Resilience is the central story of life on Earth. It could be considered another word for the life force. The never-ending dance of adaptation and innovation keeps species, communities and individuals constantly […]
Ricardo Levins Morales
I am an artist by trade, a healer by temperament and a troublemaker by necessity. My art and my writing both grow out of my relationships with communities and movements in struggle for a more livable world. I also offer support and reflection for organizers and others facing the dilemmas of trying to create a future out of materials from the past.
My art can be viewed and purchased at these web sites:
RLM Art Studio, (https://www.rlmartstudio.com/). This is my main site which displays my available posters, cards and buttons. The work is intentionally priced so as to be as accessible as possible. Framing and shrink-wrapping options are available.
Ricardo Levins Morales Fine Art site. Hosted by Fine Art America (http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ricardo-levins-morales.html), on this site you can order many of my works on canvas, metal and other surfaces - and at a variety of sizes.
Brightly colored lawn signs are popping up on Minneapolis lawns, emblazoned with the appealing slogan, “Safe and Affordable Neighborhoods Minneapolis.” When I say “appealing,” I mean appealing like fresh cheese on a mousetrap. They are […]
Fifty years ago, in 1969, I was a thirteen-year-old kid, recently arrived in Chicago from the mountains of Puerto Rico. I had landed in a country on fire and was quickly drawn […]
Various brands of what’s known as “Warrior Training” have become popular with police departments across the US. As described in the Harvard Law Journal (May 7, 2019), “For Warriors, hyper-vigilance offers the […]
Dear community. I’ve recently come under escalating social media attacks from a guy named Canin Apriori. Some of you already know him, especially if you’ve been stalked and trolled by him yourself. […]
The other morning as I left my house, the temperature was zero degrees Fahrenheit. This was a relief. It meant it had warmed up 22 degrees since the previous day! The Polar Vortex, […]
Trigger warning (cops with triggers). When I was fifteen I was busted for possession. The cops’ reason for searching us was made up but the baggies of roadside pot in my back […]
Behold court nominee – now Justice – Brett Kavanough. In one concentrated packet of self-pitying, entitled rage we can observe the embodiment of capitalist deregulation in its purest form. Let me […]
Hey. (Twin Cities activist community.) We need to talk. For the last five years I’ve been in a teaching partnership which has recently been under what feels like a flash flood of […]
BEYOND REPAIR: While Republicans & Democrats Unite to Increase Police Power, Others Point to New Way Forward
Virtually unnoticed in the cacophony of the Trumpian news cycle, a bill to place more power in the hands of police slithered through the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support […]