Colonialism, Impunity & the Destruction of Human Rights in Gaza.

Extreme violence has been normalised, & respect for human rights crushed allowing Israel and Russia to do as they please with virtual impunity. Increasing racism, Islamophobia, & antisemitism have helped to erode public moral consciousness as demonisation of ‘others’ becomes commonplace in the press & from our politicians. How did we get here?

Peter Winn-Brown

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Banksy in the West Bank. Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash.

If I must die, you must live to tell my story.

To sell my things,

to buy a piece of cloth

and some strings.

(Make it white, with a long tail)

So that a child, somewhere in Gaza,

While looking Heaven in the eye

Awaiting his Dad who left in a blaze —

Bid no-one ‘Farewell,’

Not even his flesh,

not even to himself —

Sees the kite. My kite you made, flying up above,

and thinks for a moment an angel is there,

Bringing back love.

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Peter Winn-Brown

The past can illuminate the present if we shine the light of inquiry openly, truthfully, with attention to detail & care for the salient facts.