[act-ma] 3/24: Join the Revolutionary Poetry Project - standout in Davis Sq, Somerville

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Feb 27 22:38:59 PST 2012


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Dear friends,

You are invited to join the first Revolutionary Poetry Project event 
Saturday, March 24, 1 PM, in Davis Square, Somerville (255 Elm St., 
close to the Davis Square Red line T station).

The eight stanzas of poetry (or "lyrics") for this project are online as 
they appear on our signs one stanza per sign at 
http://newdemocracyworld.org/verses.pdf , and formatted to print copies 
as lyrics for rapping at 
http://newdemocracyworld.org/revolution/This_I_Believe_in_rhyme_small.pdf .

We are going to "rap" the poetry as lyrics, and eight of us (at a time) 
will position ourselves in a line on the sidewalk, wearing signboards, 
each one with one of the eight stanzas of poetry, blown up to an 18" by 
24" sign, as you can see online. The front and back signs will be such 
that people walking past in either direction will see the stanzas in the 
proper order.

The poetry is about how we have a fake democracy based on rotten values 
of billionaire rulers; about how the "free enterprise" system is bad for 
regular people, about how there should be economic equality with no rich 
and no poor in an economy based on sharing according to need, not buying 
and selling; about how real democracy means laws made only at the local 
level by town hall type meetings and social order on a larger scale 
based on voluntary federation, not a centralized hierarchical government 
by supposed "representatives"; and about why we need a revolution to 
make our society the way it ought to be.  All in iambic tetrameter!

We will ask people who have read (or heard) the poetry to read a short  
prose version of the poetry (on a clipboard with signatures) and to sign 
it if they agree with it; the statement is "This I Believe" (online at 
http://newdemocracyworld.org/This%20I%20Believe.pdf .)

The purpose of collecting these signatures is twofold: #1: We want to  
let people know that they are not alone in having the revolutionary 
aspirations that they have. When people sign they will see the other 
signatures in the clipboard. Also we will spread the word every way we 
can about how many people have signed. #2: When people see that those 
with revolutionary aspirations are not a hopelessly powerless minority 
but rather a potentially powerful majority, then they will for the first 
time have the confidence to engage in the actual collective actions 
required to make a revolution and create a new and better society--one 
that, among many other wonderful things, will not support Zionism or any 
other oppression.

Contact me for more information, or just show up and join the fun.

--John




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