Thursday, April 28, 2011


After pepper spraying a family in Portland, a police officer said, "That’s why you shouldn't bring kids to protests." Blaming the victim is the standard defense for political violence. Kids and parents should be safe at legal rallies because protests shouldn't be cordoned off, ordered to disperse without time or a place to go, and attacked.

At least one woman had a miscarriage after the WTO demonstrations in Seattle in 1999. I told somebody about this and they got angry saying, “Anybody who goes into a situation like that while they're pregnant is irresponsible!” But she was a local resident who's neighborhood was invaded by police using tear gas. Who was responsible for that?

Pondering these events, and helping raise twin radical toddlers, I contacted the family that got pepper sprayed in Portland and offered to bring our kids if they ever held a protest against the way they were treated. It felt good to talk about my anger and the fear of kids being hurt at political events.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Anarchism swept us away completely, because it demanded everything of us and promised everything to us. There was no remote corner of life that it did not illumine ... or so it seemed to us ... shot though with contradictions, fragmented into varieties and sub-varieties, anarchism demanded, before anything else, harmony between deeds and words
Victor Serge, Memoirs of a Revolutionary

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


you are the wind

are the notes

I am singing

you, the wind


to singing

you are

the voice

am I speaking

to you, the wind?

are you listening?

the channel is flush with flow and flux

my wind will blow through and through

the sea is blue and black my child

my river

is red, when she runs

when she leaves me

my son will shine

the paint will dry

when you are gone

the wind will moan

am I wet?

dying or sleeping or somewhere

close, yet distantly off the street

the river we’ll cross

where we will meet

in the center

at death

are you a sharp corner

am I stone?

should we cry to the open eyes

of atmosphere

the lids of space containing us?

can I simplify my pattern?


I am the trunk, the bark and branches,


you are the wind, the air, the river, sweet whispers and love

is the song

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
Frederick Douglass

Who's Lying?

Bankers are Terrorist

It might seem dull at parts but watch the whole video. To me it seems to tie the drug war, the economic banking crisis, and mexican cocaine all into one knot at the feet of the murderous old fucks who run American banks.-Icaro Psychedelic Collective
What does drug money laundering look like in the 21st century? Can you believe Wachovia, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, CitiBank, the Federal Reserve, and the biggest banks in the world, were intimately involved with Mexican drug cartels? And that the cash liquidity of the underground cocaine market is the only thing keeping the global financial sector running? Watch the video, read the story that broke in the Guardian, and make your own conclusions. Watch the sound byte pulled at the 7:00 minute mark. According to the UN investigators, in times when other bubbles burst, the only thing keeping banks afloat is the unceasing global demand for cocaine. What a trip!-dosenation

Monday, April 11, 2011

Obama's Secret US prisons in Afghanistan

US officials have acknowledged the existence of secret military-run prisons across Afghanistan where suspected terrorists are held and interrogated without charges, for weeks or months on end.

The US military previously denied operating secret prison systems in Afghanistan, although a number of human rights groups insisted they were.

The previously administration, under former US President George W. Bush ran a network of secret CIA detention sites, a program US President Barack Obama was highly critical off. The discovery of a new network under Obama will likely anger many.

Little is known about the methods which are being employed in interrogations today, but if they resemble Bush-era tactics, torture is likely being used. -read more at rt.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

listen dylan

Civil Civic (No 803)

This duo's brainiac mix of math rock, prog and electronica is never less than clever, intricate and complex

I really dig the use of these kind of synth-pop melodies over droning guitars, much like rano pano off of mogwai's new lp. I need to find more!


Friday, April 1, 2011

mystery pills

thoughts fly
when I'm feeling like death
there is no desire left
but cold lonesome
shattering content illusions
doused headphones
pierced corneas
ecstatic sickness prickling my fevered body
and swimming up my spine
there is nothing to do
but lay down
nowhere but back
worried that rental thugs
realizing I'm on drugs and kicking me out
on the street
I feel dead
beat down by some mechanical drumstick
and I have no idea where I am


remove tongue
with scissors
then salt rub
saute in ass cheek fat
with onions
silence me, voice
taste my young
fading away in a cloud of
burning incense
lop of genitals
for the meat grinder
add garlic and pepper
imagine blood sausage
a new phallus for a broken boy
fix me for dinner
throw away the shell of an
old toy kept
safe and never played with
take me off this
for a moment
you touched me with a curious gaze

I believe arri was looking for this

mogwai, kronos quartet and charles manson..innnntense...

Scary when he makes sense isn't it? I believe that's what scares people the most about Charles Manson. If they look too close they may see themselves mirrored back. Most people run all their lives away from themselves because they fear themselves more than Mr. Manson... and perhaps they should. It's easy to cage an animal while forgetting we are also animals.