Sunday, February 24, 2008

"It is imperative that, as a movement, we take an offensive, not defensive, posture, so that we advance past lost ground. It is imperative that we speak not only against the lies, but stand up for the truth."
Rev. William D. McGee, Jr.
San Antonio, Texas
pg. 79, Cost of Freedom

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"The result of our perverse national belief system is that it’s probably already too late to save our country as we’ve come to know, love and hate it. America, which was once seen by its citizens and many around the world as humankind’s best hope, is nailing itself to a cross of its own making for short-term profit. The effects of global warming are accelerating beyond scientific predictions. Our sub has sprung too many leaks and too many vital systems are crippled by fire. We’re in deep water with no backup, no rescue in sight. Mother Earth is healing herself by attacking us with her autoimmune system. It’s time for a deathbed conversion before it’s even too late for that.

"The true struggle for peace is now a jihad for private transformation, just as it always has been."
Chuck Richardson, of
pg. 161, Cost of Freedom

Saturday, February 2, 2008

"Weapons of Mass Deception" nominated for Pushcart Prize

Cost of Freedom's senior editor, Michael Annis, has just been nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses for his poem "Weapons of Mass Deception."

"Weapons of Mass Deception" can be found on page 156 of Cost of Freedom.

To whomever it was that risked running adversely to the politics of literary prizes, he extends his sincere appreciation.