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October 12th in Kobanê (Poem)

There are children still here, To our hearts they bring hope, Though we wish they were safer, They help us to cope, It’s their innocence driving us, On to defend, Our freedom, control, So we do not depend, We don’t … Continue reading

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October 11th in Kobanê (Poem)

Nearly six hundred dead, Since their forces advanced, Border crossing still ours, And resistance our stance, Heavy blows they have suffered, But the news says they’ve won, We shout “rubbish!” We’re here! This has barely begun! Food is rationed, we … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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Galeano Lives On (Poem)

Darkness fills the jungle, As the branches block out the light, Sweat drips from his forehead, As his mind prepares to fight,   Silence falls as he pauses for breath, But the storm awaits…   A leaf on the ground … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Fertile

Resistance Is Fertile A collection of political poetry. The poems in this book speak about the social and economic conditions in today’s world (and yesterday’s). They are dedicated to the exploited of our planet and to those who seek to … Continue reading

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11) Calle 13 on National Pride and Solidarity

In “La Perla”, apart from writing a homage to this troubled but cultural community in his home country, Residente criticises the idiots who ruin communities, whether politicians or gangsters, and dedicates the track to hard-working people who simply want a … Continue reading

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10) Calle 13 on Emigration

Working with Orishas, the Cuban group who themselves know the pain of leaving their country, Residente wrote “Pa’l Norte” as a homage to all those immigrants in Latin America, and the world, who see themselves forced to search for a … Continue reading

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9) Calle 13: Latin American Identity and Consciousness

Speaking of coca-chewing in the Andes, vineyards in the Southern Cone, and plantations and African rituals in the Caribbean, Residente constructs an image of his beloved Latin America in the song of the same name. Hard work, friendliness, US intervention, … Continue reading

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8) Calle 13 on Reggaeton

As mentioned in my previous post, Calle 13 is a group that, although fallible as all of us are, has used its influence to try and inspire action and critical thought, and deserves recognition among revolutionary circles for this.   … Continue reading

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