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12 January 2013


And if we don’t fight

if we don’t resist

if we don’t organise and unify and

get the power to control our own lives

then we will wear
 the exaggerated look of captivity

the stylised look of submission

the bizarre look of suicide

the dehumanised look of fear

and the decomposed look of repression

forever and ever and ever

And there it is

This is a poem by Afro-American civil rights activist and committed performance poet Jayne Cortez (1934-2012), born in Arizona, who died 28 December last.



OK. But the working class has been “organising” in trade unions and political parties for the past 200 years at least and where has it got them? They have never been weaker in living memory than they are today.

Just a thought.


 You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Capitalism in practice  (4 July 2012) 

5.Ladder  (21 June 2012)

 6. A tale of two cities (1)  (6 June 2012)

 7. A tale of two cities (2)  (7 June 2012)

 8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.


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