Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gitmo

Tropical cages inhabited by human forms sculpted by the ailments of our time   weak are the bodies but still alive huge eyes, white golf balls, fleshless frames of bone   held at the Emperor’s pleasure alive at the Emperor’s … Continue reading

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“Minority Report” and Civil Liberties

Remember the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report” released in 2002? Sure it seemed liked science fiction at the time. Washington D. C. is virtually crime free in the year 2054 due to the effectiveness of the “Pre-Crime Unit”. This unit … Continue reading

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The Library

I went to the library room today paneled in English walnut furnished with a leather sofa where one can sit while visiting the ashes. A quiet space within an already quiet space a space of quiet speaking with the loved … Continue reading

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On Ferguson

  . W. E. B. Dubois .   “I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. Across the color-line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming women glide in gilded halls. From out … Continue reading

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Here’s to You Nicola and Bart

“The supreme court of Massachusetts has spoken at last and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco, two of the bravest and best scouts that ever served the labor movement, must go to the electric chair. The decision of this capitalist judicial tribunal is … Continue reading

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Two Thousand Years Ago Tomorrow

August 19, 14 The death of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus, first Emperor of Rome. He was born in the city of Rome on the Palatine Hill on September 23, 63 B.C.E. and named Gaius Octavian Thurinus, bearing his fathers … Continue reading

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Our New “Military” Police

Police Officer – 1950 Ferguson Police – so where’s the “threat”?   It’s YOU fool! When did the change take place? Were we asleep or what? When did Jack Webb become “Homeland”? Where are those nice cops we see on … Continue reading

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