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Give To Those That Give (IL4)

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Care, Death, Food, France, Health, Highlights, Human Rights, Jewish, Middle-East, Politics, Women, Youth |

“Nobody asks permission to kill. We do not ask permission to save lives.” – Help them through PayPal! This organization is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that delivers life saving aid to communities affected by natural disasters and human conflict.
We are a group of Israelis who operate in places where local regimes prevent entry of formal international humanitarian organizations. We focus on countries that lack diplomatic relations with Israel, transcending differences, including prejudices, race, nationality, religion and creed.We believe in a Jewish tradition and culture that values a compassionate, open-minded respect for the sanctity of human life and dignity. We believe we are blessed to be born in a democratic country that enables its citizens to travel to challenging and dangerous places.Projects before the Syrian refugees: Tsunami : Sri Lanka, December 2004
Conflict : Darfur-Sudan, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Floods : Georgia-Chechnya, July 2005
Hurricane : “Katrina”, USA, August 2005
Earthquake : Pakistan-Kashmir, October 2005
Earthquake : India-Kashmir, October 2005
Earthquake : Indonesia-Jawa, May 2006
Cyclone : “Nargis”, Burma, May 2008
Conflict : Georgia-Russia, August 2008
Earthquake : Indonesia-Sumatrae, Sept. 2009

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“What do you need to see?!”- “Vous Voulez Voir Quoi?!”

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Death, Doc, Highlights, Human Rights, Middle-East, Now, Peace, Politics, Wars, Women, Youth |

August 26, 2013 SYRIAN JET BOMBS A PLAYGROUND FULL OF CHILDREN WITH NAPALM/THERMITE SUBSTANCE in Aleppo, northern Syria – Disturbing new footage captured by the BBC Panorama programme. Cour d’École Bombardée par Napalm/Thermite à Alep, Syrie, le 26 Août, 2013 […]

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And the children. And the babies. And everybody else.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Art, Death, Doc, Highlights, History, Human Rights, Media, Middle-East, Peace, Popular, Time, US, Wars, World, Youth | 2 comments

Syria, August 2013. Writers, artists, filmmakers and anti-war activists try to do something about war and violence. This is a partial transcript of a Mike Wallace interview during the Vietnam war: “You just spray the area on them and so you can’t know how many you killed ‘cause they were going fast. So I might have killed ten or fifteen of them.” Q. “Men, women, and children?” A. “Men, women, and children.” Q. “And babies?” A. “And babies.” + Frazier Dougherty & Jon Hendricks & Irving Petlin, Ernst Friedrich, Francisco Goya, Nino Kirtadze, Pablo Picasso…

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The Act of Killing: A Monument of a Film

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Asia, Death, Film, Highlights, History, Human Rights, Ideas, KeyFilm, Peace, Poet, Politics, Popular, Racism, Review, Spectacle, Time, Travel, US, Wars, Women, Youth | 2 comments

My review (an excerpt): Far from being passive, watching makes us complicit with what takes place in front of our eyes. In that sense we are all involved in a variety of crimes that evolve as we watch… it is today’s reality that the documentary reveals; right before our gaze, in the shadow of the entertainment industry, we are all targeted by this film… Being part of the majority population often means one is plagued by treacherous blind spots, but here, I will venture to say, we even advance into the uncharted territory of exploring the ego as an aberrant and criminal ecosystem; the unexamined life is once more not worth living. Produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, under the blessings of Makaveyev, Buñuel’s grandchild is alive and kicking, making (brilliantly disturbing) documentaries! A Must-See-Film! […]

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Garry Davis = Citizen of the World #1: 1921– 2013

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Asia, Books, Death, Eco, Highlights, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Idées, Jewish, Middle-East, Native, Peace, Poet, Politics, Roma, Travel, US, Wars, Women, World, Youth |

Davis, a provocateur for peace who drew followers as respected as Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer while roaming the world with papers of his own making, died July 24 at age 91.
… Eleanor Roosevelt lauded him in her newspaper column. He spoke at a rally and drew cheers from 20,000 Parisians…
“Mr. Davis has stowed away on ships, sneaked across borders, shuttled back and forth on trains between one country and another, and has been forced to fly countless air hours in different directions because no country would let him off a plane,” wrote columnist Art Buchwald in 1957.
“If I could show that it was possible for me to survive in the world without papers, cross frontiers without a passport and conduct myself as a free human being without benefit of any national credentials, I would be striking a blow at the very heart of nationalism itself.” G.D. […]

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