Tag Archives | War no more

Evan Guilford-Blake | The invasion

I. We watched them dying and we were happy. We threw our grenades and fired our bazookas. The tanks exploded. The ones who lived crawled out, their uniforms brown with sweat and red with blood; we shot at them and, as we hit them, we cheered. Women, men. Cheering, dying. Often, they did not die at once. We shot them again, in the arms and legs and genitals and waited […]

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Rick Wayman | Looking reality in the eye

On August 28, 2018, California became the first state in the U.S. to declare its support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty, negotiated last year among the majority of the world’s nations and many NGOs, was adopted at the United Nations by a vote of 122-1. The efforts of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to achieve this treaty were recognized with the […]

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Amanda Steel | Shots fired

Victory and glory were ours The real-life nightmares were his He shot his enemy dead Bang, Bang, Bang He pushed fear deep down Stiff upper lip, he carried on Kill or be killed Bang, Bang, Bang Deserters were cowards Friends fell around him He might be next Bang, Bang, Bang It was over, but he lived on Reliving in nightmares Mistaking night sweats for blood Bang, Bang, Bang Fireworks night […]

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