Why I’m speaking out about Syria – conflict zone surgeon

August 29, 2016

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0444yy5

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nch9f

“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (she or) he
sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
— the powerful and greatly inspiring words of Robert F. Kennedy (with my little insertions in brackets)
from

RIPPLES OF HOPE: “FEW (OF US) WILL HAVE THE GREATNESS TO BEND HISTORY ITSELF, BUT EACH OF US CAN WORK TO CHANGE A SMALL PORTION OF…

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Isis’ promises siren song for loners: Jean-Jacques Courtine

August 7, 2016

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

But again, why France? Part of the answer is the dominant feeling among those 50 per cent unemployed youth that there is no future. This absence of tangible hope is the first cause of radicalisation.

Instead of the common expression “the radicalisation of Islam” we should probably be saying the “Islamisation of radicals”, even when this radicalisation proves to be minimal and shallow.

Isis offers each of these disenfranchised youth an imagined glorious future in the paradise of warriors, allowing them to strike back at what they believe is the origin of their misery.

But there is only one promise kept at the end of the day – death.

This also explains the ultimate expression of the terrorist threat; “lone wolves”, ideal warriors, nearly impossible to detect.

Though they may not be as isolated as we believe, they have become the main actors of what we can call, in the…

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Ripples of Hope: “Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events…”

August 5, 2016

INSPIRE

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“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (she or) he
sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring 
those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
— the powerful and greatly inspiring words of Robert F. Kennedy (with my little insertions in brackets)
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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future.”
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“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

July 31, 2016

Thoughts of Martin Luther-King

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future.”

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Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

July 31, 2016

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

– Albert Einstein

 

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future.”

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pictures from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Sport for Peace

July 28, 2016

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

July 27, 2016

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Source: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

Brisbane man stands down racist woman after being told dad should ‘go back to New Zealand’

July 27, 2016

Source: Brisbane man stands down racist woman after being told dad should ‘go back to New Zealand’

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work for, hope for and dedicate to.”

July 27, 2016

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work for, hope for and dedicate to.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/

Aleppo, Syria. Heed those words Presidents Bashar al-Assad and Putin!

 

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picture from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter future.”

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dawn best

pictures from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion…”

July 27, 2016

Tolerance and Respect

“Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace.
Islam is just a religion.
And like every religion in the world, it depends on what you bring to it.
If you are a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is going to be violent.”

– Reza Aslan

from

http://www.religioustolerance.org

and

http://www.religioustolerance.org/islam.htm

linking hands“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter future.”

dawn best

picture from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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