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In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.
Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:
We have become a world of skeptics, dismissing the stories of our fellow human beings with dogmatic precision. We can do better.
Injustices, large and small, abound in prison. California prison inmate Spoon Jackson, a teacher and poet, is wrongly identified as a gang member and placed on lockdown.
This Venice High School senior provokes with his response to the question, what do you want from your life?
While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.
Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.
We can’t choose our fathers, but we can find our own role models, says Donald D’Haene, who found inspiration in the real and scripted lives of Sidney Poitier.
Considered the voice of Chicago, B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor fights against the death spoken over his hometown.
We all know anger isn’t conducive to healing from abuse. But how do we stop being angry?
As the world warms, lawmakers need to enact meaningful water conservation policies.
Men are speaking up about paternity leave, but for all the protections provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, it only provides for unpaid leave, which is simply not enough for most families.
Michael Amity notes that even one of our greatest thinkers blundered.
Watch those two guys jump off the worlds tallest building, Tower Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
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Parents mean well when they call professors to offer excuses, but they end up revealing more than they intend.
We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?
Ben Stich knows you love your kids more than you hate your ex. Here’s how you can show it.
“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.
Pete Louison tells passes along sage advice to his twenty-something year old kids who are about to enter the workforce.
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