When the poems return, as they often do, to the shoreline, I hear Linsker questioning the new meanings of distance in our age, and limning frontier space with cyber-inflections that remind me of Thom Yorke’s voice: his detached, somatic pleas for submersion in an anonymous, techno-social realm, where compassion follows the rhythms of information feed, the surf-like lurches of image freeze/unfreeze. The shore is a space of pixellation and glinting. Sand, behaving like sea and land, has a certain “availability” to poetry that would slip into digital textures; it “covers more—is washed more away” (“Hope Mountain”).

http://rienfleche.tumblr.com/post/83021545520

(Reblogged from zzzzaaaacccchhh)

"How do people celebrate Labor Day in your country?"

"Mister. What do you call this? With four of these?"

"Four *wheels.* That’s a car."

"Yes, cars! People burn cars."

The other student at the table told me that in her country, “people make homemade bombs and burn down the police stations because they are not paid enough.” Another student said that people in America are depressed because they work too much.

via facebook, from someone teaching an ESL class in NYC.

tatiluboviski-acosta:

"The people must defend themselves, but they must not sacrifice themselves. The people must not let themselves be destroyed or riddled with bullets, but they cannot be humiliated either."

Salvador Allende, last address to the people of Chile, 11 September 1973

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Challenging a Culture of Domination: Gramsci, the Black Panthers & Revolutionary Hip-Hop

A short introduction to the work of Antonio Gramsci and its implications for liberation movements, by Harmony Goldberg; an overview of the Black Panther Party’s historical trajectory and relationship to cultural production, by Donna Murch; examples of hip hop’s relationship to radical discourses, by A. Shahid Stover. An hour well spent that I’m sure I’ll return to in the future.

(Source: grindlebone)

(Reblogged from canonmyopia)