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Friday, 1 February 2008

A night of listening to those not often heard

Last nights concert with Paul Baker Hernandez was everything I hoped for. His music was just a joy and he inspired me to act for change as he did 28 years ago when I first met him as a callow youth.

He talked of his anger at the opposition still from some to the "Zero Hunger" programme. "How can they object to a programme that puts food in the mouths of children?" But they do so, he went on to explain, because by its very nature it challenges the system. The Zero hunger programme is not about aid. It gives animals, equipment and support so families can provide for themselves, so they have no need to become cheap labour for some-one elses products. More than that, it is essentially egalitarian saying that all should have some before we see if some can have more. The trouble is, he said, they suffer from the "threat of a good idea!"

I could have listened to him for hours

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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