INDIA: A FREE LUNCH AND MORE
A year ago this month 23 schoolchildren in India died because the food they had eaten as part of a free lunch program was laced with pesticide. The tragedy evoked the awful consequences of corruption, government mismanagement, and public indifference to the…
petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy
When she saw him time slowed to a stop. He was so perfect and she knew her life would never be the same because she had finally found him. The one. The first boy she would ever kill.
HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT, Winona Ryder, 1995
I’ve been struggling for days now to put my thoughts into words, but I’ve been so engulfed in so many foreign emotions when I heard that MH17, a Malaysian plane carrying nearly 300 lives was shot down near Ukraine. I couldn’t comprehend its near occurrence to the lost MH370, that innocent…
July 19, 2014
Among the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were a renowned AIDS researcher, a Dutch senator and an Australian novelist. Malaysian authorities have reported 193 Dutch victims, including an American-dutch citizen; 43 Malaysians, including the crew; and 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, 10 Britons, including a British-South African citizen, four Belgians, four Germans, three Filipinos, one Canadian and one New Zealander.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies
Netherlands angered over reports of victims’ bodies decaying in the sun for days
Donetsk rebel leader Alexander Borodai said the bodies recovered from the crash site would remain in refrigerated train cars in the rebel-held town of Torez, 15 kilometres from the crash site, until the arrival of an international aviation delegation.
"The bodies will go nowhere until experts arrive," Borodai said, speaking in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.
Anger is growing in the Netherlands that bodies have not yet been repatriated and their loved ones are apparently being denied dignity in death.
A mother left devastated by the MH17 plane crash has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin “to send my children home”. Ms Fredriksz held up a photo of her son Bryce, 23, and his 20-year-old girlfriend Daisy as she pleaded for the return of their bodies. "I want to arrange their funeral. I can’t. I don’t know where they are. I want them back. I want my children back." Clenching their picture, she added: “Look at those people. How beautiful. They have to come back.
"Mr Putin - send my children home. Send them home. Please!"
A picture speaks a thousand words.
This is what millions of people in the world probably want. This image touches my heart.
There can be conflicts, yet war and fights is not the only solution.
Peace for the children, the adults, the elderly.
Pray for Palestine, Israel, Ukraine and Russia, as well as the MH17 related families and closed ones.
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In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more