Close the Banks (by schmook)
Close the banks, and repeal the slavery laws,
it’s your money and your life.
Close the banks, before they make summer too expensive,
before spring is extinct.
Close the banks, they are a Vampire Death Cult,
Drakula is alive and well, in a branch near you.
Close the banks, and ‘abolish capital punishment;
the people have always been punished by capital’.
Close the banks, ‘their’ capital is our time on earth,
the amassed toil of generations, stolen without pity,
we have enough laundries that don’t work.
Close the banks, the Politicians Pimps,
the Multinational Vandals,
the Stooges of the Rate of the Dollar.
They make deals with genocidal murderers.
Close the banks, and open your hearts!
The money has all gone, so join the real economy
and STOP THE CITY.
Close the Banks, this is one debt we owe ourselves.
London Tuesday 15th July 2010. A police helicopter had been buzzing my central London safe house for over an hour driving me mad (they should use drones). So, as it sounded like the the end of the world might be happening, and i needed a walk I decided to follow the annoying flying beast to see what was up. I soon came across a very loud and energetic but peaceful demo outside the BBC HQ near Oxford Circus. It was about the ongoing Gaza/Israel atrocities which make my complaints about a mere police helicopter seem pathetic.
The large crowd was chanting “Shame On You” outside the BBC so loud shoppers could probably hear them in Top Shop. Apparently the organisers blame the BBC for not covering their last demo the previous weekend attended by thousands of people, and being biased in favour of Israel.
Although it is a great protest in support of the people of Gaza I am not sure the BBC really deserve this abuse. Personally I have found some of the BBC’s live reporting from Gaza to be excellent and certainly not all pro Israeli. In fact due to some of the BBC’s reporting from Gaza I expect the Israeli government and many Israelis would like to join in shouting “Shame On You” at the BBC along with the Palestinians. Maybe we can get them co-operating this way? Could this be the start of a Peace Plan? Not a chance in hell unfortunately.
It was just a normal pollution level summers day at the Italian Gardens, Hyde Park London when I heard a lady shouting “LENNY, LENNY” as her dog goes duck hunting in the pool …. this is not a cat and mouse game, it’s a dog and duck game … and the dog is after some game.
Prison is a crime
That is happening all the time.
The criminals are those
Who say “Five years is not enough”
When five minutes is all they could stand
In the prisons of this land.
Accessory to this Crime
Are all those who toe the line
While everyday the courts dictate
A pre-meditated policy
Of anti-human hate.
Prison is simply a crime
That is happening all the time.
Rape and pillage may be bad
But it is very sad
When the ‘good guys’
Are just as mad.
This marks the site, known as Tyburn Tree at Marble Arch in London where at least 250 thousand people were hung in public (over several centuries).
The comedian James Oliver on the Death Penalty (YouTube).
Metaphor for America Poem by Eddie Woods.
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Big Brother says: “Commit No Nuisance’. Old street sign, London.
ninazivancevic.com is the official website of the Serbian poet and writer Nina Zivancevic.
Another Day Another Border Crossing by Marc Addis is a collection of short travel and adventure stories published as an ebook by Barncott Press.