Archive for November, 2008

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A Different Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

This year we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving in a different way.

We thought about the turkeys and decided to spare them this year! So, following Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem, let’s be nice to our turkeys this Thanksgiving!

Talking Turkeys

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos’ turkeys just wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, 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 your 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 wanna enjoy it, dey say 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 just wanna play reggae
Turkeys just wanna hip-hop
Can yu imagine 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 called…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 an waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash’.

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’

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2008

By Resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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Violence affects the lives of millions of women and girls in all socio-economic classes around the world.

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 20, 2008

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989.

Click the images to see this powerful Unicef photo essay.

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Guy Fawkes Day – 5 November

November 5, 2008

This was our simple way to celebrate this English tradition:

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