Archive for October 2014

Another “Sandy” Disaster — by Thomas Altfather Good

Sanford “Sandy” Rubenstein at a protest in New York’s One Police Plaza on May 7, 2008. At the time Rubenstein was representing the family of Sean Bell, the Queens man shot and killed by police on November 25, 2006. (Photo: Thomas Altfather Good / NLN)

NEW YORK — October 11, 2014. Earlier this week attorney Sanford Rubenstein’s law firm filed a “notice of claim,” indicating the firm’s intent to sue NYC for $75 million, on behalf of the family of Eric Garner. Garner died while being arrested by NYPD officers (the death was ruled a homicide by the NYC Medical Examiner) on July 17, 2014. Also this week – Rubenstein was accused of rape by a top official of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Rubenstein denied the claim but is no longer representing the Garner family, having withdrawn from the case – Sharpton has yet to announce who will represent the family in the pending litigation. Police are investigating the rape claim.


Thomas Altfather Good is editor of NLN and a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981


Posted October 11, 2014 by TAG in Uncategorized

I Will See Your Face

I will see your face
In the fallen leaves
In the back of the schoolbus
Where no children are sleeping
In the memory of the Refusal

I will see your face
In the palms of seekers
In the indecision of jailers

I will see your face
In the inorganic
Day turned to night

It will be hard to think soon
I will see your face
In the Bordeaux Blanc
My ears will ring
Is that you on the phone?

I will see your face
You, in your striped pajamas
In your earlier sleepy suit
For there is nothing linear here

The words will emerge lysergic
From the hands of fates
A long and prosperous life
A brief Moment
The butchers at bay
And you with your
Faded rose
Hold on until you are withered

And then
I will see your face
I will love a poet of France
A butterfly in an asylum
No mere ox
A Robert of hearts
Desnos of Desire

I will see your face

Illustration and Text © 2014 Thomas Altfather Good

Posted October 5, 2014 by TAG in Dadaism And Parenting