Sunday, 24 June 2012

A FACE IN THE SAND - Manoj Jacob



Continuing the Olympic theme, a song remembering the victims of Bhopal.

The groundswell is growing in London agaist the elitism and commercialisation of the London 2012 Olympics, dubbed in some quarters ' The rip off Olympics.' One commentator has captured the mood:

" The Olympic spirit no longer exists, it has been completely replaced by a relentless hunger to make the Games as much of a money spinner as possible; for the conrtestants for the organisers, and especially for the corporate sponsors."
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In Bhopal nearly 200 survivors of the word's biggest industrial disaster have burned effigies of Lord Coe and an Indian official in protest against Dow chemicals sponsorship of the games.

A FACE IN THE SAND - Manoj Jacob

A face in the sand
A quivering hand.
Does anybody know
Or understand?
What blew through the air,
A bloody nightmare
it twisted Bhopal
Beyond repair.

A spine inclined
A jaw you can't find,
Eyes that can't see
That death has been kind.
Legs that can't walk,
Tongues that can't breathe,
Lives frozen in rock.

Chorus:

Hey long arm of the law, slip out of pockets of gold;
Filled by the promises of riches untold.
Those pockets have loopholes, those pockets of gold;
It's time you found out our lives can't be sold.

Is justice no more?
Can money buy all,
Make the righteous fall
And look the other way?
Can the guilty walk free,
Screw the judiciary,
kill ourright to be
And call it democracy?

(Repeat chorus)

They say justice delayed
Is justice denied?
Been 25 years
But the tears haven't dried.
The fight will go on
Til justice is won,
And the face in the sand
Won't fade till we're done.

(Repeat chorus)

A face in the sand
A quiverig hand.
Does anybody know
Or understand?

A spine inclined,
A jaw you can't find,
Eyes that can't see
That death has been kind

DROP  DOW CHEMICALS
AS PARTNERS FOR
LONDON 2012
OLYMPIC GAMES

 Two Petitions here:-
http://www.change.org/petitions/drop-dow-chemical-as-partners-for-the-london-2012-olympic-games-bhopal

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/london-2012-olympics-dow-and-the/





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