Tag Archives: violence

Jail Guitar Doors – ABOUT US – Changing lives through the power of music.

News Source: http://jailguitardoors.org/about.html Jail Guitar Doors is a non- profit program that provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners. n 1978, The Clash released the song, “Jail Guitar Doors.” The song tells the story of the imprisonment of their fellow musician Wayne Kramer. In 2007, to honor the life of Clash founder, Joe […]

Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

News Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts…_of_the_Civil_Dead Ghosts… of the Civil Dead is a 1988 Australian drama–suspense film directed by John Hillcoat. The script was written by Hillcoat, Evan English, Gene Conkie, Nick Cave and Hugo Race. It is partly based on the true story of Jack Henry Abbott. he story is set in Central Industrial Prison, a privately […]

Woolwich and Terror: We Must Resist Having Our Enemies Constructed For Us

An astonishing, unprovoked knife attack has taken place on the streets of Britain.  Woolwich? No, Birmingham.  Just weeks ago, 75 year old Mohammed Saleem was butchered with a machete just yards from his front door as he returned home from mosque – in what police believe was a racially motivated murder.  The fact that this […]

Sierra Leonean diplomat leads UN Classroom Conversations on Sexual Violence conflict

The main focus of a recent Classroom Conversations on Sexual violence in conflict and beyond: a conspiracy of silence was what we can do individually and collectively to stop violence against women? The highlights of the two hour conversation held at the UN Headquarters in New York was the devastating forms of sexual violence which […]

Malian women make their voices heard: emergency aid, participation in the peace process, and justice for all

A young forcibly displaced woman rests in a room in Bamako. She suffered mental and physical trauma after being kidnapped by armed men and raped near her home in the Timbuktu region in April. Photo credit: UNHCR / H. Caux Our women have been beaten, raped, whipped, forced into polygamous marriages, and who knows what […]

Earth in crisis: Is the planet on the verge of a ‘meltdown’?

January 5, 2013 – PLANET – Conditions on the planet continue to deteriorate, particularly in respect to more pronounced climate extremes seen across hemispheres, and the number of volcanoes that are now continuously erupting. The planet is undergoing dynamic change, whereby we’re seeing early evidence that the physical dynamics of the planet is moving towards a […]

Libya: Stop the Crackdown

NEWS SOURCE :  http://www.avaaz.org In Libya, Colonel Qaddafi’s armed forces are using machine guns and fighter jets against pro-democracy protesters — hundreds have already been killed and, without immediate international action, the situation could spiral into a national bloodbath.

Mexico’s Drug War Disaster

‘The bravest woman in Mexico’ –  a 20 year old mum Mexico’s drug wars isnt letting up .. but i was recently inspired by a news piece i read about . but a learned friend who i shared this with sadly remarked ‘She’ll be dead soon’ – neither of us wanted to hear that and […]

Urgent Call For Justice & Peace

While Tsunami’s tear down homes and lives on one end of the continent, mobs obsessed with political arguments tear down homes causing unecessary fear and violence towards a group of people living in shack settlements in Durban South Africa. In the early morning hours of September 27th, 2009 an armed mob of about 40 men […]