Songs against the Bomb
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Songs against the Bomb


Now that I seem to be recovering from the bronchial infection that has plagued me since before Christmas, I am able to get stuck into a number of projects, including organising a “singing coach” to go to the anti-Trident demo in London on Feb 27, production of an anti-nuclear songsheet for the demo, and updating … Continue reading

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Imagining Israeli-Palestinian peace – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz


Just imagine, for example, in another 12 or 27 or 40 years, the joint Memorial Day for the fallen of the wars of the past between our two nations. At the very same moment, a two-minute siren will be heard in the streets of Tel Aviv, Nablus, Be’er Sheva and Ramallah. The sons and daughters … Continue reading

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Truth and facts: a dialectic


  . . .  there does not exist a fixed immutable boundary between relative and absolute truth. (V.I. Lenin, Materialism ii. p.107 ) If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. (Albert Einstein) A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. (Samuel Goldwyn) Don’t confuse me with facts, my mind’s already made … Continue reading

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July 5: The Stalin Play is now nine plays!


July 6 update: Includes full playback of Theme from M*A*S*H What a busy day it’s been! First thing, I wrote a new song (Bits of Paper) and began working out a suitable melody. Then I spent much of the rest of the day splitting up the monstrous chronicle of my seven-hour play about the life … Continue reading