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Category Archive: Humanity

Aug 01 2014

He cried. Me too.

After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Christopher Gunness could not contain his grief. He breaks down in tears on live TV. He cried. Seeing him, I cried too. What about you?

Jul 31 2014

What I don’t want to see and what I want to see

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What I don’t want to see: What I want to see.

Dec 04 2013

Sweden is closing its prisons. What about a prisonless world?

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Swedish prison uddevalla. Swedish Prisons are for rehabilitation, not for punishment. Sweden is now closing its prisons, due to lack of prisoners. The Swedish prison population has dropped by nearly a sixth since it peaked at 5,722 in 2004. In 2012, there were 4,852 people in prison in Sweden, out of a population of 9.5 …

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Aug 19 2013

Hey Egypt, stop killing people.

The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the country’s military leaders and Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future. More than 1,000 Islamists and their supporters are gunned down by security forces. This is ridiculous. Egypt must stop killing people. Morsi …

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Jun 01 2013

Freedom of movement and settlement.

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I was at UNESCO to receive Universal Citizenship Passport on May 23. It was really a great day. André Cohen, from Mouvement Utopia wrote an article here as a guest blogger about our celebration for the freedom of movement and settlement. Freedom of movement and settlement – It used to be a Utopia, it is …

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May 24 2013

One world. One passport.

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I received a Universal Citizenship Passport yesterday. The organizers seriously issued passports for 100 people . A milestone was achieved yesterday with the official launch of the Organisation for Universal Citizenship at UNESCO in Paris and the official handover of passports to people. I am grateful to Emmaüs International, France Libertés and Mouvement Utopia for …

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May 09 2013

Why don’t you blame god?

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(Source) Why don’t you blame God for not saving Amanda from being kidnapped? Why don’t you blame God for not saving innocent girls from being raped & tortured year after year? Why don’t you blame God for helping Ariel Castro to commit heinous crimes year after year? Why don’t you blame God for destroying three …

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May 06 2013

‘Why not, not eat pigs together!’

Israel bombed Syria. Syria warned Israel. Jews and Muslims hate each other a lot. But both Jews and Muslims have a great deal in common in the way they perceive their respective histories. Judaism developed as a monotheistic religion in the Middle East in the 12th century BCE. Islam originated in the 7th century CE. …

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Mar 23 2013

Water

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It was World Water Day yesterday.

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Nov 28 2012

Wal-Mart, Disney,Sears knew they were buying clothing from a ‘high risk’ factory!

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Tazreen factory fire killed 112 people in Bangladesh. Disney, Wal-Mart, Sears, IKEA, C&A, Carrefour etc. bought clothing from Tazreen despite its very poor safety records. Tazreen’s deadly ‘High Risks’ was ignored. The Western companies talk a lot about ethical buying and ethical sourcing! Aren’t they just hypocrites? Factory fire is very common in Bangladesh. Workers …

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