|Websites to Avoid:
citysearch - horrible pop-up ads
google - ...if google-watch.org is to be believed; gmail is bad for sure
meetup - who needs it? there are better, less invasive ways; for instance,
post a good static webpage and people will find you when they search for
Recent News Items and Links for Taking
Fluid Dubya - Not all oil companies are equally evil.
Beastie Boys release anti-war jam. Free download -
- March 13, 2003
Chuck D, JimMcDermott, and the FCC Speak Out
on Media Ownership Deregulation - March 7, 2003
What is the
for the New American Century? A blueprint for the American Reich.
Stop the Domestic Security Enhancement Act - February
February 15 2003 Seattle March for Peace (a .mov by Larry
Nielsen - large file)
Activist Art and Ideas
- Just show up.
http://www.tompaine.com - A Public
Campaign Finance Reform Now!
adbusters has gotten less wanky and now offers concrete culturejamming
Some say it's an arts festival, but I call it boot camp for civic
action. You should go.
Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall
Collaborative art gallery that showcases graffiti art from around
- Surveillance Camera Players
One nice thing about Big Brother is you'll always have an audience...
Long live the Temporary Autonomous Zone! Hakim Bey lays it down
Edward Abbey--Bukowski with a conscience, a straight-talking
- Seattle Critical Mass (w/ links to yr town)
new magazine of arts and issues, hitting newsstands march 2002
Stay Free's got the sharpest writing out there. i wish i could think
and write so clear(ly)
Web Arts, Letters, and Experiments
- good thinking!
my new friend in
budapest - photo diary with zero words. great eye and title commentary
Acute photography with poetic commentary. The one site I check when nothing
else makes sense.
Fledgling publisher of works in progress. Check it out if you're an artist
looking for an outlet.
Julian's a total huggable slug and paragon of Burning Man portraiture.
The Global Consciousness Project aims to prove we're all in this together,
psychically bound to one another.
Staying Informed Yet Hopeful
Gore Vidal on why America is so hated...
A more progressive version of salon.com
Started in Seattle to support WTO protest, the Indy Media Center now
has bureaus all over the world.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." The American Civil Liberties
Union keeps an eye on government.
Buckminster Fuller Institute: Positive solutions for our fucked-up
- the social superorganism and its global brain
"Comparing the world George Orwell described in "1984" with the world
we are living in today..."
Interactive Flash site allows you to explore the connections between corporate
boards and puts a face on the power behind the throne with links to individual
bios. The same "family" has been in power all along.
Jello Biafra's record label--always ahead of its time.
Fashion, Film, Focaccia
Aurora Picture Show
Houston microcinema. What every neighborhood needs.
2002 is 20th anniv. of this classic old school hip-hop flic
maddin - http://www.zeitgeistfilm.com/directors/guymaddin.html
this canadian film director is funny and smart
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring and
exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and
rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short wave
transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other
forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through
all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media,
or corporate foundations.
History in the Making
'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who
controls the present controls the past.'
BIG TROUBLE -
Security Enhancement Act
Ethnic cleansing American style...
Feds target artists as potential "threats" as McCarthyism
makes a comeback:
December 3, 2001
Pentagon LIES about bombing deaths of 115 civilians:
November 28, 2001
ACLU outlines constitutional violations of Bush regime:
November 25, 2001
U.S. Targets Three More Countries in its "War on Terrorism":
The globally powerful are highly organized and have a definite plan for world
domination. Events such as Sep 11 serve as excuses (along the lines of the
USS Maine and Gulf of Tonkin incident) to implement otherwise objectionable
actions--such as bombing civilian populations.
November 15, 2001
French book reveals G.W. Bush obstructed terrorist investigations to protect
personal oil interests:
November 2, 2001
G.W. Bush blocks access to presidential papers:
April 24, 2001
Supreme Court Expands Police Powers:
December 12, 2000
Republicans steal U.S. Presidency with aid of Supreme Court:
NEW! November 30, 2001
N30 Revisited: an analysis of police and protestor tactics:
November 30, 1999
City of Seattle suspends Constitution by declaring "no protest" zone:
what i'm reading...
Alex Grey's art really
people kind enough to link to p.o.d.
(add me to yr. site and you're on)
Filreis' BIG poetry site
link to: http://www.zverina.com
Where I Live... Fremont, Seattle, USA
Fremont Fine Arts
Pages I've Linked to Over the Years
Black Sparrow R.I.P.
Long Island Marriott
The Power of Place
William Carlos Williams
Aurora Picture Show
of the Hill
People of the Universe
They Might Be Giants
5th and Cherry
"After six drinks I feel alright. Sometimes seven is
"You're smart too late and old too soon.''
"I think we're in our adolescence as a species, and this is a dangerous
time for humanity, just like my own adolescence, which was a troubled
time--big suicide time, big addiction time, big struggles with relationships.
Humanity's having this meltdown, as we determine whether we can mature as
a species, recognize our connection with the web of life, treat the
earth in a more friendly way, and invest in a sustainable future--these
are issues of adulthood.... Basically, we have a 50-50 chance. It's
tenuous. It's hopeful. You can say it's propaganda, but I'd rather posit
the possibility of healing, survival, and transformation than only feel like
the victim of the forces around us that seem nefarious and by which we feel
~Alex Grey, in Juxtapoz
#42, Jan/Feb 2003
"[Hope is] a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope
within us or we don't; it is a dimension of the soul, and it's not essentially
dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the
situation.... Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy
that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that
are obviously headed for early success, but, rather, an ability to work for
something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to
"After the tragedy and trauma of 9/11, Poets and Graphic Artists alike are
no longer going to be able to create works that say nothing. Only a rich
capitalist consumer society such as ours before 9/11 can afford Artists and
Poets that basically present only their own private concerns in works that
have little relation to the world around them and nothing important to say
about that world. (Existential angst is of course a valid subject for Art,
but Jean-Paul Sartre himself always insisted on the total engagement of the
Artist or Writer in the larger world.) If 9/11 spelt the death of the Postmodern,
among other myriad deaths, perhaps it was high time that Artists and Poets
got a Wake Up call, as America itself got one. Just as the nation itself
can no longer act unilaterally as if the rest of the world didn't exist,
neither can Artists and Writers."
"Art is not a mirror held up to reflect reality but a hammer with which to
shape it." -Bertoldt Brecht
We live in a police state. There's no doubt about it. When we walk out
of our home, get in our car and go down the street, they can set up random
roadblocks; make us get out of our car; bring up a dog to sniff us and our
car's contents. Do you think John Wayne would have put up with that?
John's riding his horse down a trail. They drop a log in front of him
and say, "John, get down off that horse, let this dog sniff you, we're going
to take blood out of your arm and make you pee in this bucket."
I believe John Wayne would have said, "I'm afraid not, Pilgrim. This is
where I draw my line in the sand." I think The Duke would be with me on this
"The Internet was the greatest unanticipated transfer of technology to the
lower classes in human history."
~Terence McKenna, quoted in Shaman's Drum #60, Fall 2001
"To watch television is to take in images that are artificially created for
a specific purpose. By carrying these images, you begin to turn into them.
That's basic to education and to all experience: as you ingest your environment
you begin to evolve with it. In the case of television, you are evolving
on the basis of carefully selected and programmed images, so you are getting
acted on in a very aggressive manner. Television turns you into its own images.
It rearranges your mind."
~Jerry Mander, from
"If a nation expects to be both ignorant and free, it expects what never
was and never will be."
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826,
But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
"Do we want to send the terrorists a message? Go for conservation. Go for
clean, home-grown energy. And go for public health. If we reduce emissions
from fossil fuel, we will cut the rate of asthma among children. Healthier
children and a healthier economy-how about that as a response to
"...In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition
of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists
and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger
our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of
the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods
and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. ...Disarmament,
with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we
must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect
and decent purpose."
~Dwight David Eisenhower, 1961,
"We live in a country where 1% of the population controls half the money---in
a world where fewer than 400 people control half the money---where 94.2%
of all the money refers only to money, and not to production of any kind
(except of money);---a country with the highest per capita prison population
in the world, where "security" is the only growth-industry (except for
entertainment), where an insane war on drugs and the environment is conceived
as the last valid function of government;---a world of ecocide, agribusiness,
deforestation, murder of indigenous peoples, bioengineering, forced labor---a
world built on the assumption that maximum profit for 500 companies is the
best plan for humanity---a world in which the total image has absorbed and
suffocated the voices and minds of every speaker---in which the image of
exchange has taken the place of all human relations."