As an organisation we are deeply saddened to hear of the death of David. We extend our sympathy to Daphne and the Trimble family. David like John Hume put peace before party and sewed the seeds for the peace we all now enjoy.
Decision-making does not have to be binary. Indeed, where consensus and compromise are the priorities, political decision-making should not be based on binary ballots but rather on preferential voting. And in this interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme of 18th March, Peter Emerson of the de Borda Institute makes just such a case. www.deborda.org
Mairead Maguire Writes: Since the beginning of the Palestinian Grand Return March on land Day 30th April, the world has looked on in horror as Israel has Killed at least 109 Palestinians and injured thousands of unarmed Palestinians asking to return to their land and seeking to protect nonviolently what little of their land is left. The massacre and ongoing slow genocide in Gaza where two million (mostly refugees and mostly youth) are subjected to Issraeli government policies that ignore human rights and international law, and implement apartheid and ethnic cleansing policies which goes unchallenged by the rest of the world. We should not allow the Palestinians to be punished by Israel because of what happened to Europen Jews in the Holocaust during the second world war . Nor should…
Nobel peace laureates Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Karman and Shirin Ebadi, met with the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today in Dhaka. They thanked her for all the work Bangladesh has done to shelter over one million Rohingya refugees. As a part of our Standing with #RohingyaWomen: Nobel Women Delegation 2018, the three laureates visited refugee camps near Cox's Bazar earlier this week. They shared with the harrowing testimony they had heard from over 100 Rohingya women refugees with the Prime Minister during their meeting. Myanmar must take responsibility for Rohingya genocide