During the second world war blitz in London people used the Underground to shelter from enemy bombing. It was only after defying the authorities and occupying stations that they won the right to shelter. A tragic accident happened in 1943 at Bethnal Green when 170 people died in a crush down a flight of stairs to the entrance.
Author: Nicholas Catlin
masters of war
Gerrard Winstanley - (1609 – 1676) led a band of diggers during the English revolution in 1649 to occupy waste land at St Georges Hill in Surrey. The diggers believed that they had the right and freedom to grow food on common land and live peacefully within their own community. The men of property sent in armed force to destroy their claim. Ironically today St Georges Hill is one of the most expensive places to live in England. And the masters of war live on.
The Collision of Neutron Stars
I didn’t see it coming but I should have.
piano in a graveyard
The freedom of Palestinians to return to their homeland is continually denied by the violence of the Israeli State. Most recently journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh was shot by a sniper. There will be no criminal investigation
Our Red Road
“‘Ke alanui maʻawe ʻula a Kanaloa’ is a common poetic reference to a path one’s soul takes to Kanaloa after death. Kanaloa is not just the god of the deep ocean, amongst many other things, but also the god of the unconscious—mine, yours, the unconscious of ʻāina. It’s the infinite space waiting under the membrane of life, feeding or diminishing us, as those that came before us return. My growing understanding of Kanaloa intertwines with the caretaking of my grandmother, especially with the cruel shapes that dementia takes. A few weeks after we wrote this together, she left on February 16, 2022. She was ninety-seven years old.”
The dog days are over
He had left the ashes in a white shoe box at the bottom of the stairs. I can put yours in there too. She had surprised him. He opened the door to the bell. Her white BMW was parked right outside. Eloise all right. He had ridden in it often enough. A line and industrial … Continue reading The dog days are over
Its all over for Long John Silver
It's all over for Long John Silver A small pamphlet of poetry. Dedicated to Poets Against Racism. To the fight against racism and oppression. To never accept the black spot handed out by Capitalism. The continued attempts to work us to dust, bad health, poor housing, war. To try to divide and rule us so … Continue reading Its all over for Long John Silver
Manjit Sahota from Nottingham is the founding member of Poets Against Racism. A collective group of performers who challenge, discuss and confront racism through our own unique forms of art. We encourage people from all over the world to fight racism, bigotry and Islamophobia expressively through the powerful art form that is poetry.
Poets Against Racism
http://www.poetsagainstracism.com A collective group of performers who challenge, discuss and confront racism through our own unique forms of art. We encourage people from all over the world to fight racism, bigotry and Islamophobia expressively through the powerful art form that is poetry. Our definition of poetry is widened from singing, rapping, spoken word, writing, comedy … Continue reading Poets Against Racism