Stewart Acuff

  • Poverty is growing and democracy is dying

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    The Pope is right. Unfettered and unrestrained greed and market “magic” and capitalism have failed the world. The recent column from David Brooks about the Pope’s new Papal Encyclical is arrogant and intellectually dishonest. For

  • Bernie Sanders CAN Be President

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    If you believe Senator Bernie Sanders: has the best ideas has values that connect to yours cares about you and your family has proved his integrity over a lifetime of public service then you have a responsibility to speak

  • 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

Aug 29

Basketball and Politics

A long time ago, at least a coupla Lifetimes ago We had basketball game in Georgia Organized at the State Capitol Played at a state facility The do-gooders as the Speaker said Including me versus the legislators, Their aides and their

Aug 29

When the heat dropped with the sun

The wild black-eyed susans In my yard reach for the scorching sun in This climate changed 100 degree July I didn’t plant the strong wild flowers I don’t tend them, but I don’t try to Replace them with more

Aug 29

Gray turns to pink

Gray turns to pink In this dawn of the road — again. Headed for Chicago this time Sunday on its way And I roll Peace visits restin’ this soul That too often S’posed to be on this road rollin’ A bag of

Aug 29


Ancient mists hang on These ancient Maryland mountains Softening even more these Gentle places of refuge They welcome the traveler this dawn As they have so many others Over the eons Elk once whistled and called A bull to his cows Panthers screamed

Aug 29

On Unemployment

I wake when I do Three or four, five or six How am I gonna keep my kids’ home? When is the next payment due? How do I avoid the frightening foreclosure Notice? What do I do? What do I

Aug 29

Sleep comes on its own schedule.

Sleep comes on its own schedule Pays no mind to when the alarm is set Or when you went to bed, How tired you are Sleep brings the peace of surrender You’ve done enough this day. Collapse feel the peace

Aug 29


Too awfully rare that we acknowledge and Express gratitude. You gotta notice and feel the tiny things, The everyday things, the unexpected smile. The cool of the morning in August after a Nighttime rain. Gratitude for the one person touched By

Aug 29

Fox News

Waiting in the Green Room at Fox News Knowing that the interview will be a Verbal brawl Not an interview at all They will lie, bully and yell I will smile broadly as I raise my voice to tell What

Aug 29

600 Miles

600 mile drive yesterday To see the kids and stay A few days, maybe go to the beach Try to — without success —  satisfy An old man’s massive love For the kids he loves beyond love Who taught him

Aug 29

The Dry Well

When I was a little boy After TVA and rural electification But before indoor plumbing There was an outhouse and a well. And a pump, water pail and Long-handled dipper at The kitchen sink We all drank out of the pail