Read it and weep.
And then pick up your pen, your camera, your guitar…
John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Charlie Glass, and Seymour Hersh on the failure of the world’s press
When in the course of human events, the oppressed find it necessary to dissolve the political and psychological bonds which have joined them to the oppressor, revolutionaries have a choice to pick up either a pen or a gun. The true revolutionaries pick up a pen because they realize that violence truly begets violence and that any solution that is brought about by bloodshed will only be temporary; the powerful will change positions and the gorillas are in charge again.
[Geoffrey Philip, “Happy Birthday Sam Selvon“, May 20 2006]
That paragraph hit me for six.
If you are looking for condoms and don’t want to go to a pharmacy, you can pick one up at your favourite watering hole, club, barber shop, hairdressing salon …or even boutique.
A campaign by Population Services International (PSI) and its Caribbean affiliate, Society for Family Health (SFH), is making condoms widely available and accessible to all sexually-active people in T&T.
[Source: Laura Dowrich-Phillips in the Guardian, April 13 2006]