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Safia Hussaini – Nigeria

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Goes with Assuming Authority.

Safia, the mother, and Amina, the little girl, Nigeria

(First my question to ourselves:

  • what do WE want. Please do not doubt, there are enough esotheric groups waiting for a ‘changment’, enough UFO fans hoping for this humanity any ‘redemption’ coming from the high. The real question is: would we quickly give up any of our own rights, if any ’saver’ (any better religion, better political system) would promise us a better world? Please, wake up: are you aware how many individuals are telling that our democratic system has failed?
  • I also want a better world as we have now. But this world has to be made by ourselves conscient work: sweat, reflection, deciding, responsibility and – last but not least – the recognition, without any exception, of the universal human rights.
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Fatemeh Haghighatjoo – Iran

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Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, is a professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology at Shahid Beheshti University.

Fatemeh Haghighat-Joo – Iran

She is also the Head of the Counselling Centre of Elm-o-Sanat University, a representative of the people of Tehran in the Islamic Consultative Parliament, and a member of the Education Committee.

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Robert Menasse – Austria

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Robert Menasse – Austria, a political writer. Thrust reversing in history: Sound and smoke for the one, fate for others.

Robert Menasse

If one is called e.g. Menasse, then it carries obviously heavily to it. Until it makes itself on the search, after its roots, its family history. If he is then still a writer, then a book a quite thick become sometime from these searches.

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Horst-Eberhard Richter – Germany

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Personalities of the IPPNW, Refuge Eberhard judge Joint founder of the section of the German Federal Republic of the IPPNW, Psychoanalytiker, ehem.

Prof. Horst-Eberhard Richter

Director of the Sigmund Freud institute, first managing director and speaker of the IPPNW of the German Federal Republic, honour member of the board of the German IPPNW.

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Noreena Hertz – England

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Noreena Hertz was born in England, received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and her Ph.D in economics from the University of Cambridge, where she is Associate Director of the Centre for International Business.

Noreena Hertz

Ten years ago she helped Russia organize its first stock market. She has written a book on why people have taken to the streets. It’s called, THE SILENT TAKEOVER, and it’s a best seller in England where the Sunday TIMES OF LONDON named it one of the year’s best.

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Rosa Parks – USA

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Rosa Parks, The Woman Who Changed a Nation, is dead.

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man forty years ago on December 1, 1955, she was tired and weary from a long day of work.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was physically tired, but no more than you or I after a long day’s work. In fact, under other circumstances, she would have probably given up her seat willingly to a child or elderly person. But this time Parks was tired of the treatment she and other African Americans received every day of their lives, what with the racism, segregation, and Jim Crow laws of the time.

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Galsan Tschinag – Mongolia

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Galsan Tschinag whose name in his native Tuvan language is Irgit Shynykbai-oglu Dshurukuwaa, was born in as the youngest son of a nomadic cattle herder.

Galsan Tschinag

From 1962 until 1966 he studied German at the university of Leipzig: German was to become the language of his literary work. He went back to teach at the university of Ulaanbaatar and worked for some time as a journalist.

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Ken Bugul – Senegal

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Goes with ‘Assuming Authority‘.

Ken Bugul: Ken is the pen name of Senegalese writer Mariètou Mbaye
Bileoma; she is a moving writer of her experiences as an abandoned child.

Ken Bugul alias Mbaye Bileoma Mariètou from Senegal

Birth date: November 28, 1948, Birthplace: Louga, Senegal, Education: Attended University of Dakar; also studied in Paris. Professional Career: She worked as a program director for ASBEF in Senegal from 1982-86. She is currently a program officer in Togo since 1987.

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Carl Bucher – Switzerland

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Carl Bucher, the artist working for the recognition of human conditions.

His expositions show a strong engagment for humans condition for dignitiy. He creates sculptures showing in their expression his concern.

Artist’s studio Carl Bucher

Sorry, I could not find any photo of Carl Bucher himself

One is placed at the entry of the red cross in Geneva. See first link,

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Riccardo Petrella – Italy & Belgium

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Riccardo Petrella, President of the Group of Lisbon; Head of Social Research; Commission of the European Union – Bruxelles; Secretary of the Committee ‘the water manifesto’;

Riccardo Petrella

Riccardo Petrella was born in 1941 in Italy. Being a Doctor in Social and Political Sciences he was leading the FAST-program (Forecasting and Assessment in Science and Technology) of the European Commission.

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Razia Bondrey Bhatti – Pakistan (x – 1996)

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She is one of the Courage Award Winners 1994.

She said: “I see the journalist’s role as both reporter and crusader. In a civilization that seems to be regressing into new holocausts, we must seek and speak the truth, for we are the voice of voiceless millions. Having chosen this profession, we cannot be afraid to speak the truth no matter what the cost. And by speaking, I personally believe we can change the world” (at the IWMF Courage in Journalism award ceremony, 1994).

Razia Bondrey Bhatti – Pakistan – deceded March 12, 1996.

In a country where incidents of violence against the press were among the highest in the world, Bhatti took on drug cartels, ethnic and fascist political parties, militant Islamic groups, a president’s son-in-law, a prime minister’s spouse and successive governments. She broke taboos and transgressed limits imposed on freedom of expression by authoritarian regimes as well as a conservative society. Bhatti wrote of her mission, “Newsline is the venture of a team of working journalists who want to serve this nation in the way they know best: to seek the truth, to spotlight injustice and to fight for redress. We hope not only to appeal to the reason, but to touch the heart.” Throughout her career, Bhatti was driven to present unbiased, accurate and comprehensive reports on issues affecting the people of Pakistan. When she died in 1996 at age 52, she left a husband, son, daughter and the legacy of Newsline. (Read on International Women’s Media Foundation IWMF).

Book: A Profile in Courage, The Newsline Editorials of Razia Bhatti 1989-1996, the Late Razia Bhatti: Price: £8.99 (Hardback), ISBN-10: 0-19-579332-3 and ISBN-13: 978-0-19-579332-1. Publication date: 16 January 2003.

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Mordechai Vanunu – Israel

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I did not seek to harm Israel, but rather to warn of an enormous danger. I do not seek to harm Israel now. I want to work for world peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. I want the human race to survive, Mordechai Vanunu.

Mordechai Vanunu – Israel

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Leslie Cagan – USA

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Leslie Cagan was born in 1947 and graduated from New York University in 1968. She has been a core participant and organizer for progressive and radical social and political activities over the span of her career.

Leslie Cagan

The political career of Cagan, a lesbian Socialist-Feminist, reflects her changing social concerns over the years. In the 1960’s, Cagan was on the staff of the Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.

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