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WEB of Life peace campaign – Nuclear Zero

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Thanks to all artists who participated in our

WEB of Life
peace campaign –
Nuclear Zero

a campaign for
Nuclear Disarmament

We loved spending the summer
reading, listening, watching, gazing, etc.
with all of your wonderful work.

 

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‘The United States Doesn’t Love You’
video & song by charity case

is our last work for this campaign.

……………..

See all submissions her on the
Arts & Culture page,
including:
music by Tinta Clara
music by Sharleen Leahey
music by Mississippi Cotten
paintings by Regina Silvers
poems by Pam McAllister
photo by Matt Weinstein
oil on wood by Tomas Cox
poetry by Chris Butters
music & video by Charity Case
top image by Brooke McGowen

poetry by Chris Butters – (WEB of Life peace campaign – Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Chris Butters for submitting the below image of his poem

The Sacred Cow

as part of our WEB of Live peace campaign – Nuclear Zero

for artwork about Nuclear Disarmament.

THE SACRED COW

Now,
where will the money come from,
people say

as we spend billions
on B- 2 bombers

and homeless shelters here
burst at the seams

fourteen are killed
in Afghanistan
in a bombing raid

that is where the money
will come from

I say

the pentagon is like a sacred cow
that wanders the streets
blocking traffic
no one stops because it is sacred

bombing Iraq
because it is a threat to profits
bombing Libya
because it is in the way

but the worst thing is
people lose the ability
to even

see

how strange
it is

invading countries
while
our ghettoes explode

bombing countries
because it has
always been this way

and you don’t question
a sacred cow

the sacred cow
of national security

a security
that is hollow
as bridges
collapse

a way of doing things
whose time has passed

like the sacred cows
as people starve
and cows
block traffic

though the cow
must be dazzling
walking the streets
of Benares

robed in flowers
of red and purple
and a coat
of forest green

like boys in uniforms
marching off to war

in the name

of beautiful-sounding causes
like the statue of liberty
and the American way
and the war to end all wars

people die in that rain
of bombs and bullets
bought with the spigot
of our tax dollars

countries pillaged
lives countless untold
poured
down the drain

but it is
the sacred cow
that is killing
us

 

graphics by Tom Keough – (WEB of Life peace campaign – Nuclear Zero)

TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic images of victims of atomic bomb.

Thanks to Tom Keough for submitting
a poster from a series called

Never Again! again

as part of our

WEB of Life
peace campaign –
Nuclear Zero

a campaign for
Nuclear Disarmament

z hiroshima baby

music by Charity Case – (WEB of Life peace campaign – Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Charity Case for submitting

the united states doesn’t love you

a song written for our

WEB of Life
peace campaign –
Nuclear Zero

a campaign for
Nuclear Disarmament

 

the united states doesn’t love you

the air raid comes to find you and it finds you
waking in the enveloping light
mom and dad will never again find you
‘the moon is all alone and so am i’

silence comes to find you and it finds you
slowly towards the river and the trees
it’s as though they never happened
your city has been shattered
and we’re dancing in the streets
those who came home

the united states doesn’t love you
you’re all alone in this world
if the united states doesn’t love you
you’re not alone in this world

from oak ridge, usa the light came calling
we got you all in close up in our frames
the railroad grass is all that will sustain you
it came with the light and railroad from the usa

the united states doesn’t love you
you’re all alone in this world
if the united states doesn’t love you
you’re not alone in this world

expressionless the people move when you walk
past bodies in the enveloping light
you walk to the train but the brakeman
can’t take you anywhere tonight

the united states doesn’t love you
you’re all alone in this world
if the united states doesn’t love you
you’re not alone in this world

oil on wood from Thomas Cox – (WEB of Life peace campaign – Nuclear Zero)

Thanks to Thomas Cox for submitting the below image of his oil on wood:

Nagasaki Temple

as part of our WEB of Live peace campaign – Nuclear Zero

for artwork about Nuclear Disarmament.

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