One of the most outrageous aspects of Turkey’s aggressive invasion of Kurdish areas in Syria for me is the UK’s complicit regard for its own advantage by supporting Turkey, and totally abandoning the Kurds.
Kurds until very recently were being celebrated for their ability, sacrifice and tenacity in ridding the area of ISIS control, but suddenly they have become the political football that they have always been, and dropped like a hot potato … now that they are not seen as being essential to UK interests. Disgraceful behaviour by the UK Government!
Britain’s Quakers are pledging to challenge immigration policies. The position takes a stand against the scandal of indefinite immigration detention, pledges support for ‘new, peaceful, safer routes of migration’, and opposes the possibility of unjust deportations and forced removals.
The inspiration for this song was an interview on TV by a reporter in Aleppo, Syria. He was talking to a girl in tent city where she had been sent to be safe as the houses were being bombed, but the bombs were still falling. Her little brother was behind her – he may have been about 3 – and was making aeroplanes from his fingers in the air, and his fingers were acting out the dropping bombs. That was his life … Continue reading “In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade”
At the Samhain/Halloween time of year, we often see crows on decorations and symbols. They have often been associated with being the “messenger” between the worlds of the living and the dead. But, they are also steeped in much more mysticism. Continue reading “Crows and Hallow’een”