Fish Head Stew

February 24th, 2015
Sneaky Sperm Whale

Sneaky Sperm Whale

Fish Head Stew

Everybody cry for the stripper of the sea
Feeling so entitled to his fishing industry
Now he has to find another way to stay afloat
Rightful owner started fishing underneath his boat

How did all the codfish ever just belong to you?
Stripping bare the ocean isn’t very nice to do
Now the rightful owners come to make you pay your due
Please enjoy the fish heads, maybe you can make a stew!

Everybody cry for the fishing nets and gear
Whales are bending hooks and it’s increasing every year
50 tonnes of whale and they’re coming here to teach
Notice all the sea lions up starving on the beach

Everybody cry for the empty-handed kid
Fishing out the oceans leaving jellyfish and squid
You can make a chowder from the bait that’s in your pail
School is now in session and your teacher is a whale!

jr

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150204-sperm-whales-target-fishing-boats-for-an-easy-meal

Freedom Chase off Hawaii’s Big Island

February 22nd, 2015
Chase for Freedom

Chase for Freedom

Near ten days they chased that whale
His trumpet sounding through the gale
The bow was chopping caps of white
We saw them glowing in the night

A starboard moon splashed the horizon
Hard to port, the sun came risin’
Ropes at ready, one man stood
Raised a long pole sharp ‘n good

Braced against the bounding main
Through the swells took steady aim
And when that whale was well in reach
Just before his mighty breach

The long boat pulled up along side
Of a whale ten days had cried
Boatswain gave a mighty shove
Blade on pole cut deep for love

Soon thereafter he was free
Just as every whale should be
No more ropes and traps and trash
Down came flukes with thunderous crash

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Cutting whales loose feels the best
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Returned that whale from whence he’d come!

jr

http://westhawaiitoday.com/community-bulletin/wht-breaking-entangled-humpback-freed

Dance to the Apocalypse

February 13th, 2015
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-to-the-Apocalypse/1511901695699093

Chronopolis, a sci-fi novel by joey racano

February 6th, 2015
A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history -

A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history -

Chronopolis: A book of science fiction by joey racano, 209 pages, lot’s of fun!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chronopolis/318012341728797

The Fish, the Fry and the Whale

January 25th, 2015
Free the Orcas!

Free the Orcas!

The Fish the Fry and the Whale

The fish, the fry and the whale
Fortunes entwined at the tail
Heartless captivity slammed
River of sadness be dammed

The tiniest fish is the smelt
Incredible fate she’s been dealt
Endowed by the courts with great powers
To heal watersheds within hours

For NOAA, the message is clear
Move boldly ahead without fear
Give the Endangered priority
And resident orcas seniority

Seventy Eight are what’s left
After four decades of theft
Tell whale prisons run by pathetics
We need Lolitas genetics!

NOAA must not be complacent
Restore the Columbia Basin
The watershed needs King Chinook
And the sea needs the orcas you took!

joey racano

Everything NOAA needs to know to make this decision is right here in black and white: Lolita must go free.

“Supreme Court leaves in place a longstanding ruling that the Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies to consider the preservation of all endangered species their highest priority.”

http://earthjustice.org/content/ebrief-january-2015…

Love and respect,

joey racano

On Facebook: Thank You Whales Central Coast

Joey Racano State of the Union 2015

January 20th, 2015
State of the Union 2015

State of the Union 2015

State of the Union Address 2015
-by Joseph Racano

Thank you.

I thank you very much and now I ask that you please be seated.

2015 and its predecessor were amazing years in history as is well known by all who shared them, not only in our great nation but those having done so in countries abroad as well.

We watched live-wire jetliners vanish without a trace, banksters being rescued and genocidal dogmatics elevated to sainthood. In America, we endured the offhand propensity for poorly trained and rarely prosecuted law enforcement personnel to address racial tensions with the barrel of their service revolvers.

We continue to label people ‘aliens’, though they come from the same planet we do.

Perhaps it would be wise for us to envision what might come next if indeed we were all made to speak the same language. The next step could be to all wear the same shoes, wear the same ties, drive the same cars, and even hold the same opinions. In Paris, proponents of such extreme monoculture recently attempted to silence freedom of expression and diversity with terror tactics. In a sign of our troubled times, authorities then handed instant victory to these terrorists by immediately arresting scores of people afterward who voiced any support for their cause, however misguided their tactics.

Ask yourself, what is the fate for those who choose not to be Charlie Hebdo? A dragonfly-sized drone on the windowsill, eavesdropping on their morning coffee, or maybe a larger one dropping bombs on their wedding reception? It is no longer enough to agree to disagree. We must be willing to defend those with whom we disagree, and do so without fear of being labeled an enemy combatant.

In Guantanamo, a long-held prisoner has written a soon-to-be-released book about his time in that shameful, still open American torture chamber. It has been heavily redacted. One wonders if he will go on a book tour after being tortured in prison, and will his torturer Dick Cheney go to prison after completing his book tour.

With the republicans now firmly in control of the United State Senate, and their democratic counterparts keeping them there by disenfranchising their own voter base, it is unlikely a new world paradigm is on the horizon to replace the new world order.

And without that paradigm, America, along with the rest of the world, can only continue our slide into the abyss of a not-so-brave new world, one without glaciers, fresh air, truth, or freedom.

Thank you and have a good evening!

Joseph J. Racano

Joseph (Joey) Racano is editor of EarthSourceMedia.org and a former California Democratic Party State Central Committee Delegate, now with the United States Green Party.

Thousands March for Lolita in Miami, Elsewhere

January 18th, 2015
Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands Rise for Freedom

‘Freedom, let your sweet bell ring
Orcas haven’t done a thing
Only fools would want to cage
The greatest predator of our age’

joey racano

“Lolita is a southern Orca who was captured 44 years ago in Puget Sound. She is part of an endangered species that is in vital need of naturally reproducing. January 17 is a day when humans will meet near her holding tank to demand that she be returned to her waters where her genes will help the species recover. She is an intelligent, social, family oriented animal who has been calling to her family for decades. It is time to reunite her with her family. It is the kind and humane thing to do.”
-David Georgi, professor emeritus

Marches were also held in Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Colorado and in London, all demanding freedom for orcas and for and end to the slaughter of dolphins at Tajji, Japan.

Video from London: http://youtu.be/_MerHDStjXE

photo: Christina Estrada
poem: Joey Racano

Marching in Miami

January 14th, 2015
700 months in a little pool-

700 months in a little pool-

Marching in Miami

They’re marching in Miami
to free Lolita who
spent 45 consecutive years
inside a petting zoo

The kids are so against it
They’ll March in Seattle too
Lolita don’t you worry we
will soon be there for you!

For 700 hundred months
they held you captive in a park
Feeding you dead fish
and pouring chlorine after dark

But now because of Blackfish
the world has woken up
And science says a mom’s still there
who longs to see her pup

They’re marching on Miami
and watching ’round the world
As one, Lolita lovers say:
It’s time to release the girl!

jr

You can call Miami Seaquarium at: (305) 361-5705

More about the Miracle March for Lolita: https://www.facebook.com/events/541665699295430

More about the ongoing Miami SeaQuarium Protests. Each week they turn away an increasing number of cars from the park! https://www.facebook.com/events/1534994193431966/

Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita:

https://www.facebook.com/events/824071510970187/permalink/835921589785179/

“She’s there now, but she belongs here!” We’ll join in solidarity with the Miracle March for Lolita in Miami, as well as those who stand with and for Lolita every week of the year. We all share the same dream and hope: that Lolita may retire and return to the Salish Sea. Please see pinned post for latest details, and keep inviting your friends, on and off Facebook.

Please respond “Going” if you’re local and can make it. Otherwise, “Maybe” to show support or get notifications.”

This message forwarded by…

joey racano, Director
Ocean Outfall Group
On facebook: Free Tilly

US Torture Court Puts Sea Shepherd in Jeopardy

December 23rd, 2014
Sea Shepherd beach cleanup, Ventura

Sea Shepherd beach cleanup, Ventura

Save the Brave

Brave Sea Shepherds deep in the ice
Fighting off poachers like salmon fight lice
Pity the toothfish who won’t last for long
The greedy old poachers, sea-death is their song

Ninth circuit court embarrassed our nation
They support torture but not conservation
Now the sea shepherds are out on thin ice
Fighting as men though surrounded by mice

Torturers ruled against saving the whales
Turned a deaf ear to Guantanamo wails
Nations united must stand ‘gainst the trolls
People love whales, read the lopsided polls

People are leading, the leaders must follow
All of the rhetoric only rings hollow
Sign the petition, call on the UN
Help us put nature together again

jr

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ask-the-united-nations?source=c.em&r_by=5402050

Happy Trickster

December 18th, 2014
Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy trickster, that’s Coyote
Saw him when I dropped peyote
Laying there in bed with me
Sound asleep and dreaming free

Toes were twitching, he was running
Some fool redneck out there gunning
Left his paw prints on the track
Walked on leaves and doubled back

Happy trickster ears akimbo
Living life in constant limbo
Hunted trapped reviled and hated
So under appreciated

Watch him prance amid the grasses
Sneak amid the sleeping masses
Got Coyote? I say thank it
Let him use your favorite blanket

joey racano

http://www.latimes.com/sc…/la-me-coyotes-20141218-story.html