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Washington PostSusan Fletcher's "Corrag," reviewed by Ron CharlesWashington PostThe injustice of such hate-fraught labels and the burden they impose are the themes of Susan Fletcher's third novel, a stirring historical romance coming ...
Idealism's next generationLos Angeles TimesI was delighted, imagining her saving the Earth, rescuing baby seals, sharing her journals and poetry. She is, after all, a creative-writing major whose VW ...and more »
A poetic injusticeExpress BuzzKOCHI: It seems the maverick of Malayalam poetry has to finally abide by the diktats of the state government. The mortal remains of Ayyappan, ...
Fighting the cause of women through writingNigerian TribuneThe competition, which required contestants to send in literary works in one or more of the four categories of prose, poetry, drama and essay, required the ...and more »
Institute for Middle East UnderstandingRemi Kanazi: Poet and teacherInstitute for Middle East UnderstandingHis first collection of poetry and CD, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine, is set to be released in January 2011. ...
Poetry slam breaks all stereotypesHilltop Views"Art should never be repressed-it's an injustice." As the young poet described the after-school urban youth program for poetry she is helping with, ...and more »
A poetic injustice?Belfast TelegraphCultural commentator and poet Theo Dorgan, the former director of Poetry Ireland, went further: “There's a Private Eye tradition. ...
...divorce, and unfairness or injustice "at your kitchen table or out in the world," she says. She has published six books of poetry, including Reports from the Front (1995) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (1999). Her newest book, Flashlight, will be published...
Poet reading at Dodge FestivalThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com... mortality, divorce, and unfairness or injustice "at your kitchen table or out in the world," she says. She has published six books of poetry, ...and more »
Brooklyn RailRecalling AllenBrooklyn RailAs Allen's apprentice, I had opportunities to see up-close his principled commitment to opposing injustice, and his extraordinary desire to help young ...and more »
Behind the Scenes at a Bomb-Plot TrialNew York TimesPoems that the defendant wrote in prison tracked the genre's well-worn themes: injustice, isolation and regret. ...and more »
I know it was taking a liberty to append Buddha's celebrated message to this poem, but it doesn't seems out of place: "believe nothing. no matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason, and your own common sense."...Buddha A teacher feels the premature death of his charges just like a parent does. It's the saddest thing to outlive those whom we were carefully preparing to take over the world. It happens more often for teachers, of course. Other examples are Roethke's Elegy for Jane and Newbolt's Citheristrum Vitae. Sam Gwynn honours each one of his dead ex-students with a sonnet apiece. (Afterthought - the dates are wrong for students - these three were schoolmates) He does not glorify them: he just relates what he remembers. Eulogies are merely an anodyne to genuine emotions which, though confused, we feel more keenly. Emotionally we miss their faults more than their virtues. Let's hear it for Dwayne Coburn, who was small And mean without a single saving grace Except for stealing—home from second base Or out of teammates' lockers, it was all The same to Dwayne. The Pep Club candy sale, However, proved his downfall. He was held Briefly on various charges, then expelled And given a choice: enlist or go to jail. He finished basic and came home from Bragg For Christmas on his reassignment leave With one prize in his pack he thought unique, Which went off prematurely New Year's Eve. The student body got the folded flag ...
On August 28th 2010 over 100 cities around the world came together to protest against stoning and the pending execution of Iranian mother Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani under the brutal Islamic Republic of Iran. Among those cities was Glasgow where the Anti-Injustice Movement, The Love Police and their supporters held a protest, as did their AIM comrades in Puerto Rico and Canada. The Anti-Injustice Movement stood united for the Green Revolution of Iran but denounced both Political Islam and Western Militarism in equal measures with shouts of "Support the Green Revolution but War is not the Solution!" The day was a great success, as it was for the AIM in Niagrara, Canada and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and around the globe. This is a video of AIM Glasgow (where AIM Global HQ is located) taking AIM against stoning with a mixture of activism, street poetry, humour and muffins. Check us out www.antiinjusticemovement.com for more info and don't forget to peep The Love Police site at www.cveitch.org Both organizations are always looking for new members from around the globe so if you want to put the 'active' in activism or spit truth at the hurling masses via Hip-Hop, Art or Spoken Word then contact Santa Maria on firstname.lastname@example.org For more info on the plight of the Iranian people at the mercy of the Islamic Republic of Iran go to missionfreeiran.org and www.iransolidarity.org.uk Music 'We Will Not Forget' by Revolution of the Mind (free download available on Reverbnation)
A clearing house of speeches, readings, audio recordings of one Alan Watts and his ideas, views, understandings. [orig. sound source: lordtarantula]
Available on amazon using the link: www.amazon.com Endless Seasons is a collection of poems about oil, the Niger Delta, and emotions. Oppression, pain, corruption, exploitation and injustice are themes that run through the poems. There is the recurrent theme of female subjugation as well as the deep personal struggles of the African woman. In diverse ways, the poems poignantly portray the sufferings of women, men, and children of Africa. Her website is: www.faithbrownonline.com Endless Seasons is available on amazon as a paper back and for the kindle. REFERENCES african_kids2.jpg muigwithania.com draft-constitution/ Seabirds www.sanctuarysimon.org SEabirds2 bennyhollywood.com with-ads.html Plantation1 astrored.org Plantation2 www.olw.com.au Bewildered www.thepeoplesvoice.org bin/blogs/media/latin_indian_pollution.jpg Dead fish www.libertyhealthbiz.com jpg Oil spill library.thinkquest.org Black gold www.globalresearch.ca context=viewArticle&code=BUN20091109&articleId=15983 Nature fr.encarta.msn.com 1_1/Delta_du_fleuve_Niger_(Nigeria).html Dragon/masquerade oysterinmypants.wordpress.com African woman www.gettyimages.com
Available on amazon using the link: www.amazon.com Endless Seasons is a collection of poems about oil, the Niger Delta, and emotions. Oppression, pain, corruption, exploitation and injustice are themes that run through the poems. There is the recurrent theme of female subjugation as well as the deep personal struggles of the African woman. In diverse ways, the poems poignantly portray the sufferings of women, men, and children of Africa. Her website is: www.faithbrownonline.com Endless Seasons is available on amazon as a paper back and for the kindle.
Poème de James et Mirabelle pour dénoncer la violence, l'injustice faite aux enfants. Poetry from James et Mirabelle to denounce violence, injustice to the children of this world. Music background is a song called : Pleure pas par Édith Piaf
Of three blind menGreaterKashmir.com (press release)True, gloom of poverty, deprivation, injustice that this tiny nation had suffered during hundreds years of alien rule was writ large on every house ...
Zee NewsWorld Music DayZee NewsWhile Bhangra is a dance oriented folk music, Bhavageete (devotional song) is a form of expressionist poetry and light music. ...
John Adams: 'I just don't know what to say about American classical music'The GuardianBut I didn't want it to be a diatribe about race and social injustice." Librettists never have an easy time with Adams, given his conviction that words must ...
Vocal ensemble Ars Choralis set to perform at Opus 40 (video)Kingston Daily Freeman“The singers use their voices for the good of others, to fight injustice wherever we can. We want to open hearts to become more mindful of the needs of ...
(Scroll down to read the poem) My first recorded slam poetry! Please rate, comment and subscribe! :) Visit my blog (Somewhere Nowhere in My Kingdom) at kimtsan.wordpress.com Twitter: twitter.com "Bamboo Canes" By Kimberly Tsan In the bamboo forest, Shades of green Fell on your skin, Tainted your breath Your feet slid across loose soot Like snakes making their way through Burning sands. You cursed the heat The obnoxious tickling in-between your toes You didn't bother to blend in, because Why should you have to? Each mockery Rooted in the corners of your mouth Drawing out disdain, poison Distilled out of your heart The trees stared with terrified glares Nightmares drifting across The world they knew Now, in shadows They spoke none of your words Nor did they understand, nor would they ever Understand. The best intentions of your people Nothing But a devil's utterings Bloodsheds and broken bones That rewrote their lives When you laughed The scythe in your hand danced With the rhythm of your insane contempt The bamboo trees withered and Torn to shreds, their wailings suppressed into tiny chokes, grasping for air You sat back and watched As the curves of your face And the echoes Of your voice became the wrath Of their gods.
Drop News (blog)José Saramago Has DiedDrop News (blog)The Mexican left felt that Saramago's death silences a voice against injustice, according to a Democratic Revolutionary Party in which the writer is ...and more »
The Politics of "Gettin' Money"AllHipHopPeople demanded a CD, so I pressed them up myself and sold thousands - The Power of Political Poetry. I know, I know, it's the music BUSINESS at the end of ...and more »
China Tells S.Korea Through Poetry to Be PatientThe Chosun Ilbo"A courageous person is not startled by sudden events nor angered by injustice or perplexity. His heart is vast and his will is great," the poem reads. ...
Detroit is a mirror for California povertyCrosscurrents from KALW News (blog)One of the world's most aggressive attempts to combat poverty and social injustice gathers this summer in ...
Medellín's poems of peaceThe GuardianAt 10pm, after six hours of recitals, Alhaji Susso from Gambia, the last of 57 poets, rose to the stage to close the International Poetry Festival of ...
Women confused when men show 'Warrior' sideLonoke DemocratWhy doesn't he write poetry about flowers!” It's hard not to smile. To laugh at myself for forgetting for a moment that this patient is a woman, ...and more »
When Jessica meets Adam, a handsome poet, she undergoes a serious personality makeover. Desperate to impress, she steals one of Liz's poems and passes it off as her own at the next poetry reading... not realizing that the poem is actually Adam's!
In response to a racist event created against Mexican people We the students of Depauw stood up against injustice ! Please watch and comment everyone support or feedback is necessary
17 year old Cree recites 3 of her poems at the Catalyst Space's 2nd Saturday Art Show "Words" in recognition of National Poetry Month. Cree is 1 of 6 youth that performed from One Imagination's 2 month youth leadership and writing workshop called Our Word is Our Weapon. This show was their final community performance concluding their 2 months together. One Imagination empowers the current and next generation of leaders through written and oral expression. As a collective based in the Long Beach/South Bay area, we believe that through conscious artistic programming, community education and outreach, and leadership development, we can cultivate a world free of hatred, ignorance, injustice, inequality, and oppression. Catalyst Community is the fiscal sponsor for One Imagination. Catalyst Community is a non-profit organization that empowers member-driven communities to connect around shared interests and to make an affect in their neighborhoods. The Catalyst Space is a multiuse community center in the East Village Arts District in downtown Long Beach. oneimagination.blogspot.com www.GoCatalyst.org
anything can become an addiction. as innocent as they may be, if they are taken away from you, where would you be if you were dependent on them?
Lillith of the AIM rippn a killah protest poem over an equally brutal beat by her brother and friend Turner Watt video was done by me Perseverance only the 3rd video ive ever attempted but im the one who talked lilly into recd the poem over a beat insted of def/acapella and she did a great job nailing the rhythm youd never known this was a 1st attempt at putting a poem over music so props goes out to her for sure and im proud to be pushing helping people persoanlly and hiphop both evolve & grow into new unexploered aspects....
Andrea Gibson performing a "love poem" at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2010 in Washington, DC
Gulon Mein Rang Bharey Baad-e-Naubahar Chaley is a famous Ghazal of Faiz Ahmad Faiz crooned by Mehdi Hasan and also lifted in Pakistani Film Qaidi. While singing for his Album comprising Faiz's poetry, Dr. Amjad Parvez felt that while singing Faiz's poetry already not sung, it would be injustice to his Album Yaad if this Ghazal (already sung) was not included. Hence album Yaad contains this Ghazal also as a tribute to Khan Saheb.
So, just to give you guys a heads up on this video, I have been a poet for 4 years now and this event is called the Poetry Slam. This video was taken in Willets, California at their high school. Twice a year, a team of poets goes to this slam and competes against other poets. It's actually a lot of fun.^__^ Everyone is very passionate and no one disses on another's poems. In my opinion, everyone is a poet in their hearts; the ones that you know just used words. So, this poem is called "Revolution." I know this poem is very dark, but it's based off of the book "1984" by George Orwell and the movie V for Vendetta. It's actually supposed to be a inspiring poem. How so? Because if you find tyranny in your country then you should have the courage to take action in your own hands and liberate your people, even at the expense of your life. What I tried to get across in this poem also was the unnatural fact that the government in the poem not only enslaves the country, but enslaves the mind. When the language is cut down into simple slang, then people will eventually forget what the words ever meant. Kind of like when you talk to people you don't really think about what you're saying. And since these people don't know the definition of freedom then they don't know any better life, so they will accept whatever they get. That's why even the beggars love the tyrant because they have been so brainwashed into thinking it was their own fault for their state. If you read the book or ...
song by: Hussein M. Ali, asek modool, tigre song, Eritrea, Illustrations the slavery in Eritrea
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey talks about why she writes poetry in this Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecture held on February 3, 2010. Sharing stories from her childhood and experiences as a student learning her craft, she reveals the many lessons and literary influences that have shaped her poetry. "The soul sings for justice and the song is poetry," she says. To illustrate her message, she reads the following poems: "A Postcard from Okama," by Terrance Hayes (25:23); "Dar He," by RT Smith (29:06); and "The Crowd He Becomes," by Jake Adam York (36:38). Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2007 collection 'Native Guard'. She is the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry and Professor of English at Emory. The 15th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, part of the Life of the Mind Series and sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Council, took place as a part of the celebration of Founders Week. Faculty Homepage creativewriting.emory.edu
Category : Nonprofits & Activism On the Mic : Freethought MC Art Direction by Gemini & AK47 The AIM is The Anti-Injustice Movement. WEBSITE : www.antiinjusticemovement.com MYSPACE : www.myspace.com FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com LIST OF OFFICIAL AIM MEMBERS : AK47: AIM President/Rap Promoter/Protest Poet/Writer Santa Maria: AIM Vice President/Administrator Monte: AIM Soldier/Protest Poet Lilith: AIM Soldier/Protest Poet/Writer Capital X: AIM Soldier/Political Rapper Freethought MC: AIM Soldier/Political Rapper Pontius Pilate: AIM Soldier Baphomet: AIM Soldier/Writer V.Non: AIM Soldier/Political Rapper Jezebel: AIM Soldier/Writer Shaitan: AIM Soldier/Writer Greydon Square: AIM Soldier/Political Rapper Deny: AIM Soldier/Writer Christine: AIM Soldier/Protest Poet Mr Thug: AIM Soldier Proclaim AIM Soldier/Political Rapper Amante Fedora: AIM Soldier/Protest Poet Gemini: AIM Soldier/ Video Artist Natheist: AIM Soldier "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead) The AIM are a group of activists who are fighting together to achieve the slow but steady destruction of global injustice. Much of which is caused by the traditional factions of the three Abrahamic religions. Thus through non-violent direct action we will attack the traditional factions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam because they are charged with the greatest crimes against humanity. They are responsible for the ...
Poetry Piece performed by Mike Theodore titled It took the Earth to Move... performed at the One world One cause benefit concert for Haiti, at Florida State University.
This is the results of our poetry express after completing a Platform 2 experience. During our time in developing countries we saw poverty first hand. We saw gender inequality, pain, suffering, lack of education and many more things. This experience changed us. We changed some people's live for the better. If we decide that we are going to make a difference then we will. It is a matter of will, it is our choice whether to save or to stand back and watch them suffer. As humans how can we possibly do the latter? Yet, we let ourselves be blind to the struggles of today simply because we do not wish to see. Instead of thinking only for ourselves, think of the people of Nepal, Ghana, Peru, India, South Africa and all the other poor developing countries. Put your own needs aside for 10 weeks and help those in need. Help delay the effects of climate change by switching off lights when you don't need them even. People in Bangladesh are suffering for our development and selfishness. Think about it.
Elysee Thomas is a bright Newark youth who was wrongfully arrested in Oct. He is innocent and we need the support of the community to free this young man who was an honor roll student, great poet, teacher and overall inspiration! He has done and continues to do a lot for the community through his poetry and uplifting story. Now it is time for us to reach out and give him our hands of support in his time of need! Join us to raise the funds to free Thomas! Poetry Show Fundraiser Dec. 10 Thursday @ The Key Club Newark... more info call Najla 973-534-2550 and for further info. on Thomas and how you can help go to slamglobal.org!
Mohsins poetry is a mixture of love and hate. Love for the beloved ones and hatred for the enemies of beauty, love, compassion, sublimity and the dignity of man. In poetry, great importance is attached to the task of recreating emotional and sensuous experiences. Poet "wanders lonely as a cloud", gathers celestial ideas and feelings, enters the sphere of imagination, searches appropriate words and recreates a new world in harmony with his perceptions, reflections, morals and commitments. All men can kill the things they love but poet kills himself in order to manage the survival of his loved ones. A reader is welcomed by a diction imbued with a delicate blend of protest and love upon entering the world of his recently poetic collection, Tulu-e-Ashk. Phoenix rises from his own ashes but here the poet has chosen the metaphor of tears to express the stuff, the dreams of a better morrow are to be made of. In Tulu-e-Ashk, one neither finds any lack of practical struggle nor a cumbersome presence of an aimless confusion of ideas, more often than not generated to hoodwink intellectual debilitation. Calling a spade a spade, he writes, "In spite of overwhelming tyranny, confounding hatred and turmoil around me, I am neither disgusted nor disillusioned with the significance of human relation, strength of passions, universal appeal of everlasting peace, victory of truth and domination of love over cold calculations." Obviously, a hermit or a blockhead could not make these claims ...
This is a poem about Guantanamo Bay followed by some facts about what is going on in that illegal dump and some images from the detention centre. Please pray for innocent people detained in Guantanamo and innocent people imprisoned all over the world. May oppressed peoples everywhere see freedom, ameen.
An acapella [no music] nasheed about injustice by Amir Sulaimanm it is called 'Danger'. Clip from Press Tv and fixed and re-produced by Halal Dawa Records.
Brooklyn, New York: As seen from the corner of Bergen Street and Bond Street. Though the street Oppen recalls a far more bleak sight on Bergen, the intensity of his awareness is harrowing. I cross this street on everyday and Oppen's words remind me to be aware of both beauty and injustice--to live wholly in the present and to offer whatever small act of generosity I can manage throughout the day.
Wise Flow Poetry spoken over Slow Hip-Hop Rap Beat produced by StreetWorksMusic. Ignorant MCs: I was inspired to write this rap when I was watching a beat video and I looked at the comments section. Several viewers were writing rhymes and they all were the same. Talking shit about killing Niggas. This is my response to those MCs. I believe that 2pac was one of the greatest inspirations in Hip-Hop and after he died, there really was no longer a leader in Hip-Hop that was as educated and charismatic as him. Because he experienced so much injustice nearing the end of his career and life and also being a victim to violent crimes from other blacks, his music began to be more and more violent towards other blacks. And I think the hip-hop youth was influenced by that and began to believe that is what hip-hop is but they have forgotten about the other music that he has created that was much more positive in nature and driven to educate the public of the injustices of society. We must remember that 2pac was extremely educated and politically aware and that was why his music was so great. Many of the rappers now are not educated, they are just violent.
A police spokeman said that James' mother had been seen in the red light district during the schoolday wearing thigh boots and a short gold lamé dress that barely covered her pelvis. They have interviewed her regulars except for Weatherby and they'd like to hear from anybody who knows his whereabouts. Dr. Phil opined, "Kids will find some way to blame themselves for their mommy's misdeeds but in this case James is a controlling, insufferable little prig." James replied that he looked like a Heffalump. Dr. Phil said sternly, "Look here boy, y'gotta realise that callin people names is jest plain flat-out wrong, 'cepting when ah'm doin' it. Don' fergit this ole country boy is a hunnerd times biggern y'all." * * * * * * * * * * * * * I had to write an essay called "Disobedience" once. At the time I was becoming an expert on the subject, as boys do in adolescence. I remember that I was acting-up in Biology - showing off for the girls most likely - and the lady teacher, whose name I conveniently forget, inflicted the punishment on me. She demanded an essay on "Disobedience" by the following morning. Like a red rag to bull, it was. She had not stipulated that I should write from any specific point-of-view, so I chose to be "for" rather than "against" - I said what a great thing disobedience was because it saved mankind from the oppression of tyrants. And so on, for the stipulated thousand words. I kicked off with a quotation from Bernard Shaw, "Disobedience, the rarest and most ...