Stewart Acuff

  • How Billionaires Think We Should Live

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    For 20 years I’ve said the owner class in America, the financial elite think we workers live too well. They think we want too much for our children. They think we want too much

  • Republican Presidential Follies

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    The Republican presidential nomination comedies have already started. Jeb Bush went to Salt Lake City to meet with Mitt Romney, presumably to discuss or bargain directly about which would bear the mantle of the

  • Taking on Inequality

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    Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world. It is destroying lives, families, and US

  • Selma

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    I watched Selma today with my kids. Every American should see it, particularly in this moment in American history where we need to be reminded just what the costs of the Voting Rights Act

  • Stop the TPP

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    It was ironic watching Robert Reich, now a reliable progressive, criticize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) when 20 years ago he led the fight for The North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA). NAFTA cost 700,000 jobs

Jan 15
Seein’ The Hope

Seein’ The Hope

Wandering through the maze like corridors of a giant institution Built to relieve if not heal sick and dying poor people Talking to those used to, accustomed, to the poverty of the patients Those who do the

Jan 9

Dawn breaks late

Up at these tiny hours of early morning Dawn breaks late You welcome the day starting Way before night ends and begins her sleep Beneath the quilted blanket of warmth That is the sun In these hours the mind Moseys lazily

Jan 5

The Sun Way Yon

The ridge across the River way yon Still bathed brightly by a fast falling sun While we head up yet another hill In the cold shade of this ridge These walks or hikes now a test of will For

Dec 19

Holiday Hope

We watch scenes of blood strewn floors in the Mideast We hope for a rising righteous rage in America Against the devaluation of us all The lowering of our living standards The growing street execution of Black men Sanctioned

Dec 8

When…

When did you last feel you really connected with someone? You looked in her or his eyes, glimpsed the soul Felt something deep in your own. When did you last feel what he or she was saying? Not

Dec 5

Five million

Really happy to announce that my poem just got published on Political Affairs. Five million What is the cost of making 5 million families safer? What is the cost of relieving 5 million families from fear of

Nov 12

Another first Monday in November

Another first Monday in November Another election eve Another train ride It doesn’t much matter where If it’s some place workers have something to win Or something to lose It’s better to ride the train on these nights than the

Nov 7

Peace

Finding the peace not always easy As I withdraw into that place within That connects to us all–the soul Going to hear what is for me And maybe what is for you No idea if what I feel and

Nov 6

We can’t and won’t quit

Layin’ in bed exhausted Tried to explain the loss of democracy Tonight on tv Clear to me My vote and yours not worth billions of dollars Plutocracy or oligarchy done cancelled us out We can’t and won’t quit, seen this

Oct 29

Reprieve

Shadows lengthen in mid-afternoon As leaves take their first steps from green to a rich other hue Air cooler now, sharper, even sweeter As this world here begins its change All of me cherishes this moment Not the sweat

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