Posts Tagged ‘ liberation ’

The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Black Panthers, Chicago, 1969  Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos

“White privilege” is a protean concept that has found its way into conversations about political power, material prosperity, social status, and even cognition.

Source: The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Simone de Beauvoir: 1975 Interview (English Subs) – YouTube

Zeitgeist Spam: The virus will pass, and every word below will still be true …

Adele Haenel

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: The virus will pass, and every word below will still be true …

Why Animal Rights Is the Next Frontier for the Left | The New Republic

PETA, the world’s premier animal rights organization, has been criticized for its tactics, which include comparing the struggle of animals to the struggle of marginalized humans.Oli Scarff/Getty Images

As the left hardens its commitment to fighting climate change, social injustice, and rampant capitalism, the question of what to do about animals will become inescapable.

Source: Why Animal Rights Is the Next Frontier for the Left | The New Republic

No Cops, No Sponsors: 50 Years After Stonewall, Pride Goes Back to Its Roots | The Indypendent

 

“Most of us would say victories like the right to be in the army, or the right to marriage — those are not the kind of victories we are talking about,” says Cagan. “We would like a more comprehensive and thorough analysis of the institutions that oppress people.”

On June 30 at 9:30 a.m., the Reclaim Pride marchers will attempt to reignite that revolutionary spirit and desire for change, not just inclusion, by taking the same route as the 1970 march, then called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March — beginning on Christopher Street near the Stonewall Inn, and going up Sixth Avenue to Central Park.

“It’s about structural change, instead of just a seat at the table,” says Dobbs. “I hope the march sends a message about justice, about something that’s as big as the sky: liberation.”

 

Frustrated that the annual New York City Gay Pride parade has become dominated by corporate floats, a group called . . .

Source: No Cops, No Sponsors: 50 Years After Stonewall, Pride Goes Back to Its Roots | The Indypendent

We Need to Talk About Europe – Los Angeles Review of Books

 

“[I]f the new social revolution,” Horvat responds, “has to draw its poetry from the future, the content of the future revolution can be made only out of the poetry which is at the same time poiesis and praxis.” A dialectical practice, in other words, which is doubly inventive, both productive and transformative of the present.

Source: We Need to Talk About Europe – Los Angeles Review of Books

Huey P. Newton, “The Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements” (1970) • BlackPast

Huey P. Newton

Source: Huey P. Newton, “The Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements” (1970) • BlackPast

Galina Rymbu; Poems – palmermethode

the moving space of the revolution
you think you’re Nekrasov or something, bitch?
war machines all along the roadside
the functionary of the whip
took a taste
little dialogues going on in a black bar
conspirators sleep
in butovo, golianovo, khimki
halted by knowledge
bought on sale
but my beloved isn’t sleeping
what will you do
but my lover isn’t sleeping
what should I tell him
a boy in a freshly bought che guevara t-shirt
thrashing about incoherently in a jail cell
in his face you can see a beast, a bear,
pieces of a wolf, a machine gun report
the hallways of our houses are covered with slime
livelihood leaves no space for life
and no strength to choose death
so they choose struggle
washing the bodies of the dead with the red nightmare
buying your son a toy out of inertia
hinting at war
but my beloved isn’t sleeping
she’s crossed over the barrier
but my lover isn’t sleeping
he’s already setting everyone free
though he says: the liberation narrative is dead
and this autumn the sacrificial smoke of animals will rise into the air
this autumn a pale fire
we gave ghosts the keys to our apartment
people with no savings come out to meet us
this autumn rips your heart out
it screams, “where is your heart?”
and everything inside burns
the body is a travelling puppet show of criticism, fury, horror
and there’s no impulse anymore
to tear off one’s shirt, to tear away and stomp down the wet highway
these are the words of someone who’s never known age
for someone who
never loved and died

Source: Galina Rymbu; Poems – palmermethode

Dionne Brand: Writing Against Tyranny and Toward Liberation – YouTube

a kind of liberation . . ., a haiku by Maya Okusaka, translated by Fay Aoyagi / Blue Willow Haiku World

それはひとつの解放ビル街に雪   奥坂まや

sore wa hitotsu no kaihô birugai ni yuki

a kind of liberation…

snow

in a business district

Maya Okusaka

from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine) ,  March 2013 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo

haiku by Maya Okusaka at Blue Willow Haiku World for January 13, 2014