Tag Archives | Not buying it | The need for disobedience

Jonathan Woolson | Facing truth

These are our choices, that we choose to continue, …and the results of our choices, that we make every day…   …and the fragmented limbs and bodies of South Sudanese, Syrian, Israeli, and Gazan children, …and the Right of Return is ground into the pulverized dust of Palestine’s concrete and bricks, …and the hungry multitudes left behind by the “free market,” …and the energy-hungry multitudes of house lights and street […]

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Paul R. Davis | Scream the Beloved World

Open your mouth and scream! Scream for the warmth of the sun, scream for the oceans’ water, scream for the air you breathe. Scream against all the futile wars, scream for the fallen young, scream against the profiteers. Scream against the ones who make the laws we cannot live by. Scream for the Founding Fathers twisting in their graves. Scream for Gaza, Scream for Sudan, Scream for the bleeding Balkans, […]

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Rose Wood | St. Jessica: Protector of Skinny Schoolgirls

THAT HURRICANE SEPTEMBER had started like every school day of every school year of our lives: Mom rousting Julian and me by breezing into our upstairs bedroom singing “Rise and shine,” a phrase that was all the more annoying because of her good cheer. She’d slide open the louvered doors of our closet and pull out clothes, hold them up briefly for our approval, then order us out of bed […]

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Holly Guran | It says

  new   young it says    very bright beauty and logo brand    wear it let it show be labeled new    young   it says   dark    shiny newly polished upholstery smell still fresh outgassing plastic   it says Sears Walmart Disney   it says sewing machines lined up      dead gray with ash factory floor fading shades like dirty snow   it says locked in it says smoke    bodies gray stretchers carried out […]

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