We fully support Benjamin Zephaniah's Poem about Turkeys," Talking Turkeys" and urge all our readers to read it and think about its meaning:
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos turkeys jus wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, an turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don't eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate an not on yu plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.
I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,
Dey say 'Benj man, eh, I wanna enjoy it,
But dose humans destroyed it
An humans are out of dere mind,
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys
Dey all hav a right to a life,
Not to be caged up an genetically made up
By any farmer an his wife.
Turkeys jus wanna play reggae
Turkeys jus wanna hip-hop
Havey you ever seen a nice young turkey saying,
'I cannot wait for de chop'?
Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV,
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain
In many ways like yu an me.
I once knew a turkey His name was Turkey
He said 'Benji explain to me please,
Who put de turkey in christmas
An what happens to christmas trees?'
I said, 'I am not too sure Turkey
But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass
Humans get greedy and waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash.'
So, be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake
In a plate of organic grown beans,
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
An spare dem de cut of de knife,
Join Turkeys United an dey'll be delighted
An yu will mek new friends 'FOR LIFE'.
The above poem is copyright: Benjamin Zephaniah
Here is a video of a Green Family Breakfast about COP 19 at Warsaw and their ambition for its outcome and achievement to stop climate change
In the week of the most powerful storm ever recorded- the worlds governments come together for the Climate Conference COP 19 in Warsaw.The Rep from the Philipines is on hunger strike until some meaningful progress is made towards global agreement to stop this madness as he calls it. And he is totally correct. The Green Economics Institute has its delegation at the Conference and we fully support a climate agreement and cannot believe how irresponsible it is to delay it. Future generations will not forgive this pandering to vested interests. Its time to get real and get on with sorting out the climate mess we have created.This time, lets get an agremeent made in double quick time!