In these following pages, the poets herein will share the truth that they have discovered, using poetry to break through the subjective walls that hold a corrupt system together, as they dissent from the manufactured lies of war and capitalism.
Bringing together nearly 100 poets from around the world, DISSENT, challenges the status quo and unending wars using the sharp edge of truth as its weapon. In these following pages, the poets herein will share the truth that they have discovered, using poetry to break through the subjective walls that hold a corrupt system together, as they dissent from the manufactured lies of war and capitalism.
“In a world scarred by capitalism’s destructive reign, this anthology stands as a testament to the enduring strength of human creativity and the unwavering resistance to surrender. Through its verses, we are reminded that while ruling elites may wield fleeting dominion, the collective voice of DISSENT resonates with unwavering clarity, guiding us toward a future anchored in peace, justice, and equity.” – Jay Ponti, activist and author of Be The Revolution
“It was wonderful to see the quality of the pieces selected for this book. And so I was hooked.” – Elizabeth Wolf, author of A Collection of Partings and I Am From: Voices From the Mako House in Ghana
“We live in a time in which everything now needs to be re-thought through a radically different, critical perspective. We had a foothold in the Occupy Movement. We have hope in the concept known as Antifa. This is the book that passionately shows us how bad things really are, as it offers brilliant versified suggestions of how to defeat the new totalitarianism rooted in an economic system created to exploit the little guy…This collection is a form of action. It is anti-propaganda that reveals how the corrupt burden of capitalism makes us feel. This book is Thoreau’s civil disobedience come to fruition.” – Philip Kobylarz
author of Now Leaving Nowheresville and Miscellany of Diverse Things
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Mark Lipman, founder of VAGABOND and recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award is a writer, poet, multi- media artist and activist. He is the author of six books, most recently, Poetry for the Masses and Global Economic Amnesty. Co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001. Mark uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. Currently, he is a member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World); Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand Poets for Change.Author City: HAVERHILL, MA USA