To Our Countries لبلادي

Syrian Students for a better future

To our countries… a beautiful piece of art done by two Syrian ladies in the hope of living in peace one day in the Middle East. This video describes the pain and war in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.

Syria(3 years of war)…A war that never knew its beginning… a war dreaming of an end”

Iraq(10 years of war)… A liberation that divided what’s already divided and broke what’s already broken”

Lebanon(40 years of war)…40 years that made little Lebanon very big in its scars and daily struggles”

Palestine(60 years of war)…More than 60 years of violations and howls of generations witnessing the illogicality of yesterday”

The video ends with the hope that one day we will see our countries living in peace and love

“To our countries, the countries of wars and pain. The countries of love and dreams. Our countries…”

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Black Mist, White Rain

Paradigm Shift

[Ian on Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday, 1 April 2016]

Four Indigenous women from South Australia and the Marshall Islands are touring four cities over four days to speak about how nuclear testing has impacted their lives, and why a treaty banning nuclear weapons is urgently needed.

Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Kokatha-Mula, and Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Republic of the Marshall Islands, spoke to over 150 governments at the Third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna, December 2014. They are joining forces again to bring their personal stories to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Listen to Ian’s interview with Sue Coleman-Haseldine at … interview begins at 17.20


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