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Time changes everything

Captivated

Lesson: Remember leaders are human too.

Over the years I have seen many things come and go. Many people come and go. Many ideologies come and go.

People in leadership whom I have held with great respect in the past I now see, not with bitterness, as fallen, fallible or in some cases fake.

I have learned that all leaders are human and not entirely pure in motive, while some are, without a doubt, wolves in sheep’s clothing and dangerous.

Yes, have respect for the office that people hold, but do not hold the people in those positions as something other than an ordinary person with a job to do.

I have also learned not to be swayed or manipulated by the fame or popularity of any individual, the glitterati are human too.

Paul S Allen
singer/songwriter, acoustic guitarist, performer, photographer, and poet.
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TPPA Protest – Dunedin 2016

Photos and video from the TPPA protest in Dunedin 30 January 2016 labeled the “TPPA Free Zone”
Click here for more photos on my Flickr page
Dunedin TPPA Rally 2016PSA - 14
Dunedin TPPA Rally 2016PSA - 13
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Photos ©Paul S Allen 2016
http://www.thewaterside.co.nz
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Dunedin Welcomes Refugees – Vigil in the heart of the city

TPPA Walk Away Dunedin 2015 – Protest Rally

TPPA Walk Away Dunedin 082015PSA - 5

Protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement that is under negotiation.
15 August 2015
Photos ©Paul S Allen 2015
www.thewaterside.co.nz
www.facebook.com/nothingperfectnz

TPPA Walk Away Dunedin 082015PSA - 2

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TPPA Walk Away Dunedin 082015PSA - 14

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More photos on my Flickr Account 

A creative call to action

Stand up, fight back

This is a call for all of us creative types to use our talents for social good.

We now more than ever need to use our art and talents to highlight the real New Zealand, so that people will see it is not the 100% pure image seen in the glossy marketing.

We need people to see the eroded sovereign rights, the increasing poverty, the widening inequality, the unemployed, the polluted waterways and growing environmental issues. the downtrodden, sick and forgotten and the many, many other issues being experienced in our country today.

It is now time…

A bed for the night

“A bed for the night” Homeless in Dunedin

      • For photographers to use images to unsettle and enlighten.
      • For singer-songwriters to sing the songs that challenge the status quo.
      • For thinkers and poets to question authority.
      • For the media to be independent and investigative not swayed by biased political or commercial agenda.
      • For people to stand up for all those who need a voice to be heard.
      • For all of us to tell the world that everything is NOT ok in this country.

We can, we should and we will do something about it.

Paul S Allen

PS: if you know of an event that highlights the need for social change or for justice or other protest in Dunedin NZ please contact me. As a photographer I am happy to use my skills for a good cause.

Paul

Change is Inevitable

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