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For those who have not lived to see justice

Today more than ever I dedicate this poem to those who have not lived to see justice. For full updates on the Guatemala genocide trial and to support survivors and human rights defenders, connect with the Network in Solidarity with the … Continue reading

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May 1st: Resistance is fertile!

The riots When the riots come the old Chilean poets will come out to the street to see what’s going on When the riots come anguish will rent a room in a hard-luck hotel and will lie there until it … Continue reading

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Exhibits from Bolaño: Culture and atrocity

Posters showing the faces of people disappeared and killed by the Guatemalan state alongside graffiti depicting Salvador Dali, Guatemala City Primary readings: Estrella Distante (1996) and Nocturno de Chile (2000), Roberto Bolaño I knew while reading that Roberto Bolaño’s Los detectives salvajes (The Savage … Continue reading

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Inspiration is challenge

∞ Is it abundance, or freedom of some sort which fails me?  It must be rage.  Not a certain kind of amorous rage.  Just simple, violent rage.  The more violent, the better.  The rage of those who don’t know anything. … Continue reading

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Interment (For those who have not lived to see justice)

In Guatemala City’s military hospital, retired General Héctor Mario López Fuentes languishes, awaiting trial for genocide.  Former dictator General Oscar Mejía Víctores, until recently also detained at the military hospital, has been released to house arrest, and Guatemala’s Attorney Generals’ … Continue reading

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Lovelife Distro presents poems by Cascadia Solidaria

Cascadian compa Jane Applesauce will be travelling North America this summer, playing music as Cowlick and carrying along a suitcase full of fine zines, comics and CDs as part of the brand-new Lovelife Distro. The tour is already on the … Continue reading

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“Report of an Injustice”

Update March 21: Amnesty International Urgent Action 83/11: “Forced eviction of communities in Guatemala” On March 19, 2011, the 44th anniversary of the torture and murder of poet and guerrilla Otto René Castillo and his comrade Nora Paiz by the … Continue reading

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