Stewart Acuff

  • New Documentary About Organizing and Mobilizing Farm Workers

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    My great friends at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, including Greg Asbed, who’ve been organizing farm workers in South Florida just released a documentary called “Food Chains.” The doc exposes the poverty and suffering of

  • Proud this night

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    President Obama announced this day that he will use executive action to create comprehensive immigration reform. He will save families, keep families together, keep Americans in America working and paying taxes. He will stop

  • Senate Blocks Keystone Pipeline

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    The Senate just voted against the Keystone Pipeline. The Keystone Pipeline would only transfer the dirtiest oil in the world from Canada across America to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico to send to

  • Pennsylvanians Urge Wolf to Halt Fracking

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    Written by Elizabeth Arnold Despite two-thirds of Democrats supporting a statewide moratorium on fracking, during his acceptance speech Pennsylvanian Governor-elect Tom Wolf failed to address his constituents living with toxic contamination from gas drilling operations.

  • Election Results

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    Though it’s been a week or so since the election, I’ve still been processing the results in my head. I talked about them on the Thom Hartmann show and a couple different radio shows.

Feb 19
Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’ This time for Canada elections and the Workers’ party, NDP they call it Gonna make work pay again Folks in Canada gettin’ it The ones at the top got too much The rest of us fallin’ to

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,