Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dia de los Muertos

keeping time finger snapping to setting sun ritual west camped at burning edge of high desert plateau twi-light reflects red-gold-yellow mother Lynx her cub a paced trot behind through this tall sage my eyes are surprised I coax Baby dog … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Who am I in America? Brown heart – White skin makes it hard to blend well in almost any circle Too white for most Chicanos White people just call me militant Because I don’t think it’s too much to ask … Continue reading

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Press Conference at East LA Sheriff

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Who Discovered America?

yo !  Cantinflas who discovered amerika ? nobody we never reported it missing until the theft and violence was visited/heaped upon us we have always been here on the back of Crocodile Island in the Heart of Quetzalcoatl as Eagle … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

in a previous private lifetime on the banks of the Lake of Dreams treading desperate waters drowning in the colorful abyss of reward and punishment Pavlov’s dog of a life from the shear weight of my own careless need to … Continue reading

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Endependence Day: Ending the Illusion

                    Instead of the usual 16th of September celebrated in most Mexican American communities, MEChA students at California State University at Northridge hold an “Endependence Day.” The event has the blaring … Continue reading

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Dishonored Icon, Images From Tierra Amarilla

                        Driving into Tierra Amarilla I see the familiar image on the left hand side of the road. The image, un guerrero who resembles Emiliano Zapata, Mexican Revolution. The … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

when asked, holy cow Coyote what is the meaning of life?” Coyote rubbed his belly button, took a hop, skip and a jump and replied: “ah yes, the age old question, how come chickens don’t have any lips, can now … Continue reading

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Chicano Batman at CaminArte en Boyle Heights

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Las Cafeteras CD Release at CaminArte in Boyle Heights

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Ocean Song Kiva

Arizona sand burns the bare feet sand stings the naked skin there is no sign of rain the sea creatures suffer from a draught of compassion the Water is not safe to drink Kiva sand circle pit is the womb … Continue reading

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Lowrider Memories

Blast from the past memorias de los dias when I would cruise Spaña’s main drag, from the sonic on Fairview to the sonic in San Pedro. Lowriders bumper to bumper. 13 inch supres, occasional 14s occasional 14 Mcklain wired rim. … Continue reading

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Palabra: ¡Ban This!

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Noche de Sin Verguenzas at Corazon del Pueblo (9/19/12)

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Karina Oliva reads Untouchable Reprieve at ¡Ban This! (9/11/12)

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Deadlee reads Raspados Don Manuel at ¡Ban This! (9/11/12)

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Art Meza reads My First Love at ¡Ban This! (9/11/12)

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Santino J. Rivera reads Librarian’s Creed at ¡Ban This! (9/11/12)

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The Difference Between a Political and Pedagogical Judgments: White Lies and What’s to be Done?

When I was a kid there was what we used to call white lies.  You distinguished them from lies that were untrue. You told white lies because you did not want to reveal a secret or hurt someone’s feelings. Children … Continue reading

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Driving Through the Fog

believe it or not there is another poem coming on another poem he says another poem… and FLOC* people still fight the grower and the union hall is emptied and the beer was good and the music was good and … Continue reading

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