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  • Philly Crude Oil Tanker Kayak Flotilla

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    My Goddaughter, Elizabeth Arnold, who’s an anti-fracking activist wrote today’s blog. It is another reminder of why I’m supporting Bernie Sanders for President in 2016. Bernie opposes fracking and fights tirelessly for the environment! In solidarity,

  • Pope Francis Offers A New Vision

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    “We need to reject a magical conception of the market, which would suggest that the problems can be solved simply by an increase in the profits of companies or individuals… Finance overwhelms the real

  • Trade Unionists Back Bernie for President!

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    Over 1,000 local union leaders and members back Bernie Sanders for President! Grassroots labor initiative urges Democratic primary support for Sanders by AFL-CIO and national unions Over 1,000 union activists from around the country today kicked

  • The Confederate Battle Flag, The Stars and Bars

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    The racist, terroristic slaughter of nine Black Americans was carried out by a white man who has loudly and proudly discussed his hatred of Black Americans. The horrific act happened in Charleston, a city which

  • Three Economists Speak Out Against the TPP

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    Three very important economists have made important statements regarding the TPP. Larry Summers, who almost always favored neoliberalism and trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said, “What we call trade agreements are in fact agreements

Apr 7

In a silver tube 35,000 feet high

In a silver tube 35,000 feet high I skip over the country that is our land With strangers I find hard to recognize They don’t live in my corner of this country And sometimes talk to me as

Apr 3


Snow still stacked against sidewalks, gutters I saw the first crocus and daffodil blossoms That had pushed their way through winter ground Slowly giving way to a spring sure to come Though yesterday it was freezing Funny how the

Mar 26

Macaroni and Cheese

Proud to say this poem was recently published on Political Affairs. Everyday I ride the early trolley With kids going to school. Adults going to the first early Or even second job already ‘Cause folks work when they can,

Mar 20


My new poem Rain was just run in Political Affairs. Beautiful in its gray radiance of life Satisfying the thirst for growth Bringing renewal and a freshness Washing the gritty city The rain falls today gently, sweetly The sun will

Mar 13

Ridin’ this road

This new poem was recently published in Blue Collar Review. Drivin’ this road with my son Sam Across South Georgia The deepest Deep South Once to every little town where workers might want a union Ridin’ this road I

Mar 4

Gray Winter Dawn

The first gray light of winter dawn Makes the spare bare trees and their limbs The highlight of early morning It won’t be so long As the sun fills our world, even if clouded Many other features will stand

Mar 3


It is no longer just cold The cold is a physical presence, A being that fights to determine, even direct What you do today, what shape your day takes The cold has climbed inside you Making everything except seeking

Feb 11


Now that the years have accumulated And my body tells on itself over and over I try to return to the days when life was hard, but I was harder I remember a river in Florida crystal

Feb 3

Democrats and Wall Street

“The House Democratic Party leadership made a remarkable step forward last week in putting out a proposal for a financial transactions tax (FTT). The proposal is part of a larger package which includes a

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