I AM A PEACE MOVEMENT is not a good satire. I use to start the bamboo magazines off with minor stuff, so that there can be a climax later on. The satire deals with peace, of course, and the difficulties to get it.
Not much better is SOME IMMATERIAL POLITICAL REMARKS. It is in original English and too political and the question really is why one should write such things at all, as there is an international and very well working press to deal with it. Well, I did it, but you should really skip this text.
As a compensation I now present WORDS FOR BOTH.
This pacifist poem is also in original English and it is translated into both German and Arabic. The green voice is talking here again, and it is talking to the friend and the enemy alike.
On it goes with THE BOYS. In episode 22 Helmut really is bad off. After a tiresome week he is coming back home, the journey was long, and the air conditioner did not work, either. But even at home he does not find real cosiness, and that is not only because of Heinz' new John Lennon poster.
SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN is a country in the very north of Germany. But not only that. There are many legends and tales of heroism to be told about this blessed portion of land. Especially one week after September 11, when this satire was written, it became very obvious that Schleswig-Holstein is one of the last refuges of democracy and human dignity.
RUDI AGAINST RIGHT-WING deals with the preparation of an action week that was held in Schleswig-Holstein in November 2001 against the bad bad right-wing violence about which the left-wing government is really concerned. Rudi Reckless is the journalist who did the Macedonia coverage (not translated).
This issue ends with another satire. It is not a very good one, but better than nothing. The name of it, 2104 will probably not be so easy to understand for newcomers. 2104 in Latin numbers is MMC plus four, and that stands for "Mea Maxima Culpa" part 4. You really could have guessed that.
Bamboo # 216, 217, 218, 221, 151, 183, 214
1. I AM A PEACE MOVEMENT
2. SOME IMMATERIAL POLITICAL REMARKS
3. WORDS FOR BOTH
4. THE BOYS (22): ALWAYS AGAINST HELMUT
6. RUDI AGAINST RIGHT-WING