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Turkey’s government okays ‘Standing Man’ protest | News | World | Mail & Guardian

Standing Vigil - White Lotus

Hundreds of protesters stood still for hours on squares on main streets in several cities, mimicking a lone protester who started the trend on Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Monday and has been dubbed the “Standing Man.”

In the first direct government comment on the new style of protest, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that the standing protests are peaceful and “pleasing to the eye.”

He urged protesters, however, not to obstruct traffic and not to endanger their health.

“This is not an act of violence,” Arinc said. “We cannot condemn it.”

via Turkey’s government okays ‘Standing Man’ protest | News | World | Mail & Guardian.

And when thousands follow suit in next few days across the nation? They under estimate the power of silent vigils to turn society around! Good on you all!

Palestinian/Israeli One Voice Works!

In the midst of all the reported violence of the extremes on both sides and taking more Palestinian land, there are still Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace.

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OneVoice Palestine activists attending West Bank unity rallies

EzzeldinMasri@PalestinianDemoRamallahOneVoice Palestine’s Ezzeldin Masri addresses demonstrators at al-Manara Square in Ramallah.

Abdullah Hamarshe@PalestinianDemoRamallahOVP’s Abdullah Hamarshe joins demonstrators in Ramallah’s al-Manara Square.

Read more at blog.onevoicemovement.org

 

Celebrate Today! Afghan Poet Advises

It is true – today is the only day you get that you can be sure of.

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Every day is a good day for me.
I love nature and its beauty,
and I love all people.

I hate war,
I hate conflicts
all around the world.

From the bottom of my heart
I want peace.
I want peace with all human beings
I want to respect each other
and make every day
a lucky day to live
for today
and the next generation.

When that time comes
life will be golden.

Sharefa

Read more at www.awwproject.org

 

Voices of Peace in Afghanistan: Dear President Obama

It will not be pretty but we should be trying to get everyone to the table, as we should in Israel/Palestine too.

A glance at the conflict in Afghanistan

US policy questioned by academics and researchers

The following letter was sent today to the President of the United States by a group of academics, journalists and NGO workers:
we ask you to sanction and support a direct dialogue and negotiation with the Afghan Taliban leadership residing in Pakistan.
discussions about Afghanistan’s political future must include all parties and not just be a quick-fix deal with members of the insurgency.
It is time to implement an alternative strategy that would allow the United States to exit Afghanistan while safeguarding its legitimate security interests.

Read more at circlingthelionsden.blogspot.com