Poems

Emergency

Towards a state of planetary emergency: this is an emergency call; this is a call for planetary revolution.

Fire

When the forests are burning, the glaciers are melting, and the global “leadership” is abdicating, it is time to reclaim power, time to stop the arsonists, and time to make sustainability a reality.

Soil

Soil contamination and soil sealing, your daily experiences; past and present mistreatment, your future in the making; forgotten, raped, tortured, treated like waste; only a soil revolution worth its name to join.

Water

Water in motion; rising, falling, flowing, circulating, changing form; giving hope.

Means

Means of production; means of consumption; means of computation. Who controls the means?

Shell

End the doublespeak, end the irrationality, liberate the truth; crush the shell.

Fascism

If fascism starts with trimmed lawns and repeated lies, anti-fascism must be about spreading seeds of wildflowers and about telling the truth.

Products

We meet them almost everywhere: products that distract; products that disrupt; products that destroy; made in a capitalist society.

Strangers

We are strangers in a strange place: zeros and ones that distract us, keep us all awake; trackers that follow our movements wherever we go; digital assets of private companies; advertising that reveals what we are.

Violence

If men's violence is a means of organizing society, reproducing structural inequality, anti-violence must be about blocking every attempt to silence, every attempt to normalize.

Enablers

Lying, hiding, deceiving, harassing, mismanaging, openly supporting white supremacy; representative plutocracy.

Meltdown

Indeed, they are very rich men and do what they please; yesterday, they left the planet.

Smiles

Open the cage, liberate the hen; end the cruelty, end the war; revive, revive.

Clay

Emancipating ourselves by preserving life on this planet: if this is what we are dedicated to, then let us stop the killing.

Leaves

Still falling, covering the ground; already organic matter, already digested by worms; teaching us to love, keeping us alive.

Capitalism

Deforestation, contamination, desertification, ecological devastation, and definitely not what we need.

Chains

Global supply chains, global value chains; chains of lifelong exploitation, chains of systemic destruction; chains of full-blown liberation.

Breathing

Now we can finally revive the revolution; ending racism, ending violence, ending oppression; now we can begin to breathe.

Holes

Coal, oil, tar sands, fossil gas, fracking, deep-water drilling, open-pit mining, unconventional ways of raping the Earth; stop killing us.

Pandemic

Shifting goals, shifting strategy, restoring revolutionary responsibility; energy from below, from living systems, from the sun; what had to be done, was finally clear; moving beyond capitalism.

Coronations

Capitalist food production and a new virus; destroyed habitats and a human host; upside down, inside out; locking down and holding out; death and suffering; profit and inequality; business as usual.