Sunday, September 14, 2014

William Wall Essay - Riding Against The Lizard – On The Need For Anger Now

An Essay By William Wall

  (© William Wall 2009)
“Anger is the political sentiment par excellence. It brings out the qualities of the inadmissible, the intolerable. It is a refusal and a resistance that with one step goes beyond all that can be accomplished reasonably in order to open possible paths for a new negotiation of the reasonable but also paths of an uncompromising vigilance.

What Can I Do for Palestine?

People say to me all the time, 'what can I do'  almost as if they consider themselves helpless in face of the treatment of Palestinians. 

  1. boycott israeli goods personally and proactively by asking anyone stocking israeli products to remove them.
  2. persuade your family and friends & work colleagues to join the boycott
  3. look at diamonds particularly as they generate significant blood monies
  4. identify companies in your country with investments in israel, ask them to disinvest - and / or organise a boycott of them
  5. contact your elected politicians, ask them to detail what they are doing in support of Palestine
  6. help disseminate facts about the injustices with letters, posters, email, phone-ins
  7. attend protests in your towns or cities
  8. use your creativity & take a position write or paint or sculpt
  9. support genuine Palestinian producers
  10. go and see for yourself

One important way to make a contribution is to buy directly from clearly recognised Palestinian organisations.

Women in Hebron is one such organisation

"Women in Hebron is a Palestinian nonprofit fair trade cooperative under the Idna Cooperative Association for Embroidery and Handicrafts. Idna is a mid-sized Palestinian city of around 25,000 people, located to the southwest of Hebron in the West Bank."

Monday, September 08, 2014

Poem - Not Kosher

extremist, terrorist,
interesting words

for an interesting phenomenon
the old freedom fighter and guerrilla gone
ISIS a creation of some sort by somebody
the truth of anything becoming more elusive
but definitely a smell to ISIS
paradoxically the whole thing is not kosher

by Des Donnelly   ..written 2.Sept.2014

Note: September Poems

Dear friends and readers

as always a busy and creative summer and now a hunker down into the dark oppressiveness of winter, but first the most valuable gold in the world - the gold of autumn :-)  .. how could you not be carried off on a flight of fancy on the back of sunbrowned leaves floating away on a placid stream to new endings or old beginnings..

As always I welcome (and seriously appreciate) your comments and observations. As a sort of beaujolais nouveau approach an appropriate quotation is one from the great French poet, essayist, and philosopher...  
Paul Valéry

"In the eyes of those lovers of perfection, a work is never finished - a word that for them has no sense - but abandoned; and this abandonment, whether to the flames or to the public (and which is the result of weariness or an obligation to deliver) is a kind of an accident to them, like the breaking off of a reflection, which fatigue, irritation, or something similar has made worthless."  
~Paul Valéry.


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Micropoetry #4

Sand Worms

we’re just sand worms 
life passing through us
intricate designs on Darwin’s beach
good to the next high tide
of evolution