Politics and Protest
... with a nod to W.H.Auden's The Night Train ...
Janine and other Poets on the Picket Line will be showing some rhyming solidarity with London Transport Museum cleaners and porters.
I'd rather go to prison or be given a huge fine
Or have cosmetic surgery from Doctor Frankenstein
Sit through a boring lecture on interior design
Yes, I’d rather do most anything than cross a picket line
Election of co-Chair: Sean McGovern, the Disabled Workers' representative on TUC General Council, chairs the Committee. I was re-elected unopposed as co-Chair for another year.
Action on Resolutions from Disabled Workers Conference
Based on a true incident ...
Paula was tired from a day out protesting
Paula was on her way home, needed resting
She slumped on the train and
She winced against pain and
She thought, "Days like this one are testing"
Janine entertaining Broxtowe Constituency Labour Party and friends with 'Ranting Rhyming Revolting: an evening of lefty poetry'. Also performing will be poet Neil Fulwood.
Venue: The White Lion, 24 Middle St, Beeston, Notts NG9 1FX. Across Middle St from Beeston tram/bus Interchange.
Booking now for November/December ...
’16: THE AGE OF DISCONTENT
- Janine Booth’s ranting, rhyming, revolting review of the year
- in the chapel round the back of the Gallery cafe, Bethnal Green, London.
Open mic slots available.
More info to follow
We're trying a coup but our tactics were busted
The more we manoevre, the more they're disgusted
The rules can be broken and figures adjusted
The members?! There's no way those oiks can be trusted.
We need a new leader, more Theresa than May
But the bloody trade unions won't do what we say
We can't have a vote cos they'll vote the wrong way
So we'll write for The Sun and we'll go and make hay