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Quote of the day – Martin Luther King Jr.

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“No, no, we are not satisfied,
and we will not be satisfied until
justice rolls down like waters and
righteousness like a mighty stream.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Quote of the day – Audre Lorde

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“It is not our differences that divide us.

It is our inability to recognize, accept,

and celebrate those differences.”

Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

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I believe in second chances

“Who exactly, gives us the right to kill?  If killing is wrong then why are we allowed to kill? – John Grisham

There is no justice in killing in the name of justice.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“The death penalty is a poor person’s issue…in the end… it is the poor who are selected to die in this county.”Sister Helen Prajean

“May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished.”  – Pope John Paul II

Sadly, after a long battle that saw several last-minute stays of executions, Kho Jabing (a Malaysian) was hanged in Singapore today at 3.30pm.  For those who believe in second chances and would like to support the family of Kho Jabing towards the funeral and repatriation cost, please click here  Fundraising4Jabing

 

 

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Quote of the day – Otto von Bismarck

Laws are like sausages,

it is better not to see them being made.”

 

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– Otto von Bismarck

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Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

– Frederick Douglass

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“We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.