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TIME TO THINK (BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE): TWO POEMS FROM TOM GREENING

Military Recruiters by Tom Greening Ghouls troll school halls preying on the young who have no better options. A protester asks a teacher, “Aren’t you afraid they’ll get killed?” and is answered, “Better a short life with meaning than a … Continue reading

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Is the military-industrial complex striking again?

Wikimedia and countless other sources will tell you that Armistice Day was established on November 11 to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, to cease hostilities on the Western Front in World War I. The end … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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Revolutionize society with revolutionary peace

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Millions of Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, honoring the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent Revolutionary War by waving flags and marching in parades. Swept up in patriotic fever, many celebrate by getting drunk and harassing … Continue reading

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