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    Posted July 24, 2014 by
    changecairo
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    Chicago, Illinois
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    Israel-Gaza conflict

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    For Human Rights Alone ~

     

    Just a few days ago in Chicago I had the privilege and honor to meet some great people. There was a good vibe in the air of inspiring and great proportions. I met several Palestinian Americans ~ all born and raised here in the U.S.
    I began to ask myself what is that stirs such an emotional and passionate plea for Palestine?
    Why did thousands gather?
    At this protest I saw Americans from all walks of life: German, African, Mexican, Polish, Colombian, Italian and more. All Americans.
    When I began to ask people why they were compelled to show their support the answers seemed to echo.
    "The massacrers must stop."
    "For justice there."
    "Freedom is a human right."
    "Our parents' parents' came here to the U.S. for freedom and prosperity ; every human being deserves that right even Palestinians do."
    So, I was glad to have met these ladies ~ if for no other reason than human rights alone.

     

    " To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." Nelson Mandela.

     

    Image taken by Rina Satkiewicz
    Write up by Fatima Puskar.
    Chicago, IL.
    Quote by Nelson Mandela

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