2 mn read Ever since I’ve been involved in helping freethinkers and those on the run for their convictions, I’ve noticed one thing in particular. They have to survive all by themselves in a world that is often very hostile towards them. Loneliness, depression, trauma and poverty go hand in hand. Millions of people around the world are fleeing war, hunger or persecution. We all have seen the images of columns of people, packed with bags, mattresses, household goods, and children on their arms. Families who have lost everything but are looking for a safe haven together. That’s all they have left: each
< 1 mn read My pen is filled with bloodWhen I put it on the paperPaper just criesCries out of painPains that are hidden in silenceBuried underground with the deadBruises of silenced peopleWounds of human rights’ defenders Post Views: 29 Related posts: Smiley faces How video games help the LGBTQ live the life often denied to them A response to the unnamed Muslims on the BBC show Free Speech #InMemoriamMonday, The story of Alireza Monfared
2 mn read Han Tae-Joo’s father was a powerful, rich and strict person. Due to his fame and wealth, his father asks Tae-Joo’s childhood friend Kang Gook to be his bodyguard. Kang Gook is a well-trained man and he works out in Judo with Tae-Joo. Tae-Joo was a good-looking boy at school so he could gain the attention of girls easily. This creates problems with other boys. Since these two childhood friends used to go to a special restaurant, they met a girl named Hye Mi and the girl showed interest in Kang Gook. She tried to get his phone number and
5 mn read Desmond Mpilo Tutu who passed on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Klerksdorp, a town in South Africa’s Transvaal province. Born to a teaching father and domestic worker mum. The young Tutu had plans to become a doctor, partly thanks to a boyhood bout of tuberculosis. However, given the scarcity of cash, he fell on teaching. “The government was giving scholarships for people who wanted to become teachers,” he told the Academy of Achievement. “I became a teacher and I haven’t regretted that.” However, disillusioned with the passage of the Bantu Education Act in 1953 that racially segregated
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