Category Archives: Activism

Phillippa Clayden Gallery

http://www.phillippaclayden.co.uk/gallery.html After Long Drought After long drought, commotion in the sky; After dead silence, thunder. Then it comes, The rain. It slashes leaves, and doubly drums On tin and shingle; beats and bends awry The flower heads; puddles dust, and … Continue reading

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Opinion &62; Image &62;

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/08/29/opinion/29rich_art.html Another weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the ground zero mosque. This weekend, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Diplomat Meets Myanmar’s Top Dissident and Urges Junta to Work With Her – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/world/asia/05myanmar.html A senior American diplomat who completed a rare visit to Myanmar on Wednesday said that Washington would improve relations with the nation if its military government embraced reconciliation with Myanmar’s democratic opposition. “We stated clearly that the United States … Continue reading

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Stop honour killings! | International Campaign Against Honour Killings

http://www.stophonourkillings.com/ Over 5000 women and girls are killed every year by family members in so-called ‘honour killings’, according to the UN. These crimes occur where cultures believe that a woman’s unsanctioned sexual behaviour brings such shame on the family that … Continue reading

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http://www.novox.ras.eu.org/site?lang=en This by way of Caravia http://Caravia.stumbleupon.com: “NoVox is a network of grassroots social movements and organizations of “deprived peoples” (from work, from housing, from legal residence, from earnings etc.) No-Vox was founded in Florence during the first European social … Continue reading

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James Hill – Ode To A Frozen Boot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOhmN2mpHI Ma pal Mags at http://akapearlofagirl.stumbleupon.com/ has rescued my Saturday afternoon with this tale of the great North chunk called, “Ode To A Frozen Boot” by James Hill while ripping it up at the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club on his … Continue reading

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Yeni Türkü “Gurbete Kaçacağım”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL4sYAs7ufE This beautiful melodic capture of folk music from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor by the Turkish group Yeni Turku comes to me from my friends http://kharite.stumbleupon.com/ and http://uyulula.stumbleupon.com/ It’s phrasing and tonal line is not unlike the 60s English … Continue reading

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