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Thread #62810 Message #1016460
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Sep-03 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Commemorating 11 September
Subject: RE: BS: Commemorating 11 September
A good letter from community peace activist Bob Holman in today's Guardiuan, reminding us of another event that took place on a September 11th, and one that is particularly relevant:
The tragedy of the twin towers will be rightly recalled on Thursday. I doubt if the media will mention September 11 1906, when Mahatma Gandhi initiated non-violent, passive resistance as a means of social reform. The sufferings of the US were followed by calls for revenge and a hatred which contributed to the many deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. The message of Gandhi was about forgiveness, self-sacrifice and peace. 1906 has more to teach us than 2001.