Pablo Picasso - Bull (1945)
About Picasso’s series:
“Pablo Picasso created ‘Bull’ around the Christmas of 1945. ‘Bull’ is a suite of eleven lithographs that have become a master class in how to develop an artwork from the academic to the abstract. In this series of images, all pulled from a single stone, Picasso visually dissects the image of a bull to discover its essential presence through a progressive analysis of its form. Each plate is a successive stage in an investigation to find the absolute ‘spirit’ of the beast.”
“We Communists are all dead men on leave. Of this I am fully aware.”
Eugen Leviné (1883—1919).
This is amazing, the straddlebus or Land Airbus! More info here: http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/straddle-bus-may-be-coming-down-road-soon.html
The Young Lords were a Puerto Rican-American revolutionary socialist political party inspired by the Black Panther Party and based off of a Chicago street gang turned revolutionary group. With branches in Chicago, East Harlem, the Bronx, as well as Puerto Rico, they hoped to reunite the Puerto Rican people in American and their homeland and join in the international revolutionary movement to liberate all oppressed people including workers, women, and Third World peoples.
They encouraged the people to be critical of them because they worked to serve the community and wanted to learn from their mistakes to best help the people. The New York Young Lords were divided into five main sub-organizations:
The Puerto Rican Worker’s Federation took the struggle into places of employment in an attempt to challenge and eventually overthrow capitalist economics. The Lumpen Organization worked with the class of people who, through extreme poverty, were forced into drug abuse and crime, and worked to organize within the prison movement, having direct ties to the Attica Rebellion of 1971. The Women’s Union organized around gender issues in the struggle, incorporating the fight against heterosexism and challenging machismo. The Puerto Rican Student Union organized in high schools and colleges, shifting students away from academia and intellectualism and towards real issues. The Committee for the Defense of the Community handled the people’s survival programs, such as free breakfast, health clinics, as well as helping with legal aid.
viα oldschoolphantoms: Phantom of the Opera II By Les Edwards
From the source: Originally a personal piece, but then used as a bookcover for By Moonlight Only, an anthology edited by Stephen Jones and published by PS Publishing.
Man Man - Head On (Hold Onto Your Heart)
With their most recent album, Man Man really made a Man Man man out of me (I apologize). On Oni Pond seems to be their best effort yet. Disclaimer: not all of their songs start off like Enya. In fact, as you dig farther back in their discography their sound gets darker and grittier. While I dig that, their trend towards a more Jukebox The Ghost vibe (although better (sorry)) is a welcome deviation. While this Philly based band is centered around the piano, they’re masters of so many other instruments, too many to attempt naming them, you’ll just have to listen and enjoy.
for those not in the know, Voltairine de Cleyre was a wonderful anarchist poet, writer and speaker.
here’s a link to her poems http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/voltairine-de-cleyre-collected-poems