tagged w/ Slam Poetry
DSEI- DISARM THE ARMS TRADE
Murder is illegal. Knifecrime is a prisonable offence.
Organised fearmongering is Terrorism; the supposed scourge of modern society.
Genocide is criminal.
Disseminating information that could lead to harm or damage of another person or person's a serious offence under Britain's own S.O.C.P.A - Serious Organised Crime and Police Act.
Unlawfully removing children from their parents, peoples from thier cultures, destroying food and water supplies - crimes against humanity under the Charter of International Human Rights.
However, if you dress right, speak right, come from the right background with the right amount of monies in your right little, tight little fists - you too can become a mass killer and we wont turn a blind eye - in fact we'll encourage and applaud your actions.
No, don't give me all that about defending our sacred democracy, don't talk about patriotism and keeping the home fires safe.
This is where war is designed and justified.
Tell me about the refugees, the dispossessed, tell me about the mental health of returned soldiers who will never re-integrate into their own country or escape their nightmares.
Tell me about the riots and racism, the children raised with grenades not love and tell me about our humanity.
Our Humanity charred and buried under the rubble of your ancestors and mine.
Our Human rights suffocated by the violent dust of profiteering fall out.
Don't tell me Peace is for idealists.
Peace is for our future as a species and if we meet your walls of fire with simple words and plain speaking so be it.
You wouldn't stand a chance in debate, just as our species don't stand a chance while we turn our heads away from the blinding hypocrisy that is this eternal game of war.
The movement is growing and all I can say, you boys and girls who would sell their own family blood in the name of profit: I'm just glad I'll never know what its like to be you, I'm glad its not me with your own breed of nightmare in the cold sweat of early morning.
I'm glad I know humanity is more than your empty suits and petty minds.
Enjoy the bloodmoney while you can, for it will come back to haunt you and there is no escaping your own truths.
www.caat.org.uk - campaign against arms trade
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In Flagstaff Arizona, a small town at the border with Mexico,
Logan Philips approximately 28 years grows in an environment
where the Mexican culture belongs to him daily. In 2006 after
having foamed the bitumen and the American scenes slam
during nearly 7 months, he plates all and decides to settle in
Cuernavaca close to Mexico City, he thus thinks of giving again
a new breath has his quette writing. But to join again with poetry
in a Spanish-speaking is not easy thing. Logan speaks Spanish
but not sufficiently to understand the nuences of them. However,
he decides to study this language and to adapt his complement.
In Mexico Logan made contacts, he meets Mardonio Carballo
poet and actor, militant of the indigenous cause.
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