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Listening to rock music on Spotify in Totnes gym and a sudden flashback to Palestine and liberating rock

Earlier this week, I took out a subscription to Spotify, the Swedish music streaming provider. It is the world’s largest such provider with over 365 million monthly active users. I wanted to listen to more music in the gym.

I am a member of the Church of Gymism for the past decade raising weights to heaven – sometimes called pumping iron. Before cycling off to the modest size gym in Totnes, I downloaded Rock anthems from the 1960s, 1970s, classical music etc.

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Does a country have the right to defend itself? A Reflection

It has become an article of faith that a country has the right to defend itself. Many hold to this view as if it carried an unshakeable and irrefutable truth.

Countries worldwide use the slogan. We heard it again daily from Israel’s Prime Minister and then from US President Biden – “Israel has a right to defend itself.”

This specific statement means the nation state has the right to wage war on another country.

Is this the only way for a country to defend itself? Continue reading 



TO OUR LAND. A Poem by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s National Poet

Today, 15 May, marks Nakba Day – the Day of Catastrophe. Every year, on May 15, Palestinians remember their 1948 military expulsion from much of their land. This followed the end of the British Mandate over Palestine. In 1988, the Palestinian Parliament-In-Exile accepted the state of Israel. The Israeli government does not accept the state of Palestine. Only a handful of countries in the UN do not recognise the state of Palestine. Continue reading 



The Buddha Wallah. A 90 minute documentary issued 2011. International travels of Christopher. Now freely available on Vimeo

The Buddha Walllah* is a 90-minute documentary following the international journeys of Christopher Titmuss between 2008 and 2010.

The documentary includes Totnes, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Palestine, Myanmar and Thailand, Continue reading 



Global Pandemic impacts the world over. The World continues to Dance. Jerusalema Dance Challenge. 12 Links

TWELVE LINKS TO LINK THE SPIRIT

We are human We have spirit. Here is the living proof.Facemasks, social distancing and dancing move in harmony.

Country after country responds to the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. Continue reading 




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