Phil Woods’ poem: the Sixties

  Rampant police murders revealed, time after time, some filmed, the latest Freddy Gray of Baltimore, his back broken “mysteriously” in police custody:  Black Lives Matter! has now forced this issue into public debate (covered even in the Times here). ***      Bush launched the Iraq War;  an anti-war protest, around the world, including in many places …

Alec Baldwin: Don’t be a twit on twitter…

    Alec Baldwin plays Tina Fey’s boss on “Thirty Rock.”  He is a charming New Yorker.  But confronted with the protest for a living wage of $15 an hour (what do you make, Alec?), Alec got upset in a traffic jam, and twittered/twitted before he thought. ***     Today is the 101st anniversary …

Bill Tremblay’s poem: “To live in this cemetery”

    This letter and poem respond to my last post on “Imagine Photos of the Police Shooting of Michael Brown” here. *** Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:43 AM Alan, So much for “the post-racial society.” For African Americans and other minorities it’s personal. For whites it’s more impersonal. I think of the images of police …

Poem: questions

                   for Tink How come there ain’t no Arapahos in Arapaho How come there ain’t no Arapahos on Arapaho County How come the only healers come to Arapaho Road High after a shooting County from Wyoming Claire Davis taken begin a healing Who will heal turn like hawks Road screeching eagles Colorado circle skies …

Some thoughts on Obama’s direction away from war and the neocon alliance with ISIL

    Neocon foreign policy, far into the “establishment” including Democratic “humanitarian interventionists” (neo-neo cons) in the Obama administration, has played a murderous and, for the US, self-destructive  role.  It is based on militarism (over a trillion dollars a year spent on the military and “intelligence,” 1280 military bases abroad kept secret from the American people …