at my moms house, looking through old journals

some quotes written down last winter and spring that i think are relevant

"being told you are a worthless piece of shit and not believing it is a form of resistance." - kathleen hanna

"towns trap people, thats for sure. the rest of the world might as well not even be out there." - michelle tea

"deconstructing male privilege is your job, not mine" - creosote

"i didn't really feel that queer or gay in the punk scene because its so queer in this sense of 'everybody is.' it is weird because i was mislead. it really pissed me off. there are all these effeminate punk boys running around who are really sleazy dudes hiding behind false queerness." - ash, from identity crisis: punk subculture and community

"for me that feeling of the world deconstructed and mindfully put back together again is the core of my enduring love of punk." - tracy in identity crisis: "

"if they like me, it's cause i'm awesome. so i'm gonna be awesome." - meg

"if we make it out alive, we're getting matching knuckle tats." - ??

"you know you're crusty when you can smell your crotch sitting up." - ??

"we keep up the fight to keep our spirits light" - john darnielle

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Thursday the 23rd at Collective A-Go-Go in Worcester, MA
Friday the 24th in Providence, RI
Saturday the 25th in Brooklyn, NYC
Sunday the 26th at Omega Teen Camp upstate NY
Monday the 27th in Philly
Tuesday the 28th in Ithaca, NY
Wednesday the 29th in Woodbury, VT
Friday the 31st at 10am at the Stonington Farmers Market in Stonington, ME
Saturday the 1st in Searsmont, ME
Sunday the 2nd at 6:30pm Willowind Farm in Bar Harbor, ME (right next to the intersection of Rt 3 and the Knox Rd)

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short story:

Tiga and Hugh were both arrested yesterday on warrants in scary and
police-state-ish ways. They are being held collectively for $300,000 bail
or $30,000 bond. They both appear to have been targeted as "leaders" of
the I-69 campaign.
Their charges are as follows:
2 counts of intimidation, 2 counts of conversion (all misdemeanors) and 1
count of corrupt business influence (a class C felony).
These charges carry very intense consequences if they are found guilty and
sentenced. Tiga and Hugh need your support! please donate what you can,
and any money donated for bail can be paid back to you if you specify so.
Stand in solidarity with your friends and comrades who are far away!
Stand together against state intimidation! continue to fight against
neo-colonialism and global capitalism and ecological destruction!

about I-69:
I-69 is a big bad superhighway project of NAFTA that strives to continue
destroying autonomous indiginous communities in central and south america,
as well as devastating the ecosystems it will cut through, as well as
fucking over and destroying the livelihood of farmers, as well as
destroying towns along its path in southern indiana and the states its
slated to pave through next, as well as spreading neocolonialism, as well
as promoting world trade and global capitalism, etc.

long story:


In what appears to be the culmination of a several year long case the
state has been building against I-69 resistance, two Indiana residents,
Tiga and Hugh, were arrested this afternoon. Although the charges against
the two include individual acts, for the majority they are trumped up
charges of conspiracy - fairly explicitly, conspiracy to collectively
organize, to challenge environmental and social devastation perpetrated
by the state and capital - leveled against any (not easily recuperative)
movement against I-69. Although it appears that no other warrants have
been issued, that for now no other individuals will be facing the severe
penalties these charges carry, it must be noted that this brash move by
the state is a most blatant affront to any initiative towards social

Tiga, a long time Indiana resident, was arrested early today as she
appeared in Gibson County court on charges stemming from anti-I-69 actions
this past summer. The arrest was made by the Indiana State Police,
including Officer Brad Chandler, a particularly slimy scumbag whose full
time job it is to harass environmental activists. Tiga is being held on
$10,000 cash bond by the state police on five charge: 2 counts of
intimidation, 2 counts of conversion (all misdemeanors) and 1 count of
corrupt business influence (a class C felony). She is currently being held
in the Pike County jail (812-354-6024), though it’s possible she’ll be
moved around.

A couple hours after Tiga was accosted at the courthouse, Hugh was
arrested in northern Indiana by a US marshal driving an unmarked vehicle.
Rather than pulling over the vehicle Hugh was traveling in, the cop
trailed the car for some unknown duration waiting for it to stop, then
arrested Hugh outside of a gas station. He was then taken to join Tiga in
the Pike County jail, where he is being held on $20,000 cash bond. His
charges are the same as Tiga's, though many of the details of their
warrants differ.

Clearly, lots of help is needed to come up with the $30,000 bond. Whether
or not we can get this figure lowered (included in the state's reasoning
about having such a high bond was the fact that Hugh was known to
distribute anarchist literature), much financial support will be needed
for legal fees, as the two fight charges carrying a maximum of eight

These arrests are an obvious continuance and escalation of the harassment
of anti-I-69 activities in southern Indiana. People in both Evansville and
Bloomington have been systematically targeted by myriad law enforcement
agencies from throughout the state as well as by federal agencies. Nearly
20 folks are still held captive by the court system, facing both criminal
and civil legal pressures stemming from last summer. As the state tries to
squash its opposition by ensnaring individuals in isolating court cases,
by monitoring and threatening individuals to try to pinpoint ‘leaders’ or
groups responsible, it is important to recognize that every such instance
of individual repression is easily and effectively repression of all
resistance. To counter such repression with honest reflection on its
functioning and on how action might challenge rather than support this
repression, is to stand in solidarity with Tiga and Hugh, with the best
things they or we might fight for.

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DALEY, DANIEL P., 53, of Pine St., died Sunday at the Summit Commons in Providence. He was the son of Helen Tish (Orr) Daley of North Providence and the late Austin C. Daley.

Dan was a passionate advocate for social justice, serving on the board of Direct Action for Rights and Equality, volunteering with R.I. Jobs With Justice, Industrial Workers of America (IWA), PrYSM and People's Assembly. He was also a long time volunteer at Amos House.

He received a BA from Rhode Island College and was personally presented a Masters Degree in Counseling from the President of Rhode Island College on April 6, 2009.

He was a communicant of St Mary Church on Broadway in Providence. He was a member of the Secular Order of St. Francis and of Pax Christi.

He was an old friend of Bill W.

Besides his mother he leaves a brother James and his wife Katherine and their children Marikate Neill, Kyle, Ryan and Anna all of Cranston. The Funeral will be held Saturday at 9:45 from the Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home 230 Waterman St., Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Mary Church, Broadway Prov. Burial will be private. Calling hours Friday 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daniel P. Daley Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o RIC College Foundation, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908
Published in The Providence Journal on 4/23/2009

rhizome collective evicted

"Rhizome Collective Sounds International Call: Code Violations May Force Eviction

Austin, Texas – March 11, 2009 - The Rhizome Collective is a consensus-run 501c3 nonprofit organization that has operated a center for community organizing and urban sustainability in an East Austin warehouse since 2000. This warehouse was inspected on March 3rd by officials from the Building and Standards Commission of the City of Austin. On Thursday, March 5th The Code Enforcement Division of The City of Austin delivered a letter outlining a list of code violations to the Collective. The City mandated that the residents and organizations based in the warehouse must vacate before March 16th. The Collective is looking into all options, but is preparing to vacate the warehouse by the deadline. Before this inspection, the Collective was in negotiations to buy the warehouse from its current owner."


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hell yeah!

this song is kicking off my nutrition mix:

Its all love . . .

I dont eat no meat, no dairy, no sweets
Only ripe vegetables, fresh fruit and whole wheat
Im from the old school, my household smell like soul food, bro
Curried falafel, barbecued tofu
No fish though, no candy bars, no cigarettes
Only ganja and fresh-squeezed juice from oranges
Exercising daily to stay healthy
And I rarely drink water out the tap, cause its filthy

Lentil soup is mental fruit
And ginger root is good for the yout
Fresh veg-e-table with the mayatl stew
Sweet yam fries with the green calalloo
Careful how you season and prepare your foods
Cause you dont wanna lose vitamins and miner-ules
And thats the jewel
Life brings life, its valuable, so I eat what comes
From the ground, its natural
Let your food be your medicine (uh huh)
No excederin (uh uh)
Strictly herb, generate in the sun, cause I got melanin
And drink water, eight glasses a day
Cause thats what they say

They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy
Cause true wealth comes from good health, and wise ways
We got to start taking better care of ourselves

They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy
Cause true wealth comes from good health, and wise ways
We got to start taking better care of ourselves, be
Healthy yall . . .

Yeah, yeah, yeah, hold the fuck up, yo
Well take this little intermission, listen what the
Fuck we gotta say, yknow?
Word is bond son, niggaz been livin fat for too long, knowamsayin?
Smokin bogeys, fuckin drinkin all types of shit
Wailin out, not givin a fuck what they puttin in they
Bodies, son, knowamsayin?
bout time niggaz start thinkin about that shit, son, knowamsayin?
That shit is fuckin, makin us deteriorate, son
Word up, we gotta care bout our little babies an shit, son
Niggaz got kids to raise, straight up
Ya gotta start learnin yo self, learning bout ya health, son
Learnin this world we live in, kid, knowamsayin?
Its time to start changin all that shit god, word up
So Im gonna leave yall niggaz on some shit like that, ya knowamean?
Word up, yall niggaz better start usin yall minds an
Shit, kid