The US has given birth and succour to most of today’s Middle East terrorist organizations. Now one has turned and bitten by proxy the hand that fed it as a child. As normal, it is the truly innocent who die. This poem is for them and for their friends and families who grieve. I Am … Continue reading "ISIS A Recalcitrant Teenager – A Poem"
Articles from Peter G-W
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
A poem inspired by the thought that there are those who oppose the defilement of democracy that is the sole aim of international bankers and the 1%. There are those who would deny enforced austerity and renege on enforced debt. They raise their voices and shout, only to drown in ineffective apathy.
A story of a woman, of journalism, of the Middle East and of the Australian Counter Terrorism laws. I died yesterday afternoon at 1:46. My death was not exactly a surprise, I had been warned more than once after all. What is surprising is that I remember it at all. Death is supposed to be … Continue reading "Rasunah"
I have written this poem as musical rhyming couplets. The music is that of a childish ditty, chosen because any child can see that war is bad. The background to the poem is explained in a recent article on my blog site, Terrorism, War and Greed of the Rich. The Futility of War I am a soldier trained to kill The targets chosen by those who will And when those shot eventually die It’s not […]
This dark poem compares the death and destruction caused by Saudi in Yemen with that inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinians and with the chaos and reduced living standards that will inevitably be a consequence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
A poem in blank verse on operation Decisive Storm, the Saudi led but US supported attack on Yemen. Decisively by Shrapnel There are people living in Yemen, those who have not been killed; decisively sliced by shrapnel in operation Decisive Storm.
Right-wing Israeli organisations have been quietly escalating “legal warfare” against the Palestinian leadership in an attempt to dissuade it from bringing war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court. Lawfare, Israel’s continuation of war by other means Truly original thought is rare. A few years ago a colleague was being interviewed for an NHMRC (Australian) research grant.