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Friday, April 11, 2008


by Silvia A. Brandon Pérez

is not news anymore
or so the local so-called
news providers believe
thousands of people
marching through the streets
of San Francisco or New York,
DC or the midlands
is not an occasion for reportage,
the arrests, and tasers and pepper spray
for peaceful protesters
the subject of torture
the subject of imperial and every bloody
is not fit for consumption
in this land of the bleating
and the comfortable

Silvia A. Brandon Pérez is a recent transplant to the West Coast; she is a writer, activist, translator, singer/songwriter, basically in a permanent state of fed-up-ness.