Not all are sleeping

Not all are sleeping

While standing on the bus on the way to work I see the vision of the streets, the men and women who get up everyday, get dressed and subsist in the capitalist machine. They remain in twilight, disconnected, repeating the same job, the same clock in / clock out, the...
A racial democracy

A racial democracy

Brazil is a country filled with black and brown people. Rarely are they seen at the recent wave of protests demanding the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff. How does the country’s mainstay allure, its racialized democracy, deflect and misinform us about the...
A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective

Those who praise President Obama for his current rhetoric on Cuba seem unaware of U.S.-backed atrocities under cooperative dictators like Pinochet, Somoza and the Duvaliers in Latin America. Of special note was Panama’s Manuel Noriega: paid by the CIA until he became...
The Robin Hood Myth

The Robin Hood Myth

The outline of surviving myth is re-recognized in the lives of each generation. It’s an instrument by which people simplify, rationalize and retell social complexities. It’s a means to haul the abstract, the global and the relative into the realm of the concrete, the...
Uninvite them

Uninvite them

You have to train yourself. You have to practice. Never let the barrage of messages penetrate your eyes, ears and brain. You make it a habit, notice where and how often corporations want to play a role in your life. Uninvite them, ignore. What can it be like? Well,...
Call for Submissions: Why is Global Fascism on the rise?

Call for Submissions: Why is Global Fascism on the rise?

Hey wild ones, Toneshift, issue No. #126, is out there . . . grab one . . . have a few epiphanies . . . get fired up! In our upcoming issue, No. #127, we take a look at why global fascism is on the rise. Voters in Austria, France, Poland, Hungary, Brazil, Israel,...