Tuesday, February 28, 2006

EAG 04.10.1916 to 09.02.2006

Elizabeth Ann Gregory

Morning Star Notice

Friday, February 17, 2006

London: 13 Dalston Lane

Hackney Peace Carnival Mural.... and a beautiful blue sky!

Based on an original design by Ray Walker, the mural was painted by Mike Jones and Anna Walker in 1984-1985

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Offence of glorifying terrorism: a threat to debate

In the original draft of the terrorism bill, glorification of terrorism was a new stand-alone criminal offence. After widespread condemnation and ridicule that it would be unworkable the government did not abandon it, but tacked it on as part of another new offence of indirect encouragement of terrorism. It is part and parcel of the over-the-top government approach to legislation in this area that vague new transgressions which are not viable on their own are being stuck on to other offences to shore them up.

Louise Christian
Thursday February 16, 2006
The Guardian

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sunday, February 12, 2006

London: Bliss

Bliss! (at home) says it all really

London: Uxbridge and Hackney

sometimes you see a poem opposite you on the tube, and a digital camera is just the thing to have about your person. Despite the focus and camera shake! This is a poem by Po Chu’i

The Red Cockatoo
sent as a present from Annam
a red cockatoo
coloured like the peach-tree blossom
speaking with the speech of men

and they did to it what is always done
to the learned and eloquent
they took a cage with stout bars
and shut it up inside

We ended up in Uxbridge (which is at the end of the tube) and discovered Franks sandwich and coffee shop at the entrance to the station. Great for bacon and eggs and coffee and bacon sandwiches

Hackney Empire at night

Thursday, February 02, 2006