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Triumph of Spirit: Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu April 2005
25 Apr 2005
It is one year since Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was released from a cruel and barbarous imprisonment into a 1948 British Mandate that keeps him further imprisoned by a state that does not want him but does not wish for him to go free or live free.
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Triumph of Spirit: Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu April 2005

Just before daybreak
I dream of the threat of Nuclear War.

I am with my mother's people
and a great noise rises
an ancient Toltecas song
that includes the voices of original people
living in every hemisphere
under threat under occupation
joined by the sound of those settlers
seeking harmony
and diverse community
who come to join us non violently.

In Dreamtime
we all rise up
in welcome of each other
this great unifying heartbeat
the prayer and rhythm of peace
our chorus:
Blessed Be Peace Be With You
Salaam and Shalom
We are a continuous song
We are a unifying heartbeat that pulses
against the oppression of nuclear warheads
and the repression of indigenous populations.
In struggle and above this great Samba
our hope floats and is bouyant
and is always lighter than oppression
and uranium depletion.

Stuck in between the Dreamtime and the reality
a few illegal settlements
are made into golf courses
and later the casinos come
and occupied people
have this newer occupation
as valets and house maids
in a decadent oasis
where kingpins rule
in cowboy hats
and the marshall's badge
is a star of david

las vegas in the gaza

This surreal landscape of a holy land
divided and redefined
West Bank and Hebron and Jerusalem
polluted into divisions and military zones.
Where the garbage is dumped onto your neighbor's property
and your neighbor's property is taken and used for a wall
Where shepherds tend sheep that are not endangered by wolves
but by humans who wish to poison them grazing on their own land
Where racism makes less of one child's life over another's
And where the man who tells the truth
about nuclear weapons still tells truth
but gets punished for it again and again and some more
while the kingpins deal on

Other prophets and entertainers have cried out from this wilderness:

born again zealots comics crooners
featured zionist shtick islamic one liners
all the darker humors ironies
cultural ethnicities exotic curiosities
of being christian muslim or jew
in the land of return for just a chosen few.
The settler show has been sold out;
likewise the bedouin rodeo.
Refuser pilot exhibition
and feminist burlesque
is by participation only
so make your reservations early
for the whistle blower review
starring prisoner of zion
baptised Mordechai Vanunu
who knew
after almost eighteen years
twelve in solitary
justice is ambiguous
truth is arbitrary

And because telling the truth
about weapons of mass destruction
is not the standard but the shame of kingpins
the man of conscience tour begins its revival:
Nuclear Secrets of the Eighties
The Golden Hits of Ashkelon
featuring Cruel and Unusual Punishments
Strong Will & Survival
"They could have my body
But my spirit I kept free"
This triumph of spirit
whistleblower and free man without liberty
who stands in righteous dignity
Thank you, Mordechai
for another year in captivity.

Tis of thee my people sing!

Mary La Rosa, April 13 2005



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It is one year since Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was released from a cruel and barbarous imprisonment into a 1948 British Mandate that keeps him further imprisoned by a state that does not want him but does not wish for him to go free or live free.

Israel charges that the nineteen year old "memories" of a technician under the influence of torture is more of a threat, than its present government's refusal to commit to anti nuclear proliferation.

While still so trapped, Mordechai continues to practice being free while exercising his rights as a free man the best he can.

For further information please contact:

http://www.nonviolence.org/vanunu/
http://www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk/

Send a message of support:

Mordechai Vanunu
c/o Cathedral Church of St. George
20 Nablus Road
PO Box 19122
Jerusalem 91191
Israel

www.nonviolence.org/vanunu/
See also:
http://www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk/
http://www.nonviolence.org/vanunu/

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