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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Dark are the Days

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Woke up to the gutting news about explosions on a
train - the "Samjhauta (Friendship) Express" going from
India to Pakistan. 60 odd peeps killed but da damage
done to the relationship between both countries could be
even more devastating. Last year I travelled to both India
and Pakistan I went to Delhi and the Wagah border where
the train was going through to go to Lahore. Shit like this
cuts me up and if it was Lashkar-e-Toiba and
Jaish-e-Mohammad - the main Islamic militant groups
who have allegedly been responsible for previous attacks
then they have been party to an atrocity where majority
of peeps were their fellow Muslims. I got links in both
countries and one day I wanted to do this journey.

Pic is from a still from a film about Mohammed Ali Jinnah,
the 'founder' of Pakistan where trainfuls of migrants
from India and Pakistan were slaughtered by rival Hindu/sikh
and Muslim groups during 1947 partition

19th Feb 2007, 21:06   | tags:,,,comments (11)

The Wrong Trainers

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Been watching these animations on da Beeb website.
As a professional working wit children and young people
for 23 years I have gone through all the hysteria and
fear that most adults have of da young from decade to
decade but da recent Unicef figures were scary. Some of
me thinks we get da kids that we deserve - so if we're
inward looking, individualistic and money grabbing then
these kids, Thatcher's and Blair's kids, have come back
to haunt us...Animations are poignant and hard hitting -
from da mouth of babes comes da truth of da world...

This is especially for Fiz

Pic from BBC website and more animations here

16th Feb 2007, 22:20   | tags:,,comments (3)

Crazy Yout

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Mate send me this pic from a few days ago. I think I know this lad...
11th Feb 2007, 21:20   | tags:,comments (2)

Green Street in da snow

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Amazing how da snow can make a a regeneration area
beautiful. Turn urban squalor into a white playground.
8th Feb 2007, 14:23   | tags:,comments (8)


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Top road sign is inspiring a novel in me at da moment
due it's close proximity to our towns main red light
and self styled 'drug zones' . Writing bits of it every
day - some of it shit and some stuff that has

This sign has been slain...
1st Feb 2007, 00:53   | tags:,comments (2)

Do not adjust your set?

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Guardian today reprinted this cartoon from Indian
magazine Outlook by artist R Prasad. Interesting
what blogs and peeps are saying over in Bharat
about BB.

Got to agree with da novelist Hari Kunzru comment:
but I can also see C4 execs wetting themselves over
da ratings:

"Jackiey's refusal to learn her name was straightforwardly
racist - every British Asian will have had that conversation
at least once, complete with self-righteous complaints
about the "difficulty" of the task. It was a very ugly piece of
TV and I'm glad people have felt uncomfortable enough to
complain...This is what Big Brother is for. It holds a mirror
up to national attitudes. If we don't like what we see, we
ought to change."

This Shozu business is funky. I can finally send direct
pics to Moblog from my Orange M600 in a few clicks.
21st Jan 2007, 00:58   | tags:,,comments (6)

Da beard is back

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17th Jan 2007, 23:46   | tags:comments (9)

If the world is to fight this war on terror, morality must not be allowed to become collateral damage

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Spare a thought for some of da brothers in Guantanamo Bay in particular Bisher al-Rawi and Jamil El-Banna. Tommorrow is da fifth anniversary of their inprisonment - four years in Guantanamo and a year in prisons in Afghanistan. Their crime? Travelling from the UK to the Gambia and being tracked by the CIA after false information given to them from MI5. Another example of 'extraordinary rendition'. But listen it gets worse - it is now coming out that one of these guys was actually WORKING for MI5.

'Until March 2006, the British government adamantly refused to intercede on behalf of any of the British residents still interred at Guantanamo. That changed suddenly when the government asked for Bisher's return on non-humanitarian grounds, belatedly conceding that Bisher had worked for MI5. Unfortunately for Bisher, this long-overdue admission and the British government's request for his immediate repatriation coincided with Bisher being thrown into isolation. '

Brent Mickum, Attorney for Bisher al-Rawi and Jamil El-Banna

The article that this comes from is one of the most harrowing stories of the 'War on terror' I have read so far. Bisher in particular is literally losing his mind and even for a cynical hack like me I was genuinely disturbed by the description of their treatment and torture. I have met and heard from peeps like Mouzaam Begg who survived being a prisoner in Guantanamo but to think that there are still British cititzens being held not only 'cos they are Muslim or 'potential terrorists' but 'cos release would implicate UK and US govs and expose further their 'operations'. Our leaders would rather peeps like these rot and die in prison then ever be released:

'If the world is to fight this war on terror, morality must not be allowed to become collateral damage'

Article is here
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Bottom two pics from amnesty international website
and Chicago theatre production of 'Guatanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'