Sunday, November 18, 2012


World PEACE 8.1, originally uploaded by B I R D.

Another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we're going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demand didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Been to the Mountaintop"
April 3, 1968
His last speech....

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Peaceful Protest Against All Kind of Terrorism / Protesto Pacífo
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
-Nelson Mandela

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I have been interested in the symbol of "the white hands".
I found this article that offers an explanation. I hope that a Spanish member of Flickr or anyone else for that matter, will tell us more

From the English version of SUR
The “white hands” (“manos blancas”) symbol did in fact originate in Spain, when students in Madrid used it in 1996 as a sign of innocence and of their revulsion at the murder, by the ETA terrorist group, of Francisco Tomás y Valiente, Professor of Law at the city’s Universidad Autónoma. Since then it has been used in numerous demonstrations, mainly against ETA. It was later associated with the “Spirit of Ermua” - the resounding “Enough is enough” response by Spanish society to the cold-blooded murder of Ermua Councillor Miguel Angel Blanco in July 1997. There is now also an association, the Asociación Manos Blancas, which gives awards to those who are outstanding in their defence of the principles of freedom.

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