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thinking quote

Posted: 04/04/2009 by editormary in Quotes, Thinking
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Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.

Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.

Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.

And on issues that seem important to you,

stand up and be counted at any cost.

Thomas J Watson (1874-1956)

falastin quote

Posted: 04/04/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Palestine, Quotes
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For a Palestinian everyday is a nakba because he/she has to fight against the same things that happened more than 60 years ago. While rulers who have their bellies a meter in front of them sit around a table pretending to solve the numerous problems that face their citizens while they can’t even agree among themselves.
Realistic Bird“, a blogger

falastin quote

Posted: 03/27/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Palestine, Quotes
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Racial discrimination against the indigenous Palestinian people who became citizens of the State of Israel was formalized and institutionalized through the creation by law of a “Jewish nationality”, which is distinct from Israeli citizenship. No “Israeli” nationality exists in Israel, and the Supreme Court has persistently refused to recognize one as it would end the system of Jewish supremacy in Israel. The 1950 Law of Return entitles all Jews — and only Jews — to the rights of nationals, namely the right to enter “Eretz Yisrael” (Israel and the OPT) and immediately enjoy full legal and political rights. “Jewish nationality” under the Law of Return is extraterritorial in contravention of international public law norms pertaining to nationality. It includes Jewish citizens of other countries, irrespective of whether they wish to be part of the collective of “Jewish nationals,” and excludes “non-Jews” (i.e., Palestinians) from nationality rights in Israel.
Omar Barghouti

thinking quote

Posted: 03/27/2009 by editormary in Quotes, Thinking
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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr

thinking quote

Posted: 03/17/2009 by editormary in Quotes, Thinking
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Journalists must seek and speak the truth, for we are the voice of the voiceless millions.
Razia BHATTI,
Pakistani journalist

falastin quote

Posted: 03/17/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Palestine, Quotes
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Why Palestine?
Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.
Edward Said

thinking quote

Posted: 03/02/2009 by editormary in Quotes, Thinking
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Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Maria Montessori, Educator

falastin quote

Posted: 03/02/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Quotes
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The death siege of Gaza is designed to go on igniting the Palestinian community. It is designed to go on exploiting disenfranchised groups inside Israel. It is designed to present the false image of an Israel seeking peace and holding its fire. It is designed, first and foremost, to prevent true political process and a just peace while simultaneously absolving Israel of responsibility for war. The siege imposed in the name of Israel’s defense is designed to defend only Israel’s powerful, to defend the policies of force and appropriation that serve them so well.
Rela Mazali

quote of the day

Posted: 02/12/2009 by editormary in Palestine, Quotes, Thinking
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What do the colors of the Palestinian flag represent?

Green is for the land of Palestine,
White is for the peace in which the Palestinian people lived before they were made refugees,
Red is for their blood spilled trying to liberate their land, and
Black is for their life under occupation.

quote of the day

Posted: 02/12/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Palestine, Quotes
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We will eat salt, but we will not bow our heads for anybody other than God, because we are faithful to the rights of our people and our nation. We will not betray it.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh

quote of the day

Posted: 02/05/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Quotes

I would propose to everyone in this room that the first question on our minds when dealing with a humanitarian crisis of this magnitude is not whether or not these people are terrorists, but how we can help them?
Samer Badawi, United Palestinian Appeal

quote of the day

Posted: 02/05/2009 by editormary in Falastin, Quotes
The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist.
Danny Glover, American actor

quote of the day

Posted: 02/04/2009 by editormary in Quotes, Thinking
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This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.
Euripides