Daily Archives: January 13, 2015

I Live In This Shadow God Time by Kushal Poddar

I am not a silent poet

You know, I had no
religion. I strolled
in these streets, naked,
God following me
for one more crumb of
biscuit. I knew he
would grow up, faster,
and lose control
over the growth, would
age, die before me,
leaving his shadow,
his echoing barking.
You know, I have no
religion, except
staring at the street-ends.

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The end of free speech and free protest in the UK

Mike Sivier's blog


It’s farewell to your centuries-old right to free speech today, after your Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs won their bid to get the Gagging Bill passed by the House of Lords. It won’t go back to the Commons because the Lords made no amendments.

While you, personally, will be allowed to continue complaining about anything you want, you will no longer have the ability to link up with others to protest government actions in any meaningful way as such action may breach Liberal Democrat and Tory government-imposed spending limits. Your personal complaints will be deemed unrepresentative of the people.

You will still be able to have your e-petition on the government’s website – if you win enough signatures to have it debated in Parliament – ignored by the Tories and Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons.

The Liberal Democrats and Tories have even managed to rub salt into the wound…

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