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Hwyl Fawr!

March 3, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.

If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
Howard Zinn

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  1. March 3, 2011 02:30

    Don’t go! Or at the very least, don’t go for long and come back soon.

  2. March 17, 2013 12:29

    Hello

    I am organizing a series of events in London at the beginning of April. It will aim to raise awareness on Objectification of women in mass media and promote young artists in the same time. Proceedings will go to support http://object.org.uk/ – a charity that deals with this issue.

    You can learn more about the project http://reallyevents.co.uk/ and our blog http://www.reallyevents.co.uk/blog/ where I have written a couple of articles (I have a lot more on the subject just don’t have the time to edit it in presentable form:)))

    I will need some help with publicity and in fact – any ideas/suggestions are greatly appreciated. I am also looking for speakers for the evening, already have some lecturers from London Met. Psychology department, but anyone who is familiar with the issue is welcome to join.

    Let me know if that is something of interest.

    Best

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