THE MORE YOU think about peace, the more you realise what an important concept it is – because it is the other side of the coin of freedom. It is only when we accept the universal human right to an individual freedom that does not hurt others that we lose the rationale for war. As such, campaigning for an absence of war – between nations or any other groups of people, becomes a struggle for us all to determine how we live our lives. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate on aspects of peace.
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1925-1965