Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

“Iran Commerce Minister to be Named for Oil Post” (Laurence Stacey)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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………………..wet newspaper
………………..Iran bleeds
………………..into commerce

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Headlines:

“Iran Commerce Minister to be Named for Oil Post” (Reuters)

“Iran MP Sees Parliament Backing for Oil Minister Nominee” (Iran Quest)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Toyota Announces Closure of Plant in California” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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………………..a camellia falls
………………..her father’s eyes the day they
………………..closed the plant

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Headlines:

“Toyoto Announces Closure of Manufacturing Plant” (World Socialist News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

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………………..the last embers
………………..of a makeshift campfire
………………..burning out
………………..17 homeless arrested
………………..in Sacramento

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Headlines:

“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Sacramento Bee)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Legal Prostitution Under Pressure in Rhode Island” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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………………..evening rain…
………………..the working girl
………………..haggles her price

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Headlines:

“Legal Prostitution Under Pressure in Rhode Island” (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“NZ Out of Recession: Strong Currency Threat” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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………………..smoke break
………………..two cleaners debate
………………..the headlines:
………………..recession probably over
………………..economy in threat

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Headlines:

“NZ Out of Recession, Strong Currency Threat” (Forbes)

“Two Surveys Point to Rise in Economic Confidence” (National Business Review)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Laurence Stacey)

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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………………..arguing health-care
………………..my father forgets
………………..his blood pressure

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Headlines:

“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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………………..a few rowdy geese
………………..heading south
………………..I mute
………………..the latest argument
………………..over health care

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Headlines:

“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Foreclosure Crisis Falls Hard on Veterans” (Laurence Stacey)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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………………..home
………………..after eight years
………………..in Iraq…
………………..my brother now battles
………………..bill collectors

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Headlines:

“Foreclosure Crisis Falls Hard on Veterans” (McClatchy News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Financial Crisis: One Year Later” (Vasile Moldovan)

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

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today the wind blows
through our pockets too…
financial crisis

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Headlines:

“The Financial Crisis: One Year Later” (Counter Punch)

“Lehman and the Financial Crisis” (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Vasile Moldovan (see poet biographies).

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“Recession Deepens” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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………………..economic recession—\
………………..the sparrows dine on
………………..cherry blossoms
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Headlines:

“Recession Deepens in New Zealand” (World Socialist News)

“Education Minister Again Defends Night Class Cuts” (Guide 2: NZ Politics)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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