25 luglio 2010


sacco and vanzetti. two italian immigrants wrongfully killed by the us gov. charged with murder. falsified evidence and hidden motives. they were anarchists, they were innocent, most importantly, they were foreign.

the south central urban farm. south central, the 9th district, aquired 14acres of land from the owner ralph horowitz. the farmers bought plots on the land from the city. years the city secretly sold the land back to horowitz and he evicts everyone. the community and the farmers fight tirelessly to save their sacred farm to no avail. they were poor, and they too were foreign.

The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus had it right. It's too bad so few listened...

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