martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

International Day of Non-Violence...with violence.

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

The International Day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including
through education and public awareness". The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence".

"There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for."
(Mahatma Gandhi
The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927)

A very different thought than the Golden Dawn Party ideas.

A few weeks ago, about 40 burly men, led by Giorgos Germenis, a lawmaker with the right-wing Party, marched through a night market in the town of Rafina demanding that dark-skinned merchants showed permits.

Golden Dawn’s tactics are similar to ones it used before parliamentary elections in June. Preying on fears that immigrants are worsening crime rates and economic hardship, the group has been stepping up attacks against immigrants, many of whom are legal citizens, with the police frequently standing by.
The group recently opened an office in New York and an outpost in Australia as a mechanism to promote hatred.