Posts Tagged ‘Marxist Poem’

“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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“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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“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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“BP CEO Tony Hayward: ‘I’d Like My Life Back’” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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eleven workers dead
the CEO wants
his life back

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Headlines:

“BP CEO Tony Hayward: ‘I’d Like My Life Back’” (Think Progress)

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

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“Class Warfare in Wisconsin: 10 Things You Should Know” (Robert D. Wilson)

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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a long day…
field laborers
fasten stars
to the under belly of
a snail shaped moon

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Headlines:

“Class Warfare in Wisconsin: 10 Things You Should Know” (Tikkun Daily)

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

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“Overworked paramedics at risk” (Laurence Stacey)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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another day
in the rat race
I grind
my last mandarin
into juice

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Headlines:

“Overworked paramedics at risk” (Northern Star)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 14: Vijeta Pai, Aditya Bahl, Lorin Ford, Michael Henry Lee, Nu Quang

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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“Trade unions strike: Banking, transport hit across India” (read more)

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Trade union strike
the bus conductor
looking for change

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Poem by Vijeta Pai. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: country remembers tragedy one year on” (read more)

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shore side—
the waves keep
returning

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Bob Hawke receives top Japanese honour” (read more)

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beer sculling—
east or west it’s the same
hazy moon

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan marks earthquake anniversary” (read more)

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cherry blossom rain
the land of the rising sun
stands still

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Moscow’s winter of dissent faces reality of Putin’s win” (read more)

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the winner
not by popular vote . . .
Russian winter

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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