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Pablo Neruda: Oda a las nubes (Ode to clouds)

you are the celestial girls,
silk in the sun, white blooms,
the sky’s youth

October 7, 2022 · 3 Comments

Pablo Neruda: Ode to the Book (II) translated by Wally Swist

stone by stone
the castle of humanity rising

September 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Video: Tower

This animated documentary from director Nádia Mangolini mines the memories the four Gomes da Silva siblings whose father went missing and whose mother was imprisoned in a tower during a period oppressive dictatorship in Brazil.

July 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies: Why Aren’t People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World?

Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pablo Neruda: I’m explaining a few things

Treacherous
generals:
see my dead house,
look at broken Spain

August 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

James A. Lucas: US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Andy Piascik: Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free?

On September 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans solemnly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s 9/11 terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973 that the Chilean … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Andy Piascik: Democracy, Socialism and Counterrevolution in Latin America

Recent developments in Latin America continue that region’s remarkable surge toward democracy and socialism and away from the clutches of US imperialism. Left parties have won recent presidential elections in … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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