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Oil Crimp

by Shannon Lee Stirling

Louisiana, Michigan,
Don’t forget Mediterranean,
Tar Sands in Alberta,
Pipelines in Panama,

Spilling over.
Must take cover.

But we cannot get away.
Polyester’s here to stay.
Oil, oil everywhere,
In our clothes,
In our hair.

Eating food-like products,
The corporations’ got us.

Every time I take a sip
There’s plastic on my lips.

Drip, drip,
WHOOPS!
BP slipped,
Now it’s a slick.

Drifting up our coastlines.
Poisoning our shorelines.

Obama says it will be fine!

But don’t take pictures
Of the fissures,
Petrol mixtures,
Geographical blisters.

Pimple on the Earth,
When it pops it’s gonna hurt.

But keep on spending,
Keep on driving.

Economy’s thriving, we’re surviving.
Right? Right? Right? Right?
Right? Right? WRONG!
I can no longer go along.

I must resist!
Tell everyone about all of this.
The corporations can go to hell!
Tell BP to stuff that well!



Posted: August 21st, 2010
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Astonishing Feats at PS Kensington

Join us at PS Kensington for Air! The Kensington Community Air Show where books will be flying off the shelves at $1 each!

Watch in amazement as CYCLOPS dazzles Kensington Market with their astonishing coordinated aerobatic fundraising!

  • Hear the roar of the mighty Maria as she lifts heavy boxes of books into place with speed and precision.
  • Hold on to your hats! Shannon Lee will wow the crowd by selling books backwards and upside-down!
  • Stand in awe as the majestic Miranda performs a breathtaking demonstration of change-counting accuracy.
  • See Augusta Avenue fill with multicoloured smoke from Leanne’s ears in a stunning display!

Kensington Market (Augusta / Baldwin / Kensington)

Sunday, August 29th from 12 – 6PM.



Posted: August 9th, 2010
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Puppets for Peace @ DACL

Day of Action for Civil Liberties—July 10, 2010

Day of Action for Civil Liberties—July 10, 2010

Day of Action for Civil Liberties—July 10, 2010

Day of Action for Civil Liberties—July 10, 2010

Photos by Jackman Chiu

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Photos by David Anderson

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Photos by Toan Quy Tran



Posted: July 12th, 2010
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