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First 100 Days: We the People Who March

By | 2017-05-01T14:07:07+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Issue 23: 04 May 2017, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

By Yun Wei We walk because that is all to be done all our bodies can do when so much has been done to us. We walk because it’s not done: the work of hands pressed against stone and monuments, the work that hands must do when there are no more parts to assemble, just an [...]

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First 100 Days: Protest Poem in Two Acts

By | 2017-05-01T14:40:22+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Issue 23: 04 May 2017|Tags: , , |

By Zigi Lowenberg   I. saturday, january 21, 2017 she’s got the whole world… holding Mom’s hand, their fists raised in West Palm breeze while her stepdaughter and grandsons march in Hawai’i her cousins throng Fifth Avenue as her Oakland tribe rings Lake Merritt. only later she learns, another big lie floats, his number bloats for [...]

First 100 Days: Sanctuary

By | 2017-04-26T19:53:55+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Jennifer Hernandez Border fence divides barbs catch rip prevent free range prevent migration of wildlife of many lives gaps allow glimpses of el otro lado amber waves blue blue skies gauzy clouds floating elusive storms brew on the horizon   Jennifer Hernandez lives in Minnesota, where she works with immigrant youth and writes poetry, flash, [...]

First 100 Days: Power by Adrienne Rich

By | 2017-04-26T17:36:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Tarra Stevenson Living in a white fog of patriarchy/phallocentrism/misogyny Today a class of teenage girls radiant discussed the power of Marie Curie her sacrifice to birth knowledge even in the face of her own death. A radio- active superwoman. Today a vice-president eliminated possibility potential denying their rights denying her fights and the teenage girls [...]

First 100 Days: March of the Millennials and Grandmas

By | 2017-04-26T17:34:54+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Candy Schulman Editor's note: Trump's inauguration initiated a series of public demonstrations that have continued throughout his first 100 days—including, challenging his refusal to release his taxes, in support of science and the environment, in defiance of his bigoted attempts to limit immigration and, as this essay reminds us, to make clear the power of women inspired [...]

First 100 Days: Wiretap Tweets—Defined

By | 2017-05-01T10:48:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Charles W. Brice   Terrible (tĕr′ə-bəl): n. A salutation. Syn.: dear, my dear, hi, hello Just (jŭst): n. & v. A statement of absolute truth. Ex: Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped.” Found Out (found out): tr.v. To receive an incontrovertible revelation of indisputable fact from a minor entertainment personage on Fox [...]