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My friend Gail .. all I want u to know after this all ..
the west should understand something ..

If they think that beheading us and our children like this
torture and rape and behead our women like this

will make us leave this land and agree that they came
and occupy us they have to know that this crimes they
made make us more tough and angry

and my neck is cheap for mother Syria

we r here planted as the trees of my ground

so let them bring all they got .. and behead us all ..
they all will got from us is resistance

till the last guy standing

and as the great leader Guevara said :

I don’t care about when I fall
down since I know that there is comrades
will pick up my gun and keep shooting

and this massacres .. we will make sure
that the children who stay alive know
about it .. and the coming generation see
all this views .. so they will be more tough
fighting the west

the pics of those children … and my relatives
who suffered the same … give me extra power
to go and fight , and my life .. my neck is soooo
cheap for mother Syria

Name redacted


From 6 August 2011

Information supplied directly by defunct page ‘No-one Can Divide Afghanistan’. I have not edited this at all.

The TAPI pipeline – the real reason for the War in Afghanistan, with a cost of more than 300.000 (+) Afghan lives.

Indian energy minister Murli Deora, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after signing TAPI agreement in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 11 December 2010.

On December 11, a preliminary agreement was signed in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, by representatives of the four countries to proceed with plans for the American and Israeli-backed pipeline. Here are the basic points about the TAPI pipeline:


Construction of pipeline will be completed by 2014

1,680 kilometer gas pipeline will supply 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (much of this gas will come from Israeli/Mossad-owned gas fields in Turkmenistan, meaning immense profits for the Mossadniks who pulled of 9/11). The Obama administration, elected on the promise to withdraw U.S. troops by July 2011, now says the U.S. will maintain combat troops in Afghanistan until December 2014.  On December 17, the House passed a defense authorization bill (by a 341-48 vote) that authorizes the Pentagon to spend more than $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011 without major restrictions on the conduct of operations.  Why are U.S. (and NATO) troops being kept in Afghanistan for another 4 years?  What’s really going on there? What is the cost and who is involved in this game??

The real reason for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is to build and secure a 1,080-mile long gas pipeline designed to carry trillions of dollars of Israeli-owned gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India. You could ask how come Turkmenistans gas could be Israeli-owned, here is the answer:  

Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Israeli agents sought to gain control of the strategic assets of the newly independent Soviet republics. In mineral-rich Turkmenistan, a Mossad agent named Yosef A. Maiman was very successful in gaining control of the republic’s immense resources of natural gas.  Yosef Maiman, born in Germany in 1946, grew up in Peru and studied in the United States before becoming an Israeli citizen in 1971. As an agent of Israeli intelligence, Maiman heads a network of Mossad-controlled companies that serve Israeli interests. As the chief executive of the Merhav Group, Maiman has controlled the development of Turmenistan’s gas resources. Maiman’s key colleagues at Merhav are the former head of the Mossad, Shabtai Shavit, and Nimrod Novik, chief adviser to Shimon Peres, the current president of Israel. Maiman was described as “a leading miner” of Central Asian gas fields by the Jerusalem Post in 2004. Given their control of the immense gas resources of Turkmenistan, Maiman, Merhav, and the “Mossad” would all profit if and when the U.S.-led coalition were able to “pacify” and control Afghanistan so that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline could be built allowing the gas of Turkmenistan to be sold to energy-hungry India . The TAPI pipeline project would bring billions of dollars into “Mossad” coffers every year. This is the real reason for the war in Afghanistan and why the Zionist-controlled Obama administration has increased the war effort in Central Asia. It has nothing to do with terrorism or 9-11.

9/11 – terror hoax and “The Shock Doctrine”

US air strikes “pacifying” Afghanistan

The false-flag terror attacks of 9/11 were part of a strategic Israeli operation to bring the U.S. military into Afghanistan on a long-term mission on behalf of Israel’s Turkmen gas enterprise.  The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is the real reason that U.S. soldiers are killing and dying in the southwestern Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar.  9/11 was just the cover story for this pre-planned war of aggression – and it is nothing but a complete hoax.
 

The TAPI pipeline planned to be built along the Herat-Kandahar highway across western and southern Afghanistan.

FATALITIES BY PROVINCE – The route of the proposed TAPI gas pipeline is exactly where most casualties comes (with the red blood of Afghans, marked provinces of Helmand and Kandahar)

We, the simple people are always “busy” in conflicts about our ethnicity and religious differences , while it has been done for the purpose of dividing us from one circle of Humanity and Peace. Being busy with infighting deliberately imposed on us, no one could even think that our governments sold us ALL for the greed and power, they will likely eradicate us, than to reckon with us!!

According to a recent audit, the gas reserves of the fields (largely controlled by Mossad’s Yosef Maiman and the Merhav Group) stand at between 4 and 14 trillion cubic metres. Under the pipeline framework agreement, Pakistan and India will each receive 1,325 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas, while Afghanistan will receive only 500 mmcfd. According to the deal, the pipeline will have a diameter of 56 inches and will stretch over a distance of 1,640 kilometres from Turkmenistan to Fazilka in India. The pipeline is expected to commence gas flow by 2015(?)

“The Afghanistan government has guaranteed that it will deploy at least 5,000 troops for the protection of the pipeline within its territory,” said Naveed Qamar, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources. Qamars words (said in 2010) had been proved by the latest news , spred mostly by Iranian (+Russian ) media, as it was backstabbed by India and haven’t got its piece of awated cake. In the beginning of this well planned bloody campaign Iran was one of the facilitators of this plan and provided not only its air space to attack Taliban, but as well provided logistic assistance to US and coalition forces. (http://prisonplanet.com/india_in_anti_taliban_military_plan.html).

Ahmadinejad : Who said I am a Zionist “bitch”?

U.S. GANGSTER DIPLOMACY – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan “back to the stone age” unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda. General Musharraf said that Armitage delivered the threat to Pakistan’s intelligence director. “The intelligence director told me that Mr Armitage said, ‘Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age’,” Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf said. Armitage is most likely the same diplomat who threatened the Afghan government two months before 9/11 – “You will either accept our carpet of gold or we will carpet-bomb you. “The C.I.A’s armchair warriors bomb targets in Pakistan on a daily basis and the United States has 3,000 Special Forces in Pakistan, according to Zainab Cheema’s recent article entitled “Return of Musharraf and Pakistan’s Balkanization” about what the Zionist “War on Terror” and Mossad’s TAPI project really mean for Pakistan:

Pakistan has been turned into a “war-on-terror” promotion field and parking lot: 3000 American Special Forces units operate in Pakistan at the present. Pakistan’s politicos have always shown remarkable generosity in passing down the costs of their decision-making to the people. Guantanamo is a thriving industry in Pakistan and the foremost field of Pakistan-US collaboration. Pakistan’s police, army and frontier corps are part of the American security system in Pakistan…

Pakistan’s balkanization is just as much about keeping rivals out as it is about securing the best perch in the playground. The Iran-Pakistan Friendship pipeline (IP) in the works (formerly the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline before the US weaned away India with its nuclear fuel deal) is planning its route through Balochistan. While Pakistan can occasionally make such inconvenient deals with a neighbor that Israel and the US are determined to exterminate, the groomed Balochi tribes would follow more the acceptable Karzai pattern of subservient obedience. Meanwhile, terrorizing the PK is laying the ground for the US’s own pipeline project snaking its way through Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).
 

P. Musharaf (aka Moshe): I represent Pakistani government, please don’t tell to my people…
This article has been made to let give you chance to have more wider view, than only in the limits of your nationality or religion. Open your heart and minds, and recognize your real enemy, based on facts and common sence. We are not different, we are all human beings. Those who persecute us against each other, and promote only hatred and war are only those who are somehow benefiting from this BLOODY War- where victims are simple Afghan people, who dare to stand against it….US had talks with Taliban regarding above mentioned gas pipeline in 1997s , but Talibans their claims regarding its building were ONLY for the good of Afghanistan and the Afghan people. As far as it was a big fish to deal, corporations would rather spend so many billions on war, murder and destruction of newly born Isamic State, than to its enrichment and cooperation (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/west_asia/37021.stm). Taliban were ready to discuss handing over Osama bin Laden, to a neutral country, if the US halted the bombing of Afghanistan. The criminal of humanity G.W. Bush not only rejected the offer but also called it  “non-negotiable” and continued the bloodshed of Afghan people. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/oct/14/afghanistan.terrorism5) Taliban had only one instance from US: to provide any evidence proving Osama’s involvement on terrorist acts of 9/11. The person who came to the Taliban and begged for protection was the real sheikh Osama bin Laden, who was under the constant supervision of the Taliban. Taliban imposed strict isolation on him since 1998 in order to prevent him carrying on any plot against the US (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEtM4bl8u_8) ____________________________________________
Sources and Recommended Reading:

Bergen, Peter, “Analysis: Four more years of war in Afghanistan”, Special to CNN, December 17, 2010
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/17/us.afpak.review.analysis/?hpt=C2

TAPI: Gas Reserves Audit Completed, Express Tribune (Pakistan), December 14, 2010
http://tribune.com.pk/story/89750/tapi-gas-reserves-audit-completed/

Energy Resources – ‘Saudi, Israel tie-up’ in Turkmenistan, UPI, December 10, 2009
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2009/12/10/Saudi-Israel-tie-up-in-Turkmenistan/UPI-95231260467100/

“US ‘threatened to bomb’ Pakistan”, BBC News, 22 September 2006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5369198.stm

“Return of Musharraf And Pakistan’s Balkanization”, by Zainab Cheema, November 22, 2010
http://www.ahmedquraishi.com/2010/11/22/return-of-musharraf-and-pakistans-balkanization/

“$7.6bn TAPI gas pipeline project comes back to life”, Daily Times(Pakistan), December 12, 2010
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C12%5C12%5Cstory_12-12-2010_pg1_3

 “Turkmen natural gas pipeline Tapi to cross Afghanistan”, BBC News, December 11, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11977744

“New Backing for Gas Line Through Asia”, by Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, December 11, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/world/asia/12pipeline.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

“Facing Reality in Afghanistan”, by Christopher Bollyn, October 4, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/the-self-inflicted-wounds-of-9-11

“U.S. Wounded – The Hidden Toll of Obama’s Surge”, by Christopher Bollyn, November 26, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/obamas-surge-of-us-wounded-in-afghanistan

“Dying in Vain – Why Afghanistan?” by Christopher Bollyn, February 8, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/dying-in-vain-why-afghanistan

“Afghanistan – Obama’s War for Israel”, by Christopher Bollyn, July 6, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/afghanistan-obamas-war-for-israel

“The Spoils of War: The Minerals of Afghanistan”, by Christopher Bollyn, January 7, 2002
http://www.bollyn.com/the-spoils-of-war-the-minerals-of-afghanistan

Taken from: https://southfront.org/a-flying-disaster-f-35b-jet-shoots-itself-with-its-own-25mm-gun/

A FLYING DISASTER: F-35B JET SHOOTS ITSELF WITH ITS OWN 25MM GUN

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program – the most expensive military development project in history.

It could potentially also come to be known as the record-holder of the most issues with a single piece of military technology of all time.

The most recent problem that the F-35 fighter jet was faced with is likely one of the most concerning.

On March 12th, A F-35B Joint Strike fighter was significantly damaged. It happened when a round fired from its underbelly 25mm gun pod exploded shortly after leaving the muzzle of the cannon mounted within.

It suffered friendly fire from itself.

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This is a “Class A mishap” – it results in a threat of the pilot’s life on the ground or in the air. It also needs to cause damage of more than $2.5 million.

Still, to be fair, if one is to keep in mind the F-35’s cost, any damage whatsoever probably results in damages that cost more than $2.5 million.

Prior to this incident, the F-35 has still been plagued by various incidents. Back in May 2020, a F-35A fighter jet crash-landed on runway 30 at Eglin AFB. The jet rolled, caught fire and was entirely destroyed.

Currently, the F-35 fighter jets fly with 871 flaws, having improved that number by 2 throughout 2020. On the upside, “only” 10 of these deficiencies are “Category 1” that can result in the aircraft being destroyed, or heavy injury or even death of the crew.

To rectify the chaos that is the $300 billion F-35 program, the Block 4 process was introduced.

It failed.

The US Government Accountability Office report found that the current 2027 goal for finalizing the Block 4 modernization is “not achievable.”

The most significant issue is the software delivery, and how it impedes integration of key subsystems, such as radar enhancements, to keep pace with the growing threats from adversaries.

This is in line with the concerns that the Department of Defense’s current modernization plan is so bad, that the US should be prepare for the rest of the 2020s to be “terrible”.

Still, these issues are possible because the F-35 still has engines, which are under threat of running out. Surely, there would be a way to simple push or pull it on the ground and it would manage to crash-land then, too.

On the upside, the US managed to successfully launch a nuclear-capable of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Luckily, the launch went successfully, and even if it didn’t the missile is without nuclear or conventional payload.

This provides the potential for a justification for future actions. After all, if a missile were to accidentally hit a US city, or maybe a warship in an F-35-esque incident, it could easily be blamed on Russia. Or on Iran. Or on China.

Still, any casual observer would be impatiently looking forward to the United States beginning to test out its hypersonic technology, since if the F-35 is any indication, it promises to be quality entertainment.

After all, the rush to gain air superiority and more, provided one of the world’s biggest money pits and some of the most humorous incidents.

The endless claims of how promising the F-35 is, and the numerous customers it has, the fact of the matter is that it represents a flying, incredibly expensive, disaster that gets more incidents than successful operations.

Dear Members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee,

I hope this letter finds you all well.

I write to nominate the following three people as a group of outstanding people of courage, for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Julian Assange, (Bradley) Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden.

All three have been individually nominated in previous years for the Peace Prize, but none have received it to date. My reasons for nominating the three together for the 2021 prize are simple. Individually each of these people have given a profound example of telling the truth of governments illegal action causing the deaths of many people, and at the cost of their own freedom and life. Collectively, their lives of self-sacrifice and being prepared to give their lives for others is the most amazing act of magnificence of the human spirit. Indeed, it is breath-taking and a true testimony to the goodness in the human heart.

Today around the world, when we listen or read about violence, militarism, poverty, war, pandemics, climate change, and particularly the suffering of millions of little children hungry in a rich world, it is hard not to feel despair and wonder where is the hope? However, the hope lies in the lives of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve and help others even sometimes at the cost of their own lives. The hope lies in the lives of Chelsea, Ed, Julian and their acts of selflessness and altruism,which helps to restore our faith in ourselves and in our brothers and sisters everywhere. We allow ourselves to be inspired by their courage and example and they motivate us to act. If they can do such great acts of love, maybe we too can do something for others – at least we can try to keep the Golden rule, ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ (which all Religions preach). We each can try to do no harm, and try to do what is right.

Chelsea Manning, as an American soldier, based in Iraq, could not go along with the murder of Iraqi civilians. Julian Assange, as a publisher had to do his duty and publish the facts of Iraqi and afghan wars, Edward Snowden, working in American intelligence, could not remain silent knowing the American government was carrying out illegally surveillance on USA/World governments and citizens. They could have all remained ‘silent’ but they choose the hard road to tell the truth and now they are still being cruelly and vindictively being punished by those who broke international laws and are the very people who should be held responsible for the deaths of children in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.,

Currently Assange is in Belmarsh Prison, UK, facing extradition charges to USA, as the British government cooperates with the American Grand Jury to condemn him ( an Australian citizen and Publisher) to cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment, which could even lead to the death penalty for Assange. The most insidious thing is that with a few honourable press exceptions, main stream media, if not remaining silent at this injustice and torture of Assange by UK and USA Government, collude in their abuse of Assange, a fellow publisher. (If Assange is extradited to USA to stand trial and imprisoned for truth telling, no reporter newspaper reporter publisher in the world will be safe from the same treatment by USA, and other repressive governments , refusing public accountability and transparency?)

Snowden is seeking asylum in Moscow (who have just granted him citizenship to help protect his life) and is unable to return to his home in USA lest she will be arrested and end up in an American prison for life.)

Manning is in an American prison, having been re-arrested and held, because he will not give testimony against Assange, which she courageously refuses to do.

All of these three Champions of Peace, followed their conscience, did their duty with love. I am sure, like us all, they were afraid but as they each came through their dark nights of the soul, they each did something beautiful and magnificent in service of others. For this, we must all be grateful for their beautiful spirits.

The Nobel committee could protect and help save the lives of these three champions of peace by awarding them the 2021 Nobel peace prize. By doing so they would honour the will of Nobel, in acknowledging true heroes of Peace. the Nobel committee would also give also great hope to publishers, journalists, writers, and many who are facing repression and persecution by their governments as they struggle to be the writers of truth and history of humanity.

Peace,

Mairead Maguire

Nobel Peace Prize

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By the time the truth arrives, lies will have laid wast to the villages – Pashto Proverb

As said by a dear friend from FATA after being roused from sleep by a drone attack. “The drones circle the skies like falcons. Must have human meat.”

 

 

The Wounds of Waziristan: The innocent villagers whose lives continue to be shattered by US drone strikes.

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The day Nabila told her Grandmother’s story to US congressmen, Pakistan released figures claiming low civilian casualties on drone attacks. The following day, another drone hit North Waziristan.

“I no longer love blue skies”: Drone strike victims testify before Congress

A justice seeking journey of thousands of miles for the surviving members of a Pakistani family, who endured a CIA drone attack, has culminated in their testimony in front of US Congressmen. The strike killed their grandmother, but failed to hit any militants – so the victims of the bombing asked lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place. RT’s Gayane Chichyakyan was at the briefing. Being one of the toughest opponents of America’s drone warfare, US House of Representatives member Alan Grayson is the man behind the visit of the Rehman family to his country. Speaking to RT he said he believes the Pakistani army’s completely capable of handling militants itself.

 

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Protest by a Waziristani, he’s spread the pictures of his children killed by US drones over his roof. North Waziristan Agency.

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/31751287/how-to-spot-a-militant-pakistani-army-removes-roofs-in-waziristan/#page1

https://www.rt.com/usa/349194-civilians-killed-drone-number/

NB: I’ve had this sitting in drafts for years and forgot to publish. It is telling regardless of its age.

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Dear friends,

We, as a human family, are living in extraordinary times, but we must not be afraid. Many people are traumatized as they face the shock and pain of a new virus called Corona Covid 19 which is spreading, rapidly, around the world, snatching the lives of loved ones.

The virus has forced scientists and health care experts in laboratories around the world to work for a life-saving vaccine. In the meantime, medical experts and political leaders are co-operating to face the challenges, both personally and collectively, to deal with this pandemic. The new virus has changed the world we live in literally overnight and even though it will pass in time, things will never be the same. We have been told by health officials, scientists, and government leaders, to stop shaking hands, self-isolate, stay at home, and in some cases whole cities are in lock-down in order to stop the spreading of this disease. To all those who have lost loved ones, I express my deepest sympathy and to those suffering sickness my prayers go out to you.

We are all inspired and give thanks to health workers putting their own lives at risk on the front lines, doing their duty with love, and taking care of the sick and dying in societies all over the world. We can NEVER thank enough the carers in the British National Health Service for their sacrifice (many have died) in the service of others. I am sure the best way to thank the carers and the NHS is for us all to demand that governments throughout the world put their citizens’ health care on top of government policies in ‘Health Budgets’.

If this virus has done anything, it has reminded us that we are only human and very vulnerable; we need each other to survive and thrive. If anything, this virus hopefully will cement a greater sense of community and solidarity within the human race in addition to respect for each other, for nature and the universe. We will become more aware that we are interconnected, and interdependent, cooperation and solidarity being key to human and environmental survival. We have seen countries which have shown great compassion towards others and a willingness to help other nations. This may be our greatest hope and foundation to build upon for more co-operation but it is with great sadness that we watch the build-up of military forces and increased isolation and destruction by some of International Treaties such as Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, Climate Change agreements, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, etc.

However, we can take inspiration and get hope from countries such as China, Russia, and United States, co-operating to fight Coved 19. This hopefully is a foundation where Superpowers can work closer together. It is only with co-operation and solidarity that the human race will defeat the virus as we have many challenges ahead such as food shortages, global warming, pandemics, ethnic conflicts, but leaders, people, settling up structures to share information, resources, across the globe can work will achieve great things for humanity. There should be no enmity between nations but rather a spirit of generosity and magnanimity across the globe as not only is this the right thing to do, but it is in all our interests that this virus is eradicated as soon as possible. Government policies of sanctions, militarism, nuclear weapons and war must be radically replaced by government policies which put their citizen’s health – both physical and mental – top of the policy agenda. Government policies which are hampering their own and other countries ability to cope with Corona virus should be changed immediately.

The USA could lift sanctions placed on Iran, North Korea, Cuba, etc., and all 54 countries where these sanctions bring death and destruction to citizens, leaving their governments with no money for medicine and food or to help them cope now with the corona virus. For too long governments have squandered tax payer’s money building military complexes and enforcing the West’s Colonial system onto the developing/underdeveloped world. The USA spends over 600 billion on the military every year, and have 700 military bases around the world. The U.K. recently ordered three new Nuclear submarines which are expected to cost around 60 billion pounds and yet we see the National Health service facing a 15% reduction in money over the last ten years. For too long the taxpayers footed the bill for too many wars that have only served to enrich the elite at the top l% of our societies. We are told these wars are for our benefit but the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. Large corporations share the business, the assets and wealth seized in war and paid for by taxpayers who increasingly don’t see a share of the world’s wealth.

Increasingly the wealthy hold more and the poor get poorer. Through violence, sanctions and war, we export a version of colonialism on poorer countries forcing mass migration and poverty (including famine and starvation in some countries) in the developing/underdeveloped world. It is time we hold governments to account and put to bed our colonial past. Our civil societies need to question where is our tax money going? People of all countries need to unite to demand better governance, transparency and accountability from our Political leaders and International organizations. Too long have we the people, been divided but we need to unite and create a better stronger human society that sees its neighbour not as a threat but a brother and sister.

Another policy to be changed is to cancel third world debts, such as on Bangladesh, to help them protect their country as flooding, would cause millions to flee to safety. The Secretary General has called for a Global Ceasefire (meaning Governments and non-state fighters) to be observed in order to help governments to implement the UN developments goals to be reached. He has offered his Ambassadors, Diplomatic core to help mediate peace agreements, etc. This Pandemic, and other causes, mean the world now faces recession. Government policies of putting the peoples’ tax money into bankers and the military industrial complexes, in many countries, has reached a tipping point and rightly people are demanding social equality and justice. It does not go unnoticed by the public everywhere that the bankers, corporations, and rich get the tax breaks and bail-outs while the majority of people are left with no or low paid jobs, (often two in
a household working round the clock trying to survive increasingly without the basics of life).

Capitalism does not work, the system is broken, and we are all challenged to build a system of real democracy which works for everyone. Many will not survive the Virus. There will be many families grieving for their loved ones, and it will take a long time to recover but a new consciousness has been borne out of this tragedy. We cannot go back to the old ways. We need a revolution of values from selfishness and greed, to values of
kindness, economic justice, empathy, compassion, equality and taking care of each other. We need to construct non killing, nonviolent societies built on forgiveness (which is the key to peace). Only by dedicating our lives to building such a world, can we build a monument of love to all those who have died and to all those on the front line of saving other people’s lives. We are at a turning point in history of the human race. We can grasp this opportunity for change and build a civilization with a heart and give hope to millions. Let’s join together, with the youth and make this quantum leap of faith and love for the future. Such a world is possible, there is hope for humanity, and in the words of the great English mystic, Julian of Norwich, let us believe ‘All will be well, all manner of things will be well.

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When Barack Obama came to Australia a bus was organised to take activists from Sydney to the Capital. This was the first time Christine spoke publicly about her son. The above photo of Christine is the reason I was determined to be on that bus. It left Sydney at 6am and I live 2 hours from Sydney, so I stayed at backpacker accomodation near to our meeting spot to make sure I wasn’t late.