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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging Loose, and Rumpus. He is a regular contributor to Counterpunch magazine. He is a former columnist for the Prague Post. He is a former winner of the Academy of America Poets prize. He has graduate degrees in Literary Studies, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

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The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Peter Brueghel, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2020
Woke at the Wake of Democracy, Laughing Book Review: How to Lose A Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship by Ece Temelkuran. Will America go the way of Turkey? It's an ece read.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
cover of Steal This Book (1970), From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2020
50th Anniversary of Abbie Hoffman's Intro to Steal This Book Introduction Review: Here is my review of Abbie Hoffman's Introduction to Steal This Book, a street-theatre confrontation that happened 50 years ago. He wrote the Intro following the Chicago 7 Trial while he was languishing in Cook County Jail. Aaron Sorkin's depiction of Abbie is so off that even a quick read of Steal and a look at his humor will tell you how bad Sorkin's film is. Long Live the spirit of Abbie!
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 24, 2020
Chicago 7: Counter Cultural Learnings of America for Make Money Glorious Nation of Post-Truthvaluestan Film Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7. I didn't like the film very much and say why in detail. There better alternatives and much richer information out there. Vote in November.
Series: Film Review (2 Articles, 2458 views)
Wall Street Blues, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2020
Cappie's Raging Blue Baals: the Opoem for the People Poem about ballbusters and the devolving US relationship with China. Kissinger once said power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. My advice: Have crackers with the soup.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views)
Obama and his legacy, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Swamp of October Surprises: Chasing Down the Hoodoo There Here is my take on Obama's October surprise about the Playbook on virus control that might have proved useful back in, say, March, or earlier, when he first heard about the pandemic on its way to America. Obama's regime was practicing gain-of-function research and closed ot down when it sensed bad things could happen. Trump re-opened the research. It's possible such research at Wuhan may have led to the pandemic. Mindblowing.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views)
Satan in Dante's Inferno, Burn Baby Burn, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 22, 2020
Three Antifa Poems To Get Me Through Three Antifa Poems To Get Me Through. I will not be cowed by bullies; I'm just not that kine of guy.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views)
book cover Let Me Not Be Ma, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Begging for Readmission...to Humanity Book Review: Let Me Not Lose My Mind by A K Benjamin. A psychiatrist is losing his mind and tries to figure out why by putting himself in patients' places, tregaining, as it were, his empathetic advantage as healer. Or does he.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views)
trailer cover Shirley, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Biopic? Shirley, You Jest Film Review: Shirley. This film about Shirley Jackson and her Bennington College wife-of-faculty years, where she settled into writing horror stories for a living, suffers deeply under the miscast spell of creative non-fiction. So much potential lost. I say why.
Series: Film Review (2 Articles, 2458 views)
Amy Coney Barrett, Just Is, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2020
Amy Coney Island of the Mind: A Sonnet Batch Four sonnets on the unstoppable nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Wade v Roe, here we go, again. Let's hope ol' Stephen Breyer doesn't kick the bucket between now and Inauguration day.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
image from the Legacy Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2020
Damn, When You Think About It, Antifa=Democracy Review of We Are Antifa, edited by Philip Elliot. It's a lively collection of creative non-fiction pieces, fiction and poetry. The editor explains that the collection was put together in response to Trump and his dealings with George Floyd and the aftermath.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
image of book cover Hollow Resistance by Paul Street, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Our Downward Path To Wisdom My review of Paul Street's book Hollow Resistance. The author blames Obama for the rise of Trump and shows why. It's his third book on Obama and he hasn't warmed to the guy yet. Hope and Change will never be the same.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
book image of It Runs In The Family by Frida Berrigan, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Our Father, Who Art in Prison Book Review: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood by Frida Berrigan (OR Books, 2014). Frida Berrigan has been out of the news for a while, but a few years ago I reviewed her book about growing up in a radical household, Dad a former priest and Mum a former Nun. It's a great read and totally relevant to our times. Recently, she wrote a piece about Covid-19 for TomDispatch. Here's a review reprint.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
Taking Refuge in Fort Mose Here is a poem to celebrate Mike Bloomberg's grand gesture to save democracy in Florida. He just won't have it. He loves this country too much to let Blacks ever be not counted. Mike loves Black people. And Jeb Bush quietly, very quietly, allowed former felon Charles Colson to vote in Florida in 2000. Let's get the pitchforks and torches ready. Let's take this muthaf*cker back.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views)
image of fly on Mike Pence's head, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2020
The 2020 VP Debate: Fly versus Lotus Here is my op-eddish poem about the 2020 VP debate between Kamal Harris and Mike Pence. The Fly versus The Lotus. Look out. Plexiglass.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
book cover How Trump Stole 2020, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2020
The March of the Doppelgängers and the Palast Revolution Ahead My review of Greg Palast's How Trump Stole 2020. Truly must-read book to understand the backroom shenanigans that has corrupted our electoral system. Real ugly stuff. We don't need no stinkin' Russians to ruin our elections. And beware the 12th Amendment!
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Everything Must Change! Book Review: Everything Must Change! edited by Renata Ávila & Srecko Horvat. A series of dialogues between various "leading" lefties discussing what we're up against and how to change it. Top stuff from Chomsky, Ellsberg, Sizek, and Roger Waters.
Faraday's Cage, studying elctricity, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Power to the People: Right On! Book Review: People's Power by Ashley Dawson. The author makes a pitch for nationalizing electricity in order to wrest control from Big Oil and reign in Climate Change issues. Dawson sees a need to move toward Democratic Socialism. He introduces a literary genre: solarpunk.
Series: Book Reviews (24 Articles, 16425 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Seven Things That Astonished Me Recently Ruminations on the surprising week ahead yesterday. Seven things that touched me deeply. Daniel Ellsberg's interview revelations made me cut my hair off (what we called a 'wiffle' in childhood).
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2020
What Goes Around (A Sonnet) My sonnet about Donald Trump's contraction of Covid-19. What did he know and when did he know it? Anyway, the TRump Admin ended a moratorium in 2017 on gain-of-function virus research because it was dangerous and could lead to a pandemic. The Wuhan lab in question may have been dabbling in g-o-f. This the karmic irony.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views), Trump (18 Articles, 13127 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2020
Enfranchise Diss (Two Sonnets) Two Sonnets on being a white expat and voter enfranchised, and Black and not being. Enfranchised.
Series: My Poetry (22 Articles, 13673 views)

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