that destroys the Earth
that birthed and sustains it.
-------------------~ Rafael Jesús González
You are invited
& World Poetry Movement
A Major Literary and Cultural Event
A Symposium in Poetry, Dialogue and Song
WHAT: Speakers, Poetry, Music on the theme
FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4 pm: Kiilu Nyasha, Jerry Mander, Arnoldo Garcia
7 pm: Tony Serra, Nancy Mancias, Sandy Perry
Dorothy Payne, Sarah Menefee, Mahnaz Badihian, Gary Hicks,
Jack Hirschman, Doren Robbins, Karen Melander-Magoon,
Dee Allen, John Curl, Rafael Jesús González,
Martin Hickel, Agneta Falk, J.Vern Cromartie,
David Volpendesta, Virginia Barrett, Kirk Lumpkin,
Steven Gray, Judith Ayn Bernhard, Nina Serrano,
Kristina Brown, Yolanda Catzalco, Lincoln Bergman,
Neell Cherkorski, Robert Anbian, Melba Abela,
Mark Lipman, Kathleen Weaver [reading Nancy Morejón]
Colin O'Leary, Carol Denney, Ngaire Young,
Daniel Averenga, Francisco Herrera, Mauro Fortissimo
On November 15, 2014, poets, speakers, and musicians will gather in San Francisco in collaboration and celebration on the theme Overthrowing Capitalism, organized by the Revolutionary Poets Brigade in conjunction with the World Poetry Movement.
We expect it to be a day filled with sophisticated and inspiring visions, insights, ideas, exposés, and analysis from artists, thinkers, and activists who are serious about the work ahead. Words that unmask capitalism and raise our consciousness to hopefully lead the world into a more cooperative society. What is capitalism? Might it be reformed into a constructive force, or can we move beyond it only by overthrowing it? What does overthrowing capitalism look like? How do we know when it's overthrown? What might a post-capitalist world look like?
This century is issuing in an era of unprecedented planetary crises, and we have only a short time to transform these many looming disasters into a powerful movement for a constructive revolutionary future. We call on all poets and all people to join us in making a new beginning, to reach deep into your center and bring forth the energies that can lead humanity and the natural world into a bright future, and we call on you all to become visionaries.
This event is also a book launch for a new poetry anthology, OVERTHROWING CAPITALISM, edited by Jack Hirschman and John Curl, of the poems to be read at this event.
OVERTHROWING CAPITALISM, A Symposium of Poets, published by the REVOLUTIONARY POETS BRIGADE, 2014, 150 pages, $9.95, Kallatumba Press ISBN-13: 978-1502304520
eBook Kindle $2.99
Kiilu Nyasha is a revolutionary journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party. She currently writes for online publications, feeds the internet, and produces/hosts the bimonthly program, Freedom Is Constant Struggle on BAVC Commons TV.
Jerry Mander is an activist and author, best known for Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. His most recent book, The Capitalism Papers, is about the momentous and unsolvable environmental and social problem of capitalism.
Arnoldo Garcia is a poet-organizer and human rights artist, building power for community, land & the natural world answering: what is to be done?
Tony Serra is a so-called radical criminal defense attorney. He has represented anti-establishment ideologies embedded in his cases for more than 50 years. Further, he describes himself as a “de facto” Marxist.
Nancy Mancias is an anti-war advocate and a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. She has been actively trying to bring the troops home has been part of the movement against torture and for accountability for war crimes, overseeing the Justice For All campaign.
Sandy Perry is an activist for housing justice, economic human rights, and a more just world. He is Secretary of Housing for the Green Shadow Cabinet, and an organizer for the Affordable Housing Network of Santa Clara County.
You can find more information the Revolutionary Poets Brigade at our web sites: and
Cosponsored by the World Poetry Movement