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Abby Zimet: It Was Dark. It Was Loud. It Was Hard For Many.

In America, where the dark and crazy remain strong, we choose to begin the year taking solace and inspiration from President Zelensky…

January 5, 2023 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Young: The Spoils of War

A little girl grips the one toy she was
allowed to carry away through crowds
stumbling together from their homes.

December 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: Ukraine’s Battle of the Somme

Putin’s bloody debacle in Ukraine reflects a system “in which medievalism meets Stalinism meets dark farce.”

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Writing on War

And Living in a World from Hell

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Benjamin Jensen: Ukraine’s rapid advance against Russia shows mastery of 3 essential skills for success in modern warfare

Ukrainian forces, aided by Western firepower, have upset traditional military logic once again.

September 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Eleftheria Kousta: ‘A flame was lit in our hearts’ — How Ukrainians are building online networks for resistance and mutual aid

Many Ukrainians facing the brutal realities of war — both within the country and in other parts of the world — found themselves forced into action, some with little more than the drive to help and an internet connection.

August 23, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arlene Weiner: Dead Russian Soldier

My father lived in the land
where your son lies unburied,
now wasted by fire once again,
my kin were slaughtered there,
interred unhonored.

July 27, 2022 · 9 Comments

Stephen R. Shalom and Dan La Botz: Ukraine and the Peace Movement

It is urgent to end the war in Ukraine. But to achieve this goal, “Russia Out Now” is a better slogan than “Diplomacy Now.”

July 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Linda Nemec Foster: Sean Penn Leaves Ukraine for Safety in Poland

Once, I visited a cemetery there, on the border between Poland
and Ukraine. Stark and beautiful. Green and calm. No dead
man walking there. Not even ghosts. Only the long lines
of graves and rusting crucifixes nailed to trees.

June 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kathryn Levy: At the End of the World

she keeps washing the dishes—they
have to be clean for the
dinners of tomorrow—
and watching explosions
in some distant country

May 30, 2022 · 9 Comments

Erica Etelson: In order to transcend Trumpism, we must tend to suffering — not celebrate it

Our survival as a species depends on our ability to turn away from the delusion of sweet revenge, and show compassion for those we may dislike or detest.

May 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Carolyn Miller: By the Time

By the time the light reaches us, empty
sunflower fields are pitted with more craters.

May 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rajan Menon: The Economic Consequences of the War

The conflict in Ukraine Is a disaster for the poor of this planet.

May 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Bunkong Tuon: Two Poems

I wake up overwhelmed
with love. Time slows.
I hear each beating of
the wings on a hummingbird.

April 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

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