Former G20 prisoner Mandy Hiscoks speaking on Zoos and Prisons and the false dichotomy of human-VS-animal liberation
poem by Comrade Black
by Comrade Black
The grass IS always greener
When you’re standing in a desert
That use to be a forest
Like the Fertile Crescent
Or the great Scottish rain forests
You know, where now what we call the Moor is
Or parking lots and paved roads where the meadow use to live
But you see the trick isn’t to get over to the other side of the fence
But instead to tear it down altogether
A world free of false man made borders
Walls and fences
Cages are for captives
And we are meant to be free
As all life is meant to be
I hate walls and all the people who love them.[i]
I hate bars and prisons
And bars built to keep people drunk in
Captives to their own inebriation
Wasn’t that drink suppose to give you escape?
But there is no escape when the whole world is our prison
Just another bottle do drown in
Not until the people have risen
To tear the oppression down
Bring the bastards down
Royal or otherwise
[i] This line is a play off a line from anarcho-pop band Chumbawamba “I hate wars, and all the people who love them” from the song Here’s The Rest Of Your Life from their second album Never Mind the Ballots
…ain’t that the truth.
This is for Ian Spewart, who forgot how to make left turns 20 years ago today.
A sample of what’s to come on the PE single release of the War//Plague e.p. “Primal”
Directed by Beau Patrick Coulon. Edited by Renny de Leon.
Special thanks to Miguel Banderas.
From Because We Must dot ORG
Another wonderful video that we filmed at the Law and Disorder conference in Portland, OR.
Dylcia Pagan is a former Puerto Rican political prisoner and prisoner of war. Pagan and 11 others were arrested on April 4, 1980, in Evanston, Illinois. They had been linked to more than 100 bombings or attempted bombings since 1974 in their attempt to achieve independence for Puerto Rico.
None of the bombings of which they were convicted resulted in deaths or injuries. Pagan was given a 55-year federal sentence for seditious conspiracy and other charges. She was released early after serving 20 years.
Profane Existence is proud to present a special video presentation of Warcollapse captured live in Minneapolis on December 18, 2010. The was the finale of Profane Existence 21st anniversary party also featuring RESIST, APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT, WAR//PLAGUE, PYROKLAST, DRESDEN and IN DEFENCE . The entire gig was recorded with multiple cameras and sound board audio and portions will be edited and released on this web site as time permits.
Cheers to Leffer for stitching this together from the raw footage!