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Thought for today 10.04.20

HERE’S A NEAT aphorism from Helen Keller. Left blind and deaf after a childhood illness, she went on to win respect as a university lecturer and as a left wing political activist in the USA.  In April, we remember the ...

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Thought for today 09.04.20

THE CAUSE of peace has long been an intrinsic part of workers’ struggle – as this trade union leader, who inspired his fellow workers to change their world, explains. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” ...

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Thought for today 08.04.20

HE WAS ONE OF the most liberal of US Presidents, but this statement is more an expression of hope than a plan of action. Nonetheless, it is miles away from anything one might hear from a US President today. In ...

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Thought for today 07.04.20

LET’S CELEBRATE Easter with one of the most famous pro-peace pop songs, one which is often voted the most loved pop songs of all time. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate ...

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Thought for today 06.04.20

ANOTHER LEADING female politician speaks plainly about women’s central role in the fight for peace in the world.  In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate on aspects of peace. “Without women’s equal ...

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Thought for today 05.04.20

THE MOST destructive bomb the world has ever known was made thanks to the work of Albert Einstein. However, he was also a lifelong pacifist – and was a another person who summed up the absurdity of war very well. ...

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Thought for today 04.04.20

THE CAMPAIGN FOR peace has often been led by women campaigners – as Isabel Allenda suggests. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate on aspects of peace. “I can promise you that ...

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Thought for today 03.04.20

HE’S NOT KNOWN for catchy slogans, but former UK Prime Minister William Gladstone found a neat way of counterposing the main motivation for war – and its alternative. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this ...

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Thought for today 02.04.20

ASTONISHING: 500 years ago a simple statement spelled out the absurdity of war. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate on aspects of peace. “Can anything be stupider than that a man ...

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Thought for today 01.04.20

AT A SEAT IN THE restaurant at the end of the universe, Douglas Adams – we hope – is sat penning more observations on the workings of the universe and its inhabitants. “Human beings, who are almost unique in having ...

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