David Park (1911-1960), House on Santa Barbara Road, Woman Reading (1952), watercolour and ink on thin cream-colored paper, 30.5 x 45.1 cm. Via Smith College.

"Society misrepresents drugs tremendously. For example, we all know the stereotyped image of the pothead. You know—the pothead can’t work, can’t remember, it’s the inarticulate, dumb hippy image. Well, I’ve never met anyone with a deeper devotion to cannabis than myself, and, you know, I’m very proud of my memory, and my ability to get verbally organized almost under any conditions. So I completely violate the stereotype of what it is to be a pothead. Well, how many people are there like that? I mean, I’m always amazed when people say “no, I don’t want to smoke any pot, it will mess with my memory.” I mean really? How peculiar. So, what you have to do is just like every other thing: Everything you’ve been told is wrong, and you have to take life by the handlebars and figure out what’s really going on."

— Terence McKenna - “Hermeticism and Alchemy” (1992):


A Young Lord at People’s Church (1st Spanish Methodist). 10-29-70.
This photo is one in a series of original prints from the funeral of Julio Roldan. The photos aren’t signed, and I have no sense of their provenance, but I have a feeling they were shot by Steve Rose, a photographer who covered the event for Liberation News Service.

Frank Auerbach (b.1931), J.Y.M. Seated No. 1 (1981), oil on board, 61 x 71.1 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via Tate.

Zdzisław Beksiński

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[…] No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life.[…]

And we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist.[…]

He’s concerned about his legacy as if he’s somehow been swinging for black folk ever since he’s been in there. That’s a lie. He’s been silent, too. He’s been relatively silent. He’s made a couple of gestures in regards to the New Jim Crow and the prison-industrial complex, but that’s just lately, on his way out. He was there for six years and didn’t do nothing.[…]

Hillary Clinton is an extension of Obama’s Wall Street presidency, drone presidency, national surveillance, national security presidency. She’d be more hawkish than he is, and yet she’s got that strange smile that somehow titillates liberals and neo-liberals and scares Republicans.[…]


Excerpts from Dr. Cornel West’s interview with Salon's Thomas Frank on President Obama and his treatment of the Black American Community, along with Ferguson, Michael Brown, the New Jim Crow, Hillary Clinton, neoliberal fuckery and the decaying US Empire. (via the-uncensored-she)

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Albert Richards (1919-1945), Paratroops outside Breville (1944), crayon, wax, and watercolour on paper, 78.7 x 56.2 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via Tate.

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Batman Incorporated #1 cover by J.H. Williams III

"Peace requires the people of Israel and Palestine to recognize the human being in themselves and each other; to understand their interdependence."

Desmond Tutu in Haaretz. My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

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A Syrian man walks on a street covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces, in the old city of Aleppo, on July 21.

Henri Matisse, Bay of Nice, 1918