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A Trust of Women

This is for all of the women, the women that long for us to be, that grip the fabric and bite down hard to bring us forth screaming. For the women, inheritors of misery, worlds of love and beauty and joy and loss, who suffer from choices we make in their name. For the women, the center, tattered edge, the sky and the deep, the rock and the bird, creatures of habit, seekers of peace and prophets, the women who watch other women grow tired of tales told by men with their weight upon breasts, mouths like razor-blades, fists like train wrecks. Yes. I want her to levitate, soar above men so he can feel her varied beauty reaching down to seal his unbridled destruction forevermore.

Women who see laws wielded, the dead sea thrust inside them, vacant fathers, distant, hulked, sterile, envious brothers, self-righteous and much too proud. The women, with a beauty and boldness, (men, with their hideous eyes, cannot mirror them feeding on drunken valor and rage) are most ready. This is for she who…

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U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found...


The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.


U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.


One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For …

It was at that moment...

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(Ben Heine Art) I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. __Martin Luther King, Jr.

It was at that moment that the poets observed the famished nation; a sight worth sharing, peace and brotherhood, the revolutionaries of mankind making their way, stepping to the dream of freedom.

I read and now submit to you that, if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Now spirit up your voice, poets! Remember your plea to the heavens, recall the days of sacrifice and chains, never let slip their lessons. We’ve heard them spoken time and again;
words radiating a sky of courage, residing within the divine rights of all men; a hunger to be esteemed and always free.

They cannot erase our fingerprints. They may shackle and beat our flesh, b…

From the Darkness (1/17/10 Afghanistan Head-Lines)

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THE NATION

The Shadow War
Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse
The secret war that lies behind the CIA's recent intelligence disaster in Afghanistan.

We were warned by the slogging retreat of the bear, the escape from the mountains and caves, leaving shadows of our making in a proud and mournful beam.

Two Blackwater Guards Arrested on Murder Charges
Jeremy Scahill : Blackwater
The Blackwater guards are charged with killing two Afghan civilians in May 2009.

Amid our insolence, murderers pinched the flame. We’ve made our way to the gallows, heads bent, war has given birth to our shame.

Blackwater and the Khost Bombing: Is the CIA Deceiving Congress?
Jeremy Scahill : Blackwater
Two Blackwater contractors died in a December 30 suicide bombing at a CIA station in Afghanistan, suggesting that the company is more enmeshed in CIA business than the agency admits.

Onward into another secret, a new shadow, up, up, up. Beckoning our weary and exposed legs the dismal general commands that we pursue the dark…