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dreaming of one thing [subversive chronicle]

BLACKOUT ((poetry & politics))

i said endurance has its limits people are made of flesh and bone / i spoke about the stalinists and the method of executing the very best as traitors / who died screaming long live the party! / sifis said / the statement is only the beginning. then they will ask who are your friends. / then where do they live.   
katerina gogou

i believe at heart that one must not be an accomplice to lies and compromise, the contemporary artist must scream out their revolt and make understood that we live in an unbearable, cruel, and hopeless world; and that if things do not change and a new consciousness emerge, humanity will ultimately destroy itself.   
josé revueltas

[1961/62]

# in december 1960 the french poet danielle collobert joined a militant group collaborating with the algerian resistance organisation fln in its struggle against colonial france. in…

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The Coming Tsunami of Grief

Kevin Hester

As runaway abrupt climate change and it’s brutal reality bares down on us with the speed of a tsunami, another little discussed side affect is grief. I shall try to cover it in this blog and provide some avenues for readers to seek solace and solidarity below.
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Those of us who are monitoring the unraveling of the biosphere will be fully aware of this aching phenomenon already but our numbers are relatively few (sic) due to the lies and obfuscating taking place regarding the severity of the crisis, yet when the awareness of the imminent demise of our species dawns on the afflicted planets populace, all the symptoms of grief will manifest on a monumental scale!

Sadness, depression, anger, denial, resignation, pick your poison (sic), try and be gentle with yourself and those you interact with. Embrace your grief, acknowledge it, share it with those you trust. Support those of…

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Why “we” ignore the IPCC, and what to do about it.

Marc Hudson

This is a (light) expansion of this Twitter thread, about an article on the Guardian website by one of their environment reporters, Fiona Harvey. Ms Harvey is anticipating (plausibly – tomorrow we shall see if she is right) that the latest Working Group 3 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will sink without trace in the media.

What troubles me is that there is no historical awareness of this pattern. That’s understandable (if still irritating) in a news report – journalists have limited time, limited word count. What is more irritating, though still understandable – I guess – is the historical amnesia/ignorance of the climate “movement” (take the scare quotes as given if I use the word movement again in this rant).

So, will tackle the following

  • The existence of a “Groundhog Day” component to this
  • The reasons behind it – topic-based, individual, media structure, social movement…

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Humanity: sailing into a stagnant ocean

Surviving C21

“We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.”– STColeridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Like the mariners of old, humanity has embarked on a deadly voyage into a world unable to support life in its current abundance. A stagnant, dying world where poisons seep amain through ocean and atmosphere.

Life first appeared on Earth around 3.8 billion years ago, not long after the planet itself formed. But for the next 3 billion years it did very little. There was something about those dark, primordial oceans that prevented lifeforms such as we see today, and such as ourselves, from arising. Only bacteria and primitive algae could survive. Then, around 700 million years ago, life burst forth in all its magnificent variety, growing from the simple creatures we see in the Ediacaran rocks of Australia to fish, plants and land-dwelling animals by around 300 million years ago.

The…

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Our insurrection will be impure!

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by Paul Cudenec

A powerful and inspiring book calling for resistance to the Great Reset and its world is making waves in France.

What is perhaps surprising is that it has been published by Seuil, one of the big Parisian publishing houses.

What is less surprising is thatManifeste conspirationnistehas come under attack from all the usual pro-system sources, not least on theleft.

Although this anonymous workevidentlycomes from theInvisible Committee, of Tarnac fame, who are usually labelled “ultra-left”, these critics are seeking to smear it with the “far right” association which has today become sopredictableas to be laughable.

Imagining a new opposition to this system, which entirely transcends existing classifications, is apparently beyond the range of their mental powers – or in contradiction to their underlying political aims.

Manifeste conspirationnistepulls no punches in more than 300 pages of analysis and…

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We Need to Radically Reimagine Our Food System. Here’s How.

The Most Revolutionary Act

A global food system that is both truly sustainable and sufficiently productive will consist, not of a few massively scaled practices, but rather a vast patchwork quilt of smaller scale solutions that vary dramatically from place to place, over space and over time, in an interplay with local climate, ecology and culture.

Radically reimagining our food systems is a task that is critical to solving the world’s biggest social and ecological problems. It’s also one that garners substantial and often heated debate.

But are we asking the right questions when it comes to evaluating what works, and what doesn’t, for achieving more climate-friendly and food-secure futures?

Scholars and analysts are carefully exploring the potential of a wide range of solutions, from cellular agriculture to regenerative grazing, and asking whether they will scale — that is, whether they can be implemented widely around the globe.

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Politics Is Dead, Here’s What Killed It

Desultory Heroics

By Charles Hugh Smith

Source: Of Two Minds

Representational democracy–a.k.a.politics as a solution to social and economic problems–has passed away. It did not die a natural death.Politics developed a cancer very early in life (circa the early 1800s), caused by wealth outweighing public opinion. This cancer spread slowly but metastasized in the past few decades, spreading to every nook and cranny of our society and economy as “democracy” devolved into aninvitation-only auction of elections and political favors.

Politics might have had a fighting chance but three forces betrayed the nation and its citizenry.

1. The Federal Reserve transferred trillions of dollars of unearned wealth into the feeding troughs of the super-wealthy and corporations, vastly increasing the wealth the top 0.01% had to buy elections and favors. The Federal Reserve cloaked its treachery with jargon– quantitative easing, stimulus, etc.–and then stabbed the nation’s representational democracy in…

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An Assumed Void – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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At dVerse Ingrid is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem about concrete things as opposed to abstract feelings etc.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Concrete or Abstract

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“Concrete is, essentially, the colour of bad weather.” William Hamilton

An Assumed Void

Like a giant vomit
grey porridge spews out
filling an assumed void,
home of insignificant creatures,
the ground of pale grasses,
but now the sculptors swish,
and scrape this turgid grit
for a plinth of future life,
ever darkening the breath of 
earth, ever sealing the fate 
of things unseen.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®

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Leaked UN report lays bare catastrophic effects of planetary heating

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Eighty million more to starve

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analysis warns of collapse in food production.

A UN report says millions more will go hungry owing to the catastrophic effects of climate change. AFP 
A UN report says millions more will go hungry owing to the catastrophic effects of climate change. AFP

A leaked draft report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints the starkest picture yet of the accelerating danger caused by human use of coal, oil, and gas. It warns of coming unlivable heat waves, widespread hunger and drought, rising sea levels and extinction.

The forthcoming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by AFP, offers a distressing vision of the decades to come.

Policy choices made now, such as promoting plant-based diets, can limit these health consequences, but many are unavoidable in the short term, the report says.

It warns of the cascading impacts that simultaneous crop failures, soaring inflation and the falling nutritional value of basic foods are…

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