Tag Archives: Human Rights

POEM: Tension All Humans

If we want to be competent human beings on this planet, a founding document in our education and a basis for our collective life is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a … Continue reading

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POEM: End the Israeli Occupation — Owed to the Palestinian People

The Israeli occupation must end. The latest in generations-long human rights violations and obstinate abrogation of international law must end. Cutting of water, food, electricity and fuel to an entire population, mostly civilians, of course, is a moral horror. No … Continue reading

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POEM: A Dubiously Fresh Pickle

They effaced a moral dilemma Support human rights Or economic favor A dubiously fresh pickle In a blue moon That hoary question Of prophets verses Profits And what they seed Their lukewarm revelation Hallowing out What we may no Knot … Continue reading

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INAUGURAL Public Health Radio Show on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo — Just For The Health of It: Medicare For All and Toledo Democracy Day

After years in the waiting and making, I am proud to announce the inaugural show of my public health radio show, Just for the Health of It,  on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo (ToledoRadio.org). Just for the Health of It brings you new … Continue reading

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Free Political Poster: HISTORY – Rinse Repeat – Negro Man, I AM A MAN, Immigrant Children, I AM A CHILD

As is often repeated in history, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” And we are neck deep in shampoo, as we rinse history and repeat it. The iconic image of a black man holding … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: Fighting Exclusively

It was his thing Fighting exclusively Battles he could win His crowning I deal Never finding himself On-the-cide of losers Whirled why’d Naught ails But win Filling his sales Whatever He could bye A captain of destiny In habiting the … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: The Bus of Times, The Worst of Times

His political career Hung in the balance Throw a certain number under the bus Or see bus production drop precipitously This short poem recognizes a brutal utilitarianism in politics, which is present at most any level.  Using people as means … Continue reading

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FREE EDWARD SNOWDEN POSTER: Pardon Me!

Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA whistleblower, is my candidate for the most heroic American this decade.  Is it time for President Obama to grant a presidential pardon to Edward Snowden?  YES!  The campaign is on, with the release of Oliver … Continue reading

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POEM: Standing On My Privy Ledge

I am a white, straight, Christian, male And you see that I am afraid Though paying attention To what is fare I am more afraid Of whites than blacks Of straights than queers Of Christians than Muslims Of men than … Continue reading

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Human Rights are Universal and Inalienable, Interdependent and Indivisible, Equal and Nondiscriminatory

Human rights are inherent to all human beings. PERIOD. Human rights are universal and inalienable, meaning that such rights cannot be taken away based on what people do.  Human rights are interdependent and indivisible, meaning that they work together as a whole, … Continue reading

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Anti-Trump, Anti-Hillary FREE POSTER: Newsflash — Stockholm Syndrome Renamed Washington Syndrome, Voters Held Hostage

This free Anti-Trump, Anti-Hillary poster announces the sad, traumatic news: NEWSFLASH — Stockholm Syndrome Renamed Washington Syndrome.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the presidential candidates with the highest negative ratings in modern U.S. history.  Voters are held hostage in an … Continue reading

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REAL POLITICS, REAL CANDIDATE: Jill Stein 2016 Platform

IF you want a progressive presidential candidate that you can get excited about voting FOR, then Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate is worth serious consideration.  Jill Stein has selected her Green Party running mate, Vice President choice, Ajamu Baraka. … Continue reading

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Comedian Jesus: Any TRUMP? NO, Go Fish, I’m Not Playing That Game

This Comedian Jesus cartoon combines the contemporary unwanted news cycle of Donald Trump with the timeless question of: Precisely what game are you playing? This Comedian Jesus cartoon is an inspired hybrid of a pun on “Trump,” and my poem, … Continue reading

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POEM: Enlightenment Not Worth Beings

Conversing in the street At a protest We had a very enlightening pow wow As too in form me He stated with qualm assurance “Protest before enlightenment, protest after enlightenment” A parity of action Like I had never seen To … Continue reading

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POEM: Present Daze

God invented the eight hour day But buy popular demand Parently beyond what could ever be yearned The ardor one tries Only leaves won With more or less Wanting more our In their daze With each re-quest First off with … Continue reading

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POEM: Wee Civil Lies: They Brutalize

We are prone Too civil lies The most savage saving Buy brutal lies As assuredly As they had Been stood up Just the same For their own Good Won morality for us None for them Hidden as mirror Human eyes … Continue reading

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POEM: Ferry Tales

Buy politicians We have been tolled Ferry tales From bank to bank Holding no water Liquidating assets Left and right Sow gully able As they desperately wanton US to believe The chosen few, the elect As top down Driving in … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER – Black Lives Matter: Devolution of Blue Lives Matter to Corporate Lives Matter, NOT Evolution, NOT Revolution

The Black Lives Matter movement has been successful in spawning reactionary movements.  The latest of these is the Blue Lives Matter messaging going national through billboards as a so-called public service.  Here is my take on such reactions: That police … Continue reading

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POEM: Halving No Interest

Wile a capital idea to sum I halve no interest In how you make a living Rather That which Makes you Come alive I would dare say that most of life lost is in the chasm between making a living … Continue reading

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