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Well-written review, Best review of the Stone at Glastonbury 2013 that I’ve read.


It was claimed that The Rolling Stones had never before been asked to perform at Glastonbury. Whether this was down to oversight, error or whatever, the wait was certainly worthwhile. Whether they would have been better in the 70’s 80’s90’s is another matter. Every decade has held it’s own internal crisis within the band. Even the current 50th anniversary tour has been hit by controversy, not the ticket price of their forthcoming London dates (are they really worth £300?), but the refusal of founder member Bill Wyman to join them in the celebratory world tour. It would have been nice had Wyman stayed that extra day after his Rhythm Kings performance on the acoustic stage to join his ageing colleagues on the boards of the Pyramid stage. With the guest appearance of Mick Taylor, the only other person missing was Brian Jones, the anniversary of who’s death was only days…

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Voiceless Victim

The Catholic Church lies about child rape. Not occasionally. Not accidentally. But deliberately, and every time it’s representatives or apologists have anything to say on the subject.

The Catholic Church is not still learning about this issue. It has been “dealing” with child rape for the last two millenia. Over that time it has repeatedly and consistently chosen to sacrifice millions of innocent children to unbearable suffering in order to protect its own reputation and wealth.

When something terrible like child rape is as much a part of an organisation like the Catholic Church as old men in funny dresses and bad hymns, at any point in time the hierarchy can choose to do one of two things:

They can close their minds, emphatically deny it happens, cover it up and attack the victims who challenge the false image of the organisation.


They can open their minds, listen to…

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