Tag Archives: Freedom

Mic check: Peter Schreiner

  Election Day by Peter Schreiner To vote or not, is a question in the mind of some. But it is not in mine. I will not vote. I’ll share my reason with the more than average aware reader of … Continue reading

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It’s just war

#97341689 / gettyimages.com   “If you conduct a war, you shouldn’t be in charge of narrating it.” -Thomas Hayden I recently came across a moving post at Wolfessblog that brought to my attention a homage already underway for the 50th … Continue reading

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Marginal lines

Some scars run deeper than trenches under Southern skies Each one has a vanishing point where the ground meets the sky and dreams go to lay down and cry   Numb hearts heavy lidded and barely pulsed struggle for signs … Continue reading

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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:
The sky is clear. There are no clouds to hide the drone coasting above your home. Despite being thousands of meters above you, its camera sees everything. You wonder if the drone operator,…

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Douglass v. Key redux

May the rocket’s red glare the bomb’s bursting in air give proof through the night that our drones are still there… Full text: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro  

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Remembering Yuri Kochiyama: She moved mountains, quietly.

Originally posted on middle east revised:
Yuri Kochiyama was a human being. She believed in humans, not in nations, religions, races. She acted on that belief. She fought for the liberation of all people. Born and raised in California, she…

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Caged no more

On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm … Continue reading

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Cascades

Tears fall down like heavy rain washing the years away as gullies are carved from tools of iron When the levees buckle under the weight of the disappeared ideas move swiftly to cover the ancient paths The calmest surface hides … Continue reading

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Revolutionary love

Times are hard and only getting harder. There’s so much trouble and heartache in the world, sometimes, we all need to just tune in to some good music and tune out the noise. It’s been a privilege working on this … Continue reading

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