25th April is Anzac Day in Australia. It commemorates the 26,111 Australian casualties, including 8,141 deaths, when young men were sent to their deaths in the Gallipoli campaign of World War 1, along with forces from New Zealand, the start of the Anzac tradition. This figure doesn’t include those who lost their lives from other … More And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Today, my friends, I want to present the modern-day Yellow Brick Road – Yellow for Cowardice; Brick for Stupidity and Road … well, more like a trail in the sky of missiles hitting Syria and possibly paving the way … More Rage, Rage, Against the Dying of the Light!
To honour the courage, hope and unity of all those young people and their supporters standing up, organising and fighting for gun control and the right of young people to an education free of the fear of violence. Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And … More The World Tree of Hope & Unity
We Rise Up. We Protest. We Gather. We March! In support of those marching and organising for gun control. And in memory of those young people who have had their lives cut short.
RAGE FOR THE LIGHT Dreams of Orstraya Outback And towns like Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, where once gold fever ran molten along the streets and where now the gold Super Pit operates 24 hours a day coughing up the ore of dreams, lost hopes and nightmares. Where men are men, and women are skimpy barmaids, topless … More Rage for the Light!
Last week I saw a message posted on Facebook claiming that Muslim parents at a Maryborough School in Australia (unclear whether in Queensland or Victoria) had demanded that pork be removed from the schools’ menu along with a strident response from a council official. It was a hoax, originally perpetuated in Belgium, then re-phrased in … More Together!
In the Wake of Martin Luther King Day “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” “The tensions are not between the races, but between the forces of justice and injustice; between the forces of light and darkness.” – Martin Luther King Psalms 15 Lord, who can be trusted with power, and who may act in your place? Those … More “I Have a Dream”