Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

“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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“Afghan Marital Rape Law” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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………………..summer
………………..turns to autumn
………………..she asks
………………..what choice do I have—
………………..starvation or rape

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Headlines:

“Gordon Campbell on the Afghan Marital Rape Law” (Scoop News)

“Right to Rape: Is That What We’re Fighting For” (Timesonline)

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

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“Factory Workers Strike in Mexico” (Laurence Stacey)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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………………..factory strike
………………..the newscaster pans
………………..to a baby

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Headlines:

“Factory Workers Strike in Mexico” (The Daily Collegian)

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

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“Workers Struggles” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

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………………..cold snap…
………………..she watches her
………………..co-worker
………………..and (ex?) friend
………………..cross the picket-line
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Headlines:

“Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa” (World Socialist News)

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

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“Afghan Village Devistated by Nato Missile Strike” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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………………..summer’s end…
………………..the village of Omar Kheil
………………..in flames
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Headlines:

“Afghan Village Devastated by Nato Missile Strike” (The Guardian)

“Collateral Damage in Afghanistan is Unavoidable” (The Guardian)

“Nato’s Mission Impossible” (The Guardian)

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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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“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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………………..day moon…
………………..she wonders how to tell
………………..her children
………………..their father died
………………..for nothing

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Headlines:

“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (The Washington Post)

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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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