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Strange fruit – Income tax in Australia and the Indigenocide State – very very rough talking notes

November 22, 2016 - 19:47 -- Admin

These are my very rough, to be edited, revised and added to before cutting in half, talking notes for a talk to various PhD students I am giving in a few days time.

Strange fruit – income tax in Australia and the Indigenocide State

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

We must wear a poppy

November 13, 2016 - 21:15 -- Admin

We must wear a poppy

We must wear a poppy
Today
That is the new way
Of freedom, evidently
Where men and women died
For that lie
And the rich victors
Retain their property
To spread their wealth
Footnoted democracy
And freedom

The future streets are crowded

November 9, 2016 - 09:01 -- Admin

The future streets are crowded

 

I walk the politics of streets

Deserted, dodging dog shit

And cracked concrete

Where radios thumb

Discrete humdrum,

 

Nothing belongs, nothing lives

Under the tar

And nothing forgives

The cold dark star

The two ignore

 

They adore the walls

With dolour signs

And sighs design our future

Without me, without you

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