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Need it for Gerry
Need it now
Well no rest
For the wicked
As I’ve been called
No rest
No rest at all

Gerry needs it
So said he
To wake the demise
Of Democracy
To test our heads
To stretch our souls
Across the hole
Across the abyss
To knit the net
To catch all those
Democracy missed

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Path

So where is it
The path to peace
Ordinary people want
While silly
Little boys
Rattle their toys
Mythbots promote their just-war stories

Children ask for peace
Our world watches
Business-without-borders
Carries on as usual

And Elmer Gantry is re-born

And we hear
That they
Deny deny deny
Someone who knows who
Someone bombed
Another power plant

Another school

In America are prayers for peace

You just gotta love Americans …
… well some americans
The questions they ask …
That Canadians might
Get so brave

And in the Holyland there is a meeting of the peoples of the book as The Pope prays for peace.

In America a Rabbi asks for Peace

Somewhere a voice for peace whispers

Where are the lines
Between the dots
What a picture
How hard was it
To draw then
A picture of peace now

As peace might be
In the invisible land

A traveller
Might wonder
Where are the signs

Meanwhile back in Canada

Business goes on

As we … Watch … Do we approve
Do we object
Do we sit silent
Do we speak
What may we say

Besides wasn’t that path always
Just a wee bit
On the crooked?

Once so delicate
Now clearly defined
From walls and tarmac

And on the road
Of good intentions
Who is responsible
For truth
For propaganda
That feeds the fire
Not I said all those
Who danced their way
Through the motions
Of each their own
Through that ultimate
Dance of war

Some once again
Some ask important questions
Tell the odd important story

Some honour the memories
Of their ancesters
It’s a human thing
To remember our past
Revere our homeland.

Some donate to peace they think
But do they really know
Some pray for victory
While they fight
For the right
To bear arms

And make music
But is that so important
Even necessary some say
Maybe even dangerous

As they ban instruments

Surely not still

As foolish as all this sounds
Might we wonder
That children
Turn to rocks and guns

Some would lay blame
Upon their culture
So backwards they say
What they need no doubt
Is democracy
While some claim
It’s time for parents
To speak out
Against violence

For some meanwhile
As the saying goes
Debate continues.

Some try to create
A new path

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Gallery

Too Late?

It is not too late for Canada

This week-end in Montreal

This would be a great weekend to be in Montreal. Hopefully those who can, will speak out for those who cannot.

The Speakers are:
Joe Soss
Joe Soss, Career,
Roberto Gargarella, Roberto Gargarella Career,
Guy Standing, Guy Standing Career
Renana Jhabwala, Renana Jhabvala, Career
Alicia Barcena, Alicia Barcena, Bibliography

One more bibliography for equality.

Where is that Fellow when you need him?

The world wants YOU!

Who spoke out in 2012?

What’s on the agenda?

Funding by any other name?

Is there Democracy in America?

Those Irish-Americans again!

The front-runners …It is fourteen years later … Where are they now?

North to Alaska … July 21 is Jay Hammond Day

And those missing links?

What about India?

Women organizing in India

London?

Meanwhile in New Brunswick our people need to go out West to find jobs, small businesses are struggling to survive and our industries are gone.

15 years of Poverty History from 2000 to 2014

The Politics of Poverty

What else is going on?

Across the Globe since 1986.

Read all about it in the News

And for those armchair warriors who … Read the Books

No Name Brand Democracy

There is much noise

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