SATIRE for the Millenium

Woman killing a nasty tree

Very pleased that my essay on satire is now posted on The Fortnightly – Satire for the Millenium

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Outside Belmarsh for Julian

Anthony outside Belmarsh for Assange 2020

Click The RUPTLY LINK for the video – and here is The Duran 

DLR
Veering below us, the railings go optical.
When did you last see a tree?
Way up above, there are clouds hemmed in
x
Between the plutocratic heights
Of Barclays and HSBC,
Breath-defying, and co-opting all
x
Below their peaks: us, that is, who’re less than ants
Lost among electric mazes, taking platform selfies
Since we doubt that we exist.
x
Tate and Lyle believe meanwhile
In ‘Keeping the Nation sweet!’
I’m on my way to Belmarsh to protest,
x
But you can prove you’re living if you eat;
So most of us are heading for the halls.
Me, I like my hot-dog pretty mustardy;
x
A preference on which I can’t insist.
Speech has been remanded, is in custody
Somewhere behind those walls.

 

Update 6 May 2019: Read this appalling account of how the public are being treated by the courts now, written by my friend Elleanne Green:

 
Attending the court for the Julian Assange hearing today left me frustrated and deeply angry … I got there really early to grab a good place in the queue some hours before the scheduled moment … when we got inside there was nothing organised to make sure people who had waited longest could retain their spot … no queuing and NO system … chaos and mayhem ruled and the most important case in the world today had been shunted into Court 3 which had very few seats for observers … so I stood my ground near the door and would not move for hours … if any of the public had been allowed in I would have been the one … but when the moment came they called for Press with a Purple permit … most of the Press had Green permits so it was only the preselected who were allowed in … not one single member of the public was allowed in to support Julian … just elite establishment press representatives … how is that even legal? It certainly is not ethical … as we all chanted afterwards ‘British courts are kangaroo courts!’ … what an outrage … a disgrace … someone said the judge had decreed that no non press were to be admitted … but they let us all wait (and fight and squabble about our places in the queue) for literally hours knowing it would all be for nothing … I no longer have faith in our judicial system … it has clearly been corrupted … I have rarely felt this angry or disappointed before … we live in sinister and cynical times … tell the world the truth of it … this should be known …  

 

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WHAT STARTED IT?

seagull inland

Gulls on the pitch sound faint through the night at five.
Lights are wasted on streets forsaken even by foxes.
Hooked beaks inspire each other’s desolate, distant mewing
Over the somewhat more diminished drone of one lone juggernaut
Orbiting the 406 as pallor tries to streak the curtains
No one wants to pull apart on a day of, yes, yet more delay.
We lie twisted in suspense, caught in some perpetual hour
Before dawn – our fate, it seems; whereas it’s always sunrise
For the Japanese. Gulls on the pitch mean evil on the sea.
The channel’s chopped up savagely: it’s widening with each tide;
Europe’s drifting further and further, further and further
Away. The inland gulls crying why, why do we stay?
Icebergs break off; causing congestion on the North Sea.
Disassociated homes get walled against theft from a neighbour.
The battered gulls perch on our walls, watched carefully
By patient foxes. As for that Japanese sunrise, it doesn’t appear.
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Paris Summer Academy 2018

Summer school 2018 Rosella

Two performances

From Anthony Howell’s performance art workshop in Paris 2018

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5G freak-out! The fox guarding the henhouse?

Terrifying documentary by Sasha Stone – 5G Apocalypse

The whistle is given into the hands of the manufacturer. What chance do we have?

Interesting that Brussels has become the first major city to halt 5g due to health effects.

Meanwhile this is how it is seen by the Defense Industry

– no mention of safety or risks to health of course. As the documentary points out: all regulation of 5g has been handed over to its developers. Look up the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) – entirely in the hands of employers or CEOs of mobile and telecommunications networks. Thus there is no regulation outside the industry itself. Meanwhile the adverse effects have been overwhelmingly shown by scientists. It is worth watching the documentary all the way through.

And if you add this warning about indoor air pollution, the prognosis gets ever more grim.

Another warning from Gaia

 

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Osvaldo y Coca – Poema

This old gaffer can sure pull a stunt or two, and the musicality is out of this world! Besides which, Poema is one of the greatest tangos, and one of the hardest to pull off since everyone loves it so much.

Here are two young dancers using the same style but to a different tango  – Mamie y Pipe

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Anthony Howell – Readings and Performances

Readings and Performances

Click the above link for a connection to this selection of performances in various genres.

I have just added a vimeo link to OBJECTS to this page, a performance I created in the 1990s.

Here you can also find poems read to the background of constant moving images, dance performances by Tango Schumann, solo performance art pieces and performances with the Theatre of Mistakes in the seventies, as well as poems set to music by Batista Pradal and others by Michael Nyman (sung by Alessandro Cortello) – can also be found at Readings and Performances

This is a page on my website – anthonyhowell.org –  where other pages list books published, and links to artists, film-makers and writers I admire, as well as biographical details etc.

 

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