Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’

“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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“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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“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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“Labour rights at heart of the vice problem” (James Tipton)

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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………………..year finally over
………………..the old waitress
………………..walks home alone

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Headlines:

“Labour rights at heart of the vice problem” (Gulf Daily News)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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………………..breaking news…
………………..he is gone by the time
………………..I get home

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Headlines:

“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (AlterNet)

“Rick Warren does the right thing” (BoingBoing)

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

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“Dubai’s Shameful Record On Rape” (Robert Moyer)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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hotel rest room
her cry only goes
so far

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Headlines:

“Dubai’s Shameful Record On Rape” (HRW)

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

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“Care homes forcing elderly to have feeding tubes fitted” (Zofia Barisas)

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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his pleading eyes
the nurse’s
averted face

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Headlines:

“Care homes forcing elderly to have feeding tubes fitted” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Zofia Barisas (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Will Botswana have enough food during the World Cup?” (Bill Frayer)

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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animal parts
boiling in lard on the corner…
still hungry

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Headlines:

“Will Botswana have enough food during the World Cup?” (Mmegi Online)

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

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“Earthquake fascism and prostitution madness” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

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first day of spring
the prostitute forces
a smile

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Headlines:

“Earthquake fascism and prostitution madness” (Pundit)

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

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“Rights Group Calls Test to Determine Sexual Activity a “Second Assault” in India” (Robert Moyer)

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

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rape victim
goes through it all
again

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Headlines:

“Rights Group Calls Test to Determine Sexual Activity a “Second Assault” in India” (New York Times)

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

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