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 appearances 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)
So the working class cottages now become high rise mansions
and the poor are displaced once again
This happens as soon as land is scarce
only the rich can afford to live here
Happens over time when Sacred Grounds
become Secular Profit Centers
Still we advertise the lie of equality
while bodies are burned not buried
and even cemeteries become retirement homes
This happens everywhere
Prepare your site!Here come developers-
You have no rights!Move,Indigenous!
Clover Moore: Selling the social housing in Millers Point is tantanmount to social cleansing. Do we really want a city that can’t make space for people on low incomes?
The Guardian|By Clover Moore