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It’s exhilarating to see this #zine project finally come to life after starting it over a year ago, my longest piece yet (36 pages)! Last May i joined the freedom archives in conducting interviews for a film that will document the xican@ movement in Colorado in the 1960s and 70s and government repression of it. After months of interviews, writing and contemplating I put together a piece of literature that tells a part of the story of Colorado resistance inspired by the many voices I was blessed to hear. This is the best part: cutting, glueing, and assembling it all on paper. Gracias diosas. 🙏🏽 #Colorado #chicanohistory #zines #simbolosderesistencia

Introspective Fiction Story – FREEDOM – a Romance

Introspective Fiction Story – FREEDOM – a Romance

Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: FREEDOM – a Lazy Story.

Link to my original post in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal:…

A Short Story

From my Creative Writing Archives:

FREEDOM is a Story from COCKTAIL – my anthology of short stories about relationships.

FREEDOM is one of my “Lazy Mumbai Stories”.

One morning – almost 15…

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Embers - Young Galaxy


“We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.”
- Maya Angelou

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Mike Oldfield - To Be Free (& Tubular Bells III), New First Beginning Poetry, & Hahn-Mu

This video / song really got to me, for some reason today, and in combination with my desire to change myself and others, against perhaps wisdom and truth, I thought it might help someone else see things slightly differently, better, or perhaps even in a much more peaceful, happy, far-looking perspective / vision / perception. In any case, I am very glad indeed that I found this song (thanks to radio!). I hope everyone in the world has a peaceful, loving, and free weekend, year ahead, and beyond!

“You find yourself alone, sometimes Without a home, no protection You don’t know which way to go You’re lost, no direction Suddenly, out of the blue Some kind of magic comes to you You don’t know how, you don’t know why But someday, gonna take off, fly (wish, make a wish) My wish would be…To be free To be wild And to… be Just like a child And if I get lost I really don’t mind Cos I’m me Doing just fine You’re out in the cold, sometimes As far as you can see, misty And you want to run, into the sun The road is lost, sandshifty (then) Suddenly, out of the blue Some kind of magic pushes you through You don’t know when, how or why But someday, gonna take off and fly And if I had a wish, my wish would be…To be free To be wild And to be Just like a child And if I get lost I really don’t mind Cos I’m me Doing just fine To be free To be wild And to be Just like a child And if I get lost I really don’t mind Cos I’m me Doing just fine To be free To be wild And to be Just like a child And if I get lost I really don’t mind Cos I’m me Doing just fine Just like a child”via AskLyrics

*****The Fool, Beginning, Adventure, Hero, Self Becoming
Dream Of Star Raven Fantasy Empress LoverBegin Always Again And Again And Again
Tears fall like rain, sweet
Breaking the bonds that separate
Imagine peace and an end to violence
Peace in your minds, on earth, in your houses
Love and giving always to your secret inner Self
Swimming in the seas of dreams and oceans of future
Saved from drowning when you most need help
Men and women on a boat that sail across worlds
A great ship that can go where men alone cannot

We catch a leviathan of the deepIt is almost too horrible to look atTo see it is to despairAnd yet my friends are still in the seaAnd who knows how many more monsters are there
Primordial, ancient, terrible to beholdAnd the one we caught was already deadI remember the hill where we playedThe bus where I broke the rubber bandsA wilderness, a forest, a river, a path, journeys
You and the others, my friends and familyI danced and floated away, you sang my nameOnward toward the sea, my destiny I leave you, and you are still in the cold waterIt is almost as if you were never here at allYet I still feel the phantoms of your presence
Some more people I know remained behind belowIn the dark waters among the ancient onesI felt bad for leaving you most of all, my love
But when I saw the rope I grabbed onThe strange elder ones in human form pulled me to safetyTo help raise the other monsters and people from the seaWe are all related to one another, by ancestry and originUnited by the memory of ocean and the promise of skyHappy to be alive and desirous of one another’s company

Endeavor always to change ourselves and others
A difficult task requiring much effort, grace, artWorking as a fisherman in the cosmic oceanWriting and knowing the true and beautifulAs well as I can, remember my dreamsTry to create some kind of meaningAlways growing, changing, learning, becoming

In the midst of being, time, evolutionRevolution of the mind, psyche, society
How can I hope to change the world?Why would I dare to question nature?Who am I and where am I going?What can I do to help humanity renew?When will be the time when I can change?How can I dream while still awake?Are the paths and journeys only my creative imagination?
Each and every day that passesI change and yet always remainIn love, with life, living, and dreamingVisions of the future that may beWhere, when, and how we can beTogether, free, peaceful, disarmed, lovingI remember we are part and parcelWe belong to the earth, sky, and waterMother and father, rich and poor, everyoneIn every case and in every situationIn every problem and possibilityIn every way and path I travel, I think of you
Creative rebel goddess, dear lovely star raven

Everlasting Starflower: Diamond Soul Fractal Mandala Spirit


☮"Peace is every step.“ - Thich Nhat Hahn

☮ "The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” - John Muir

☮ “Luck is being ready.” - Brian Eno

I’m really glad that I discovered Mike Oldfield. This next video seems like a good end to this post. Good night / day, and good luck! Peace! :)

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Another Year of COINTELPRO

Another Year of COINTELPRO

March 8th marks the 44th anniversary of the Media, Pennsylvania break-in that helped expose COINTELPRO to the world. The story received even more attention last year when after living with the information for 43 years, the eight anti-war activists who broke into the FBI field office, decided to come forward. For some, the identity of the buglers signaled the end of a 40 year mystery. However for…

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1989 @ lexington penitentiary, the first political prison in the US

Alejandrina Torres (left), in prison since 1983. She is serving the equivalent of life in prison for “seditious conspiracy” to end US colonial domination of Puerto Rico. She was an activist and a community leader in Chicago. Alejandrina was a founding member and teacher at the Puerto Rican High School, one of the founders of the Betances Clinic and secretary of the First Congregational Church of Chicago. Her autobiography, The Indispensables, can be found in pdf form on the Freedom Archives website.

Carmen Valentin (middle), was captured in April 1980 and sentenced to 98 years after her work in the revolutionary clandestine armed forces of the National Liberation (FALN). Among a multitude of other things, she established committees to monitor and document police brutality as well as a legal office to teach the public their rights. 

Susan Rosenberg (right), a white North American anti- imperialist, is serving 58 years for possession of weapons and explosives; the longest sentence ever received for a possession offense. She has been a political activist all her adult life, committed to solidarity with the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and the Black Liberation Struggle. A doctor of acupuncture, prior to her incarceration she worked at a community health center in Harlem, New York, using acupuncture to fight the drug plague. She is a published poet, writer and an aids activist in prison

**This information came from a combination of sources that can be found on the Freedom Archives website and **

Politikal Prisoner Tom Manning requestz support 4 hiz upcoming parole hearing

Politikal Prisoner Tom Manning requestz support 4 hiz upcoming parole hearing

Political Prisoner Tom Manning is scheduled to see the US Parole Board in November. In a recent letter he asks that people write letters supporting his release on parole. He writes “so if folks can just write their own letters expressing each ones ideas rather than all of them sounding like they read a form letter – so that they put their own voice down on paper.”

Please write a letter to support…

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Freedom Archives: Cointelpro 101

COINTELPRO 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. “"Cointelpro”“ refers to the official FBI COunter INTELligence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government’s crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand and with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for present and future movements. Interviews in the video include: Muhammad Ahmad,Bob Boyle, Kathleen Cleaver,Ward Churchill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Priscilla Falcon, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, Jose Lopez, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Martinez, Lucy Rodriguez, Ricardo Romero, Akinyele Umoja, and Laura Whitehorn.


George Jackson - 41 year commemoration from Freedom Archives