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Author Archive: Dean Walker

Dean Walker is a freelance writer of articles, essays, short-stories, and poems. In one way or another, he has worked as an environmental and human rights activist. Dean is the publisher of Expats Post.

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Maysoon Zayid: Stand Up and Speak Out

Maysoon Zayid: Stand Up and Speak Out

Maysoon Zayid on Current TV     Every single year I go to Palestine for Christmas. Every time, I go to Bethlehem. And every single year my best friend Tina says, “Who the hell goes to Palestine for Christmas?” And I say …”Mary and Joseph went.” – Maysoon Zayid   When I first started researching […]

By February 21, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Love Poems: A Legacy of Longing

Love Poems: A Legacy of Longing

Plato once said, “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” Or, as is more commonly stated, “Poetry is the language of love.” Therefore, anyone that wants to seriously write poetry will inevitably attempt to write a love poem. A novice poet might simply be tempted to compare his/her love to a rose, or […]

By February 14, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
The Quiet Campaign to Break Up Cambodian Refugee Families

The Quiet Campaign to Break Up Cambodian Refugee Families

  By Angel Ryono from Project Censored During post-9/11’s heightened anti-immigration culture, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) makes rampant arrests, detaining and deporting documented AND undocumented immigrants in the hundreds of thousands. Swept up in this deportation chaos are Cambodian refugees immigrants. Cambodians were promised resettlement by the 1975 Congressional Act to provide permanent homes […]

By January 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Blame the Kid

Blame the Kid

  Over the last few days, the saga a 15 year old girl, Jakadrien Turner, made national headlines. At 14, Jakadrien ran away from home after her parents split up and her grandfather passed away. Apparently, the stress of the two events was too much for this young girl to handle and she ran away […]

By January 8, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Winter in Bodaga Bay

Winter in Bodaga Bay

Winter comes with wisps of fog that slip into the gullies  and pour down the thin riverbeds  that lead to Bodega Bay; “A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem.” Crab pots stack atop tiny white boats with blue trim and Christmas lights drift by. A captain wearing Santa’s cap and his crew in reindeer […]

By December 17, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
Frank Luntz: Republican Spin Doctor, Part I

Frank Luntz: Republican Spin Doctor, Part I

Frank Luntz is a Republican political consultant and pollster. He has most notably worked with Fox News as a frequent commentator and analyst and a Republican Party consultant. You might have remembered Luntz from his use of focus groups during the previous presidential debates. Luntz specializes in “testing language and finding words that will help […]

By December 11, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Debris

Debris

We were a heap of debris stacked nearly five feet high. Broken branches, trimmed hedges, brown leaves, even a few pulled up weeds. The ruins of our yard. The clippings of old growth sheared off love. We felt a little gasoline would help. And next we knew, Fire, Fire, Fire, Roaring up toward the sun. […]

By December 4, 2011 11 Comments Read More →
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