When Parenting Feels Like a Fool’s Errand: On the Death of Michael Brown.

Claire Marie O'Brien:

Reblogged this on Electrica in the Desert. Thank-you, Stacia.

Originally posted on stacia l. brown:


I don’t want to talk about the boy and the sneakers peeking out from the sheet crudely draped over his corpse in the street, because I have been happy this month and it is so rare that I’m happy and that you, at age 4, don’t have to touch my knee or shoulder or face and say, “What’s wrong, Mama? You sad?”

I don’t want to think of who will go out on her hands and knees to scrub what’s left of the boy’s blood from the concrete. It will probably be a loved one, her hands idle after hours of clenching them into fists, watching what used to be her breathing boy lie lifeless, as she waited and waited and waited for the police and the coroner and the county to get their stories straight and their shit together and their privilege, sitting crooked as a ten-dollar wig, readjusted till it was firmly intact…

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Come you masters of war -
You that build the big guns,
You that build the death planes,
You that build all the bombs.
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.



You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy

But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.



Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness?
Do you think that it could?
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.



And I hope that you die
And your death’ll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand over your grave
‘Til I’m sure that you’re dead.






I don’t want to pray for Palestine. I don’t want to send good energy to Palestine. I don’t want to meditate thoughts of peace for Palestine. I don’t want to send charity to Palestine.

I want to fight for Palestine.

Just as International Brigades of workers converged on Spain from all over the world to try to defeat fascism prior to World War Two, I want to fight NOW, before it is too late. It may already be too late.


“We could have stopped the bastards. We could have stopped them”

Member, Abraham Lincoln Brigade (U.S.A.)






Tiny Haitian child, dancing / Photo info unknown.



Free Palestine


NOTE: The use of excerpts from Masters of War by Bob Dylan is intentional.


Free the Animals

Companies that got rich from Slavery

Claire Marie O'Brien:

Reblogged this on Electrica in the Desert

Originally posted on Kushite Kingdom:

History has consistently shown that slavery has diminished the quality of life for African Americans and simultaneously enhanced the quality of life for White Americans. From institutionalized racism to blocked social and economic opportunities, African Americans are often excluded of African Americans.

Apologies cannot compensate an entire race of people for all of the social and economic ills they face as a result of their enslavement. They cannot address the residual effects of slavery. They cannot provide job opportunities to a race of people who are experiencing high unemployment rates. Apologies without action from the very systems they helped to create. Had it not been for slave labor, many corporations would not be where they are today and for these companies to acknowledge their involvement in slavery and then simply say ‘Oh, I’m sorry”, is to downplay their role in perpetuating the degradation are nothing more than a futile attempt…

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We are all Maya

Noche Maya

Friends and Family,
Please join Taller Colibri and Jena Camp, chair of the Social Justice in Education Task Force and community educator, for Maya Night / Noche Maya.  She will be screening the film, “Popol Vuh”
Date:  9 Aug
 Time:  7pm
Location:  Cafe Mayapan (hosted by La Mujer Obrera)
                 2000 Texas Ave
Donations are being accepted to assist the living Maya Realidad, Chiapas, to help them rebuild their school destroyed by paramilitaries on May 2, 2014
For more information, please contact Taller Colibri at arbol.sagrado@excite.com
      In Lak’ech Ala K’in
   Georgina Cecilia Perez
EmpowerLove. Educate.

Trouble in Metropolis: an announcement


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