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12 January 2007


Ending violence - preview

Brian Hodkinson, Bristol & Frenchay Monthly Meeting, shares his ideas

Reading Craig Barnett's article on Turning The Tide (17 November)
  • with the telling paragraph which states, 'The workshop left me with a sense that the scale of violent oppression in the world calls for a response which is more competent, strategic, and effective than the kind of peace movement that we have at the moment', prompts me to write, for it speaks to a concern I have expressed for many years

  • The opening paragraph, detailing the different 'peace activities', brings to mind a time when I was also on a quiet street vigil
  • Standing next to me was a young man, who after a short time muttered something to the effect 'This is useless, I want to be doing something
  • ' I didn't know him, he left, and I was unable to follow this up, so I don't know if in fact he ever did anything, but that contributed to me thinking along the following lines

  • Brian Hodkinson

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