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It is important that non-violence be used in this fateful revolution and that there be a revolution because these ageless human issues cannot be addressed by conventional means.It is important that non-violence be used in this fateful revolution and that there be... more
Sikh gathering, to commemorate those who lost lives in the 1984 massacre.
We hear the story of a young British man, retelling what he knows of the incident in India, 25 years ago, and how that has affected the Sikh community.
Very telling also, is the way he describes the isolation of persecution - in perfect rules of divide & conquer, the opressing factors will leave people feeling they are alone in their sufferring, opposed to the whole world.
The same feeling has been described by Tibetans, Tamils, Palestinians, Australian aborigonals and tribes (& individuals) subjected to mass bigotry.
music: Sarah Bear & Baraka (raw material) www.peace.fm
"Until you can see god in all, you can't see god at all"
I like that.
The contrasting texture in this short video shows ancient culture immersed in modernity.
Its all well having great words, but in an age where one's word no longer stands trust for one's honour, is it our word, action or true intention that set pace for future events?
May we find the good way.07/05/09
Sikh gathering, to commemorate those who lost... more
Update on Uk & Sri Lanka Tamil situation.
The Tamil Hunger Strikers are joined by (former) Humanitarian Aid Worker, Tim Martin.
From London 's american embassy and Parliament Square, Tim relates eyewitness accounts of his experience as a white western male in the war zone that is Sri Lanka today.
We also discover the truth has come out regarding British silence ( the cynic has won again) it is indeed all about British arms deals & international investments in the country. Of course it is.
Whilst tens of thousands of people are killed, injured and 'dissapeared' all around the world, many good people speak out for safety in a world sufferring from starvation: Starved of compassion, empathy, caring and honourable behaviour. A world starved of love and filled with yearning for a higher understanding.Update on Uk & Sri Lanka Tamil situation.
The Tamil Hunger Strikers are joined... more
Since the 200,000 demonstration in January (see da100thmonkey video 'Tamil Voice' )
London has witnessed 5 months of consistantly visible campaign and support.
Still Tamil people must continue their grieving international appeal for the right of loved families to live.
Had the world's governments united so unamimously as the people here, chances of avoiding such huge loss of life would have been high.
Whichever view one takes of the situation in Sri Lanka, there can be no doubt that it is civilian women and children, the elderly and the peaceful who suffer the brunt of the pain.
At what costs these wars and injuries? For violence cuts deeper than metal and bomb blasts anihilate generations of wisdom - may we all regenerate strength and hope to work together in preserving our beautiful home and our generous humanity.
see also jasonnparkinson's 'london-tamil-protest-policing-questioned' current tv.17/05/09
Since the 200,000 demonstration in January (see da100thmonkey video... more
March & Demonstration @ Trafalger Square.
with special guest singer songwriter David Rovics
performing at L.A.R.C
with additional footage by jason n parkinson
film&edit by da100thmonkey
"Had the world's governments united unamimously with the people, chances of
avoiding such huge loss of life would have been high.
Whichever view one takes of the situation...., there can be no doubt that it is
civilian women and children, the elderly and peaceful who suffer the brunt of the pain.
At what costs these wars and injuries? For violence cuts deeper than metal and
bomb blasts anihilate generations of wisdom - may we all regenerate strength
and hope to work together in preserving our beautiful home and our generous humanity."
March & Demonstration @ Trafalger Square.
with special guest... more
blah blah climate camp in the city blah blah g20 blah blah police brutality blah blah peace not war
Oh sorry, were you actually bothering to read this?ok.
By now we all know about the mess that was the eviction of the Climate Camp In The City, which was Climate Camp's genuinely novel idea to set up home in Threadneedle Street - the heart of London's banking district, over the G20 summit.
This was to peacefully highlight the involvement of banks, along with many other MNC's (multi national companies) in the wider issue of global warming.
(Prehaps they could also tackle the issue of weekend campers of Glastonfest ilk, one erection of the tent then promptly discarding it only to buy another new one for the next event...thats gotta be worth a few placards, surley?) (www.climatecamp.org/g20)
As well as the usual motley crew of students, trustafarians and wannabe filmmakers, Climate Camp played host to doctors, lawyers, chefs, community workers, Mums, Dads, Grandparents, journalists, curiosity seekers and a diverse troupe of performance artists.
We focus here on Mr Huggy as he risks life & limb to share his love around, and on the wonderful Rythms Of Resistance, amongst others, who continually raise the stakes in the fluffy battlefields environmental & human rights campaigners find themselves in all to often.
After 5 hours or so I escaped the cordon wondering if its just us the police dont see as human, or if they believe that of themselves too? Half hour later another baton bash up occurred.
To then add even more insult to injury, those who had retreated to nearby squats and social centres on the destruction of their colourful camp, had another visit from the met next morning and yet another nasty eviction - but thats all another story.
special thanks on this one to: All featured artists + NVDA's
nathan lewis williams
and extra thankyou thankyous to Heydon & GMBaby for the brilliant track 'Peace Not War'blah blah climate camp in the city blah blah g20 blah blah police brutality blah blah... more
Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland.
For over 9 years local people of Erris have had the ugly face of Shell Oil on their doorstep and have remained strong in their refusal to allow a raw gas pipeline to be laid through their lands.
This short film from 2008 show locals working with international environmental activists and the importance of this battle:
All the while since then the people continue to be harrassed, threatened, verbally & physically assaulted, arrested, taken to court, and imprisoned for attempt to keep their livelihoods of fishing and farming on ancestral lands.
Local Gardai have been used as private security, council have turned blind eyes to locals concerns and even the Irish Government openly allow this company to flaunt national and international laws.
2009 - Shell, trailing its appaling human rights and environmental record behind itself like an engorged tapeworm, has declared intent to move forward with its ill thought plans.
This time hiring ex-military and mercenaries for security...
Just a short ferry ride from the UK, its time to escape the intelligence crunch and get on over to Mayo to sample Irish Springtime - an action packed adventure for all the family!Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland.
For over 9 years local people of Erris have had... more
A reflection from an organizer about the VICTORY yesterday bringing thousands to engage in mass civil disobedience to shut down the coal plant that powers congress for the afternoon, sending a strong message for clean energy solutions to our twin economic and climate crises.A reflection from an organizer about the VICTORY yesterday bringing thousands to... more