectively merely being killed here. We have no choice, this is our last unanimous decision before the dispatch of the Federal Court of Navaraí, MS, Brazil.


Sincerely, Guarani-Kaiowá of Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay


We will commit mass suicide if evicted from our homeland, Guarani-Kaiowa say


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Friday, October 05, 2012

An unpaid political announcement from darkdaughta...

 Remember when...

Obama signed a bill into law that allowed his administration to indefinitely detain anyone without just cause...
 
Continued to keep Guantanamo Bay open...

 
Ordered a mafioso like hit on a legally elected head of another completely autonomous nation...

 
Ordered another hit on an alleged international criminal without due process of law...

 
Imprisoned and tortured Private Manning because of whistle blowing...

 
Watched and did nothing as the melted area of the Arctic Ice widened unnaturally...

 
Did nothing as citizens in the gulf region of the US suffered and sickened and lost fisheries because of the BP oil spill...

 
Paid out untold amounts to Banks/corporations at the beginning of his term while people lost their livelihoods and their homes...

 
Continued to wage wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

 
Used unmanned drones to fire on innocent civilians including children in other countries...

 
Developed a plan for healthcare that would see amerikkkans who already did not have disposable income forced to pay for profit insurance companies for health insurance and called it universal healthcare...

 
Ate good quality food and had shelter while so many of the people he was responsible for did not have either...

 
Raised away from Black amerikkkan culture but was taught to use a voice designed to sound like a Black preacher's so that masses of enraged christian amerikkkans but specifically Black people would read him as familiar and do whatever he wanted?

I do.

I remember.

I saw it all.

I will not be tricked, manipulated, redirected or made to believe that voting for a lesser, more handsome, evil with a nicer looking happy Black family will solve a damned thing.

I would not vote for Obama and/or the democrats if I was a citizen and he was the only candidate available.

I'd rather waste a vote on an untried underdog independent who is not a war criminal stealing money away from his citizens in the dead of night than vote for someone who wins but who no one questions because they think he's such a novel idea.

Although the standard of living, safety and well being of many people around the world including my family will be directly affected by the outcome of this election, none of us are allowed to vote in your elections.

Whoever you elect of the two top candidates (since you all insist on fixating where your eyes and minds have been directed) you are voting in someone you CHOOSE, who you will choose to respect as a president.

For the rest of us you will be choosing a merciless dictator. With this in mind please choose wisely.

Choose someone whose shit you will be able to recognize and challenge. Do not choose someone who just makes you feel fuzzy all over who most of you don't have the heart to say no to.

Obama is just as dangerous as Romney, actually more so because his evil ways are drone-like stealth invisible for the vast majority of your people, somehow.

On election day, if you can't bring yourselves to vote independent, please consider doing the unthinkable - voting for Mittens, the man you hate who you will be willing to go out into the streets to defy, who you will stop at nothing to take down in a fight to the death, if necessary.

Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT vote for the man who has paralyzed and neutralized whole movements for change with a smile, a look, a brand campaign and a well practiced voice, who has been able to hide so many abominable behaviours seemingly in plain sight.

Vote for the one you can see clearly enough to hate.
Not for the one who has pulled the wool over your collective eyes who will lead you to ruin like the Pied Piper led the children of Hamlet.

If you only are capable of seeing two parties, then vote for the dishonest, hateful, untrustworthy, capitalist, racist, misogynist, bumbling buffoon with the orange tan line around his jaw who won't give up his tax returns. If you want to see change vote for the one whose actions will no doubt reinvigorate movements for change, bringing the people out of their fitful slumber and into the streets.

This political message for my children and for their children's children's children's children has been paid for by my household.




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