Posts Tagged ‘ War ’

antantantantant | contemporary haiku since 1994

impending war

you feed the cat

a little salami

 

Michael O’Brien

Source: antantantantant | contemporary haiku since 1994

The U.S.’s Shaky Justification for the Soleimani Strike – The Atlantic

TOM BRENNER / REUTERS

In 1973, after discovering President Richard Nixon’s secret bombing campaign in Cambodia, Congress took steps to reclaim its power by passing the War Powers Resolution, which requires the president to report to Congress whenever armed forces are introduced “into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated,” and to terminate any hostilities after 60 days unless authorized by Congress. The effectiveness of the resolution has since been undermined by, among other things, fights over the meaning of “hostilities.” Congress must now act again, not only to reject the illegal use of force represented by the decision to kill Soleimani, but also to reassert its constitutional role in the decision-making process that takes the nation to war. If Congress fails to effectively press back against this unconstitutional assertion of unilateral authority, it will set a precedent that will put the greatest destructive power the world has ever known in the hands of a single man.

Source: The U.S.’s Shaky Justification for the Soleimani Strike – The Atlantic

“Woman at War” is a Quirky, Queered Ecowarrior Comedy – Edge Effects

 

Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Woman at War” answers the call Nicole Seymour makes in “Bad Environmentalism” for the environmental movement to try a little humor.

Source: “Woman at War” is a Quirky, Queered Ecowarrior Comedy – Edge Effects

This Photo of Farmers Contains No Farmers

This is a photo taken in Germany in 1914 by August Sander:

 

It’s called Young Farmers and it depicts three young men on their way to a dance in rural Germany. But as John Green explains in this video, there is so much more going on with this photo.

Source: This Photo of Farmers Contains No Farmers

Diane di Prima – Rant | synthetic zerø

Source: Diane di Prima – Rant | synthetic zerø

The Rumpus Interview With Eileen Myles – The Rumpus.net

Eileen Myles on recording her new poetry record Aloha/irish trees, the relationship between poetry and comedy, and finding safety in social media.

Source: The Rumpus Interview With Eileen Myles – The Rumpus.net

– The World Is A Ghetto by War –

Hair – Three-Five-Zero-Zero

TOM CLARK: Leaving Debaltseve: “The whole town is destroyed”

Every tenth Russian thinks full scale war with #Ukraine already underway – poll: image via RT @RT, 2 February 2015

TOM CLARK: Leaving Debaltseve: “The whole town is destroyed”.

Sam Amidon – Relief