Gary Hicks

Gary Hicks reads and writes/publishes poetry, runs a venue in Berkeley, where he resides. He is also involved in researching materials on Peoples Republic of China, and particularly that country's growing relations with the African continent.

Finally, he is slowly getting involved in housing issues in Berkeley.


July 13, 2014

by Pilar Rodríguez Aranda (Reposted from here.)

(To read this post in Spanish, scroll down.)

July 1, 2014

Gary Hicks calls for urgent action to prevent U.S. re-intervention in Iraq while stressing the need to keep the long view and global picture in mind.

Re-energizing the U.S. peace movement requires both responding to immediate crises and pursuing a long-haul strategy.  

Today's crisis: Iraq is in immediate headline-grabbing danger of U.S. military intervention.

The long haul: Washington has made it a strategic, defense-of-empire priority to stop China from becoming a "peer competitor."

October 28, 2013

Notes by Gary Hicks:

October 21, 2013
Written in the late 1930s by the German playwright and poet, in response to the latest developments of that nazi war ordnance...the poem immediately below is a striking response to the bedazzlement many of us experience, in response to Pentagon gadgetry, like the ones described immediately following Brecht's poem 

Dein Tank ist ein starker Wagen.
Er bricht einen Wald nieder und zermalmt hundert Menschen.
Aber er hat einen Fehler:
Er braucht einen Fahrer.

October 3, 2013

It just wouldn't complete the picture of the US government shutdown without including some commentary from media sources representing fully more than one-third of the world's population.

September 28, 2013
Chen Weihua, the author, is the Editor of China Daily USA. We can take it for granted that his op ed piece, below, is representative of the consensual views of the present Chinese leadership, via its Foreign Ministry.
September 26, 2013
(Originally published in Mother Jones ByTim Murphy)
April 4, 2013
BRICS leaders

This past week the heads of state of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS, for short) met in Durban, South Africa. These four sub-continental nations constitute a conscious bloc of middle-developing countries that share an interest in working with one other, in order not to become individually beholden to the traditional European-led World Bank and International Monetary Fund.