Veer Articles Archive

The following posts are website transcripts of Veer Magazine articles written by Naro co-owner Tench Phillips from July 17, 2017 through July 16th, 2020 as a monthly print column, now discontinued. These articles offer Tench’s insights on social and political issues of the day, usually tied into special film events at The Naro. Note that these are archival, listed with the most recent at the top and additional page links for older articles at the bottom.

John Lewis: A Profile In Courage

John Lewis: A Profile In Courage

It is a good time to reflect on the civil rights era of the sixties and re-learn the effective strategies used by protest organizers and leaders. America has long memorialized the life and work of Martin Luther King. And yet there were other leaders who marched with...

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Surviving the Storms Together

Surviving the Storms Together

Guest Contributor Al Markowitz is a freelance writer, poet, publisher, activist and philosopher. His articles frequently appear in Veer Magazine. He also publishes the Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive working Class Literature. More of Al's writings can be...

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Saving Life On Earth

Saving Life On Earth

Towering over me was a massive elongated head whose six-foot-long neck stretched down to meet us. This giant creature was so strange and intimidating when experienced up close that it might as well have been an alien being. And yet there was a knowing intelligence...

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Looking Back at 2019 and Hopes for Next Year

Looking Back at 2019 and Hopes for Next Year

As I write this, the holiday season with all its emphasis on frenzied gift buying is again upon us, along with the first trickle of election season ads by billionaires seeking to buy the election, as if everything, including the presidency, were a Black Friday...

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Exorcising the Ghost of Roy Cohn

Exorcising the Ghost of Roy Cohn

Guest Contributor Al Markowitz is a freelance writer, poet, publisher, activist and philosopher. This article is published in the latest Veer Magazine. He also publishes the Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive working Class Literature. More of Al's writings can...

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Burning Down The House

Burning Down The House

I looked down upon a sea of green that spread out below me in every direction as far as my eyes could see. I had flown out of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, destined for Rio Branco in the western part of Brazil adjacent to the border with Bolivia. But...

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Deep Ecology: How Life Works

Deep Ecology: How Life Works

I’ve been conflicted about the message I want to convey in this month’s column. How do I tackle the most important issues of our time. What is the tone or spirit I want to express that would make some kind of a contribution for readers. My mood ebbs and flows as I...

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