Stewart Acuff

Nov 26

We are Sick of the Loss of Democracy

As an aging father I know for me there is nothing more important than taking care of my kids and giving them the best life possible. That does not include wealth. It does include

Nov 25

Ferguson, Missouri and Killing Trayvons

The grand jury in St. Louis County refused to return an indictment on police officer Darren Wilson, who killed the African-American young man Michael Brown. The original offense by young Brown was walking in the

Nov 17

Election Results

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.

Sep 8

Fast Food Workers Strike in 150 Cities

The lowest paid and most vulnerable amongst us are leading the way, out on point for a more just America and an economy that can provide jobs that sustain families. Fast food workers in 150

Sep 3

Forge-like heat

In the daily intensity of forge-like heat The daily triage of meetings and buses and trains And yes I hate them, planes And the million what-ifs doubt Sometimes I think now in older years It is the delicious reset

Aug 12

Make Deadbeat Corporations Pay!

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman and other economists have been looking at a particularly ugly and cynical and UNPATRIOTIC corporate practice to avoid paying any American taxes. These are American corporations which make

Apr 15

The Stealth Poor

I’m so excited that my poems The Stealth Poor and We Struggle have just been published in Blue Collar Review. I am very grateful and proud to be published in Blue Collar – a

Apr 10
Staggering Racial Segregation in NYC Schools

Staggering Racial Segregation in NYC Schools

The UCLA Civil Rights Project just released a report on racial and ethnic diversity in New York City schools. For those of us fighting for education justice and equality, the results were staggering and

Apr 9

GOP States are the Real Takers

Ben Hallman wrote on Huffington Post that some of the states that have embraced the extreme right-wing agenda against domestic government spending are those which get the most from federal spending. Contradicting the stupid

Feb 5

Global Inequality Threatens Us All

We have long said in this space that one of the greatest challenges facing our people, our country and our democracy is our massive gap of income and wealth inequality. We know the transfer

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