Tag Archives: Peace

Hiroshima – never again

Today is the 70th anniversary of the USA dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. This was the first of two nuclear bombs used towards the end of WWII – the only times they have been used in war. I still … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Child in Time

Child in Time (Deep Purple) Warning – graphic war images. I’m not sure how many people realise that “Child in Time” by Deep Purple is an anti-war song. The official music video doesn’t highlight the anti-war message , but this … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Imagine (by Playing for Change)

This performance of John Lennon’s Imagine by Playing For Change (a “multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music”) is a wonderful song to end the Anzac Day weekend. You may say I’m a … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

Today is Anzac Day, the centenary of Gallipoli. World War 1 was supposed to be the war to end all war, but we haven’t learnt the lessons of the past. This quote by Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us that peace does … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – One

I admit it, I’m a Metallica fan. “One” is a  powerful song with an anti-war theme. The video for the song uses clips from the 1971 movie Johnny got his gun. It’s about a soldier being trapped in his body … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Nuclear

“Nuclear” by Mike Oldfield (from Man on the Rocks, 2014) was inspired by the experience of his grandfather in World War I and the impact the war had on his family. In an interview with the Telegraph, Oldfield said he … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – I was only 19

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? And night time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M.16? And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Foolish Notion

Why do we kill people who are killing people To show that killing people is wrong What a foolish notion That war is called devotion When the greatest warriors are the ones that stand for peace My start in working … Continue reading

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