Among the demonstrators was Blair Peach, a New Zealand-born member of the Anti-Nazi League. A teacher for special needs children in east London, he was a committed anti-racism activist who bore the brunt of the Police brutality
Category Archives: Satyagraha – nonviolent resistance
Swami Ramdev plans to do for the body politic what he has already done to the country’s creaky physiques: whip it into shape. He announced last month that he would found a political party that would field candidates for each of the 543 parliamentary seats in India’s next general election in 2014.
“What the people need is honest, brave and responsible leadership,” he said in an interview.
Can Britain do with a people’s champion like Baba Ramdev?
The Westminster 2010 Declaration, signed by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and Cardinal O’Brien, the leader of Catholics in Scotland, has some strong advice :
Christians should work to ensure “religious liberty and freedom of conscience are unequivocally protected against interference by the state and other threats“, while they “will not be intimidated by any cultural or political power into silence or acquiescence”.
Given that the Christian Faith has lost its credibility through innumerable paedophilic scandals and ignoring the silent complaints and complainants, and the Church’s advice on “freedom of conscience“, it appears to me that irrespective of your Faith or no-Faith, the only alternative to Party Politicking is to vote for Independents.
Update 18:00 News: No sooner had I mentioned this this morning at 9:00 am…
A great souls [Atma] has left this Earth bereft of yet another people’s champion.
May her soul attain eternal peace.
You be the Jury not only in Redditch but also in Blue-ditch, Yellow-ditch and other ditches of political and electoral quagmire of ‘safe’ seats.
People Power means bringing about complete overhaul of the entire corrupt system of representing you in the English Parliament.
During 2005 General Election blog I wrote on this issue suggesting this tack. Lord Prof Bhikhu Parekh also vaunted the Jain Philosophy of Gandhi in the Middle -East tinder-box.
Even Rajmohan Gandhi says the Palestinians face a “much tougher battle” against US-backed Israel, than the Indians, with strong international support, did against British colonial rule.
Najmadeen al-Husseini, 62, lives squeezed between the West Bank barrier and an Israeli settlement near the Palestinian village of Qatana says “If the world supports us, peaceful resistance will get us something back.,” he says.
“Whatshisname… Gandhi… the world supported him, and he kicked the British out of India,” he says.
Of Government Mahatma Gandhi said ” What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?
Now, let’s see the proof of the Palestinian-protest-penetration. I hope they do not let go of the visualisation of what is achievable.
To that peaceful resolution then, I give my unequivocal support here and now and require the corrosive Israeli lobby both in the UK & US to be castrated of its pecuniary potency of perpetrating Global conflict and injustices.
If you agree – join me without fear or favour. Vote Independents.