Category Archives: Labor movement

POEM: Chris & Jeff at the bar (aka the sages of Temperanceville)

Chris & Jeff at the bar (aka the sages of Temperanceville) Jeff leans over to Chris like a conspirator: “They’re tryin’ to turn everything into fuckin’ ‘right to work.’” He looks up at the TV news, snorts air through his … Continue reading

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POEM: Peter, George, John, Joseph, Silas, Henry and Tom

Peter, George, John, Joseph, Silas, Henry and Tom pop!pop!pop! Pinkerton rifles filling the air with smoke & screams & blood pop!pop!pop! men of iron & steel men of flesh & bone pop!pop!pop! the ground soaks up the evidence the birds … Continue reading

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I Got A Raise And It Made Me Angry

I Got A Raise And It Made Me Angry Yesterday I got a raise and I left work feeling very annoyed. One thing I’ve been working on a lot in my Buddhist practice is trying to both isolate the part … Continue reading

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POEM: superheroes

superheroes well into my teenage years I had Batman posters on my walls and a painting of the Dark Knight done by a friend (now departed) after every heroic action movie I emerged into daylight imagining myself stronger, faster ready … Continue reading

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POEM: Rough Boys

Listen to this poem using the player above. Rough Boys “Remember when Frankie got taken out?” Three shop stewards are sitting along a marble wall on Park Ave near Grand Central talking about the old days. “You wouldn’t fuck with … Continue reading

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Cubicle workers of the world — unite!

I don’t work in a cubicle, but I am a fan of the labor movement and thought this ad from ThinkGeek was funny: Fellow cubicledwellers, join us in solidarity against The Man. OfficeMax estimates there are 80 million cubicle workers … Continue reading

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