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Friday, 30 November 2012


Rob Ayling writes: 

"Thom the World poet, is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)


eye can see an Independent Tibet.
by the camps of refugees in Turkey - the face of New Syria
camped in Tahrir Square - the future of Egypt
even here - OCCUPY/Tea Parties petition democracy
this started long before Tiananmen Square
Julia Butterfly living in one tree /and thereby saving that tree
you-walking down city streets for peace, gently, harmonically, birthing the new
We Are People. This is what we do-these arms are made for huddles and cuddles
on the territory of our only bodies. Our defense is free speech (and freedom of assembly)
So we set Bradley Manning and Julian Assange free. We read and support Wikileaks and OCCUPY
We write and sing and meditate and ring in the new! We call on you as human, too -
to cease walls,wars,words of conflict. These are astonishing times - ancient as well!
Alignment with harmonics threads our common purpose. Trust in this intrinsic
Everywhere-awakenings! Our small world sings. We know the words!
it is a call - an invocation - enchantment - to step away from all that falls
into a new you - a "we"of community! RISE!

Two More Self-Immolations

The number of Tibetans burning themselves in protest against Chinese rule has risen to 89.

Tibetan in India unveil a banner with images of those who self-immolated during a protest rally in Siliguri city, Nov. 28, 2012.
Two more Tibetans have burned themselves to death in protest against Chinese rule in Tibetan-populated areas, sources said Thursday as a U.S.-based human rights group said the increasing burning protests highlight a failure of the Chinese authorities to address Tibetan grievances.

The latest burnings by two men in Gansu province brings the self-immolation toll to 89 so far, with 27 occurring this month alone.

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