Letters about the Choctaws and Rexdale Henry from Ray McGovern, Bill Tremblay, Janis McDonald and Marc Steiner

    Ray McGovern,  a leader of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, sent an important family story of how the Choctaws reached out in the Irish famine in 1847.  The Choctaws had been moved forcibly out of Georgia and Mississippi, where they had mainly become “farmers” and “Christians,” along the trail of tears (a sixth of them …

Poem: while black

                                  Waller. Texas, USA    The woman Sandra driving while black has words the woman Bland driving while black refuses Black Lives to snuff a cigarette black says she can LIGHT YOU UP, screams the traffic smoke throws her  slams her head I can’t dead in her cell in my car

An exchange with Uwe Meixner on the European Council’s strangling of ordinary Greeks

    “And yet the German government did just this [made things even worse than what he named the toxic demands themselves] when finance minister Schaeuble threatened Greek exit from the euro, thus unashamedly revealing itself as Europe’s chief disciplinarian. The German government thereby made for the first time a manifest claim for German hegemony …

2 poems: Miro

1.  Roi-guerrier The SWORD a wooden-spoon found on a beach if only Miro near Palma amid stars 40 years waxed and bronzed Generalissimo sat in against 6 death sentences empty head 1970 of the warrior-god 2.  Expanse              Three dots three red coquelicots on white a riot soundless fingerdots dancing …