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Friday, January 07, 2005

Social justice, compassion in the post-tsunami world

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After the terrible events of the 11th September 2001, the Bush regime cried out for blood, even though the attacks that day, and the deaths which followed were preventable, as the head of the committee responsible for investigating those events has said.

But the tragedy which struck Indian Ocean nations on the 26th December 2004 was not preventable, no one could have imagined the scale of human suffering, of devastation, of the millions of people displaced, without food, water or shelter. There are reports that the death toll is increasing now over the 150,000 mark, and the people of the world responded instantly to the scale of the tragedy, even though their governments did not.

Following those dreadful events of the 26/12/04, the world cried out for compassion, and social justice. Of course you can't blame humans for a natural disaster such as this.


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