A Caverna

Esta é a caverna, quando a caverna nos é negada/Estas páginas são as paredes da antiga caverna de novo entre nós/A nova antiga caverna/Antiga na sua primordialidade/no seu sentido essencial/ali onde nossos antepassados sentavam a volta da fogueira/Aqui os que passam se encontram nos versos de outros/os meus versos são teus/os teus meus/os eus meus teus /aqui somos todos outros/e sendo outros não somos sós/sendo outros somos nós/somos irmandade/humanidade/vamos passando/lendo os outros em nós mesmos/e cada um que passa se deixa/essa vontade de não morrer/de seguir/de tocar/de comunicar/estamos sós entre nós mesmos/a palavra é a busca de sentido/busca pelo outro/busca do irmão/busca de algo além/quiçá um deus/a busca do amor/busca do nada e do tudo/qualquer busca que seja ou apenas o caminho/ o que podemos oferecer uns aos outros a não ser nosso eu mesmo esmo de si?/o que oferecer além do nosso não saber?/nossa solidão?/somos sós no silêncio, mas não na caverna/ cada um que passa pinta a parede desta caverna com seus símbolos/como as portas de um banheiro metafísico/este blog é metáfora da caverna de novo entre nós/uma porta de banheiro/onde cada outro/na sua solidão multidão/inscreve pedaços de alma na forma de qualquer coisa/versos/desenhos/fotos/arte/literatura/anti-literatura/desregramento/inventando/inversando reversamento mundo afora dentro de versos reversos solitários de si mesmos/fotografias da alma/deixem suas almas por aqui/ao fim destas frases terei morrido um pouco/mas como diria o poeta, ninguém é pai de um poema sem morrer antes

Jean Louis Battre, 2010

29 de dezembro de 2011

Metamorfose Ambulante

Raul Seixas Metamorfose Ambulante from testadeferro on Vimeo.

Isso é um babaca



brincadeira séria retirada de http://brgag.com.br/

The thin ice

The Thin Ice

Momma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too.
And the sea may look warm to you babe
And the sky may look blue
But ooooh Baby
Ooooh baby blue
Oooooh babe.

If you should go skating
On the thin ice of modern life
Dragging behind you the silent reproach
Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice
Appears under your feet.
You slip out of your depth and out of your mind
With your fear flowing out behind you
As you claw the thin ice.

Rogério Águas


























28 de dezembro de 2011

Ano novo, vida viva

Ano novo,
vida... viva

nem nova, nem velha
simplesmente vida, espontânea
"an innocent state of being"

Diante da baixastralidade típica das festas de final de ano,
com a nostalgia dos encontros familiares,
e os balanços e promessas de virada de ano,
segue uma breve reflexão (dois textos) sobre luto, melancolia e a sociedade contemporânea
além de uma reportagem sobre o cúmulo do cinismo psicoterapêutico.

Pra mim, os psiquiatras são os novos capitães do mato.
Abaixo os grilhões da normalidade e da saúde psíquica!
Eu não estou deprimido, estou puto!!!

AGE OF GRIEF - John Zerzan

"Our grieving takes the form of postmodern exhaustion, with its wasting diet of an anxious, ever-shifting relativism, and that attachment to surface that fears connecting with the fact of staggering loss. The fatal emptiness of ironized consumerism is marked by a loss of energy, difficulty in concentrating, feelings of apathy, social withdrawal; precisely those enumerated in the psychological literature of mourning."

http://www.primitivism.com/age-of-grief.htm

A SOCIEDADE DO NARCISISMO E DA MELANCOLIA - Luciana Chauí Berlinck

"De que maneira a sociedade contemporânea, marcada pela contínua desvalorização do passado e pela promoção crescente do narcisismo, está condenada à melancolia?"

http://diacrianos.blogspot.com/2008/05/sociedade-do-narcisismo-e-da-melancolia.html

AS DOENÇAS QUE MAIS VENDERÃO EM 2012

Como a indústria farmacêutica conseguiu que um terço da população dos Estados Unidos tome antidepressivos, estatinas, e estimulantes? Vendendo doenças como depressão, colesterol alto e refluxo gastrointestinal. Marketing impulsionado pela oferta, também conhecido como “existe um medicamento – precisa-se de uma doença e de pacientes”. Não apenas povoa a sociedade de hipocondríacos viciados em remédios, mas desvia os laboratórios do que deveria ser seu pepel essencial: desenvolver remédios reais para problemas médicos reais.

http://www.ihu.unisinos.br/noticias/505310-asdoencas-quemaisvenderaoem2012

27 de dezembro de 2011

Sobre alegrias em tempos de perda


Vida...
pequeno e doce mistério
dos encontros no etéreo
dos atos sem critério
buscando no aéreo
as palavras ditas
e não ditas
e inauditas
de infinitas
almas

Tomás Mais

Russia's Putin Faces Unprecedented Challenge as Tens of Thousands Protest Electoral Fraud

Russia's Putin Faces Unprecedented Challenge as Tens of Thousands Protest Electoral Fraud from Democracy Now! on Vimeo.



Tens of thousands of Russians filled the streets in Moscow and other cities over the weekend in the largest demonstrations Russia has seen in more than a decade. Protesters expressed outrage at the large-scale electoral fraud they said took place during recent parliamentary elections and are demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his ruling "United Russia" party. "I think what people in Russia want are the kind of things that people in the U.S. and Western Europe take for granted,” says Luke Harding, award-winning foreign correspondent with The Guardian of London. “They just want fair elections. They want a real, clearer media that listens to opposition voices, that has critical people who are currently banned from state television. They want a more plural political landscape," Harding was expelled from Moscow earlier this year after he used classified diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks to report on allegations that Russia, under the rule of Putin, had become a "virtual mafia state." Harding has written a new book about his experience, "Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia."

23 de dezembro de 2011

The Filter Bubble 2

Eli Pariser on His New Book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. Part 1 of 2 from Democracy Now! on Vimeo.



Eli Pariser on His New Book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. Part 2 of 2 from Democracy Now! on Vimeo.



The Internet is increasingly becoming an echo-chamber in which websites tailor information according to the preferences they detect in each viewer. Democracy Now! interviews Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You.” When some users search the word “Egypt” they may get the latest news about the revolution, others might only see search results about Egyptian vacations. The top 50 websites collect an average of 64 bits of personal information each time we visit—and then custom-designs their sites to conform to our perceived preferences. What impact will this online filters have on the future of democracy?

“Take news about the war in Afghanistan. When you talk to people who run news websites, they will tell you, stories about the war in Afghanistan don't perform very well, they don't get a lot of clicks–people don't flock to them. And yet, this is arguably one of the most important issues facing the country,” says Pariser. “But it will never make it through these filters. Especially on Facebook, this is a problem because the way that information is transmitted on Facebook is with the ‘Like’ button. And the ‘Like’ button has a very particular balance. It is easy to click ‘Like’ on ‘I just ran a marathon’ or ‘I baked a really awesome cake.’ It is very hard to click ‘Like’ on ‘War in Afghanistan enters its 10th year.’”

The Filter Bubble

Eli Pariser 2011 from TED & Tira on Vimeo.

The Military and the Monetary - Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott-Heron - Work For Peace (The Military and the Monetary) from Gerard Cruz-Molina on Vimeo.



Back when Eisenhower was the President,
Golf courses was where most of his time was spent.
So I never really listened to what the President said,
Because in general I believed that the General was politically dead.

But he always seemed to know when the muscles were about to be flexed,
Because I remember him saying something,
mumbling something about a Military Industrial Complex.
Americans no longer fight to keep their shores safe,
Just to keep the jobs going in the arms making workplace.
Then they pretend to be gripped by some sort of political reflex,
But all they're doing is
paying dues to the Military Industrial Complex.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary.
The Military and the Monetary,
get together whenever they think its necessary,

They turn our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet into a cemetery.
The Military and the Monetary, use the media as intermediaries,
they are determined to keep the citizens secondary,
they make so many decisions that are arbitrary.

We're marching behind a commander in chief,
who is standing under a spotlight shaking like a leaf.
but the ship of state had landed on an economic reef,
so we knew he was going to bring us messages of grief.

The Military and the Monetary,
were shielded by January and went storming into February,
Brought us pot bellied generals as luminaries,
two weeks ago I hadn't heard of the son of a bitch,
now all of a sudden he's legendary.

They took the honour from the honourary,
they took the dignity from the dignitaries,
they took the secrets from the secretary,
but they left the bitch an obituary.

The Military and the Monetary,
from thousands of miles away in a Saudi Arabian sanctuary,
had us all scrambling for our dictionaries,
cause we couldn't understand the fuckin vocabulary.

Yeah, there was some smart bombs,
but there was some dumb ones as well,
scared the hell out of CNN in that Baghdad hotel.

The Military and the Monetary,
they get together whenever they think its necessary,
War in the desert sometimes sure is scary,
but they beamed out the war to all their subsidiaries.
Tried to make So Damn Insane a worthy adversary,
keeping the citizens secondary,
scaring old folks into coronaries.

The Military and the Monetary,
from thousands of miles in a Saudi Arabian sanctuary,
kept us all wondering if all of this was really truely, necessary.

We've got to work for Peace,
Peace ain't coming this way.
If we only work for Peace,
If everyone believed in Peace the way they say they do,
we'd have Peace.

The only thing wrong with Peace,
is that you can't make no money from it.

The Military and the Monetary,
they get together whenever they think its necessary,
they've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet, into a cemetery.

Got to work for Peace,
Peace ain't coming this way.

We should not allow ourselves to be mislead,
by talk of entering a time of Peace,
Peace is not the absence of war,
it is the absence of the rules of war and
the threats of war and the preparation for war.
Peace is not the absence of war,
it is the time when we will all bring ourselves closer to each other,
closer to building a structure that is unique within ourselves
because we have finally come to Peace within ourselves.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary.
Get together whenever they think its necessary,
they've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning parts of the planet, into a cemetery.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
We hounded the Ayatollah religiously,
Bombed Libya and killed Quadafi's son hideously.
We turned our back on our allies the Panamanians,
and saw Ollie North selling guns to the Iranians.
Watched Gorbachev slaughtering Lithuanians,
We better warn the Amish,
they may bomb the Pennsylvanians.

The Military and the Monetary,
get together whenever they think its necessary,
they have turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet, into a cemetery.

I don't want to sound like no late night commercial,
but its a matter of fact that there are
thousands of children all over the world
in Asia and Africa and in South America who need our help.

When they start talking about 55 cents a day and 70 cents a day,
I know a lot of folks feel as though that,
thats not really any kind of contribution to make,
but we had to give up a dollar
and a half just to get in the subway nowadays.

So this is a song about tommorrow
and about how tommorrow can be better. if we all,
"Each one reach one, Each one try to teach one".

Nobody can do everything,
but everybody can do something,
everyone must play a part,
everyone got to go to work, Work for Peace.

Spirit Say Work, Work for Peace
If you believe the things you say, go to work.
If you believe in Peace, time to go to work.
Cant be wavin your head no more, go to work.

Gil Scott Heron

Message To The Messengers

Message To The Messengers - Gil Scott-Heron from TSI TOL on Vimeo.



Hey, yeah, we the same brothas from a long time ago
We was talkin' about television and doin' it on the radio
What we did was to help our generation realize
They had to get out there and get busy cause it wasn't gonna be televised
We got respect for you rappers and the way they be free-weighin'
But if you're gon' be teachin' folks things, make sure you know what you're sayin'
Older folks in our neighborhood got plenty of know-how
Remember if it wasn't for them, you wouldn't be out here now
And I ain't comin' at you with no disrespect
All I'm sayin' is that you damn well got to be correct
Because if you're gonna be speakin' for a whole generation
And you know enough to try and handle their education
Make sure you know the real deal about past situations
It ain't just repeatin' what you heard on the local TV stations
...Sometimes they tell lies and put 'em in a truthful disguise
But the truth is that's why we said it wouldn't be televised
They don't know what to say to our young folks, but they know that you do
And if they really knew the truth...why would they tell you?
The first sign is peace, tell all them gun totin' young brothas
That the man is glad to see us out there killin' one another
We raised too much hell when they was shootin' us down
So they started poisoning our minds tryin' to jerk us all around
And they tell us they got to come in and control our situation
They want half of us on dope and the other half in incarceration
If the ones they want dead ain't killed by what they instigated
They put some dope on a brotha's body and claim it was drug related
Tell them drug related means there don't need to be no investigation
Or at least that's the way they're gon' play it on the local TV stations
All your 9-millimeter brothas...give them somthin' to think about
Tell them you heard that this is the new word, they got to work that stuff out
But somehow they feel in the wrong way with a gun in their hands
They feel real independent...but they just pullin' contracts for the man
Five and five will tell you it's hopeless out there on the avenue
But if they really knew the truth...why would they tell you?
And if they look at you like you're insane
And they start callin' you scarecrow and say you ain't got no brain
Or start tellin' folks that you suddenly gone lame
Or that white folks had finally co-opted your game
Or worse yet implying that you don't really know...
That's the same thing they said about us...a long time ago
Young rappers, one more suggestion before I get out of your way
But I appreciate the respect you give me and what you got to say
I'm sayin' protect your community and spread that respect around
Tell brothas and sistas they gotta calm that bullshit down
Cause we're terrorizin' our old folks and brought fear into our homes
And they ain't got to hang out with the senior citizens
Just tell them, “Dammit...leave the old folks alone”
And we know who rippin' off the neighborhood, tell them, “That BS has got to stop!”
Tell them you're sorry they can't handle it out there
But they got to take the crime off the block
And if they look at you like you're insane
And they start callin' you scarecrow and say you ain't got no brain
Or start tellin' folks that you suddenly gone lame
Or that white folks had finally co-opted your game
Or worse yet saying that you really don't know...
That's the same thing they said about me a long time ago
And if they tell folks that you finally lost your nerve
That's the same thing they said about us, when we said, “Johannesburg”
But I think the young folks need to know, that things don't go both ways
You can't talk respect of every other song or just every other day
What I'm speakin' on now is the raps about the women folks
On one song she's your African Queen on the next one she's a joke
And you ain't said no words that I haven't heard, but that ain't no compliment
It only insults eight people out of ten and questions your intelligence
Four letter words or four syllable words won't make you important
It'll only magnify how shallow you are and let everybody know it
And if they look at you like they think you insane
Or they call you scarecrow thinkin' you ain't got no brain
Or start tellin' folks that you suddenly gone lame
Or that white folks have finally co-opted your game
Or you really don't know...They said that about me a long time ago
If they finally start to tell people that you lost your nerve
That's what they said about Johannesburg
You ain't insane...you have got a brain
You haven't gone lame; you have got your game
Remember...keep the nerve
Keep the nerve
Keep the nerve
Keep the nerve
...I'm talkin' about peace

Gil Scott-Heron

22 de dezembro de 2011

Police Crack Down on Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Journalists on Movement’s 3-Month Mark



Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered Saturday in New York City to mark the three-month mark of the now-global movement. More than 50 people were arrested as demonstrators spent the day trying to occupy a new space following their eviction last month from Zuccotti Park. While covering the protest for Democracy Now!, two reporters were harassed by officers with the New York City Police Department. After an officer "jammed his fist into my throat and started yelling at me to get back," Ryan Devereaux says, "I was certain I was going to be hurt or arrested, or both," even though he was wearing Democracy Now!-issued press credentials. At the same time, another officer reportedly hit videographer Jon Gerberg, credentialed by the NYPD, three times in the kidneys as he filmed the protest. "It goes to show you that it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing the credentials that Democracy Now! has or you’re wearing the credentials that are supposed to protect you. The NYPD seems to think it’s OK to treat you as a second-class citizen," Devereaux says. This comes after a number of journalists were roughed up by police as they covered the recent eviction of Zuccotti Park. Major news publications, including the Associated Press and the New York Times, have called on NYPD to treat reporters with more respect.

Além do Cidadão Kane - Beyond Citizen Kane

Parte I

Brasil Beyond Citizen Kane - parte 1 / 4 from Fernando Boaglio on Vimeo.



Parte II

Brasil Beyond Citizen Kane - parte 2 / 4 from Fernando Boaglio on Vimeo.



Parte III

Brasil Beyond Citizen Kane - parte 3 / 4 from Fernando Boaglio on Vimeo.



Parte IV

Brasil Beyond Citizen Kane - parte 4 / 4 from Fernando Boaglio on Vimeo.



Beyond Citizen Kane (no Brasil, Muito Além do Cidadão Kane) é um documentário televisivo britânico de Simon Hartog produzido em 1993 para o Canal 4 do Reino Unido. A obra detalha a posição dominante da Rede Globo na sociedade brasileira, debatendo a influência do grupo, seu poder e suas relações políticas. O ex-presidente e fundador da Globo Roberto Marinho foi o principal alvo das críticas do documentário, sendo comparado a Charles Foster Kane, personagem criado em 1941 por Orson Welles para Cidadão Kane, um drama de ficção baseado na trajetória de William Randolph Hearst, magnata da comunicação nos Estados Unidos. Segundo o documentário, a Globo emprega a mesma manipulação grosseira de notícias para influenciar a opinião pública como fazia Kane no filme.

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querer dizer
não quer dizer
que dizer isto
o aquilo outro
do isto mesmo
é mesmo isto
que isto dito
o dizer isto
que diz aquilo
o aquilo dito
é mesmo isto?
ou isto mesmo?
o este aquilo
do isto outro
não quer dizer
que isto dito
se dista disto
ou fica nisto

o que quer dizer
querer dizer?

edito o dito
que já não dito

Raimundo Beato

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED"~a CLASSIC from BABA GIL SCOTT-HERON from jabari akhenamen on Vimeo.



You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.


The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
The revolution will not be televised.


The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.


There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be televised.


There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
brothers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.


Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be televised.


There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of hairy armed women
liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
The revolution will not be televised.


The revolution will not be right back after a message
About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a dove in your
bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution WILL put you in the driver's seat.


The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
will not be televised, will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
The revolution will be live.

Gil Scott Heron

Renegades of Funk - Rage Against the Machine

rage against the machine | renegades of funk from steven murashige on Vimeo.



No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now
No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now

We're the renegades of this atomic age
This atomic age of renegades
Renegades of this atomic age
This atomic age of renegades

Since the Prehistoric ages and the days of ancient Greece
Right down through the Middle Ages
Planet earth kept going through changes
And then no renaissance came, and times continued to change
Nothing stayed the same, but there were always renegades
Like Chief Sitting Bull, Tom Paine
Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X
They were renegades of their time and age
So many renegades

We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk

From a different solar system many many galaxies away
We are the force of another creation
A new musical revelation
And we're on this musical mission to help the others listen
And groove from land to land singin' electronic chants like
Zulu nation
Revelations
Destroy our nations
Destroy our nations
Destroy our nations
Destroy our nations
Destroy our nations
Destroy our nations

Now renegades are the people with their own philosophies
They change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
We're the renegades we're the people
With our own philosophies
We change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
C'mon
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk

Poppin', sockin', rockin' puttin' a side of hip-hop
Because where we're goin' there ain't no stoppin'
Poppin', sockin', puttin' a side of hip-hop
Because where we're goin' there ain't no stoppin'
Poppin', sockin', rockin' puttin' a side of hip-hop
'Cause we're poppin', sockin', rockin' puttin' a side of hip-hop
Poppin', sockin', rockin' puttin' a side of hip-hop

We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk
We're the renegades of funk

We're teachers of the funk
And not of empty popping
We're blessed with the force and the sight of electronics
With the bass, and the treble the horns and our vocals
'Cause everytime I pop into the beat we get fresh

There was a time when our music
Was something called the Bay Street beat
People would gather from all around
To get down to the big sound
You had to be a renegade in those days
To take a man to the dance floor

Say jam sucker
Say jam sucker
Say groove sucker
Say groove sucker
Say dance sucker
Say dance sucker
Now move sucker
Now move sucker

21 de dezembro de 2011

querer dizer

querer dizer
não quer dizer
que o dizer isto
que diz aquilo
é isto mesmo
que diz o dito
ou este aquilo
que diz o isto

edito o dito
que já não dito

o que quer dizer
o querer quisto?
o querer cristo crucificado
que quer querer
então maldito
não diz o dito

querer dizer
não é dizer
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o não dizer
é mais dizer
que o não já dito

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querer dizer
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é querer ser sem ter viver

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querer querer é ter querer
sem querer ser

querer viver
viver sem ser

querer viver
é não viver
querer morrer
não é morrer

viver viver
morrer morrer
viver morrer

Raimundo Beato

Suruba



Alexandre Dacosta - do livro tecnopoética

Luxo



Augusto de Campos

etc...

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de tanta incerta seta
só se acerta o incerto
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é tanta seta incerta
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Salvador Passos

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Alleged WikiLeaks Soldier's 1st Court Date

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Alleged WikiLeaks Soldier's 1st Court Date from Democracy Now! on Vimeo.



democracynow.org - Alleged U.S. Army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning is scheduled to make his first court appearance today after being held for more more than a year-and-a-half by the U.S. military. Manning is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified U.S. documents in history. For more, Democracy Now! talks to perhaps the nation's most famous whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, and go to Ft. Meade, Maryland for a brief update on a rally in support of Manning outside the base where he'll appear. Noting that the WikiLeaks revelations helped spark the Arab Spring and in turn the Occupy Wall Street movement, Ellsberg offers this qualified praise if Manning indeed committed the leak of which he stands accused: "The Time magazine cover gives protester--an anonymous protester--as ‘Person of the Year,’ but it's possible to put a face and a name to that picture. And the American face I would put on that is Private Bradley Manning."

Egyptian Military Kills 14 Protesters, Attacks Journalists In Brutal Tahrir Crackdown

Egyptian Military Kills 14 Protesters, Attacks Journalists In Brutal Tahrir Crackdown from Democracy Now! on Vimeo.



DemocracyNow.org - A new wave of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square began Friday when one of several hundred peaceful protesters staging a sit-in outside the parliament building was reportedly detained and beaten by troops. Up to 14 people have now been killed and hundreds injured over the last three days of clashes. A video uploaded Sunday on YouTube has circulated widely and provoked outrage at the extent of police brutality. It shows a young woman being dragged and beaten by military police. The top half of her body is bare, her blue bra exposed. Her abaya, or robe, has been ripped off and surrounds her upper body, showing that she was wearing a hijab. "When this [woman was beaten and disrobed] happened, there was probably much more video evidence of people being brutally beaten down, but they're not available because the Army -- right after that raid -- entered the offices of most media outlets surrounding the square and confiscated equipment,” says Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, reporting from Cairo. Kouddous says the military confiscated two of his cameras, and he also saw them take cameras from Al Jazeera reporters. “This was a clampdown on information, on trying to prevent these kinds of pictures from emerging." The police attacks have overshadowed the first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February.

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more reports from Egypt by Sharif Abdel Kouddous, visit democracynow.org/tabs/egypt

Egyptian Army Storm Tahrir Square

Egyptian Army Storm Tahrir Square from Tom Dale on Vimeo.



December 17th, a bit before midday.

The Egyptian Army violently break-up the sit-in in Tahrir Square.

Several journalists' cameras were confiscated and destroyed today. The army missed this one.

20 de dezembro de 2011

se eterno porque breve?

se eterno porque breve
mente torna
não eternamente entorna

se eterna porque brevemente
em torno do agora

a terna mente a esmo já retorna
não agora
mas na eterna idade do pra frente
entorna

eis que o toque
não exato
não entende
e se estende a mão do toque ausente
o pra sempre ausente do mais tarde

arde
em brasa
friamente

fria mente ausente

Salvador Passos

Port Shut Down - Bike Blockade

Swarm the Port! from Cantankerous Titles on Vimeo.



On December 12, 2011 hundreds of people showed up to shut down west coast ports as an act by the Occupy movement against the strength held in the wealth of the 1%. Bike Swarm, a modern and adapted version of Critical Mass, served a component in making this happen.

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West Coast Port Shutdown: Occupy Oakland (12/12/11)

West Coast Port Shutdown: Occupy Oakland (12/12/11) from Karl Baumann on Vimeo.



"On Monday, December 12, in response to police attacks on Occupy camps across the nation, the Occupy Movement effectively shut down sea ports up and down the West Coast, including in Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Longview, with partial shutdowns or support actions at Long Beach, San Diego, Hueneme (Ventura County), and Vancouver, B.C. The “Wall Street on the Waterfront” campaign targeted the ports as sites of the corporate and financial power of the 1 %, and were particularly directed at the investment banking giant Goldman Sachs and grain exporter EGT, which has been in conflict with the ILWU/Longshore workers for refusing to hire union dockworker."

Enxurrada de Letras




http://poro.redezero.org/

Comitês populares denunciam remoções forçadas nas cidades que vão receber a Copa

Comitês populares denunciam remoções forçadas nas cidades que vão receber a Copa
12/12/2011 - 14h40

Cidadania

Daniel Mello
Repórter da Agência Brasil

São Paulo – As obras de preparação para a Copa de 2014 e as Olimpíadas de 2016 já provocaram, pelo menos, 21 casos de remoção forçada de moradores em sete capitais, de acordo com o dossiê Megaeventos e Violações de Direitos Humanos no Brasil. O documento, divulgado hoje (12) pela Articulação Nacional de Comitês Populares da Copa, traz relatos de desalojamentos irregulares em Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo.

Os comitês populares são organizações formadas a partir da união de movimentos sociais, acadêmicos e organizações políticas para fiscalizar e denunciarse abusos e ilegalidades relacionados aos megaeventos esportivos que o Brasil vai receber nos próximos anos.

Segundo o relatório, as ações de desocupação de comunidades e famílias são marcadas pela arbitrariedade. “São aplicadas estratégias de guerra e perseguição, como a marcação de casas a tinta, sem esclarecimentos, invasão de domicílios sem mandados judiciais, apropriação indevida e destruição de bens móveis”. O dossiê estima que até 170 mil pessoas possam ser removidas para dar espaço a empreendimentos de infraestrutura ligados aos eventos esportivos.

Na capital paulista, o levantamento destaca a construção do Parque Linear Várzeas do Tietê, que prevê a abertura de uma avenida entre o Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos e o futuro estádio do Corinthians, em Itaquera (zona leste), arena que abrigará a partida de abertura do Mundial de 2014. De acordo com o documento, mais de 4 mil famílias já foram removidas do local “sem serem consultadas sobre a implantação do parque e sem saber para onde iriam”. Ainda segundo o relatório, na mesma região, mais 6 mil famílias vivem na expectativa de também ter de deixar as casas.

Os depoimentos colhidos pelo comitê popular acusam a Polícia Militar e a Guarda Civil Metropolitana de usar força excessiva para expulsar moradores da Chácara Três Meninas, área contígua ao parque, sem aviso prévio.

Também na zona leste paulistana, o relatório denuncia o despejo em curso de 2 mil moradores da Favela do Jardim São Francisco. “A população reclama que não há mandado judicial, que não foi incluída em programas habitacionais e que os lotes são legais em virtude do fato de terem direito à concessão de uso especial para moradia”, destaca o texto.

O desalojamento da comunidade está relacionado, de acordo com o relatório, a um projeto de urbanização previsto para ser concluído em 2020. Além disso, a favela também está na região onde será construída o Complexo Viário Jacu-Pêssego, que vai ligar o Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos ao Porto de Santos.

No Jardim Paraná, zona norte da capital, o dossiê alerta para o risco de mil das 9 mil famílias que ocupam a área desde 1994 serem removidas para a construção do Trecho Norte do Rodoanel. O documento destaca, no entanto, que “nenhum morador recebeu intimação ou algum comunicado oficial sobre as obras”.

Em nota, a Polícia Militar (PM) de São Paulo rebateu a acusação e garantiu que não participou da remoção de famílias na Chácara Três Meninas. De acordo com a nota, PMs participaram apenas de uma ação de reintegração de posse no Jardim Pantanal, em 2009. A Secretaria Municipal de Segurança Urbana está aguardando informações da subprefeitura responsável pela área onde teriam ocorrido as supostas desapropriações denunciadas no dossiê dos comitês populares. A Guarda Civil Metropolitana alegou que os agentes apenas dão suporte às operações da Polícia Militar.

Edição: Vinicius Doria

http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/noticia/2011-12-12/comites-populares-denunciam-remocoes-forcadas-nas-cidades-que-vao-receber-copa

15 de dezembro de 2011

The Shock Doctrine / Doutrina do Choque

A Doutrina do Choque from Muito Aterrorizado on Vimeo.

An Open Letter from America's Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports

We are the front-line workers who haul container rigs full of imported and exported goods to and from the docks and warehouses every day.

We have been elected by committees of our co-workers at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Tacoma, New York and New Jersey to tell our collective story. We have accepted the honor to speak up for our brothers and sisters about our working conditions despite the risk of retaliation we face. One of us is a mother, the rest of us fathers. Between the five of us we have 11children and one more baby on the way. We have a combined 46 years of experience driving cargo from our shores for America’s stores.

We are inspired that a non-violent democratic movement that insists on basic economic fairness is capturing the hearts and minds of so many working people. Thank you “99 Percenters” for hearing our call for justice. We are humbled and overwhelmed by recent attention. Normally we are invisible.

Today’s demonstrations will impact us. While we cannot officially speak for every worker who shares our occupation, we can use this opportunity to reveal what it’s like to walk a day in our shoes for the 110,000 of us in America whose job it is to be a port truck driver. It may be tempting for media to ask questions about whether we support a shutdown, but there are no easy answers. Instead, we ask you, are you willing to listen and learn why a one-word response is impossible?

We love being behind the wheel. We are proud of the work we do to keep America’s economy moving. But we feel humiliated when we receive paychecks that suggest we work part time at a fast-food counter. Especially when we work an average of 60 or more hours a week, away from our families.

There is so much at stake in our industry. It is one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations. We don’t think truck driving should be a dead-end road in America. It should be a good job with a middle-class paycheck like it used to be decades ago.

We desperately want to drive clean and safe vehicles. Rigs that do not fill our lungs with deadly toxins, or dirty the air in the communities we haul in.

Poverty and pollution are like a plague at the ports. Our economic conditions are what led to the environmental crisis.

You, the public, have paid a severe price along with us.

Why? Just like Wall Street doesn’t have to abide by rules, our industry isn’t bound to regulation. So the market is run by con artists. The companies we work for call us independent contractors, as if we were our own bosses, but they boss us around. We receive Third World wages and drive sweatshops on wheels. We cannot negotiate our rates. (Usually we are not allowed to even see them.) We are paid by the load, not by the hour. So when we sit in those long lines at the terminals, or if we are stuck in traffic, we become volunteers who basically donate our time to the trucking and shipping companies. That’s the nice way to put it. We have all heard the words “modern-day slaves” at the lunch stops.

There are no restrooms for drivers. We keep empty bottles in our cabs. Plastic bags too. We feel like dogs. An Oakland driver was recently banned from the terminal because he was spied relieving himself behind a container. Neither the port, nor the terminal operators or anyone in the industry thinks it is their responsibility to provide humane and hygienic facilities for us. It is absolutely horrible for drivers who are women, who risk infection when they try to hold it until they can find a place to go.

The companies demand we cut corners to compete. It makes our roads less safe. When we try to blow the whistle about skipped inspections, faulty equipment, or falsified logs, then we are “starved out.” That means we are either fired outright, or more likely, we never get dispatched to haul a load again.

It may be difficult to comprehend the complex issues and nature of our employment. For us too. When businesses disguise workers like us as contractors, the Department of Labor calls it misclassification. We call it illegal. Those who profit from global trade and goods movement are getting away with it because everyone is doing it. One journalist took the time to talk to us this week and she explains it very well to outsiders. We hope you will read the enclosed article “How Goldman Sachs and Other Companies Exploit Port Truck Drivers.”

But the short answer to the question: Why are companies like SSA Marine, the Seattle-based global terminal operator that runs one of the West Coast’s major trucking carriers, Shippers’ Transport Express, doing this? Why would mega-rich Maersk, a huge Danish shipping and trucking conglomerate that wants to drill for more oil with Exxon Mobil in the Gulf Coast conduct business this way too?

To cheat on taxes, drive down business costs, and deny us the right to belong to a union, that’s why.

The typical arrangement works like this: Everything comes out of our pockets or is deducted from our paychecks. The truck or lease, fuel, insurance, registration, you name it. Our employers do not have to pay the costs of meeting emissions-compliant regulations; that is our financial burden to bear. Clean trucks cost about four to five times more than what we take home in a year. A few of us haul our company’s trucks for a tiny fraction of what the shippers pay per load instead of an hourly wage. They still call us independent owner-operators and give us a 1099 rather than a W-2.

We have never recovered from losing our basic rights as employees in America. Every year it literally goes from bad to worse to the unimaginable. We were ground zero for the government’s first major experiment into letting big business call the shots. Since it worked so well for the CEOs in transportation, why not the mortgage and banking industry too?

Even the few of us who are hired as legitimate employees are routinely denied our legal rights under this system. Just ask our co-workers who haul clothing brands like Guess?, Under Armour, and Ralph Lauren’s Polo. The carrier they work for in Los Angeles is called Toll Group and is headquartered in Australia. At the busiest time of the holiday shopping season, 26 drivers were axed after wearing Teamster T-shirts to work. They were protesting the lack of access to clean, indoor restrooms with running water. The company hired an anti-union consultant to intimidate the drivers. Down Under, the same company bargains with 12,000 of our counterparts in good faith.

Despite our great hardships, many of us cannot — or refuse to, as some of the most well-intentioned suggest — “just quit.” First, we want to work and do not have a safety net. Many of us are tied to one-sided leases. But more importantly, why should we have to leave? Truck driving is what we do, and we do it well.

We are the skilled, specially-licensed professionals who guarantee that Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart are all stocked with just-in-time delivery for consumers. Take a look at all the stuff in your house. The things you see advertised on TV. Chances are a port truck driver brought that special holiday gift to the store you bought it.

We would rather stick together and transform our industry from within. We deserve to be fairly rewarded and valued. That is why we have united to stage convoys, park our trucks, marched on the boss, and even shut down these ports.

It’s like our hero Dutch Prior, a Shipper’s/SSA Marine driver, told CBS Early Morning this month: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

The more underwater we are, the more our restlessness grows. We are being thoughtful about how best to organize ourselves and do what is needed to win dignity, respect, and justice.

Nowadays greedy corporations are treated as “people” while the politicians they bankroll cast union members who try to improve their workplaces as “thugs.”

But we believe in the power and potential behind a truly united 99%. We admire the strength and perseverance of the longshoremen. We are fighting like mad to overcome our exploitation, so please, stick by us long after December 12. Our friends in the Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports created a pledge you can sign to support us here.

We drivers have a saying, “We may not have a union yet, but no one can stop us from acting like one.”

The brothers and sisters of the Teamsters have our backs. They help us make our voices heard. But we need your help too so we can achieve the day where we raise our fists and together declare: “No one could stop us from forming a union.”

Thank you.

In solidarity,

Leonardo Mejia
SSA Marine/Shippers Transport Express
Port of Long Beach
10-year driver

Yemane Berhane
Ports of Seattle & Tacoma
6-year port driver

Xiomara Perez
Toll Group
Port of Los Angeles
8-year driver

Abdul Khan
Port of Oakland
7-year port driver

Ramiro Gotay
Ports of New York & New Jersey
15-year port driver

http://occupywallst.org/article/open-letter-americas-port-truck-drivers-occupy-por/

http://cleanandsafeports.org/blog/2011/12/12/an-open-letter-from-america%E2%80%99s-port-truck-drivers-on-occupy-the-ports/

Arquitetura da Desorientação

ARQUITETURA DA DESORIENTAÇÃO from LUTHER BLISSETT on Vimeo.

Chimes of Freedom

Chimes of freedom 1 from BobbyLeong on Vimeo.



Chimes of Freedom

Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden while the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin' rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an' forsaked
Tolling for the outcast, burnin' constantly at stake
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
An' the unpawned painter behind his rightful time
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for-granted situations
Tolling for the deaf an' blind, tolling for the mute
For the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chased an' cheated by pursuit
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a cloud's white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An' the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
An' for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse
An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.



SINOS DA LIBERDADE

Bem depois do por do sol, antes do badalar pungente da meia noite
Nos atiramos pelo umbral da porta em meio a trovões que desabavam
Enquanto os sinos majestosos dos raios lançavam sombras nos sons
Como se fossem os sinos da liberdade cintilando
Cintilando pelos guerreiros cuja força está em não lutar
Cintilando pelos refugiados em seu caminho indefeso de fuga
E para cada soldado oprimido naquela noite
Olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.

Na fornalha derretida da cidade, olhamos inesperadamente
Rostos ocultos, as paredes como que querendo nos esmagar,
Enquanto o eco dos carrilhões confrontado com a chuva que assoviava
Dissolvia-se no som dos sinos dos relâmpagos
Os sinos dobravam para os rebeldes, dobravam para os torturados
Para os infelizes, abandonados e desamparados
Dobravam para os párias, sempre queimados na fogueira.
E olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.

Pelo martelar místico e louco da tempestade selvagem
O céu chicoteava seus poemas em maravilha pura
Que o som dos carrilhões das igrejas sumia longe na brisa
Deixando apenas os sinos dos trovões e relâmpagos
Os sinos dobravam para os gentis, dobravam para os bondosos
Para os guardiões e protetores das mentes
E para o pintor independente que sobrevive além de seu tempo
E olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.

Por toda a noite, qual igreja selvagem, a chuva descortinava histórias
Para os seres deslocados, sem rosto e sem agasalho
Os sinos dobravam para as bocas sem lugar para serem ouvidas,
Sempre inferiorizadas com essa situação assumida
Os sinos dobravam para os surdos e cegos, dobravam para os mudos,
Dobravam para os mal tratados, mães solitárias e prostitutas
Para os proscritos, caçados e derrotados pela captura.
E olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.
Apesar de uma cortina branca de nuvens brilhar ao longe
E do nevoeiro hipnótico ir subindo lentamente,
As luzes dos raios eram como flechas, disparadas para todos, menos para aqueles
Condenados a vagar ou então, até disso, impedidos.
Os sinos dobravam para os que procuram algo, em sua trilha silenciosa
Para os amantes de coração solitário com suas histórias muito pessoais
E para cada alma gentil e inofensiva, deslocada em uma cela.
E olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.

Olhos brilhando e sorrindo, lembro de como ficamos parados
Sem sentir o passar do tempo, que para nós ficou congelado
Ao escutarmos ainda uma vez mais, ao darmos uma última olhada
Tomados pela emoção, nó na garganta, até o fim do soar dos sinos
Que dobravam para os feridos sem quem cuide de suas chagas
Para os incontáveis acusados,
E para cada pessoa impedida em todo este vasto mundo
E olhamos, maravilhados, o cintilar dos sinos da liberdade.

13 de dezembro de 2011

Occupy Protesters Shut Down Major West Coast Ports, Targeting Goldman Sachs



The Occupy Wall Street movement moved from the streets to the docks on Monday with a series of actions along the West Coast, including San Diego, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Portland, Tacoma, Longview, Seattle, Bellingham, Anchorage and Vancouver. Many actions led to confrontations with police, resulting in scores of arrests, and in some cases, the use of pepper spray and flash grenades on demonstrators. Several ports were forced to temporarily cease operations, with terminals in Portland and Seattle completely shut down. In Oakland, an evening march to the port was led by Scott Olsen, the Marine Corps veteran struck in the head in October allegedly by a police projectile. For more, we are joined by Jorge Gonzalez of Iraq Veterans Against the War. "I see the struggle that’s going on with the port workers and the truck drivers down in Seattle and across the West Coast," Gonzalez says, who was pepper-sprayed on Monday while taking part in the Seattle protest. "They deal with the same issues, like mental health, homelessness. Veterans, they see themselves connected with all these issues." We also speak with Anthony Leviege, a dockworker at the Oakland port and member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Portland Oregon Press Release West Coast Ports Closed Down

Occupy Long Beach Port Shutdown

Occupy Long Beach Port Shutdown (KTLA)



Occupy Long Beach Port Shutdown (CBS)



Occupy Long Beach Port Shutdown (ABC)




Occupy Long Beach Port Shutdown (FOX)

Occupy Portland Port Shutdown Begins (KGW)

Occupy Oakland: Port Shutdown II Begins (ABC)

Port Shut Down - Occupy Strikes Back

12 de dezembro de 2011

Post Poema

O ANTEONTEM – não do tempo mas de mim –

Sorri sem jeito

E fica nos arredores do que vai acontecer

Como menino que pela primeira vez põe calça

[comprida.



Não se trata de ilusão, queixa ou lamento,

Trata-se de substituir o lado pelo centro.

O que é da pedra também pode ser do ar.

O que é da caveira pertence ao corpo.

Não se trata de ser ou não ser,

Trata-se de ser e não ser.

Murilo Mendes

10 de dezembro de 2011

A Chuva

A chuva eu ouço, imóvel
Cai ela como uma memória
de uma realidade intangível
na telha da minha historia

Pela janela dos meus olhos
do abrigo da minha mente
brotam gotas de orvalho
regam dor à minha frente

O trabalho, abominável,
tédio surdo imenso
é miragem inalcançável
areia que escorre no tempo

Ah!, interminável chuva
desaba em trajetória irregular
Me faz como tuas gotas
rota imprecisa, morte a esperar

Tomás Mais

O Haver

O Haver

Resta, acima de tudo, essa capacidade de ternura
Essa intimidade perfeita com o silêncio
Resta essa voz íntima pedindo perdão por tudo
- Perdoai-os! porque eles não têm culpa de ter nascido...

Resta esse antigo respeito pela noite, esse falar baixo
Essa mão que tateia antes de ter, esse medo
De ferir tocando, essa forte mão de homem
Cheia de mansidão para com tudo quanto existe.

Resta essa imobilidade, essa economia de gestos
Essa inércia cada vez maior diante do Infinito
Essa gagueira infantil de quem quer exprimir o inexprimível
Essa irredutível recusa à poesia não vivida.

Resta essa comunhão com os sons, esse sentimento
Da matéria em repouso, essa angústia da simultaneidade
Do tempo, essa lenta decomposição poética
Em busca de uma só vida, uma só morte, um só Vinicius.

Resta esse coração queimando como um círio
Numa catedral em ruínas, essa tristeza
Diante do cotidiano; ou essa súbita alegria
Ao ouvir passos na noite que se perdem sem história.

Resta essa vontade de chorar diante da beleza
Essa cólera em face da injustiça e o mal-entendido
Essa imensa piedade de si mesmo, essa imensa
Piedade de si mesmo e de sua força inútil.

Resta esse sentimento de infância subitamente desentranhado
De pequenos absurdos, essa capacidade
De rir à toa, esse ridículo desejo de ser útil
E essa coragem para comprometer-se sem necessidade.

Resta essa distração, essa disponibilidade, essa vagueza
De quem sabe que tudo já foi como será no vir-a-ser
E ao mesmo tempo essa vontade de servir, essa
Contemporaneidade com o amanhã dos que não tiveram ontem nem hoje.

Resta essa faculdade incoercível de sonhar
De transfigurar a realidade, dentro dessa incapacidade
De aceitá-la tal como é, e essa visão
Ampla dos acontecimentos, e essa impressionante

E desnecessária presciência, e essa memória anterior
De mundos inexistentes, e esse heroísmo
Estático, e essa pequenina luz indecifrável
A que às vezes os poetas dão o nome de esperança.

Resta esse desejo de sentir-se igual a todos
De refletir-se em olhares sem curiosidade e sem memória
Resta essa pobreza intrínseca, essa vaidade
De não querer ser príncipe senão do seu reino.

Resta esse diálogo cotidiano com a morte, essa curiosidade
Pelo momento a vir, quando, apressada
Ela virá me entreabrir a porta como uma velha amante
Mas recuará em véus ao ver-me junto à bem-amada...

Resta esse constante esforço para caminhar dentro do labirinto
Esse eterno levantar-se depois de cada queda
Essa busca de equilíbrio no fio da navalha
Essa terrível coragem diante do grande medo, e esse medo
Infantil de ter pequenas coragens.

Vinicius de Moraes

8 de dezembro de 2011

OCCUPY! Our Homes! Our Communities! REVOLUTION!



Occupy protesters across the country are reclaiming foreclosed homes and boarded-up properties, signaling a tactical shift for the movement against wealth inequality.

Groups in more than 25 cities held protests Tuesday on behalf of homeowners facing evictions.

Seattle has become a leader in the anti-foreclosure movement as protesters took over a formerly boarded-up duplex last month. They painted the bare wood sidings with green, black and red paint, and strung up a banner that says "Occupy Everything - No Banks No Landlords."

How the Spainish Fought Foreclosures Long Before #OccupyOurHomes



At the December 6, 2011 Occupy Our Homes action in East New York, Brooklyn, WNV's Nathan Schneider talks with Monica Lopez, a journalist from Spain who was part of the May 15 movement and has been at Occupy Wall Street since the beginning. She explains a bit about how the Spanish movement has been fighting foreclosures through direct action similar to what is only now beginning in the Occupy movement in the United States.

http://redanarcoutopistalibre.blogspot.com/2011/08/ayuda-tu-vecino-stop-desahucios.html

Occupy Ninjas Take Manhattan



Coming soon to a bank near you...

Homeless Family Occupies Family-less Home

Fora de sí



eu fico louco
eu fico fora de si
eu fica assim
eu fica fora de mim

eu fico um pouco
depois eu saio daqui
eu vai embora
eu fico fora de si

eu fico oco
eu fica bem assim
eu fico sem ninguém em mim

Arnaldo Antunes

6 de dezembro de 2011

Occupy Our Homes / Ouccupy Wall Street Goes Home

#OCCUPYOURHOMES #DECEMBER6TH #D6- "Homeowners Speak Out" - Mimi Pierre Johnson & Jean Sassine from Rhodes Pictures on Vimeo.




Occupy Our Homes from Housing is a Human Right on Vimeo.



On December 6th Occupy Wall Street will join in solidarity with a Brooklyn community to re-occupy a foreclosed home. The day of action marks a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need. The banks got bailed out, but our families are getting kicked out. The fight to reclaim democracy from the banks is growing from Wall Street to Main Street.

The NYC foreclosure tour and home re-occupation is part of a big national day of action on Dec. 6 that will focus on the foreclosure crisis and protest fraudulent lending practices, corrupt securitization, and illegal evictions by banks. The Occupy movement actions, including eviction defense at foreclosed properties, takeovers of vacant properties by homeless families, and foreclosure action disruptions, will take place in more than 25 cities across the country.

Millions of Americans have lost their homes in the Wall Street recession and one in four homeowners are currently underwater on their mortgages. The 99% is bearing the brunt of a crisis caused by Wall Street and big banks.

That's why, all across the country, Americans have begun standing up to the banks that are trying to evict them. It's already happened in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and cities and towns across the country. Now, it's happening in Brooklyn. Soon, it will be happening everywhere.

Wall Street and the big banks are making record profits while most Americans are struggling to stay in their homes. They break the law with impunity, but millions of us get served with eviction. They make trillions and get bailouts, while we face record unemployment and record debt.

No more! Our system has been serving Wall Street, big banks, and the one percent.

We are the 99%. We are reclaiming our democracy.
And we are reclaiming our homes.


No dia 6 de dezembro Occupy Wall Street irá juntar-se em solidariedade com uma comunidade Brooklyn para re-ocupar as casas que foram retomadas pelos bancos. O dia de ação nacional marca um pontapé inicial para uma nova forma de intervensão por parte do movimento Occupy: a liberação das casas retomadas pelos bancos para aqueles que precisam. Os bancos foram socorridos pelo governo, mas as famílias estão sendo expulsas das casas pelos bancos. A luta para recuperar a democracia está crescendo de Wall Street para Main Street.

A turnê de re-ocupação das casas que foram tomadas das famílias pelos bancos é parte de um grande dia nacional de ação em 6 de dezembro, que busca deixar evidente que as práticas de retomada das casas por parte dos bancos é um processo injusto e marcado por práticas de empréstimos fraudulentos, a securitização fraudulenta, e despejos ilegais por parte dos bancos. As ações do movimento Occupy, incluindo a defesa das famílias que foram despejadas de propriedades hipotecadas, a ocupação de imóveis vagos por famílias sem-teto, e as interrupções de ações de despejo, terá lugar em mais de 25 cidades de todo o país.

Milhões de americanos perderam suas casas na recessão de Wall Street e um em cada quatro proprietários de imóveis estão tendo problemas com o pagamento de suas hipotecas. Os 99% estão arcando com o ônus de uma crise provocada por Wall Street e pelos grandes bancos.

É por isso que, em todo o país, os americanos começaram a levantar-se contra os bancos que estão tentando expulsá-los. Este tipo de ação já está acontendo em Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Minneapolis, e cidades em todo o país. A re-ocupação das casas pelas famílias sem teto chegou ao Brooklyn. Em breve estará acontecendo em toda parte.

Wall Street e os grandes bancos estão tendo lucros recordes, enquanto a maioria dos americanos está lutando para permanecer em suas casas. Eles quebram a lei com impunidade, no entanto quem esta sendo punido somos nós, os 99%, que estão sendo despejados de suas casas. Eles são resgatados pelo governo que coloca trilhões a sua disposição, os 99% por sua vez enfrentam o desemprego recorde e a dívida recorde.

Não queremos mais isso! Nosso sistema econômico tem servido unicamente ao pessoal de Wall Street, os grandes bancos, e um por cento.

Nós somos a 99%. Estamos lutando para recurperar nossa democracia. Estamos lutando para recuperar nossas casas.


http://occupywallst.org/article/occupy-wall-street-goes-home/

December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown

West Coast Port Blockade

5 de dezembro de 2011

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novo amanhecer

árvore ser
a manhã ser

Raimundo Beato

Il ministro si commuove - Ministra da Itália chora ao dar noticia de corte no orçamento social




Il ministro del Welfare Elsa Fornero si commuove durante la conferenza stampa di presentazione della manovra. Il ministro non termina la frase che si riferiva ai sacrifici chiesti sul versante della deindicizzazione delle pensione. Sulla parola "sacrifici" si blocca e si scioglie in lacrime. A togliere il minisro Fornero dall'imbarazzo e' lo stesso premier Mario Monti, che prende la parola per continuare l'illustrazione delle misure previdenziali. Lo fa con grande disinvoltura e padronanza della materia ma poi si rivolge alla Fornero e aggiunge: "commuoviti ma correggimi".

Ministra do Trabalho italiana, Elsa Fornero, não consegue conter o choro ao explicar a parte do arrocho de 30 bilhões de euros anunciado neste domingo pelo primeiro ministro Mário Monti, que penalizará fortemente o sistema previdenciário do país. Idade mínima de aposentadoria foi elevada para 62 anos no caso das mulheres e 66 anos para os homens. Até 2018, a idade única será de 66 anos. A antecipação de pedidos de aposentadoria até lá exigirá um mínimo de 41 anos de contribuição para mulheres e de 42, no caso dos homens. Pensões acima de 936 euros foram congeladas; aquelas abaixo desse valor serão corrigidas apenas parcialmente. Trata-se de um arrocho de sangue sobre as gerações mais velhas, que congela e corrói o amparo social justamente quando mais se necessita dele na curva final da vida, uma ruptura de valores e laços compartilhados que desmantela as bases do Estado do Bem-Estar Social pelo qual muitos dos que agora estão sendo descartados lutaram. Na cena asséptica e pastosa da solenidade montada para vestir de fatalidade contábil aquilo que é uma expropriação de renda em benefício dos rentistas, Elsa Fornero destoou. Em lágrimas, não conseguiu concluir o raciocínio justificatório para a palavra 'sacrifício'. Precisou interromper a explicação sobre os detalhes do pacote sendo substituída então por Monti, o tecnocrata elegante, na verdade um bloco granítico e calculista a serviço dos mercados, explicitamente reconhecido como um interventor deles no Estado italiano. Veja a cena, expressiva da tensão gerada pelo desmonte do Estado do Bem-Estar Social numa União Européia em que a sobrevivência, ou a derrocada final, da moeda única será decidida esta semana, na reunião de cúpula de Bruxelas, nesta 6ª feira.

2 de dezembro de 2011

Occuprint




http://occuprint.org

Maggie's Farm - Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine: Maggie's Farm from Ninja Libre on Vimeo.



Cover by Rage Against the Machine with film footage from Sergei Eisenstein's 1931 film 'Que Viva Mexico' showing the oppressive and exploitative feudal agricultural conditions under dictator Porfirio Diaz's regime which lasted until 1910 and the present day maltreatment of the native indigenous populations in Mexico.

Maggie's Farm

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
Well, I wake in the morning,
Fold my hands and pray for rain.
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane.
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor.
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.
Well, he hands you a nickel,
He hands you a dime,
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time,
Then he fines you every time you slam the door.
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.
Well, he puts his cigar
Out in your face just for kicks.
His bedroom window
It is made out of bricks.
The National Guard stands around his door.
Ah, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.
Well, she talks to all the servants
About man and God and law.
Everybody says
She's the brains behind pa.
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's fifty-four.
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am,
But everybody wants you
To be just like them.
They say sing while you slave and I just get bored.
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

Lyrics Bob Dylan

Love Minus Zero

BOB DYLAN - Love Minus Zero/No Limit from Miguel Angel on Vimeo.



My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn't have to say she's faithful
Yet she's true like ice like fire
People carry roses
And make promises by the hours
My love she laughs like the flowers
Valentines can't buy her

In the dime stores and bus stations
People talk of situations
Read books repeat quotations
Draw conclusions on the wall
Some speak of the future
My love she speaks softly
She knows there's no success like failure
And that failure's no success at all

The cloak and dagger dangles
Madams light the candles
In ceremonies of the horsemen
Even the pawn must hold a grudge
Statues made of matchsticks
Crumble into one another
My love winks she does not bother
She nows too much to argue or to judge

The bridge at midnight trembles
The country doctor rambles
Banker's nieces seek perfection
Expecting all the gifts that wisemen bring
The wind howls like a hammer
The night blows rainy
My love she's like some raven
At my window with a broken wing

Bob Dylan