Archive for January, 2009

Marching for Peace

On Saturday 10th January, I joined thousands of other people demonstrating in London to call for an end to the violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. People gathered at a rally at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park and then the route led out of the park, past the Israeli Embassy and back to Hyde park again. Estimates for attendance vary widely: The Metropolitan Police claim 20,000, the BBC 50,000 and Stop The War coalition who organised the event claim 100,000. So why did I decide to add myself to that number?

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year, everyone! I wish you all peace and friendship in the year to come. By the looks of it, 2009 might not be an easy year: Already there is war, sickness and serious economic recession. Nevertheless, I hope that good opportunities come your way and please spare a thought (or kindness) for those who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

Here’s to doing our best and continuing to try to be a positive influence in the world!