"We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock." They Live (1988)
Nirvana arriving to Sao Paulo 01/15/93
The cream-and-gold dragon was suckling at her left breast, the green-and-bronze at the right. Her arms cradled them close. The black-and-scarlet beast was draped across her shoulders, its long sinuous neck coiled under her chin. When it saw Jorah, it raised its head and looked at him with eyes as red as coals. (…) As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.
"They go to a lake of fire and fry. See ‘em again till the 4th of July."
|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via larmoyante)|
Close to 100,000 marched in London yesterday, from 10 Downing Street to the Israeli embassy. For many, it was an inspiring and affirming experience – and some in Gaza have clearly been appreciative of the solidarity.
Lots of the rhetoric from speakers still focused on BBC’s biased coverage or asking David Cameron to intervene in some non-specific way, but luckily some speakers (notably Ben White but also Stop The War) used their platform to call for an arms embargo to Israel and for “meaningful solidarity” in terms of BDS actions.
Some of our members (and others we heard talking on the march) were irritated that the stage for speakers (organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al Aqsa etc.) blocked the main entrance to the Israeli embassy, stopping any chance of access to protesters.
We hope that future mass demos organised by the better-funded Palestine solidarity groups in the UK are able to focus more on what specifically people can do rather than turn up at mass demos!