Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Announcement

Congrats to Christine Stark on the publication of her new book, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation.

Here's the announcement from Christine:
My novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, is now available through, Barnes and, and you may order it through any bookstore.

Please feel free to repost widely!

Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation

"...a perfect genius that makes the impossible in expression, possible; the unknowable in experience, knowable"
--Anya Achtenberg, author of The Stories of Devil-Girl

Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So", from age 4 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author and artist Christine Stark.

"Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. She brings us a wholly original voice in a riveting novel of desperation and love. Every sentence vibrates with a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news."
--Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

"To be taken into the mind of a child can be an enchanting adventure, but to be taken into the mind of a child who is abused, confused, and taken for granted is a lingering, livid journey. I applaud her fortitude to bring an olden--too long ignored-- truth out of the darkness with blazing, innovative light."
--MariJo Moore, author of The Diamond Doorknob

"In Nickels, Christine Stark, powerfully portrays the story of abuse and its impact on our lives. When this beautifully written and compelling story leaves, you are left wanting more. It's riveting; a book that will capture you from the beginning and carry you through the end. Everyone should read this book."
--Olga Trujillo, author of The Sum of My Parts

From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press

Learn more at

FIC044000 Fiction : Contemporary Women
FIC018000 Fiction : Lesbian
SOC010000 Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory

Christine Stark

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Countdown to 911 ad nauseam

Countdown to 911 ad nauseam.

If I could be bothered to give a damn, I'd put up a picture like this everyday till September 11, 2011 - the 38th anniversary of the day the US-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet stole control of Chile from the democratically elected Salvador Allende.

We reap the terror we sow.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Denver Settles Democratic National Convention 'Indiscriminate Arrests' Lawsuit For $200,000

Exacting a price for state terrorism:

Denver Settles Democratic National Convention 'Indiscriminate Arrests' Lawsuit For $200,000
The city of Denver has settled the 2008 ACLU lawsuit for $200,000 that accused Denver Police of indiscriminate arrests during the Democratic National Convention.

Part of the settlement terms include a demand for improvement in the police policy on crowd control and training, according to an ACLU press release.

The lawsuit charged that Denver Police unlawfully arrested protestors, including ACLU clients, without probable cause and persecuted them for crimes they did not commit. According to the lawsuit, police issued a non-existant "dispersal" order and locked up those arrested into holding cells in a nearby warehouse converted into a detention center for DNC-related arrests.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Are You Buying MREs? Denver's Joint Terrorism Task Force Wants to Know

From the town that brought you the Spy Files, now we have the Denver JTTF and the FBI sending out this flyer to local military surplus stores.

Did you buy waterproof matches, you commie scum bag?

We're the secret police and we want to know.

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