Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

“3 Charged With Beating Homeless Man” (Terry O’Connor)

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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autumn mist
in the beggar’s hand—
his empty stare

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Headlines:

“3 Charged With Beating Homeless Man” (Chicago Tribune)

“Suspect, 29, Charged With Beating of Homeless Man” (The Baltimore Sun)

“Homeless Man Critical After Beating” (The Desert Sun)

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet. First published in Heron’s Nest.

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“UN: Record 1 Billion Go Hungry” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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………………..world hunger report
………………..I turn the potatoes
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“UN: Record 1 Billion Go Hungry” (Yahoo News)

“Hunger Notes” (World Hunger Wesbite)

“Fight Against Hunger Key to Security: Clinton” (AFP)

“World’s Hungry Passes 1 Billion as Wealth Increases” (Bloomberg)

“UK Criticised for Inaction in Tackling World Hunger” (The Guardian)

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

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“With Olympics Came New Laws to Sweep Up Homeless” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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………………..countless stars
………………..the beggar jangles
………………..his change cup

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Headlines:

“With Olympics Came New Laws to Sweep Up Homeless” (The Tyee)

“Olympic Games Clearing the Streets of the Homeless” (The Argosy)

“Cops Kicking Us Out, Say Homeless” (The Gazette)

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

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“Nudists get extension on eviction order” (Michelle V. Alkerton)

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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Glen Echo
the bare necessities
of nudist claims

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Headlines:

“Nudists Avoid Sudden Eviction” (Newstin)

“Naturist park’s closing leaves nudists with limited options” (Nudist Clubhouse)

“Nudists get extension on eviction order” (UPI News)

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Poem by Michelle V. Alkerton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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………………..roadside beggar
………………..the BMW
………………..lurches forward

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Headlines:

“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (DPH)

“Atlanta Mayor Anti-Homeless Trend” (Assata Shakur Forums)

“Atlanta Mayoral Elections” (Technique)

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

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“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Church side door—
in a cracked hand
two coins

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Headlines:

“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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………………..crime and baseball—
………………..three strikes and
………………..you’re out

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Headlines:

“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (DigiHub)

“NZ should not sign international piracy agreement” (National Business Review)

“EU Ready To Guarantee Internet Access and Neutrality” (CIO Today)

“’3 strikes’ strikes out in NZ as government yanks law” (Ars Technica)

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

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“16-Year Old Got Life Without Parole for Killing Her Abusive Pimp” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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………………..dead pimp…
………………..she gets her life back
………………..without parole

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Headlines:

“16-Year Old Got Life Without Parole for Killing Her Abusive Pimp” (AlterNet)

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

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“Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Ethics” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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………………..half moon
………………..peering through
………………..the fog
………………..we discuss alternatives
………………..to morality

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Headlines:

“Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Ethics” (Daniel Smith)

“Freedom, Truth and Possibility in Foucault’s Ethics” (Real Fillion)

“Ethics” (Benedict de Spinoza)

“Beyond Good and Evil” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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

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“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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accidentally
stepping on my neighbor’s
shadow
he yells at me
illegal alien

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Headlines:

“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (The Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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