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Gail Langstroth | Running: Christchurch / Pittsburgh

—we know
hate-bullets halt
prayer, unleash grief/
death

October 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Tree of Life

God, like a lazy cop,
Never seems to be around
When you need Him

October 27, 2021 · 23 Comments

Daniel Burston: Remembering the Tree of Life Massacre

Robert Bowers was convinced that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which met regularly at the Tree of Life that day, was taking money from Jewish liberals to bring refugees in the United States to destroy America.

October 27, 2021 · 4 Comments

Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins: Tax the Billionaires Right Now

This moment may not last, so we must act fast to make sure these outrageously wealthy individuals and families pay their fair share.

October 26, 2021 · 4 Comments

Jose Padua: A Routine Evaluation of My Accomplishments at a Late Stage in the Middle Part of My Career

These years of love
have sustained me far beyond anything
I ever could have imagined; a dusting to
an inch of snow overnight on cold asphalt
resulting in a two hour delay is all part
of the good life.

October 23, 2021 · 1 Comment

Chris Winters: What the Pandora Papers Tell Us About Ourselves

Globally, anywhere from $5.3 trillion—about 6.25% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product—to as much as $32 trillion has been thought to be held in offshore tax havens.

October 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Earl S. Braggs: Such is the Love Story of Sally

It was not the first time that Thomas Jefferson asked
her to dance.

October 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: Seeing the Future

For the sake of the world, let us hope that this time Cassandra will be believed.

October 19, 2021 · 3 Comments

La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty | A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

Food Sovereignty promotes justice, equality, dignity, fraternity and solidarity. Food Sovereignty is also the science of life.

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Angele Ellis: Dances of Death | In Tango Below a Narrow Ceiling, an experimental young Syrian poet makes his book-length debut in English

What would happen in this vast dagger
If America stopped eating human flesh
For three days?

October 15, 2021 · 6 Comments

Lourdes Medrano: Growing Food and Latino Culture in Tucson’s Barrio Centro

In a long-abandoned school playground, a small-scale farm is planting seeds for a more equitable and sustaining food system in a neighborhood where fresh, affordable food is hard to come by.

October 14, 2021 · 6 Comments

Jose Padua: A Short History of Monsters and Everything Else that Gives Substance to the Dream

in deference to the perverse dreaming
of the dwindling numbers of the upwardly mobile as
they trash and burn their merry way to their new luxury
condominiums decorated in beautiful pastel colors.

October 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bryan Farrell: ‘The only way out of Libya is by sea’ — How migrant rescuers are making history in the Mediterranean

While governments fail to meet basic humanitarian requirements, rescue organizations like Sea-Watch are taking life-saving action on the frontlines of the European migrant crisis.

October 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Gregory Djanikian: The Aestheticians of Genocide

Along the Euphrates, some women
died in their own blood, and some,
holding their children close,
threw themselves into the river

October 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

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