Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rumynations: Syria in Contention

By Alejandro Moreiras Ashams, the area called Suriya by the Byzantines, was conquered by the Arabs in the mid-seventh century, much of the fighting being over by 650. It was an ancient land, a land of plenty. The Arabs had … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NORMA LILIANA VALDEZ

YOUR LIFE OR HERS by Norma Liliana Valdez (“Your Life Or Hers” was originally published in The Acentos Review and is reprinted here today with permission from the poet.)

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TODD BOSS

THE ENDING IS IN THE BEGINNING by Todd Boss of this first movement of Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello by Bach. It’s lovely and sad, how it knows itself, knows its own closing as it opens. … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

“Exodus” by Andreas Economakis 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles, California. Five months after 9/11. I’m sitting in the passenger seat of Clive’s dented, dirt-brown Cherokee, staring out the window. The West Hollywood scenery streams past me in colorful, repetitive bursts. White … Continue reading

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Socialism or Barbarism in Egypt and Beyond: An Open Question

also republished as “Revolution in Egypt?  What Revolution?” on Pambazuka on 16 February, 2011 and on ccarrico.wordpress.com Pambazuka summarized my argument as follows: Whether Egypt’s association with US-backed capitalism has been disrupted is a question that factory workers might yet … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SARAH LAW

FALL INTO PLACE by Sarah Law You love the way my hair falls over your bones, your prone body, how I choose to cover you with words so close to your own. From here I can’t imagine why we ever … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Series: David Bowen

One More Banana by David Bowen   Cheetah’s sister, Marie, chose a banana from the kitchen table, where Tarzan had thrown the day’s take. He fell into his easy chair with a growl and a wave of his hand. Marie … Continue reading

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