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Here’s a recent poem by Suzanne Rosenblatt.

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In the early 1990s, Robert Miranda sparked new Latino activism in Milwaukee.
In 1994, Miranda became the first Latino student president at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His activism was the catalyst that made UWM create
the Latino Studies Program and the Roberto Hernandez Center at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 1996, Miranda led a state-wide
campaign to prevent Wisconsin from becoming an “English Only” state. The
City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County passed resolutions opposing “English
Only”. Miranda is a national award winning columnist and Editor of the
Spanish Journal. In 2004, Miranda was the only Latino from the United
States to speak at a major international forum on war, peace and
globalization in Istanbul, Turkey. The Latino community honored Robert with
three consecutive prestigious honors in 2005: The UMOS Community Service
Award; the Mexican Fiesta Cesar E. Chavez Humanitarian Award (United States
Senator Russ Feingold was co-recipient of this award) and Hispanic Man of
the Year.

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For some of Suzanne and family’s art work, go to:

http://www.rosenblattgallery.com>

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Here’s one of Suzanne Rosenblatt’s poems:

Piggy-Backers’ Cutbacks

They’ve power, they’ve money, yet hunger for more
Piggy-backing on those who are poor
Why do they want what they don’t even need
In a world of hungry mouths to feed?
Schools, housing, health care, head starts for the young
All need more funding, what’s being done?
Cutting back, cutting back,
Those who are down get pushed through the cracks
Cutting back, cutting back, piggy-backers’ income tax
Piggy piggy piggy backs

They’ve power, they’ve money, yet hunger for more
So much so that they’ll go to war
It’s the poor who will fight
The poor will be killed
The rich get the spoils
The poor will be billed.

Earth was here before humanity
The forests the beaches the fish the sea
The diamonds the gold the soil
The oil the goddamned oil
Why in the world should a privileged few
Think all these resources are their due?
Cutting back, cutting back,
Those who are down get pushed through the cracks
Cutting back, cutting back piggy-backers’ income tax
Piggy piggy piggy backs

Their rule is not golden, they’ll torture, they’ll kill
They’ll imprison those who won’t bow to their will
They can’t seem to feel, never learned how
They’re stealing our future, their time’s only NOW
They live in a world, constructed on lies
Don’t love their neighbors, they only despise.
Power on the outside, inside a gaping hole
They can’t ever fill, for what’s missing is the soul.

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Ruth Weil

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St. Pat’s Timbuktu Soapbox Orators 2006

Timbuktu is a meeting place
For all of God’s Milwaukee children.

Many mighty collaborations might occur
As people give “voice” to their visions
And share news of their projects.

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