Posts Tagged ‘American Politics’

“Cheney Still Defends Torture” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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………………..seagulls scream—
………………..when will Cheney be tried
………………..for war crimes
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Headlines:

“Cheney Defends Torture Policy” (World Socialist News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (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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“Cheney on Prisoner Abuse” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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………………..a pigeon
………………..picks at
………………..yesterday’s news…
………………..Cheney still defends
………………..prisoner abuse

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“Cheney Still Manipulating People – Now in Public” (Huffington Post)

“CIA Interrogation Memos Provide Fodder For Both Sides” (LA Times)

“Cheney on Prisoner Abuse” (Times Now)

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

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“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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………………..merging lanes…
………………..she explains why Obama
………………..is a socialist

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Headlines:

“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (ChattahBox)

“Obama’s International Socialist Connections” (A.I.M.)

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

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“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
………………..a McDonald’s happy meal
………………..in Tiananmen Square
………………..so many students
………………..were killed

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Headlines:

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Shades of Prejudice” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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red light—
I lock the car doors
inner city

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Headlines:

“Shades of Prejudice” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“House Victory Lifts Democrats’ Hopes for Fall” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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the day after . . .
experts explain the results
they failed to predict

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Headlines:

“House Victory Lifts Democrats’ Hopes for Fall” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Tea Party Spokesman Says the NAACP Is Racist” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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racist ranting
potbelly calling
the kettle black

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Headlines:

“Tea Party Spokesman Says the NAACP Is Racist” (Care2)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 10: Susan Constable, Paula Moore, Sonam Chhoki, Janet Lynn Davis

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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“In Search of Darkness: the Battle Against Light Pollution” (read more)

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a scattering
of bone-white stars . . .
winter’s end

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“York Region high school in flap over Confederate flag” (read more)

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white cotton fields
only the blues
remembered

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Poem by Paula Moore. Read more by this poet.

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“Timbuktu, Islam’s Ancient Seat Of Learning, Loses Priceless Manuscripts” (read more)

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ancient scriptures burnt . . .
a cat licks egg shells
from its paws

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Polarized Politics at Heart of US Budget Impasse” (read more)

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winter sky
blanketed by clouds—
it’s not the gray
that distresses me
but the black-and-white

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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