Posts Tagged ‘War’

“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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………………..smart bombs…
………………..what about the people
………………..that use them

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Headlines:

“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (The New Atlantis)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Many thanks to Draw for bringing this article to my attention.

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“NZ SAS Troops Sent to Afghanistan” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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………………..is it spring
………………..already?
………………..mum tells me
………………..my cousin is off
………………..to Afghanistan
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Headlines:

“U.S. requests New Zealand S.A.S. Troops in Afghanistan” (World Socialist News)

“Video: John Key Announces SAS Deployment to Afghanistan” (NZ Herald)

“Should NZ Send Troops to Afghanistan?” (NZ Herald Reader Responses)

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

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“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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troop buildup
the mountains know
no timeline

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Headlines:

“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (New York Times)

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

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“Strain of Military Service Meets Resolve” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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redeployed—
his children tell him
they’ll be fine

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Headlines:

“Strain of Military Service Meets Resolve” (New York Times)

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

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“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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a dove perches
on the stone lion’s head…
winter sun

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Headlines:

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Huffington Post)

“Obama’s War and Peace: How the president accepted the Nobel while sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan” (Slate)

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

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“Gazans despair year after war” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Gaza…
crying old tears
at new funerals

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Headlines:

“Gazans despair year after war” (Toronto Star)

“Israel kills 6 Palestinians in one of deadliest days since Gaza war” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Iran’s Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 Attacks a ‘Big Lie’” (Bill Waters)

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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………………..9/11, a hoax?
………………..yet somehow the dead
………………..remain dead

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Headlines:

“Iran’s Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 Attacks a ‘Big Lie’” (Yahoo News)

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

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“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

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home from the war
everything the same
except him

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Headlines:

“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Associated Press)

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

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Vol. 2 No. 17: Karma Tenzing Wangchuck, Stella Pierdes, Michael Henry Lee

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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“Food banks: ‘It’s immoral but we have to support people’” (read more)

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Food Bank—
the wall we lean against
worn smooth

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Poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuck. Read more by this poet.

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“Impact of War on Children and Imperative to End War” (read more)

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spit polishing
her scuffed shoes—
war child

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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“Silverback gorilla Quito, 31, dies at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens” (read more)

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late winter frost
i do the talking
for both of us

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

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Vol. 2 No. 34: Dick Whyte & Rita Odeh

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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“Roastbusters, rape culture and the problem of criminality” (read more)

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first cicada,
into the darkness
more darkness

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“U.S., Russia fail to agree Syria peace talks date” (read more)

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troop carrier—
a child starts counting:
one two three

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet

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