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Low Regard

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Yesterday's news was that Donald Trump wishes he hadn't hired Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to be Attorney General. Sessions, who happens to be a lawyer actually read, or had somebody on his staff read the DOJ guidelnes which say the AG has to recuse himself from investigations into affairs in which he played a role. So now the president holds Beauregard in low regard as well. Comes around and goes around.

When I Grow Up…

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Ralph Pointer, husband of the recently deceased peoples lawyer and political prisoner Lynne Stewart is an accomplished freedom fighter in his own right. A respected elder, he is still with us, and BAR's poet in residence tells us a little about him.

Ra Was Right

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Some artists write poems and novels.  Others paint and perform.  Some build imaginary worlds you can immerse and lose yourself in.  Some bring messages from the future, prophesying, fortelling the fates of this one.  Our poet recalls one of these...

For the Planet and Humanity to Survive / can't make this up

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

This week our poet in residence offers a brief meditations upon where and what sorts of bombing ought to be allowed, if any, and upon the lapse of White House mouthpiece Sean Spicer's descent from manufacturing fake news into promulgating fake history....


by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

in which our poet compares the connection between needed undertakings on the part of each according to her ability unto each according to her need to some other undertakings bearing the same name....



by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Lynne Stewart was a a diligent and resourceful peoples lawyer, a movement lawyer, the kind of attorney who defended the poor and indigent, and unpopular and hopeless political cases and always went the last mile for her clients and her principles.  To  make an example of her that might frighten other attorneys, the Justice Department jailed Stewart for four years under provisions of the infamous USA Patriot Act.  Given a few months to live in 2014, she was released from federal prison, and went home to Brooklyn with her husband, friends and family.  She joined the ancestors this week.


by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Blows and kicks are raining thick and fast, though many miss their mark their mark. But the intention of the 45th president is plainly to take us somewhere we really don't want to go, in a hurry or at all. Are we prepared to resist?

Welcome (To the United Front Aganist Facism)

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Come as you are, and be ready to build the world we all deserve, invites our poet, to the united front against facism. Wherever you come from, wherever you were this morning or last week, your hand your mind your heart and energies are welcomed in this collaborative effort...

Alternative Facts on 7 Countries’ Terrorists

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

This and every year since the dawn of this country, most terrorist acts in the US have been perpetrated by white Christian males. So how, our poet asks, do we make sense of Trump's attempted travel ban and its effect on terrorism inside the US? Do they really fear that white boys will be trained in Somaila, Yemen, Iraq or Iran?


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