Wednesday, 22 of November of 2017

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Craig Oare – Shortcut (Long Way To Go)


We resisted Weyerhaeuser log exports for years. We had mass arrests in opposition of Stryker shipments that support unlawful US wars. For decades we have resisted dredging of toxic soils and strived to remove the dam. Now this year we resist naturally radioactive ceramic proppants from china for fracking america. We are Olympia!!!

Wheeling in from Priest Point
to hang with hippies gray and green
at the crosstown coffee bar,
out around the angry downtown
on the Port of Oly shortcut–
and past the slaughtered body
of another holy forest,
stacked corpses of thousands of trees
laid out along the stinking mud
like a huge fleet of beached whales.
The inner eye awakens,
the inner voice begins to sing
the endless song of mourning.
Shakespeare said the show is done
when Birnham Wood’s in Dunsinane.
Lay on Macduff, lay on Greenpeace,
lay on Earth First! Lay on!

Craig Oare

Stephen Wing – Under An Incandescent Sky



On the platform at Loyola,
waiting for a late train
the world curves away in rectangular
fluorescent panes, flat light
riding the curve of the rails
past the red light, changing
in the intersection below

The west is burning.
Two towns evacuated,
StationFirethe administration may soon
abandon its controversial “let burn”
policy. Floods in Iceland. Mudslides
in China. Droughts in Sudan
(while the driest summer in fifty years
reigns over the Midwest).

And eight miles from Grand Canyon
National Park, they still long
to sink their empty shaft
into the Mother, peddling their smug
junkie’s rationale
along with their poison:
uranium for a wilderness of lights,
the billion globes and tubes
of Chicago’s dark delusion
flushed with power.

Stephen Wing
December 1990 Earth First!

This video uploaded on Aug 28, 2011 Recorded on the north rim of
the Grand Canyon. Protesting Ohio Gov. John Kasich HB 133.
Giving natural gas and oil companies the right to drill
for oil on protected land.

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