Poetry Corner: The Decline of Patriarchy

The Decline of Patriarchy and the Rise of Feminine Energy by Jackie Lopez   The rose above my head has blossomed and says, “Speak your soul to me.”   The patriarchal aliens have left the planet. The oceans are emerging out of the sea. The cosmos is all aglow. And, many a theatre buff is touching the hem of my garment. Cinderella found her shoe and decided to swim with the Mermaids. Snow White became immersed in literature and reads to the 7 Dwarves. Beauty made her [...]

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Poetry Corner: Green Corn Rebellion

Green Corn Rebellion by Oso Blanco   Ogalahomi farmer, raise your axe, Cherokee and Black farmer, rise up and go to D.C. August 1917, home grown revolution. The boys and Uncle Danny blast down the bridge. Stand us together on John Spears's farm, Power of D.C. "used against us", as well as destruction of MOTHER EARTH, Is only the power of man. Green Corn rebellion, green corn rebellion, Come forth again. Green corn rebellion rise from within ...  From deep in the heart of every Cherokee Nation [...]

Poetry Corner: Endangering Species

Endangering species… © by Raymond Nat Turner   Endangering species—   First Negroz and wild Karens in power—members of the Strong- arm Williams-Thom-ass Clarence-led Bassackwards Tribe; Riding mostly 2/4 time, bareback, backwards on donkeys— Donkey dung caked on old soles of their sandals and stilletos…   Endangering species—   First Negroz and wild Karens in power—Hellfire Missiles from Predator Drones slamming into Family farms—irrigating crops Crimson; Assassins killing and cackling, “We came, we saw, he died…”   Sanction stranglers who think Nothing of wasting a half million [...]

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Poetry Corner: The “REVEL”-ution

The REVEL-ution by Jon Olsen Aug. 9, 2014  (Nagasaki Day) [Excerpt]   Our faith in government, once based on trust Has now irrevocably turned to rust. Oh yes, there are a few Whose loyalty to us is true. But countless others felt the need To attach themselves to corporate greed.   You think the president calls the shots? Then it's you who don't connect the dots! The corporate elite, the one percent, Have directed laws to be bent In their favor against us all, Who in their [...]

By |2020-10-29T18:06:03-05:00October 29th, 2020|Anti-capitalism, Capitalism, Poetry Corner|0 Comments

October 2020 So Cal Community Calendar

URGENT UPDATE: Supreme Court lets Trump end Census early The US Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and has allowed Trump to end census data collection on October 15!! Be sure to complete the 2020 census form for your household IMMEDIATELY.  GO TO: HTTPS://census2020.govorCALL:for English 1-844-330-2020for Spanish 1-844-468-2020for Haitian Kreyol 1-844-477-2020.Help is available in other languages. See:https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html  Apportionment of many legislative and Congressional seats, and allocation of federal program funding rely on the figures from the decennial census (every 10 years by Constitutional mandate). Trump has [...]

Poetry Corner: a Cosmic Sun (Sun Yat-Sen)

A Cosmic Sun: An Astronomical, Spatial And Multidimensional Portrait Of A Chinese Revolutionary (SUN YAT-SEN) by Cosmos III [Excerpt] 1 Sublimely Stirred by the magnificent zenith of the marvelous Sunrise Sagas of the Taiping Rebels dazzling and Subversive aurora borealis display and in the romantic Spirit of legendary monster—slayers of ancient epochs, Sun Yat-Sen was that providential Chung kuo "Morning Star," a chosen heavenly Son born on the twelfth day of the Sterling eleventh month of the "Moon of Falling Leaves" Simultaneously the three hundredth and Sixteenth [...]

Book Review: The Role of the Revolutionary Poet

The Role of the Revolutionary Poet in Society and a Strategic Vision for the 21st Century by Mark Lipman (Vagabond Books, ISBN 13: 978-1-936293-39-1, 2020, $18.50) reviewed by Michael Novick This volume of essays and poems is by the former poetry curator of Change Links, Mark Lipman, who is the founder and editor of Vagabond, editor and publisher of a number of award winning poetry anthologies, including The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid), and a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand [...]

Poetry Corner: IF…

IF © by john william brown 12 August 2014   If you use bombs that when exploding spray A thousand darts called flechettes, overhead, Knowing that such will obviously flay The skin from flesh of children who have fled From homes you phoned to say, “Go! Run away! We’re targeting your house but can’t say why!” If you wipe out whole towns within a day, Destroy civilian lives then spread the lie, That you can’t help it, they were human shields. Then you’re less than the swine [...]

Poetry Corner: Black and Brown Fight Tonight

"Black and Brown Fight Tonight" By David A. Romero [Excerpt]   Black African-American By way of West Africa Transatlantic slave trade From American plantations To the first private prison From the prisons to the fields Fields to the factories Factories to unemployment Unemployment to poverty The inner city Smoldering Almost no way out But Sports Conditioning Fists Flying. "Black and Brown Fight Tonight" is included in My Name Is Romero, a book of poetry by David A. Romero, published by FlowerSong Press of McAllen, TX. My Name [...]

Book Review: Mowing Leaves of Grass

Mowing Leaves of Grass by Matt Sedillo FlowerSong Books, McAllen, TX, 2019 ISBN 9781733809290 www.flowersongbooks.com https://www.mattsedillo.com/ reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A.   If you haven't heard or seen Matt in person, you may not be able to hear the staccato machine gun cadence of his spit fire delivery leaping off the pages of this book of his recent poetry. Here's an example on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQUAxBr1Kco of Matt presenting his poem "The Devil," which is on pages 18-22 of the book. Definitely check it out before you [...]

Community Calendar July 2020

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), Payable to “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, LA 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance.   In light of the current COVID-19 [...]

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