Monthly Archives: September 2011

Still Counting

Minneapolis based writer Tami Mohamed Brown provides personal reflections prompted by the 10 year anniversary of our nation at war in this story for the Minnesota Women’s Press: Sept. 11, 2011-Oct. 7, 2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of our nation continuously at … Continue reading

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Self Organizing in the Name of the Powerless

      Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can’t Wait, an organization that has focused on a range of issues related to the wars of the past decade. She’s based in NYC, where many groups are mobilizing around … Continue reading

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STEPPING OUTSIDE FOR PEACE

This spring, twelve months after 10 Years + Counting was imagined at lunch during the Costs of War Residency at Blue Mountain Center, BMC hosted a conference to make 10YAC real and make it count: How could we use art … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 14

Greetings from the War    I will greet you with flowers no matter how many bullets you bring.    I will greet you with bullets because the flowers you greet me with are from my garden.    I will greet … Continue reading

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Looking at War: An Essay on Why Art Matters

Minneapolis curator and arts writer Tricia Khutoretsky on why art matters: I’m not an army veteran. I’m not a politician. I’m not an activist or a lobbyist. I’ve never been to Afghanistan or Iraq. And yet, I can picture what … Continue reading

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What Am I/you/…what are WE…/ Waiting for, America?

Blue Mountain Center executive director Harriet Barlow reflects upon the mounting costs of 10 years of war, and where we stand today: In the midst of the consequence and sorrow of this 10th anniversary of the period between 9/11 and … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #13

The Bomb That Fell On Abdu’s Farm The Phantoms approached, we were told, like warps in the sky, like gossip gone real, aimed in steel at the eyes of the village. All the farmers and farmers’ boys ran to the … Continue reading

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