Friday, March 30, 2012

Lance is on facebook

I have just opened a group on my face book page.  Its called Poisongirlfriends.   I want to contact people who havnt heard of the band and contact friends more easily and hopefully provide a place to meet and chat.   Also I can circulate news and material from the website.   Theres not much up there at the moment but hope to rememdy that soon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Dragon Lives

A while ago on a previous blog I wrote about The Dragon Free Festival held in southern Spain for many years.
Well I've good news, the Dragon Festival lives on and will be held at a different venue. As always its held on the Spring Equinox.and is advertised to run from 16th - 26th March.  In the Year of the Dragon it promises to be a biggie!    More information  on a facebook group site Dragon Festival -Dragoff Festival and see also the link.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Los Indignados.

The poster printed below in a previous post was pasted to a wall of my local village near where I live.  It is one of the last villages in Spain, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada andwith a view to the Atlas mountains in Marroco.  In other words remote.   It is truly one of the most significant documents I've read.  It signifies the spread of the revolt by a movement first started in Madrid with the occupation of The Puerta del Sol on the 15 May this year.  The movement is called 15M  and we are Los Indignados -  the Indignant.  Uniting young and old and a wide range of occupations and classes demanding radical changes to the idea of democracy.  We are not in a Crisis - this is a fraud: ideas that spread throughout Spain, with protests in many Spanish cities and marches on the capital.   Protests and occupation are peaceful,  using the strategy of civil disobedience  very courageously  in face of brutal beatings.   Ive seen it quoted in the news that the Occupy movements in the UK &  USA have drawn inspiration  from the Spanish experience. I imagine lot of visitors to this site especially in the UK  Spain already know all this but knowing that government censorship is already in force in UK and US(  eg the pepper spray video on UTube as been removed) you can look this up  using the 15M Movement as a start.  Saludos   Lance

Monday, August 22, 2011

Britain's Burning.

Reading from The Dictator's Handbook, the ruling classes have blamed  the widespread disturbances in Britain on criminals,  (  no, not the Bankers. the politicians the press  or police. silly)  and  outsiders, ( no not the Bankers,  politicians, the press or police).  In the beginning no mention of the possible causes was allowed: anyone who had the audacity to link disturbances with gross inequalities in UK society was quickly stamped on  there were no excuses; but we all know them dont we.  The poor , alienated and abused are always to blame for not taking it lying down.  The best comment I heard was from a poor man on the street:  'We've had enough. Time to take a stand'
In the event the disturbances proved to be good practice for the forces of law and order.  And we have seen Human Rights set aside, the courts bullied into draconian sentences with extra punishments for good measure.  As the 'Crisis' or, 'Fraud' as the Spanish call it, continues we can see what we are in for when we do say 'that's enough ! '

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another Hero Bites The Dust.

Theres no escape from barren weather
The cold war and the upturned collar
our agents all are under cover
there are no treaties to deliver
The red man trapped in his enclosure
The black man aiming from the shoulder
The white man dying of exposure
And children everywhere get older.

The hollywood avengers
are drunk and disqualified
Missionaries on morphine
lie giggling and paralyzed
On and on the bullet glides
to find its mark between the eyes
It finds its mark
Another hero bites the dust

Another Hero,from Chappaquiddick Bridge

Up date on Live Music threatened in Spain

The trial of the first defendants in the live music case mentioned on a previous post has taken place.  The case was was dismissed on the first case on the grounds that the festival was not banned!  And on the second case  a fine was imposed.  Thanks to all who have donated to the fighting fund.  For more details go to  the Dragonfestival website, detail on previous post.  Lance