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Where The Hell Have You Been?

Dedicated to Uncle Bobby How far do you travel each day? “To work, maybe to the marketplace… about twenty miles” you might say “To school, and to the gym… thirty miles” well, do you drive a truck or a car … Continue reading

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Chiseled In Stone

History’s rhymes might seem coincidental but they’re chiseled in stone they are fundamental   war feeds the market and keeps it alive war is the reason this system survives   they’re still taking our bread to build death machines and … Continue reading

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A Decent Family Man And Citizen: A Requiem For Vietnamese Peasants

There are certain things that can’t be taken away from the late John McCain: He was a Navy pilot he was shot down over Vietnam and captured he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half … Continue reading

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Hurricane Street

This is the storm of the century it’s time to batten down the hatches and tie down the tents close all the windows, shutters, and vents make one last trip to town to stock up on supplies buy cases of … Continue reading

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Checkpoints & Interviews & Gunpoints

I just got another phone call from my friend in Bethlehem who is more educated than I am but is waiting to hear back about a job scrubbing toilets and emptying bed pans at a nursing home in Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Violently Uprooted

Follow the tracks and you will be led through the rubble that was a Palestinian village until last spring   Follow the tracks and you will be led through the Israeli settlement that was a Palestinian village until 1967   … Continue reading

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One Eyed Dog

A feral dog showed up outside Uncle Bobby’s farm a few weeks ago mangy and too thin, her left eye was a pool of puss and blood we took her home, cleaned her up and got her some food we … Continue reading

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