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On Friday, April 27, I will take part in Workers Memorial Day, a day to honor those workers killed or injured on the job. This event is a program of the Philadelphia Area Project for Occupational Safety and Health (PHILAPOSH) and the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. There will be a breakfast at the Sheet Metal Workers’ Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia, then after the program there will be a funeral procession down Columbus Boulevard to Penn’s Landing, accompanied by Sean Wydlitz on bagpipes. For further information, please contact PHILAPOSH at (215)386-7000, or e-mail brahke@philaposh.org.

On Sunday, April 29, I will dozens of other fine Philadelphia area poets in the 22nd Annual Poetry Ink,  a program of the Moonstone Arts Center in honor of National Poetry Month.this will take place at 12:00 Noon at the District Council 1199C Hall, 1319 Locust Street.  For further information, contact Moonstone Arts Center, http://moonstoneartscenter.org/.

On Tuesday, May 1, I will take part in celebrations of May Day, the international workers’ holiday, at a rally and public celebration at Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore Avenue in Philadelphia. There will be live music, free food provided by the Vets for Peace Chapter 31 “Precision Grill Team,” and activities for kids. This event is sponsored by PHILAPOSH, the May day USA Committee, and the Pennsylvania Labor History Society. For further information, pleace contact Paul Grubb at (215)510-1939, snj1199afscme@netzero.net; or Jim Moran, (215)301-2633, jimmoran2008@verizon.net.

Let’s Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake

via Let’s Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake

Is education, the path to personal and social fulfillment, supposed to be a luxury for rich kids who feel like they’re going to inherit the work anyway and they don’t have to break their necks to get anywhere?

I agree, cancel student loan debt, it’s this country’s equivalent to land reform in developing countries, where land is taken from big landlords and passed on to poor peasants to farm.

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I will once again hold office hours as a Notary Public, at 1500 Walnut Street, suite 700,  on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 12:00-3:00 PM. I will also have copies of my books for sale.

On Sunday, April 29, I will join other fine Philadelphia poets at Poetry Ink, sponsored by the Moonstone Arts Center (http://moonstoneartscenter.org/), held at District Council 1199C, 1319 Locust Street, starting at 12:00 noon. We will read poetry and mingle with other poets. Light refreshments will be served.

On Monday, April 30, I will be at PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s public access channel  (https://phillycam.org/) to perform in a taping of Conversations Across Time, the show where we portray historic figures discussing contemporary issues.

Trump Signs Controversial FOSTA Bill Targeting Online Sex Trafficking | HuffPost

via Trump Signs Controversial FOSTA Bill Targeting Online Sex Trafficking | HuffPost

This whoring, wife-cheating business scammer has the NERVE to be moralistic about “sex-trafficking.” This bill will do nothing to end the sex trade, just make it more dangerous. In reality, it criminalizes being female.