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John Hawkins is a freelance writer from Boston. While he focuses mostly on fiction and poetry at the moment, he also writes political essays and book reviews. His work has appeared in publications in Australia, the US and the Czech Republic.
(8 comments) Wednesday, July 16, 2014 He Was the Tank Man and Wang Weilen Was His Name
Remembrance of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square of 1989. Recalling not just the symbolism which has lived on, but the human beings involved in the iconic moment.
(1 comments) Monday, July 14, 2014 The Lost Legacy of Freedom Summer
This article attempts to place in context the political and historical objectives of the Freedom Summer -- how it happened and what was the minimum achievement, while also discussing how that achievement has been significantly eroded, with the 2000 Florida electoral debacle being the mot important indicators of reverse polarity. We are going backwards.
(6 comments) Monday, July 14, 2014 We Enter the Age of the Creep
Discussion of how the technological and the human are quietly merging in ways with profound repercussions for the future of our species.