First published New Community Quarterly, Vol.3 , No.2 Winter 2005, p.55.
also in also in New Community Quarterly, Vol. 3, No.3 Spring p.53.
Amerikan globalisation wants to fill the valleys of third world poverty
with the mountains of rotting garbage from the first world.
Amerikan militarism wants to smother the third world’s anguished cries for freedom
by dropping bunker busters and daisy cutters manufactured in the first world.
Amerikan indifference wants to obliterate the groans of third world hunger
by turning up the sound of their first world home entertainment centres.
Amerikan spin-doctors want to confuse first world thinkers
by denigrating the evidence of genocide educed by third world activists.
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