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Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 2 Reflection by Fynn Manohchompoo

Seven ways we become what we carry. Seven ways of looking out. Around the table, at grandmother’s house, Grandfather laughs away his mother’s words. One by one we weave Our tapestry of life and death. Mother singing lullabies: “In a world filled with love,” “God is...

Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 3 Reflection by Branton Waitiki

There is a boundary I do not cross. It moves depending on the mood of others. Mom has nightmares of a family  broken by anger Babies without moms.  A husband calling from another home. My father came to America To own land. From our first days here He brought...

Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 4 Reflection by Mabel Minney

They’ve explained you’re born on earth Yet you live in the stars. Heart beating In harmony with the final dwelling place. Crossing this great river, you move, stone by stone. Water and rock drown the soul of your shoe. Now your clothes are your enemy. Your future held...

Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 5 Reflection by Ursa Kaiser

This story arrives at a place of contentment With life and death sleeping in the same bed. Let me tell you of a storyteller. Early in life no choice but despair.  The mud and muck between water and dirt  Has no stone. Here, everything growing is sweet....

Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 6 Reflection by Anka Bolorsukh

The child sees the old man, whining and moaning. “God!” he screams. The neighbor feeds tiny creatures and humming birds pass like angels before the window where grief makes a dark world. Where does grief come from? From over the mountain, high up on the other side,...

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The Need for Long Term Solutions

If every soul mattered in this world to every person, it would be a different world. If our lives were not so consumed with the shallowest of worries, perhaps our actions would better serve our Earth and our world house. If activism was a lifestyle rather than a post...

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Combating Indifferences towards Homelessness

This Saturday the Freedom Center visited an encampment to meet with two comrades, Andrea and Greg, in Oakland. Greg and Andrea, two people with very different philosophies, have learned to live together. Their struggle of homelessness is one that requires forgiveness...

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To Be of Use

Common good or I feel good? You don’t put a band-aid on a broken leg. Hand you an ice pack when you’re bleeding out. Give you a dollar and ignore your concussion. Where are you going to spend it when you can’t walk? That’s benefitting me alone. I feel like I did...

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Organizing to Move Forward

We have goals that we not only want to achieve but need to achieve. Theories, practices, and challenges take us down the road to justice. Square wheels will not move us. Triangular wheels delay the much-needed process. Organizing, constructing relationships, and...

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