A Poem: “Hold Up Your Pen”


In Paris,

cartoonists killed in the line of duty.


Just one day

after Canada had announced its support

for freedom of expression, transparency,

and access to global information.


Meanwhile at Shared Services,

blacklists of banned news sites are reviewed,



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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