These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Poetry Month, Act/Art for all, etc..:
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A Special Opportunity for Teachers: I’m writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you’re not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 16-20. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Carl Phillips, Louise Glück and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms.
Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to request an application.
Maggie Dietz Director, Favorite Poem Project
House passes CISPA: The House passed CISPA yesterday, and we want to make a splash as the focus shifts to the Senate.
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No War in Iran: Let us use our voices to thoughtfully engage others in peaceful dialogues about how violence might be avoided. We should not permit ourselves to allow war to happen with Iran.
Ten Practices of “Just Peacemaking”
Support nonviolent direct action. Take independent initiatives to reduce threat. Use cooperative conflict resolution. Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice and seek repentance and forgiveness. Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty. Foster just and sustainable economic development. Work with emerging cooperative forces in the international system. Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and human rights. Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade. Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations. Source: Rose Marie Berger, Associate editor, Sojourners,
Voices needs your help to continue our work. Join us in our efforts by contributing whatever you can. Watch for our next Arab Spring installment on Saudi Arabia. Learn more about Iran, its people and culture in Voices book, Seda: Voices of Iran.
A Final Word
As always, Voices could use your help in continuing our work. Help us to continue to take steps, one after another, for a better tomorrow.
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Message of Hope and Continuity for the Sisterhood of the Guild: Hello and Happy Spring to you!
I am grateful for the communication I have received from so many of you. Your candid remarks and thoughtful responses to questions we asked have proved to be very illuminating to me. The IWWG Board and I have listened to you, and because you wanted the Guild’s activities–The Spring Big Apple and the Summer Conference–to continue, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with the planning and preparation of both activities. And now, here we are with only a few days away from this season’s BIG APPLE CONFERENCE, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, April 14-15. We have also begun planning and organizing the Summer Conference at Yale (Friday-Tuesday, June 22-26)!!
I am delighted to announce that Marj Hahne, longtime Guild member and teacher, poet, and friend to so many of you, will bring her expertise and incredible integrity and focus to the Summer Conference planning. Marj has accepted my invitation to work as our Summer Conference Coordinator. We are working now to determine the new structure of our four-day conference. We ask that you save those dates (June 22-26) and watch for updates which will be coming shortly! We promise to send the details of costs, specific programs, and workshop directors very soon. Thanks for your patience.
We all share the vision to create and nurture an enlivening, enduring community of women writers. The MAGIC of the International Women’s Writing Guild continues, thanks to all you incredible women.
We invite you to join us in continuing the magic at this weekend’s Spring Big Apple, an incredible two days of three amazing speakers, a Meet and Pitch to the Agents, and an IWWG Members’ Book Fair! Warmly, Cynthia
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Greetings: Dear Writers and Poets: Good Friday and Happy Easter, may it all be a blessing to you and yours Sincerely, Gary Drury, author, editor, publisher http://www.druryspublishing.com Submissions are always welcome.
Breath and Shadow, Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2012: In this year’s Winter Issue we feature poems by Elisa Karbon, Anthony Lafond, Jimmy Burns, Achilleas Michailides and Raud Kennedy. There is a short story by Erika Jahneke and a flash fiction piece by Ashley Dean. Finally, the issue contains a powerful essay by Bridgit Kuenning-Pollpeter and a touching creative non-fiction piece by Judith Krum.
Our editors hope you enjoy this issue of Breath and Shadow. Please recommend us to your friends. In this difficult economy, we are struggling along with most non-profits. Your tax deductible donations are essential to the work we do. Visit our web site for details. We are also seeking submissions in all categories—please visit our website for guidelines.
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Poetry, Art related actions:
Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:
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King George and his Dick Cheney’s High Treason
Along with the elite of the remocrat conspiracy, the Purposeful non-prevention of the attacks on 9-11-2001, While being our “burning of the Reichstag”, was also The increasing of the blitzkrieging speed of the Corporate structure’s convolutions warring on the Middle-class to poor, life, art; their dictation of the Devolutionary direction of society being embraced by More and Moor as time goes by, the spearhead in Engineering of their final solution, the extermination To extinction of humanity and large mammals- atop The burning cross they circle jerk around, as those Klueless Klucking sucKlings, premeditatedly murder The evolution, real: left, religion, science, 8 billion. Only in their opinion, for the evolution, not being Faux, is forever; as you, being life, are indivisible, And illimitable in the realization of your potential. Since their reign on the ‘American way of life’ ended, With voters defeating them in the ‘08 elections, their Blitzkrieg has brought continual assassinations, hot Fronts against women, elderly, youths, non-remocrat White heterosexual boys to men, civil liberties, peace, Union, the vote, kids, global one for disease with cuts In foreign aid, supposed Christian conditions on them, Attack on contraception, defense for disease, abortion, Etc.; also, after the pre to, and ‘10 elections dem/ Rem conspiracy, the S.S. tea party tugboat dragged The U.S. ship of State into the rocks- only possible Since Glass-Steagle was removed in ‘91, in order to Dictate the gutting of the economy in ‘09, and 100 Million people being defacto-murdered, not born, etc.. By the dino’s putting the con back in the convolution.
Yes, dems, political puppets, the rem gov’t working Their mouths, responsibility can’t be underestimated, Nor, their role as the necessary lock, fix in the corps. Con of people; for, rems weren’t satisfied with the Oligarchic plutocracy, where the chasm between the Haves, have nots grows steadily. Replicating criminally Insane sociologically programmed dualistic delusional Constructs based on anthropological archetypes like: Monarch/pheasant; rich/poor; winner/loser; user/used; Predator/prey; abuser/abused; elite/plebeian; master/ Slave; academic/experience; user/used; machination/ Natural ideation; professional/rube; la machine/human Being; scarcity/abundance; materialism/spirituality; Believer/lifelong student; artifice/reality; patriarchal, Imperial, hierarchic, gradated power/growth, potential, Experience, creation, real power; the convolutions Devolutionary direction/the evolution; needed quicken- Ing for expanded nazification of people. Those, used Through societal engineering, like genocide of white Heterosexual boys to men by supremacies within all Conspiracies, stereotyping, profiling, discrimination, Destruction, sorting out, mass-imprisoning, adopting A defacto-caste system, for e.g., unnatural disaster Refugees as united suck of assassins’ untouchables, Also hoisting the organized crime and punishment Industrial complex’ inside prison system onto society, As well, republican conspiracy of all demographics Conspiracies and all supremacies with the white Supremacy, to automate good replicas of la machine, Denaturing, vampirizing, cannibalizing human of its Illimitable potential in being life indivisible.
They, now, since Glass-Steagle’s removal by rem/dem Conspiracy and bubble, balloon until burst, disaster Economics has worked so well in decreasing trickle- Down economy (what’s left after the vacuum-up to The rich), decentralization of profits, have done it Again, in the recently pasted, tripartisan (unusually, for Rems and S.S. tea partiers, as the dino-in-chief needed It for his upcoming re-election), supposed, Jobs Act, Where they removed needed remedies in the Sarbannes Act that was pasted after enrongate, so, another, future, Derivativegate, like the one in ’08, can be used by Wall St., greed supremacists to gut the global economy again In a decade or so; establishing future further increasing Of the speed of their global blitzkrieg against all life, Also, a re-kick-starting of the economic war of attrition Against the middle-class to poor, by the middle-class to Rich. The criminally insane panoply, of destruction to Extinction as profit, pleasure, power, personified Autocratically, and its extreme behaviorally exemplified In high treason, have been codified as acceptable rem Practice, by dems through the extremism of centrism, Fascist vichy french necessary in hitler’s rise. The Bush clan, who have been in business with the bin Ladens for over 3 decades, can be borne again, as Barack has done more for rems than anyone since Reagan. Regardless of the holding hands with Middle East royalty smirking monkey supposed Christian Al-queda‘s, who purposely ordered osama be allowed To escape at Tora Bora, for, in the M.E. blood is thicker Than $ and he could no more kill a bin laden than he Could his own kid, high treason, the show must go on.
The smoke and mirrors must not be dispelled, the Sleepers must not be awakened from their American Dreaming, for the dictated to be 2 nd place supremacy, The African-American, by Barack throwing away a Decade of dem future power by not choosing Hillary, Are dictating it; for, they now get to be the masters More, and the last thing they want to do, being good Supposed Christian taliban, is dismantle the man’s House by not using the man’s tools, as Audre Lourdes Relates; you see, it’s good to be black, female, academic, Celebrity supremacists, all rolled into one, while you Make believe you’re progressive, feminist, down to Earth, like M.H.P., who has shown her true colors, Repeatedly, on the Maddow show. For e.g., after the NAACP leadership conspired with the S.S. tea party For a couple days, agreeing with them, in order to Engineer a weapon of mass distraction, keeping Environmental movement news and legislation from Airing on the multi-media conspiracy for the dems and Dino-in-chief, through the Sherrod charade, MHP stated That con perpetrated on the people should, “finally put To rest the myth of reverse discrimination”, which was An historically used faux attack, based on racism by the White supremacy and rems, to justify their genocide to Slow down the progress of the civil rights movement, Yet, she made no historical reference, so, her assertion Suggests that not only has there never been an instance Of racism by an African-American against a Caucasian, Which is impossible, but, even further, if one were to Suggest there was an instance, they could readily be Labeled a racist of that historical reprehensible process.
So, the tens of millions of citizens who have suffered, And/or been murdered by an African-American racist Attack are all white racist recalcitrants; making her not Equal to holocaust deniers, yet, in the same ball park- A black supremacist position. Breit Bart, the S.S. Tea party, and black supremacists NAACP, MHP, “Ebony, ivory, working together in perfect harmony“, Birds of different feathers flocking together to cluck all The way to the bank. Another time on Rachel‘s show, MHP stated, “…that should put to rest the notion that Women are gold diggers”, which is impossible, because Every person on the planet, including her, knows that There are women who are gold diggers; a female Supremacist argument- if it were to be criticized, the Retort would be the critic was patriarchal, misogynistic, Chauvinist, etc.. If you’re truthful, real, not buying into The divide and conquer, dualistic, supposed dichotomy Of either you’re a white supremacist or a Black one, Similar to the prisoners actuality, being either a racist Gang member or cannibalized by them, you‘re murdered By both. Also, recently, she’s continued her support for The privatization of the public school system, putting Economic holes in every public school boat, so all Public school boats eventually sink, through siphoning The lion’s share of the money to voucher and charter Schools, by the supposed Christian conspiracy and Corps., all in the name of progressive, choice of school, And education that meets the needs of Black kids. Pre Plessey vs Ferguson supremacy court decision, school System of 70 years ago, being borne again, where a Separate and unequal education system was dictated.
Supposed Christian conspiratorial white and black Supremacists, republicans, immoral minority, with the Partially civil wrongs movement African-Americans, all Aboard the S.S. tea party tugboat dragging the dead in The water USA ship of State into the rocks, together, Engineering the vouchers for whites, charter schools For blacks ‘privatization’ and religious domination of The education system to destroy the public school System, teachers union, etc.. Determining the future Engineering of society wide defacto-slavery through Most tax dollars going to supposed Christian schools, And public ones getting naught, determining a populace Of have education and have not, citizens, determining An ever-increasing chasm between the haves and the Have-nots, etc., not to forget the fraud of “merit pay” For those teachers deemed worthy. Instead of investing In all public schools and teachers, making all boats rise- And, actually, better education for all kids. That being The prevalent academic supremacist position, that Black Kids are unduly suffering due to an inability of teachers, Administrators, school environments to meet specific Needs; which is only a half truth; dems are fond of, While rems pathologically lie- for, yes, the needs aren’t Being met, partially due to vestiges of racism against Them, their parents not doing, or being as able to do, Due to economic repression vestiges, as good a job of Rearing their kids, lack of re-investment in inner-city Communal infrastructure, etc.. Yet, the other half of the Truth they don‘t say, usually the more salient half, is that Almost all kids suffer under the same constraints, and Their political power as an African-American conspiracy
Is getting them the charter schools through their Conspiring with the rems to destroy unions, gov‘t run Universal programs, etc.; so, their special kids will have It like that, and the rest of the majority of kids will have It worse, etc.. This while she does great work, as well. Yet, we can’t have several hundred school systems to Meet the needs of the have it like that’s in the several Hundred demographics of this country; which is not Relevant to white and black supremacists, alike. So, Also, the dino-in-chief is a few supremacists all rolled Into one, and makes sausage with the rems better than Any other butcher at present, but, we can‘t allow the Supposed Christian al-queda, king george, romney and The rems, desire to re-engineer this country into a Supposed Christian replica of a Middle East monarchy And theocracy to happen, even though the supposed Christian taliban, the dinos, are wit’ it by nite, being Social conservatives, even though they’re against it by Day, also being liberal dems. Another example of “Ebony and ivory working together in perfect Harmony“, besides Barack caddying Mr. Boehner, is Reagan Nagin’s and Gov’na’ Blanco’s premeditatedly Genociding African-Americans, poor, women, long- Term hospitalized, kids, nursing home residents, elderly, Handicapped, disabled, mentally ill, homeless, prisoners, Et al, doing away with unions, public schools, public Housing, animals, etc., by purposely not preventing the Flooding of “the bowl“, the ninth ward, etc., through Purposely not reinforcing the levees for decades, even Though they were continually told to and given federal $ to, dictating, “the river to take what’s the river’s”; he
Should have graffiti on his tombstone, “300 buses and No drivers”, if there’s an African-American in the land. You see the a’ightie a’ight and the a’ights singing in Perfect harmony with whitie white and the whites Makes terrible music for this nation, sowing the seeds Of exceptionalist, united, supremacist cacophony to Whoever will listen. That extremism in the guise of Centrism may fool some of the people all of the time, All of the people some of the time, but, it can’t fool all Of the people all of the time- why be their fool. This While we’re not exceptions, this nation’s been run Aground as the majority has let it, as nations have been Globally, as has humanity, life, the earth, we must Struggle for reality, and speak truth, every moment, Everyday; i.e., romney’s Mormon cult would prosper if He were elected, as would all aspects of its war against Girls to women, young men, also, dinos/rems, black and White supremacists, are privatizing, to destroy S.S., Because the majority of recipients are elderly white Women, since it hasn’t worked they’ve altered tactics, Attacking S.S. by giving 3 years of payroll tax cuts, Making the 30 year from now insolvency of S.S. 3 years Sooner; we can’t allow these things to happen- we’re Supposed to have 0 supremacies, not 21, we must Struggle to stop their broad attacks on voting, and get Out the vote, now. Remember, the intellect can’t lead, For, the life doesn’t follow; and, even though necessity is The mother of invention, its father is the evolution. They Have engineered necessary conditions for nazification of Humanity, yet, all of humanity can rise, as evolutionaries Only do, and place their scarcity based nazification in Our past, while we embrace the abundance that is reality.
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