Stewart Acuff

  • Labor Day 2014

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    Monday is our day when labor is celebrated, or at least given lip service in the United States. For those of us who are committed to organized labor, social and economic justice, and defeating the

  • Staffing levels at heart of debate

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    This is an Op-Ed from a Santa Fe nurse. It is a true and real explanation of what workers go through, workers who are just trying to do the right thing for others. By Diane

  • Microsoft Stashes Billions Overseas to Avoid US Taxes

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    David Sirota is reporting on International Business Times that US technology giant Microsoft is stashing away $92 BILLION overseas to avoid US corporate taxes. This is a company that used American skill and talent and

  • Breaking News: New Hazards with Fracking

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    NBC is reporting this morning on their website that government safety officials and others have discovered another major safety issue in fracking, the process of drilling deep into the earth to blow up rock

  • Please accept my apology

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    Please accept my sincere apology for my comments in a blog a couple of days ago. A union brother police officer called me this morning about comments I made about the police in the

Feb 12
We Are All Under Attack

We Are All Under Attack

Goin’ to western Canada to teach Organizing to Canada’s best and most Senior Organizers. Spreading the message That we are all under attack, that the Day of free labor movements with Workers rights and union freedoms are All but over,

Feb 8

Lonesome Highway

Lonesome on this highway drivin’ back From a radio gig this time Headed for an empty house Was up early doin’ drive time radio Seven to nine folks goin’ to work And I’m tryin to explain what happened To their

Feb 4


This poem was published in the Blue Collar Review in 2012. IN PENNSYLVANIA They punch into our ground To blow up our earth and release gas and benzene And acetone and acetic acid They get gas, yes, and ammonia and

Jan 29

The River will bring you joy

Flyin’ across the Atlantic, middle of night Levon Helm’s voice cured by cigarettes and Whiskey comes on my earphones. He’s singing The Weight and his soul enters My own, this man from Helena, Ark just a Little downriver from

Jan 29

Flight to London

Flight to London ready to shut the door Gonna hawk some books in England Get around, sing my songs and more Read the verse, the prose and raise sand While we try to catch the bosses Whose tricks for

Jan 25


She wanders the world Healing as she goes The earth, people and shows Love that sustains and gives, curled Out of her soul and heart A well that never runs out, part No, the biggest part of who she is.   ©

Jan 22

Another Weekend

So here we are on this historic weekend Our nation will inaugurate a second time our First Black President while we remember Dr. King and all those who marched with him Traveled with him, lived with death While preaching

Jan 22

Happy Day

Waking this historic day in Atlanta The day our nation formally Inaugurates its first Black President for the Second time – hallelujah, hallelujah! Waking in the hotel I slept so many parts of Nights in his first history-making run Waking

Jan 16

Dr. King

Dr. King They will tell you he was a drum major. All about service and leading the band. He was that. But Dr. King was so much more. Warrior chief for justice and peace and radical love. Jesus love. Nonviolent fighter,

Jan 10

Small Bar

Sliver of a table in a small, noisy bar Or tavern we chatted: life, loves our Loves, especially, frustrating, mad Though they make us and as bad As they can be Necessary it seemed to us key Critical maybe not